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    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive
    Nov12

    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive

    Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak says Kyiv’s forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Poltorak told a government meeting Wednesday that the rebels have received reinforcements, and said his main task is “to prepare for military action.” There has been...

    Ukraine’s army redeploying for possible rebel strike, defense chief says
    Nov12

    Ukraine’s army redeploying for possible rebel strike, defense chief says

    Military spokesman said on Tuesday the rebels were beefing up their forces, including around the port city of Mariupol in the southeast …read more Source: The Globe and...

    German Gov’t Advisers See 1 Pct Growth Next Year
    Nov12

    German Gov’t Advisers See 1 Pct Growth Next Year

    BERLIN— The German government’s independent panel of economic advisers is forecasting growth of just 1 percent next year, undercutting officials’ predictions, and criticizing some government policies. In a report Wednesday, the panel also cut its 2014 growth forecast to 1.2 percent from its 1.9 percent prediction in March. The...

    Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn
    Nov12

    Full Transcript: Interview With New EU Enlargement Chief Hahn

    In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL, the EU’s new neighborhood and enlargement negotiation commissioner, Johannes Hahn, speaks about his view on the latest developments in Ukraine, the future of the Eastern Partnership and his approach to Belarus and Azerbaijan. In his first extended appearance for international media he also set out his...

    NATO says Russian military equipment entering east Ukraine
    Nov12

    NATO says Russian military equipment entering east Ukraine

    Sofia (AFP) – NATO has observed columns of Russian military equipment including tanks, artillery and combat troops entering eastern Ukraine in the past two days, the military alliance’s supreme allied commander said Wednesday.”Across the last two days we have seen the same thing that OSCE is reporting. We have seen columns of...

    Russian rabbi slams demand that Jews condemn Ukrainian oligarch
    Nov12

    Russian rabbi slams demand that Jews condemn Ukrainian oligarch

    (JTA) — A senior Russian rabbi accused the country’s communist party of “vulgar and primitive anti-Semitism” after it demanded Russian Jews condemn a Ukrainian Jewish oligarch. The condemnation Wednesday by Rabbi Boruch Gorin, an advisor to Chief Russian Rabbi Berel Lazar and Lazar’s spokesperson, followed a letter that two communist...

    Profile: Simon Panek – From Student Protests To War Zones
    Nov12

    Profile: Simon Panek – From Student Protests To War Zones

    It’s 25 years since Czechs overthrew their communist regime, but the country is still in transition, says former student leader Simon Panek. He was just 21 when he joined Vaclav Havel’s team negotiating the transfer of power from the Communists. Shortly after the revolution, Panek set up People In Need, a charity providing...

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy
    Nov12

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy

    The bells of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche were gutted by fire in World War II and were slowly rebuilt over the following decades, like much of the rest of the city. Dresden is now seen as the perfect example of successful German reunification. Since 1990, state support and investment have helped it blossom into a booming city of industry and...

    Heavy artillery fire around Ukraine rebel city Donetsk 
    Nov12

    Heavy artillery fire around Ukraine rebel city Donetsk 

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Heavy artillery fire on Wednesday rocked east Ukraine’s main rebel bastion of Donetsk in the fiercest fighting around the city in days, an AFP journalist said.The explosion of outgoing mortars being fired from near the centre towards government positions around the ruined airport could be heard from early in...

    Moscow Sends More Convoys Into Ukraine as Ceasfire Collapses
    Nov12

    Moscow Sends More Convoys Into Ukraine as Ceasfire Collapses

    Russian officials announced on Wednesday plans to send a seventh convoy across the border into Ukraine’s war-torn Donbas region, amid widespread accusations that the Kremlin is sending arms to separatist forces instead of aid to civilians. The announcement follows reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) that 43...