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    Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin
    Nov05

    Kissinger: Putin Is Not Stalin

    The growing conflict between the West and Russia today is not the same as that during the Cold War, Henry Kissinger told the Council on Foreign Relations in New York this week at a symposium marking the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Nevertheless, the former secretary of state, who at 91 remains a strong and influential voice in...

    Who’s In, Who’s Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign Policy Committees
    Nov05

    Who’s In, Who’s Out: Republicans Take Over Top U.S. Foreign Policy Committees

    WASHINGTON — Republicans have captured control of the U.S. Senate for the first time in eight years, picking up at least 7 seats in the November 4 Congressional elections. The shift means that Republicans will control the three top Senate committees dealing with U.S. foreign policy and national security: foreign relations, armed services...

    Russia explains why it would snub nuclear summit
    Nov05

    Russia explains why it would snub nuclear summit

    The ministry claimed that the U.S. along with the Netherlands and South Korea that hosted the previous summits would play a dominant role in preparing the summit’s documents, something that Moscow considers unfair. The ministry said that Moscow will focus instead on expanding cooperation within the International Atomic Energy Agency, a U.N....

    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine
    Nov05

    After Russian troop move, tensions increase in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine –- Tensions in Ukraine appeared to worsen on Tuesday as the president ordered military reinforcements to key eastern cities after NATO reported that Russia has moved hundreds of troops closer to the border See also: ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war President Petro Poroshenko said...

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float
    Nov05

    Russian central bank limits interventions, lets ruble float

    Moscow (AFP) – The Russian central bank announced Wednesday it would limit its support for the ruble, letting the currency which has already taken a hit from the Ukraine crisis sink to a new record low.After having recently spent billions of dollars per day to support the ruble in a flexible trading band that limited swings in the currency,...

    Ukraine cuts funding for east until pro-Russia ‘terrorists’ retreat
    Nov05

    Ukraine cuts funding for east until pro-Russia ‘terrorists’ retreat

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced Wednesday that the government was cutting funding to areas in the east of the country occupied by pro-Russia separatists. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy
    Nov05

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed into law a new national defense strategy aimed at addressing threats to regional security caused by two factors: the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s “intensifying policy of confrontation.” The document says negative factors for the region’s...

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy
    Nov05

    Poland unveils its new national defense strategy

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski on Wednesday signed into law a new national defense strategy aimed at addressing threats to regional security caused by two factors: the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s “intensifying policy of confrontation.”… …read more Source: Associated...

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Nov05

    Shell kills young footballers in crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine’s tattered ceasefire came under new strain Wednesday as shelling killed two teenagers playing football in rebel-held Donetsk and President Petro Poroshenko said he was deploying reinforcements to face a threatened separatist offensive.In another sign of Ukraine’s ever more permanent looking...

    Ukraine truce in peril; Germany’s Merkel urges more sanctions
    Nov05

    Ukraine truce in peril; Germany’s Merkel urges more sanctions

    EU should consider expanding list of Russian-linked individuals under sanctions to punish those responsible for “illegitimate” elections, Merkel says. …read more Source: Toronto...