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Section: US & Canada

    PUTIN: ‘Winter Is Coming…’
    Dec01

    PUTIN: ‘Winter Is Coming…’

    Oil prices plunged following last Thursday’s OPEC meeting, during which the cartel announced that it will not cut production. Falling energy prices have put pressure on the budgets of the world’s major oil-producting nations like Russia. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t seem too worried. “Winter is...

    The Most Notorious Gangster Most People Have Never Heard Of
    Dec01

    The Most Notorious Gangster Most People Have Never Heard Of

    Drug trafficking, trading nuclear material, contract murders, and international prostitution — that’s how the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Semion Mogilevich, one of its top 10 most wanted fugitives, has spent his time over the last few decades. Indicted in 2003 for countless fraud charges, Mogilevich now primarily lives in...

    Pro-EU Parties Ahead In Moldovan Elections
    Dec01

    Pro-EU Parties Ahead In Moldovan Elections

    Nearly complete results from Moldova show that pro-European parties are ahead in parliamentary elections. No party appears to be able to form a government, however, and tough post-election bargaining is expected. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine schools turns to the Internet for education during conflict
    Dec01

    Ukraine schools turns to the Internet for education during conflict

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Like most children his age, Denis Akimov spends hours daily on his computer surfing the Internet. It isn’t just for fun. As schools are forced to limit operations in the conflict-battered eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, educators are turning to the Web to keep their charges learning. It is an ingenious solution, even...

    Dutch transporting wreckage of plane downed in Ukraine to Netherlands
    Dec01

    Dutch transporting wreckage of plane downed in Ukraine to Netherlands

    Dutch authorities say they are loading wreckage recovered from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine onto trucks and transporting it to the Netherlands for investigation. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin in Turkey amid Syria differences
    Dec01

    Putin in Turkey amid Syria differences

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish host, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were expected to gloss over their striking differences over the crises in Syria and Ukraine during talks on Monday, focusing instead on their countries’ booming economic and trade ties. …read more Source: U.S....

    In Ukraine’s east, support for the central government in Kiev is dying
    Dec01

    In Ukraine’s east, support for the central government in Kiev is dying

    A year ago, Luda Nesterenko didn’t give much thought to her nationality. With a Ukrainian mother and a Russian father, Nesterenko, like so many in this region of the former Soviet Union, is a mix of two Slavic cultures so close that she hardly felt the need to differentiate between them. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    US businessman jailed in Russia over broken window
    Dec01

    US businessman jailed in Russia over broken window

    MOSCOW (AP) — Last year, he tried to bring NFL superstar Tim Tebow to Moscow to play for his American football team on a $1 million-per-game contract. […] accused of breaking a window, American businessman Mike Zaltsman shares a packed jail cell with drug dealers. Much has changed for the Boston entrepreneur since a dispute over an office...

    Diaspora activists can’t abandon their kinsmen
    Dec01

    Diaspora activists can’t abandon their kinsmen

    Four international election observers from Buffalo served in the snap Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine on Oct. 26. We worked in Odessa and Kharkiv, less than 30 miles from the porous Russian border, and adjacent to the war-ravaged oblasts of Donetsk… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    NATO Aims To Have Rapid-Reaction Force By Next Year
    Dec01

    NATO Aims To Have Rapid-Reaction Force By Next Year

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO expects to have an interim rapid-reaction force in place by next year to deal with new security challenges in Europe and elsewhere, the alliance’s secretary-general said Monday. Jens Stoltenberg said the force would be a provisional step until a full-scale unit can be organized in 2016. Stoltenberg said Germany, Norway...