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    Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base
    Oct06

    Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus and added that his nation doesn’t need it,...

    East Ukraine Rebels Postpone Local Polls
    Oct06

    East Ukraine Rebels Postpone Local Polls

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to postpone unofficial elections planned for October 18 and November 1 until February 2016, backing off a move that could have derailed a shaky peace deal. The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) had planned to hold elections...

    Some Thoughts on Syria
    Oct06

    Some Thoughts on Syria

    I won’t linger on this, but the Obama administration has made a real botch of Syria, misreading the Arab Spring from the start, empty threats, etc. That said: where now? At this point, there is no side in Syria that we are “for”—a point well made by Fareed Zakaria. But unlike Iran-Iraq war, Syria’s geography rules out “may both sides...

    Ukraine rebels to delay local elections
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay local elections

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials of the eastern Ukraine regions under the control of Russia-backed separatists say they will postpone local elections that were to be held in the next several weeks, an issue that had impeded progress toward a firm resolution of the conflict. Ukraine’s president and Russian lawmakers hailed the move as a step toward...

    IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies
    Oct06

    IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — China’s slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push global economic growth this year to the lowest level since the recession year 2009, the International Monetary Fund predicted Tuesday. In a report Tuesday in advance of the IMF-World Bank annual meetings here this week, the fund says the world economy will grow 3.1...

    Ukraine rebels delay local elections until 2016
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels delay local elections until 2016

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-Russian insurgents took a major step toward political reconciliation Tuesday by announcing they will push back disputed local elections into next year in line with Western demands.The announcement was immediately welcomed by Kiev’s pro-EU leadership and the Kremlin — a rare case of...

    Russia-NATO Confrontation Over Turkish Airspace
    Oct06

    Russia-NATO Confrontation Over Turkish Airspace

    Russia hasn’t wasted any time shattering Western illusions in Syria. First, despite initial rhetoric about fighting terror, they bombed every anti-Assad force in sight except ISIS. Then, they killed any hope of a no-fly zone. Russian authorities announced on Friday that the Moskva, a naval cruiser armed with 64 S-300 ship-to-air missiles,...

    IMF cuts world growth forecast
    Oct06

    IMF cuts world growth forecast

    Lima (AFP) – The IMF on Tuesday cut its growth forecast for the world economy for 2015 and 2016, warning of growing risks from the slowdown in China and other emerging markets.The global economy will expand just 3.1 percent this year and 3.6 percent next year, the IMF predicted, revising down its previous forecasts by 0.2 percentage points...

    Ukraine passes measure allowing foreigners in its armed forces
    Oct06

    Ukraine passes measure allowing foreigners in its armed forces

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure that would allow foreigners to serve in its armed forces. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Approves Draft Law Allowing Foreigners To Fight In Its Military
    Oct06

    Ukraine Approves Draft Law Allowing Foreigners To Fight In Its Military

    Foreigners could soon serve in the Ukrainian military after the country’s parliament passed a draft law Tuesday, local media reported. The vote comes at a moment when Ukrainian military forces have started to withdraw light artillery from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...