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    Ukraine warns of worsening security situation
    Nov13

    Ukraine warns of worsening security situation

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says the security situation in rebel-held areas in the east has steadily worsened as separatist fighters move closer to demarcation lines separating them from government forces. National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said Thursday that the Russian army is massing troops, including air defense...

    Ukraine warns of worsening security situation in separatist-held east, sees rebels encroaching
    Nov13

    Ukraine warns of worsening security situation in separatist-held east, sees rebels encroaching

    Ukraine says the security situation in rebel-held areas in the east has steadily worsened as separatist fighters move closer to demarcation lines separating them from government forces. …read more Source: FOX...

    Lithuania Finishes Investigation Into 1991 Crackdown
    Nov13

    Lithuania Finishes Investigation Into 1991 Crackdown

    Lithuania has completed an investigation into the deadly dispersal of pro-independence demonstrators in Vilnius by Soviet troops in 1991, one of the catalysts of the Soviet breakup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stephen Harper in New Zealand for trade talks
    Nov13

    Stephen Harper in New Zealand for trade talks

    AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Stephen Harper is meeting today with his New Zealand counterpart in the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister since Jean Chretien made the lengthy trip exactly 19 years ago. Harper and John Key have a warm relationship, meeting on the sidelines of various global events over the years, including in March in the...

    Ukraine Says 4 Soldiers Killed As Fighting Persists
    Nov13

    Ukraine Says 4 Soldiers Killed As Fighting Persists

    Ukraine says four of its soldiers have been killed and 18 wounded in fighting against pro-Russian separatists over the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Nov13

    Obama Calls on Russia to Respect Ukraine Cease-Fire

    President Barack Obama has called on Russia to honor a September cease-fire between Kyiv and Moscow-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said President Obama delivered the message to Russian Vladimir Putin during informal conversations at a summit this week in Beijing. Rhodes also told...

    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...