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    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban
    Oct29

    Ukraine Rejects Talks With Russia Over Flight Ban

    Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsia said on Thursday it had proposed to Ukraine’s aviation authorities further talks on resuming flights between the two countries, but Kyiv swiftly turned down the offer. Direct air services between the one-time allies ceased on Sunday, a new low in commercial relations between the two neighbors....

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military
    Oct29

    What it’s like to be a conscript in the Russian military

    Conscription has a long history in Russia. Hundreds of thousands of young Russian men are drafted into the country’s military every year, a practice carried over from the Soviet Union-era and the Tsarist systems before that. Russia is set apart by a bullying culture that’s generally more extreme and widespread than in other militaries...

    That Time A Russian OSCE Monitor In Ukraine Got Drunk, Said Too Much
    Oct29

    That Time A Russian OSCE Monitor In Ukraine Got Drunk, Said Too Much

    The OSCE has fired a member of its observer mission in Ukraine after he was filmed apparently drunk and spreading pro-Russian views. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Scrambles Jets To Intercept Russian Planes
    Oct29

    U.S. Scrambles Jets To Intercept Russian Planes

    The Pentagon says an American aircraft carrier operating in the Sea of Japan has scrambled fighter jets after two Russian military aircraft flew within a nautical mile (nearly 2 kilometers) of the warship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF Considers Policy Change That Would Help Ukraine
    Oct29

    IMF Considers Policy Change That Would Help Ukraine

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will soon make a decision on changing its policy to allow lending to countries in arrears to official creditors, a move that would aid Ukraine in a debt dispute with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Proposes Talks With Ukraine On Flight Resumption
    Oct29

    Russia Proposes Talks With Ukraine On Flight Resumption

    The Russian aviation agency says it has sent to Ukraine’s aviation authorities a proposal to continue talks on resuming flights between the two countries. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Library Director Arrested In Moscow Over ‘Extremist’ Books
    Oct29

    Ukrainian Library Director Arrested In Moscow Over ‘Extremist’ Books

    Following a raid in which scores of “extremist” books were seized, Russian investigators have announced that the head of the Ukrainian Literature Library in Moscow has been arrested on suspicion of “inciting ethnic hatred.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Failed Promise of European Shale
    Oct29

    The Failed Promise of European Shale

    One by one, Europe’s shale dreams have evaporated. Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and even the UK have all seen oil majors throw in the towel on fracking projects that were once seen as a path towards a European energy renaissance. The FT reports on how mismanagement and unfavorable conditions both in energy markets and the natural world have...

    Why the Legacy of Tibet’s Cold War Freedom Fighters Still Matters
    Oct29

    Why the Legacy of Tibet’s Cold War Freedom Fighters Still Matters

    DHARAMSHALA, India—When Sonam Dorjee was a Buddhist monk at the Debung Monastery in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, he would not kill an insect. After all, that annoying fly buzzing in your ear could be the reincarnation of a beloved family member. But when Chinese soldiers opened fire on the Tibetan refugees with whom Dorjee was fleeing across the...

    Ukrainian, Turkmen Leaders Vow Increased Ties
    Oct29

    Ukrainian, Turkmen Leaders Vow Increased Ties

    Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov have vowed to boost bilateral cooperation in various sectors, including energy ties. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...