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    Nuclear War? Russia-US Isolation Could Lead to ‘Nuclear Catastrophe,’ Professor Says
    Nov17

    Nuclear War? Russia-US Isolation Could Lead to ‘Nuclear Catastrophe,’ Professor Says

    An editorial from Stanford University professor Siegfried S. Hecker said in a recent NY Times editorial that a “nuclear catastrophe” could take place if the US and Russia continue to be at odds with one another. He wrote: “My Russian colleagues and I believe that in nuclear matters, collaboration is essential, whereas isolation can lead to...

    EU: no new sanctions on Russia
    Nov17

    EU: no new sanctions on Russia

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Nov. 17 (UPI) — Foreign ministers of the European Union agreed Monday to sanction certain Ukrainian separatists but imposed no new economic sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: United Press...

    Crimea Suffers Spike in Human Rights Abuses Since Russian Annexation, Report Shows
    Nov17

    Crimea Suffers Spike in Human Rights Abuses Since Russian Annexation, Report Shows

    The Crimean peninsula has suffered a spike in human rights violations since it was annexed by Russia from Ukraine last spring according to a Human Rights Watch report published today. The report details instances of pro-Ukrainian activists and Crimea’s Muslim minority, the Tatars, suffering “unlawful detention, abduction, ill-treatment...

    Moscow will not allow defeat of Ukraine rebels, says Putin
    Nov17

    Moscow will not allow defeat of Ukraine rebels, says Putin

    Vladimir Putin said he still believes in the success of peace efforts in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies
    Nov17

    EU Moves to Sanction Separatists as E. Ukraine Fighting Intensifies

    European Union foreign ministers moved Monday to ratchet up sanctions against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, amid reports of intensified fighting in the region. EU diplomats reported that the foreign ministers, who were meeting in Brussels, have asked EU officials to put more separatists on the bloc’s sanctions list. However,...

    Fisher: Stephen Harper missed opportunity to burnish his ‘tough guy’ image
    Nov17

    Fisher: Stephen Harper missed opportunity to burnish his ‘tough guy’ image

    BRISBANE, Australia — Abba Eban, the hugely accomplished Israeli diplomat and wordsmith once quipped that the Palestinians “never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” Strange to say, perhaps, but that remark could also be used to describe Prime Minister Stephen Harper. A classic example of the prime minister never missing an opportunity...

    Swastikas painted on Babi Yar memorial, Jewish school
    Nov17

    Swastikas painted on Babi Yar memorial, Jewish school

    (JTA) – Swastikas were painted on the Holocaust memorial monument at Babi Yar in Kiev. It is the second time that the monument has been vandalized in two months. The graffiti was found Monday during a tour at the site for schoolchildren, The Jerusalem Post reported. A swastika was painted on the monument, located at the site where Nazi troops...

    Ukraine on the verge of ‘full-scale invasion’ by Russia, says interior minister
    Nov17

    Ukraine on the verge of ‘full-scale invasion’ by Russia, says interior minister

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 17 (UPI) — “We are on the verge of the next stage of a full-scale invasion” by Russian forces, Ukraine’s interior minister told the INSIDER online newspaper. …read more Source: United Press...

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine
    Nov17

    Tough stances from Putin, Merkel over Ukraine

    The leaders of Russia and Germany squared off over Ukraine from opposite sides of the globe, with Vladimir Putin warning that Moscow will not accept a defeat for the pro-Russian rebels and Angela Merkel accusing the Kremlin of undermining peace across Europe. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russians conduct military exercises in Serbia on the doorstep of NATO
    Nov17

    Russians conduct military exercises in Serbia on the doorstep of NATO

    The Russians are undertaking military exercises in Serbia…..is a message being sent to the West? Here below is the Associated Press article on that exercise: Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachute from the sky, armored vehicles fire live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets and helicopters fire missiles...