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    Russian Lawmakers Grant Vladimir Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria
    Sep30

    Russian Lawmakers Grant Vladimir Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria

    MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country’s military in Syria, a move a top Kremlin aide said related only to the air force.Russia has been building up its military presence in Syria, where it supports the government forces of President...

    Upper House of Russian Parliament Approves Use of Military Force Abroad
    Sep30

    Upper House of Russian Parliament Approves Use of Military Force Abroad

    Such approval is generally considered a rubber stamp, but a similar vote preceded Russia’s actions in Ukraine last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are quoting the chairwoman of Russia’s upper chamber of parliament as saying that lawmakers will consider the Kremlin’s request to use its army abroad.President Vladimir Putin has to request a parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution. The...

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad
    Sep30

    Russian lawmakers to consider giving OK to use troops abroad

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies are quoting the chairwoman of Russia’s upper chamber of parliament as saying that lawmakers will consider the Kremlin’s request to use its army abroad. President Vladimir Putin has to request a parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution. The...

    3 Reasons America Is Totally Paranoid Despite Being the Only Superpower on Earth
    Sep30

    3 Reasons America Is Totally Paranoid Despite Being the Only Superpower on Earth

    Boogiemen lurk around every corner, as do high crimes and dark conspiracies. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here.Given the cluttered landscape of the last 14 years, can you even faintly remember the moment when the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War ended in a stunned...

    Ukraine calls for UN to restrain Russian veto
    Sep30

    Ukraine calls for UN to restrain Russian veto

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko joined called for reforms to rein in the use of vetoes by the UN Security Council’s five permanent members. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine
    Sep30

    Negotiators Reach Deal on Weapons Withdrawal in East Ukraine

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reached a long-awaited agreement late Tuesday on the withdrawal of tanks and other weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine.”This is a document that opens a path to peace, a… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree to Broaden Weapons Withdrawal
    Sep30

    Ukraine, Rebels Agree to Broaden Weapons Withdrawal

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems, the OSCE’s representative at peace talks, Martin Sajdik, said on Tuesday. The deal was agreed during further talks in Minsk, Belarus, on the ceasefire, whose implementation has faced regular setbacks...

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons
    Sep30

    Ukraine, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To Withdraw Weapons

    Representatives of Russia, Ukraine, and Europe reached a long-awaited agreement on the withdrawal of tanks and other weapons from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    View from Moscow: Syria Move Aimed at Ending International Isolation
    Sep30

    View from Moscow: Syria Move Aimed at Ending International Isolation

    Russia’s official media have been parsing Monday’s meeting between the American and Russian presidents in New York in detail, discussing everything from who initiated it (Moscow claims it was Washington, despite the fact that the White House denied this), to who clinked – or didn’t clink -glasses with whom at U.N. Secretary...