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    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon
    Nov10

    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon

    As the world marks the 25th anniversary of freedom returning to Eastern Europe, it is sad that two of the wisest post-communist leaders are no longer with us. In the extraordinary events that followed the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Poland was the inspiration. It had elected a non-communist government months before the wall came down. Lech...

    This Is Facebook’s Plan To Conquer Russia (FB)
    Nov10

    This Is Facebook’s Plan To Conquer Russia (FB)

    Facebook is planning to take over as Russia’s No.1 social network, and it’s enlisting an army of app developers to help it get there. In an interview with Business Insider, the man in charge of the Facebook platform in Europe, Julien Codorniou, explained that the company has been working with Russian developers to try and convince...

    Obama Administration Issues Stern Warning as Russian Tanks Penetrate Ukraine
    Nov10

    Obama Administration Issues Stern Warning as Russian Tanks Penetrate Ukraine

    Although a two-month ceasefire is still technically in place, Russia’s invasive ground war in Ukraine is escalating. The United States has some stern words for Vladimir Putin over this incursion. Yesterday U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meeha issued this statement on behalf of the White House: We are very concerned...

    Amid strains, Obama puts bright face on China ties
    Nov10

    Amid strains, Obama puts bright face on China ties

    On the sidelines of the economic summit, Obama also had a brief encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a close ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping who has been locked in conflict with Obama over his country’s actions in Ukraine. Key obstacles to completing the deal remain, including Japan’s objection to opening its markets...

    NATO should buy Mistral-class ships bound for Russia, say U.S. lawmakers
    Nov10

    NATO should buy Mistral-class ships bound for Russia, say U.S. lawmakers

    Eight US lawmakers are pressing NATO’s new secretary general to purchase French warships currently bound for Russia, Defense News reports. More from the article: France has faced pressure to cancel a transaction that would deliver two Mistral-class amphibious and helicopter carrier ships to Moscow since Russia seized the Crimea region of...

    UK regulator threatens RT with sanctions for biased reporting
    Nov10

    UK regulator threatens RT with sanctions for biased reporting

    LONDON — Britain’s broadcasting regulator has issued a stern warning to RT because of biased reporting in four of its news bulletins during the Ukraine crisis earlier this year Ofcom warned (PDF) the Russian state-backed channel that it would consider imposing a statutory sanction or other regulatory action if there were any future breaches...

    Harper, Obama attend TPP meeting in Beijing
    Nov10

    Harper, Obama attend TPP meeting in Beijing

    WATCH: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has concluded his trade mission to China and is expected home in Ottawa in time for Remembrance Day festivities. Jacques Bourbeau reports. BEIJING – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 11 other world leaders said Monday they’re inching ever closer to an agreement on the proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal as...

    Russia Gets Grim Growth Forecast For Rest of Putin’s Term
    Nov10

    Russia Gets Grim Growth Forecast For Rest of Putin’s Term

    Russia’s central bank has forecast three years of stagnation, cutting economic growth estimates for 2014-16 to almost zero. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    4 months after MH17, families mourn in Amsterdam
    Nov10

    4 months after MH17, families mourn in Amsterdam

    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. See also: Malaysia Airlines Crash: 21 of the World’s Most Powerful...

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Obstructing Flight MH17 Inquiry
    Nov10

    Putin Blames Ukraine For Obstructing Flight MH17 Inquiry

    BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday accused Ukraine’s government of interfering with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in July that killed 298 people. Independent investigators have had little access to the wreckage of flight MH17 in territory in eastern Ukraine in the...