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    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of Russian war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of Russian war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Putin orders Russian military maneuvers amid tension with West over Ukraine
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military maneuvers amid tension with West over Ukraine

    Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of Russian war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW — Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest in a series of Russian war games amid tensions with the West over Ukraine.The Defense Ministry said the maneuvers that began Monday will last for five days and involve forces of the Central Military District,...

    Putin Orders Russian Military Drills Amid Ukraine Tensions
    Sep07

    Putin Orders Russian Military Drills Amid Ukraine Tensions

    Putin orders Russian military maneuvers amid tension with West over Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions
    Sep07

    Putin orders Russian military drills amid Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian military units have been scrambled from their bases as part of snap drills ordered by President Vladimir Putin, the latest… …read more Source:...

    Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia
    Sep07

    Kyiv Seen As Using A Bit Of Street Smarts To Rankle Russia

    Officials in Kyiv have renamed the street hosting the Russian consulate in honor of volunteer battalions fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. The move is part of a long tradition of using street signs to rankle political foes. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European farmers block Brussels streets in huge tractor protest
    Sep07

    European farmers block Brussels streets in huge tractor protest

    Brussels (AFP) – Belgian police on Monday fired water cannon at European farmers who lobbed hay and fireworks as they demanded EU intervention against plunging food prices partly blamed on a Russian embargo.The European Commission said it would release 500 million euros ($557 million) in emergency funds to help ease the pressure on farmers,...

    Saakashvili: Corrupt Officials “Only Playing Dead”
    Sep07

    Saakashvili: Corrupt Officials “Only Playing Dead”

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, has vowed to stamp out corruption in his jurisdiction. In recent days, he has run into trouble with Ukrainian leaders, accusing officials in Kyiv of sabotaging his reform efforts. In comments to RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, Saakashvili again spoke...

    For Russia’s Muslims, Mecca pilgrimage hopes drop with ruble
    Sep07

    For Russia’s Muslims, Mecca pilgrimage hopes drop with ruble

    MOSCOW (AP) — The plunge in the ruble currency is making Russians’ travels abroad hugely more expensive. For thousands of the country’s Muslims, that means more than just canceling a beach vacation, but putting on hold a once-in-a-lifetime religious experience — the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.Islam’s hajj pilgrimage,...