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    U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine
    Oct08

    U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

    Ryan MaassBRUSSELS, Oct. 8 (UPI) — The U.K. will step up troop deployment to the Baltic states and increase training for Ukraine’s soldiers, the country’s Defense Secretary announced on Thursday. …read more Source: United Press...

    War Crimes in 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict  Probed
    Oct08

    War Crimes in 2008 Russia-Georgia Conflict Probed

    The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) said Thursday that its prosecutor has called for an inquiry into allegations of war crimes committed during the Russia-Georgia conflict in 2008. A three-member pre-trial chamber of the court is expected to review the notification from Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of her intention “to submit a...

    Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe
    Oct08

    Russia’s other war in Eastern Europe

    Sharifulin Valery/TASS/CP In the early stages of Russia’s initially covert invasion of Crimea last year, a woman outside the parliament in Simferopol told a Maclean’s reporter why she thought so little of the protesters in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, who had forced the departure of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president, Viktor...

    UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
    Oct08

    UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it’s worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe. According to WHO guidelines, the vaccine must be kept frozen while being stored, although thawing and freezing are normal parts of transporting the...

    “Witnesses of Higher Oil Prices”
    Oct08

    “Witnesses of Higher Oil Prices”

    Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin drew the world’s attention with his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. To most Russia-watchers, the speech was a continuation of his confrontational performance in 2007, when he lobbed a litany of accusation and grievances at the United States and its NATO allies at the Munich Security...

    UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns
    Oct08

    UN: Polio vaccines in Ukraine safe despite local concerns

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Carter: Russia Wrapping Itself in ‘Shroud of Isolation’
    Oct08

    Carter: Russia Wrapping Itself in ‘Shroud of Isolation’

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter delivered an unusually forceful condemnation of Russian military action in Syria and Ukraine, saying Thursday that Moscow “has continued to wrap itself in a shroud of isolation,” by ignoring international norms in annexing Crimea, fueling the fight in eastern Ukraine, and throwing its weight behind embattled Syrian...

    Russian Volunteers For Syria Are Recruited – And Trolled – Online
    Oct08

    Russian Volunteers For Syria Are Recruited – And Trolled – Online

    Few Russians are actively looking for ways to go fight in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, but they are trolled online nonetheless. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz
    Oct08

    Merkel, Zerai, Pope Francis all in Nobel Peace Prize buzz

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Europe’s record-breaking refugee crisis was a hot topic ahead of the Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday, but a Saudi blogger, a pope who reveres the Earth and its poorest people and the key players in the Iranian nuclear deal were also generating buzz.The Norwegian Nobel Committee has given no clues but those...

    Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich denounces Russian 'invasion' in Ukraine
    Oct08

    Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich denounces Russian 'invasion' in Ukraine

    Belarussian author awarded for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” …read more Source: The Globe and...