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    Report says military encounters between Russia and West are rising, could lead to escalation
    Nov10

    Report says military encounters between Russia and West are rising, could lead to escalation

    A London-based think tank says Russian forces have been involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea — and that both sides risk losing control over events. …read more Source: FOX...

    Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster remembered at Dutch national commemoration
    Nov10

    Victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster remembered at Dutch national commemoration

    Hundreds of grieving family members and friends of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster are gathering in Amsterdam for a national commemoration ceremony nearly four months after the passenger jet was downed over eastern Ukraine killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: FOX...

    Report Outlines Tense Episodes Between Russia and West With Echoes of Cold War
    Nov10

    Report Outlines Tense Episodes Between Russia and West With Echoes of Cold War

    The assessment, by a British nonprofit research organization, recorded almost 40 incidents involving standoffs between Russian forces and the West in the months after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine: Fighting In Hills South Of Donetsk
    Nov10

    Ukraine: Fighting In Hills South Of Donetsk

    Forces from the pro-government Kyiv 2 battalion came under fire from separatist positions near Volnovakha, 60 kilometers south of Donetsk, on November 8. They responded with rocket launchers, reporting that they had destroyed the separatist firing positions and suffered no casualties. The fighting came as shelling in Donetsk itself intensified....

    CHARTS: How Capitalism Has Transformed Eastern Europe Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall
    Nov10

    CHARTS: How Capitalism Has Transformed Eastern Europe Since The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

    Sunday was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the most symbolic event marking the collapse of the Soviet Union. In the quarter of a century since the wall was knocked down, the political and economic systems in eastern Europe have been turned on their heads: Gone are the communist institutions, replaced with governments that are...

    U.S. Says Russia Must Observe Truce as Hostilities Erupt Again in Ukraine
    Nov10

    U.S. Says Russia Must Observe Truce as Hostilities Erupt Again in Ukraine

    The Obama Administration expressed serious concern over the resumption of fighting in Ukraine’s restive southeast as heavy bouts of shelling near Donetsk over the weekend threatened to shred Kiev’s fragile ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists. On Sunday, U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meeha issued a...

    Russia’s Colossal New Gas Deal With China Is ‘Putin’s Revenge’
    Nov10

    Russia’s Colossal New Gas Deal With China Is ‘Putin’s Revenge’

    Russia and China just agreed to a second major gas deal, worth slightly less than the $400 billion agreement reached earlier this year, according to Bloomberg. The details of the deal mean Russia will supply China with another 30 billion cubic metres of gas every year for the next three decades through the Altai pipeline, a proposed pipe...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open
    Nov10

    10 Things You Need To Know Before European Markets Open

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know. Chinese Inflation Is At A 5-Year Low. China’s annual consumer inflation remained at a near 5-year low in October at 1.6%. South Korea And China May Have A Trade Deal. South Korea said it has “effectively” reached a free trade agreement with China that will remove or sharply...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Nov10

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Monday. 1. More than 80% of Catalans voted in favour of independence in a symbolic referendum held Sunday, although Spain says it will not recognise the vote. 2. The Netherlands will hold a national memorial service on Monday to commemorate the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, less than...

    In Ukraine, Shelling and Convoys of Armed Trucks Threaten Cease-Fire
    Nov10

    In Ukraine, Shelling and Convoys of Armed Trucks Threaten Cease-Fire

    European monitors confirmed reports of unmarked military vehicles driving through rebel-held territory over the weekend while Donetsk, the region’s biggest city, endured an artillery battle. …read more Source: The New York...