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    U.S. Lawmakers Probing Possible Spying Lapses In Russia: Reuters
    Oct08

    U.S. Lawmakers Probing Possible Spying Lapses In Russia: Reuters

    By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt SpetalnickWASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S....

    The 10 most important things in the world right no
    Oct08

    The 10 most important things in the world right no

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Thursday. 1. NATO defence ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Russia’s involvement in Syria and eastern Ukraine. 2. Russia launched 26 missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea against rebel groups in Syria, continuing an air campaign that began last week supposedly with the intention of...

    Putin’s Pivot in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Battle Against Its Corrupt Elites
    Oct08

    Putin’s Pivot in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Battle Against Its Corrupt Elites

    Victor Yanukovych looted Ukraine of billions and his lavish estate outside Kyiv, as big as Monaco, is a testament to why anti-corruption efforts must be a priorityUkraine’s two-front war Putin is pivoting and wants to withdraw from the Donbas but keep Crimea, according to Iegor Soboliev, the head of the Ukrainian parliament’s...

    Russia Complicates US Pivot to Asia
    Oct08

    Russia Complicates US Pivot to Asia

    With Monday’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], the United States reached a milestone in its push for rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific region. A new hurdle may be emerging, however, and this time it is not China. In the last few months, Russia has been steadily increasing its military presence in the Western Pacific region,...

    Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?
    Oct08

    Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?

    Nelson Mandela. Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King Jr. Another leader will join that prestigious group when the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is chosen early Friday.Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, has been drawing up short lists of potential winners for over a decade, and several of those...

    For Russians, Syria Campaign is Symbol of Competence
    Oct07

    For Russians, Syria Campaign is Symbol of Competence

    Russians have an old expression: “You can’t argue with the weather.” But some may have found it jarring to hear the daily forecast promising unusually clear skies and warm temperatures throughout October. But this was the weather in Syria, after all. A sign of the changing times. “Russian aerospace forces are continuing...

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Real Truce’ In East Ukraine
    Oct07

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Real Truce’ In East Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko says a “real truce” has begun in eastern Ukraine, but warns that peace is still a long way off. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists
    Oct07

    Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists

    CHISINAU, Moldova— Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in...

    Ukraine could destroy 3.7M polio vaccines over protocol breach
    Oct07

    Ukraine could destroy 3.7M polio vaccines over protocol breach

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 7 (UPI) — A healthcare lobby group in Ukraine is urging for the destruction of 3.7 million U.N.-donated polio vaccines despite the risk of a potential outbreak. …read more Source: United Press...

    Who’s Fighting Who In Syria
    Oct07

    Who’s Fighting Who In Syria

    The four-year civil war in Syria became even more complex after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered airstrikes on Sept. 30. Iran, the Lebanese militia Hizballah, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also playing important roles in the war. To further complicate matters, there are dozens of rebel groups fighting the regime of Syrian President...