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    Latvia elects new Parliament in election overshadowed by Ukraine crisis, Russia
    Oct04

    Latvia elects new Parliament in election overshadowed by Ukraine crisis, Russia

    Latvians are choosing a new Parliament in an election overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis and worries over how to deal with resurgent neighbor Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Cossacks In Bosnia-Herzegovina: Troupe Celebrating Russian Ties Led By Crimea Takeover Veteran
    Oct04

    Cossacks In Bosnia-Herzegovina: Troupe Celebrating Russian Ties Led By Crimea Takeover Veteran

    The appearance in Bosnia-Herzegovina of a Russian militia leader who helped Moscow annex Crimea has the tiny Balkan nation worried. Nikolai Djakonov, who earlier this year commanded an armed Cossack unit in Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean territory, has arrived in the Serbian autonomous area of Bosnia known as Republika Srpska,...

    Former Oil Tycoon Vows to Give Voice to ‘European-Oriented’ Russians
    Oct04

    Former Oil Tycoon Vows to Give Voice to ‘European-Oriented’ Russians

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been many things: a Communist Party youth group leader who became one of post-Soviet Russia’s first billionaires, thanks to a controversial, corruption-riddled privatization process; a philanthropist who, in 2001, established Open Russia, a foundation dedicated to building and strengthening civil society in Russia....

    White House condemns death of Red Cross worker in Ukraine
    Oct03

    White House condemns death of Red Cross worker in Ukraine

    The White House on Friday condemned the death of an International Committee of the Red Cross worker in Ukraine after the organization’s facility in Donetsk was caught in the crossfire of fighting between the Ukrainian military and insurgent forces. Laurent DuPasquier, 38, was just one casualty in a bloody day … …read more...

    Why Nobody Wants to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics
    Oct03

    Why Nobody Wants to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics

    Nobody wants to let the games begin. On October 1, Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it the fourth city—after Stockholm, Lviv, and Krakow—to have second thoughts about hosting the games. With only Beijing and the Kazakhstan city of Almaty left in the running, the International Olympic Committee now faces the difficult...

    World War 3: Russian General Wants Preemptive Nuclear Strikes on NATO, US?
    Oct03

    World War 3: Russian General Wants Preemptive Nuclear Strikes on NATO, US?

    A Russian general has called for the country to draft up a military doctrine to identify the US and NATO as enemies and lay out conditions for Russia to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the nations. According to Interfax, General Yury Yakubov, who is senior Defense Ministry official, said there needs to be new priorities. The current...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker’s death
    Oct03

    Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker’s death

    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk’s international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Lavrov Tells Kerry Ukraine Cease-Fire Must Be Maintained
    Oct03

    Lavrov Tells Kerry Ukraine Cease-Fire Must Be Maintained

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has spoken to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry about the need to maintain a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Confucius vs. The Umbrella Revolution
    Oct03

    Weekend Roundup: Confucius vs. The Umbrella Revolution

    In the streets of Hong Kong today, China’s future is meeting its past. It’s 17 year-old rebellious student Joshua Wong, who is leading the Umbrella Revolution protests, versus Confucius, the sage of order and “social harmony,” whose 2565th birthday was just emphatically celebrated by Xi Jinping in Beijing last week. To put...

    Kyiv, Separatists Blame Each Other for Aid Worker’s Death
    Oct03

    Kyiv, Separatists Blame Each Other for Aid Worker’s Death

    Fighting between Ukrainian government troops and separatists continued in Donetsk Friday, after the two sides blamed each other for the shelling that killed a Red Cross worker a day earlier. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the battle for control of Donetsk airport, which the rebels are attempting to retake, was ongoing. He also...