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    Passengers ‘push’ plane from ice after temperatures plunge in Russia
    Nov26

    Passengers ‘push’ plane from ice after temperatures plunge in Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine — You may have had to push a car to get it going, but have you ever tried pushing a plane? That arduous task presented itself to passengers on a UTair flight in Russia this week after their ride got stuck in ice. Passengers in Igarka, a small town some 100 miles north of the Arctic circle in the country’s Krasnoyarsk region,...

    Advanced Russian warplanes arrive in Crimea
    Nov26

    Advanced Russian warplanes arrive in Crimea

    Ed AdamczykSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Nov. 26 (UPI) — Russia’s air force has moved some of its most sophisticated war planes to Belbek, near Crimea’s capital of Sevastopol and the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canada sends army parkas to Ukrainian troops
    Nov26

    Canada sends army parkas to Ukrainian troops

    OTTAWA – Canada is sending the Ukrainian army more than $22 million worth of cold weather gear, including jackets and boots.Defence Minister Rob Nicholson announced the donation today from surplus military stocks.He says the Department of Foreign Affairs will follow up with an additional $5 million in non-lethal aid early in the new year,...

    German-Russian relations said headed for long impasse over Ukraine
    Nov26

    German-Russian relations said headed for long impasse over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel put her political colleagues on notice Wednesday that relations with Russia may be in for long-term difficulties over Moscow’s aggressions against Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Max Levchin, Star Entrepreneur And Cycling Fanatic: ‘I Still Want To Be The Fastest Guy Up The Hill’
    Nov26

    Max Levchin, Star Entrepreneur And Cycling Fanatic: ‘I Still Want To Be The Fastest Guy Up The Hill’

    When Max Levchin was 10 years old and growing up in Communist Ukraine in the mid-1980s, his parents saved up to buy him a junior-size road bike, a rare luxury, and his mother, a cycling enthusiast, taught him how to ride. His family happened to live in an apartment complex that stood behind Kiev’s only open-air cycling track. At night,...

    ‘Afromaidan’: Gleeful Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis
    Nov26

    ‘Afromaidan’: Gleeful Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis

    Russians following coverage of the Ferguson riots have been comparing the unrest gripping the U.S. over the killing of Mike Brown to the uprising that sent Ukraine into a civil war. According to hashtag tracker Keyhole, the mocking and often racially tinged posts comparing the riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to the crisis in Ukraine...

    Russia provides ‘backbone’ to Ukrainian rebels: NATO commander
    Nov26

    Russia provides ‘backbone’ to Ukrainian rebels: NATO commander

    NATO’s top military commander said Wednesday the “backbone” of pro-Russian separatist rebels sowing seeds of unrest in eastern Ukraine is composed of Russian troops. After meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters that Russia was “training, equipping, giving...

    ‘Afromaidan’: Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis
    Nov26

    ‘Afromaidan’: Russians Compare Ferguson Unrest to Ukraine Crisis

    Russians following coverage of the Ferguson riots have been comparing the unrest gripping the U.S. over the killing of Mike Brown to the uprising that sent Ukraine into a civil war. According to hashtag tracker Keyhole, posts mockingly comparing the riots in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to the crisis in Ukraine have reached some 2 million...

    Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea
    Nov26

    Russian Air Force Sends 14 Advanced Su-27 And Su-30 Warplanes To Belbek Air Base In Crimea

    Russia has moved more than a dozen advanced warplanes to Belbek, an airbase on the outskirts of Crimea’s capital Sevastopol, adding significant airpower in the Black Sea peninsula it took over earlier this year. Capt. Vyacheslav Trukhachev, a spokesman for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti the planes...

    Is This Far-Left German Politician a New Threat to Merkel?
    Nov26

    Is This Far-Left German Politician a New Threat to Merkel?

    A small eastern state is set to embark on an experiment that could shift the political landscape in Germany, loosening Angela Merkel’s grip on power and raising the chances of a future government in Berlin that includes fervent supporters of Russia. Bodo Ramelow, a no-nonsense trade unionist who grew up in West Germany, is expected to...