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    Russia Denies One Of Its Military Planes Nearly Collided With A Passenger Jet
    Dec14

    Russia Denies One Of Its Military Planes Nearly Collided With A Passenger Jet

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden, insisting that the two planes were never less than 70 kilometers (42 miles) apart. Scandinavian Airlines, which was operating the commercial flight, also...

    Heartrending Letters From Soviet-Era Siberian GULAGs
    Dec14

    Heartrending Letters From Soviet-Era Siberian GULAGs

    Banned from writing to loved ones, and only allowed letters from family members twice a year, prisoners in Soviet labor camps came up with many ways to squirrel out messages. With no pencils, papers, or envelopes, they were forced to write on cigarette boxes, scratch out words on tree bark, or embroider messages with fish bone on pieces of...

    Russia denies another near miss in Baltic skies
    Dec14

    Russia denies another near miss in Baltic skies

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry on Sunday denied Swedish claims that for the second time this year a Russian military aircraft had nearly collided with a passenger jet over Sweden, insisting that the two planes were never less than 70 kilometers (42 miles) apart. Swedish officials said the Russian intelligence plane had turned off...

    Why Ukraine is rethinking NATO
    Dec14

    Why Ukraine is rethinking NATO

    Russian aggression has made it clear Ukraine must rethink its security plans, says Olexander Motsyk, Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. …read more Source:...

    NATO Eyes ‘Spearhead Force’ to Send Message to Russia
    Dec14

    NATO Eyes ‘Spearhead Force’ to Send Message to Russia

    Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and other intimidating shows of force have created a “very different kind of scenario” for NATO, a general said. …read more Source:...

    Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid
    Dec14

    Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid

    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry left early Sunday for a series of meetings in Europe seeking to head off an end-of-year UN showdown over a Palestinian bid for statehood.His first stop was to be Rome where he will meet separately with both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

    Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine
    Dec14

    Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) – Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.The meeting in Rome will take place with tensions soaring after US lawmakers passed a bill — dubbed the...

    Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane
    Dec14

    Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane

    There’s been another close call between a Russian military aircraft and a commercial jetliner. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF deputy ‘impressed’ by Ukraine’s move toward reform
    Dec14

    IMF deputy ‘impressed’ by Ukraine’s move toward reform

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund’s number two said Saturday he was “impressed” by Kiev’s plans for economic reform, following a visit to the country.The IMF, which this year granted Kiev $17 billion in financial aid over two years, as part of a $27 billion global rescue package set up by Western...

    A Pastor’s Turn Fighting for Ukraine
    Dec14

    A Pastor’s Turn Fighting for Ukraine

    A Pentecostal minister picked up a Kalashnikov rifle to volunteer with the Ukrainian army, routinely holding court at campfires at his post and cooking for his unit. …read more Source: The New York...