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    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines

    (Adds Russian comment, background) BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two...

    Troop movements, explosions in Ukraine calls ceasefire into doubt
    Nov10

    Troop movements, explosions in Ukraine calls ceasefire into doubt

    Ukraine’s military says its standoff with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine has intensified in the past week, with an explosion in Kharkiv and rocket attacks near Donetsk leaving residents fearful. Jillian Kitchener reports. …read more Source: USA...

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month; Ceasefire Looks in Doubt
    Nov10

    Worst East Ukraine Shelling for Month; Ceasefire Looks in Doubt

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – East Ukraine’s rebel stronghold Donetsk was pummeled on Sunday by the heaviest shelling in a month, and the OSCE said it spotted an armored column of troops without insignia in rebel territory that Kiev said proved Moscow had sent reinforcements. A two-month-old ceasefire to end a war that has killed 4,000 people...

    A Trio of Space Explorers Safely Return Home
    Nov10

    A Trio of Space Explorers Safely Return Home

    Warmly wrapped in thermal blankets and with his hand raised toward the sky, Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev flashed a V for “victory” after successfully landing onto frost-covered Kazakhstani soil after a three-and-a-half-hour journey from the International Space Station. Suraev was the first of three space explorers from Expedition-40 and 41 to...

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines

    BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two leaders, who have been deeply at odds over...

    Ukraine announces arrest of former counterintelligence head
    Nov10

    Ukraine announces arrest of former counterintelligence head

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 10 (UPI) — Ukrainian authorities have arrested the former head of counterintelligence at the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on suspicion of “high treason.” …read more Source: United Press...

    Report: Russia spy plane nearly collided with passenger jet
    Nov10

    Report: Russia spy plane nearly collided with passenger jet

    Russian forces involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea, report says …read more Source:...

    Troop Movements, Explosions in Ukraine Calls Ceasefire Into Doubt
    Nov10

    Troop Movements, Explosions in Ukraine Calls Ceasefire Into Doubt

    Ukraine’s two-month-old ceasefire appears to be on shaky ground. Ukrainian troops have been firing on pro-Russian rebel positions south of Donetsk, with both sides accusing the other of having violated the terms of the peace plan. In the nearby city of Kharkiv, an explosion tore through a cafe, leaving more than 11 people injured. The cause...

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17
    Nov10

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17

    Hundreds and relatives joined dignitaries at a memorial service in Amsterdam on Monday for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, attended the ceremony, held in a conference center on the outskirts of the...

    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon
    Nov10

    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon

    As the world marks the 25th anniversary of freedom returning to Eastern Europe, it is sad that two of the wisest post-communist leaders are no longer with us. In the extraordinary events that followed the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Poland was the inspiration. It had elected a non-communist government months before the wall came down. Lech...