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    Is Putin flaunting his pariah status?
    Nov13

    Is Putin flaunting his pariah status?

    At the Asia-Pacific summit in China, Russian President Vladimir Putin did his best to appear relaxed, even playful. As his country faces some of its biggest international challenges in the post-Soviet era, he is showing an incredible levity. There are two ways to interpret that: as a subtle attempt at intimidation, or a sign that he thinks his...

    OSCE Defends Ukraine Mission
    Nov13

    OSCE Defends Ukraine Mission

    The spokesman for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine, Michael Botsyurkiv, defended the presence of Russian team members on November 12. He said the Russians made up a small part of the overall team, and that OSCE staff were loyal to the organization rather than their individual...

    Russia plans long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores
    Nov13

    Russia plans long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

    Russia plans to send long-range bombers to patrol the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific waters, the nation’s defense minister said, amid escalating tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Top U.S. Envoy Says Russia Is Brazenly Violating Peace Process in Ukraine
    Nov13

    Top U.S. Envoy Says Russia Is Brazenly Violating Peace Process in Ukraine

    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power blasted Moscow on Wednesday for “fueling war” in southeastern Ukraine’s Donbas region and brazenly subverting a two-month-old truce the Kremlin helped broker. “Where Russia has made commitments, it has failed to meet them,” she told a U.N. Security Council session in New York. “Russia has...

    Russia beefs up patrols of nuclear-capable bombers
    Nov13

    Russia beefs up patrols of nuclear-capable bombers

    Boiling tensions with the West over the Ukrainian crisis prompted Russia to flex its military might Wednesday by expanding patrols of its nuclear-capable bombers all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico
    Nov13

    Russian bomber patrols to reach Gulf of Mexico

    MOSCOW — Russia’s long-range bombers will conduct regular patrol missions from the Arctic Ocean to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico, the military said Wednesday, a show of muscle reflecting tensions with the West over Ukraine. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russia pushes into Ukraine, prompting Obama rebuke but no new sanctions
    Nov13

    Russia pushes into Ukraine, prompting Obama rebuke but no new sanctions

    NATO accused Russia’s military Wednesday of pushing into eastern Ukraine, prompting rebukes from the Obama administration but no sign that Washington or its Western European allies are preparing to increase economic sanctions against Moscow. Russian authorities swiftly denied the charge, but NATO’s supreme allied commander, Air Force...

    Footballer donates 20 tons of tangerines to Ukraine children
    Nov13

    Footballer donates 20 tons of tangerines to Ukraine children

    Orange is the new snack — that’s the case in Ukraine anyway after one of the country’s top football players donated 20 tons of tangerines to local children. …read more Source:...

    Infamous ‘White Widow’ Allegedly Killed In Ukraine By Russian Sniper: Report
    Nov13

    Infamous ‘White Widow’ Allegedly Killed In Ukraine By Russian Sniper: Report

    The so-called “White Widow,” a British-born Muslim accused of terrorism, was reportedly killed by a Russian sniper in eastern Ukraine, a Russian news agency reported Wednesday. Samantha Lewthwaite is known as the “White Widow” because she is the widow of a suicide bomber who killed dozens in a terrorist attack on London’s transportation...

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine
    Nov13

    New Congress Could Push Obama Toward Tougher Action on Ukraine

    The Obama administration says sanctions against those backing separatists in eastern Ukraine are having an impact on the Russian economy, but the coming change of legislative power in Washington may affect U.S. policy toward the crisis. Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists are looking for more help from Europe and the United...