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    Mourning in Donetsk at Funeral for Two Teens
    Nov08

    Mourning in Donetsk at Funeral for Two Teens

    A time to mourn in eastern Ukraine. Residents in Donetsk head into church Friday to say their final farewells to two teenagers killed Thursday. They were killed while they were playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city. The deaths came a day after a separatist leader was sworn in as head of a self-proclaimed...

    When the Wall Fell
    Nov08

    When the Wall Fell

    I was a wide-eyed freshman in college sitting in an evening class in November 1989 when we heard the incredible news. The Berlin Wall had been breached! We sat glued to the TV for the rest of night, watching as jubilant Germans clambered up the wall and stood astride it, their euphoria infectious. As the wall fell, so did our notions of the...

    Ukrainian war escalates as more plane crash remains are found
    Nov08

    Ukrainian war escalates as more plane crash remains are found

    Ukrainian authorities claimed Friday that government forces killed as many as 200 pro-Russia gunmen in the previous 24 hours and that Moscow had sent in an armored column including 32 tanks and 30 truckloads of fighters. Reports of intensified fighting across separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine threatened to force another suspension of the...

    Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out as Gay on Twitter
    Nov08

    Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out as Gay on Twitter

    Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s foreign affairs minister, announced on Twitter Thursday night that he is gay, a notable move for a politician in a region that has been slow to adopt gay rights. “I proudly announce I’am [sic] gay…Good luck all of you,” Rinkēvičs tweeted in English. He also used the hashtag #proudtobegay in another...

    Obama Says He Will ‘Never Forget’ Berlin Wall Fall
    Nov08

    Obama Says He Will ‘Never Forget’ Berlin Wall Fall

    As people around the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, President Barack Obama said in a tweet that he will “never forget” the scenes of people reuniting with their families and entering “the free world.” “It was a reminder that walls of concrete and barbed wire are ultimately no match for the will of ordinary...

    US-Africa Relationship, Key Elements Following Historic US-Africa Summit
    Nov08

    US-Africa Relationship, Key Elements Following Historic US-Africa Summit

    Today’s global landscape is much, much different than it was 5 years ago, or even earlier this year with the surge of the Islamic State, wrath of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, Crimea’s annexation, and continuing Syrian and Libyan conflicts. These are extraordinary times as world challenges are increasingly more daunting, but equally so...

    Putin and Obama may meet for an informal talk next week
    Nov07

    Putin and Obama may meet for an informal talk next week

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama may hold informal discussions when they travel to the Asia-Pacific region next week for international summits, officials said Friday. The two leaders last met in June, when they exchanged a few words during a ceremony in France marking the D-Day invasion anniversary See also: LGBT...

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending Tanks and Troops Across Border
    Nov07

    Ukraine Accuses Russia of Sending Tanks and Troops Across Border

    A Ukrainian military spokesman said a military convoy crossed into the Luhansk region from Russia, but offered no clear evidence to support the claim. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks
    Nov07

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of sending dozens of tanks and other heavy weapons into rebel-controlled eastern regions and said five servicemen were killed in clashes…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Putin Is Reverting To The Cold War Era, And It’s Incredibly Troubling
    Nov07

    Putin Is Reverting To The Cold War Era, And It’s Incredibly Troubling

    When the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, it meant Russia wouldn’t be able to dominate eastern Europe as it had. The historic fall on Nov. 9, 1989 also meant European democracies would no longer have to worry about a hostile superpower looming over their neighborhood. That held until this year, when Russia reverted to many of its Cold War-era...