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    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West
    Oct09

    Belarus’ Veteran Leader Poised for Re-election, Eyes Better Ties With West

    President Alexander Lukashenko, in power for 21 years, is virtually certain to win a fifth term in office on Sunday in an election observers say is unlikely to see the kind of violent mass protests that marred the 2010 poll. The West has long ostracized Lukashenko, a feisty, heavily built former state farm manager, over his human rights record...

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals
    Oct09

    Turkey’s Erdogan Warns Russia on Energy Deals

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, angered by Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria, warned Moscow on Thursday that Ankara may look elsewhere for partners to supply natural gas and build its first nuclear power plant. One of the top importers of Russian gas, Turkey has joined with Moscow in a major effort to construct a new gas pipeline –...

    ‘Winter on Fire’: The Evolution of Ukraine’s Revolution
    Oct09

    ‘Winter on Fire’: The Evolution of Ukraine’s Revolution

    A conversation with Evgeny Afineevsky, the director of Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Crossing Borders
    Oct09

    Crossing Borders

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about. – Rumi A man, a woman, and a little girl in pigtails. Three black silhouettes leaning forward, almost desperately, against a bright yellow background. “Caution:...

    What Syria’s refugees think about Israel might surprise you
    Oct08

    What Syria’s refugees think about Israel might surprise you

    Germany is struggling to process and accommodate the 10,000 refugees streaming into the country every day. (Uriel Heilman) BERLIN (JTA) – Israel’s government is in cahoots with Syrian President Bashar Assad. America wants to keep the Syrian civil war going for as long as possible. Russia is outmaneuvering the United States on the global...

    Winter Is Coming. And So Is Ukraine’s Far Right.
    Oct08

    Winter Is Coming. And So Is Ukraine’s Far Right.

    An armed, radical threat could tear Ukraine apart before snow falls in Kiev. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russia to Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst: You’ll Always Have a Home in Crimea
    Oct08

    Russia to Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst: You’ll Always Have a Home in Crimea

    The lead singer of Limp Bizkit loves Russia, and officials there think he’d like Crimea too. They’re urging him to feel free to move there. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Juncker: Europe Needs Better Relations With Russia
    Oct08

    Juncker: Europe Needs Better Relations With Russia

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Europe must improve its relationship with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    UN: Polio Vaccines in Ukraine Safe Despite Local Concerns
    Oct08

    UN: Polio Vaccines in Ukraine Safe Despite Local Concerns

    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.The U.N. health agency announced last month that the crippling disease had been identified in… …read more Source:...