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    Ukrainian Conflict Death Toll Reaches More Than 3,500
    Sep23

    Ukrainian Conflict Death Toll Reaches More Than 3,500

    BERLIN—The U.N. human rights office says the death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has reached at least 3,543 if the 298 victims of the downing of Malaysian airlines flight 17 are included. U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Right Ivan Simonovic says the actual figure “is likely to be significantly higher.” The death toll had...

    Russian MPs Back Initial Proposal to Curb Foreign Media Ownership
    Sep23

    Russian MPs Back Initial Proposal to Curb Foreign Media Ownership

    Russian lawmakers gave initial backing on Tuesday to a draft law limiting foreign ownership of Russian media to 20 percent from the existing ceiling of 50 percent, a move critics say will reinforce the dominance of outlets loyal to the Kremlin. With only one vote against the proposal, the draft law passed the first of three readings in the Duma,...

    Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides
    Sep23

    Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

    A Pro-Russian rebel inspects abandoned Ukrainian checkpoint near the village of Nyzhnya Krynka, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both g… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis
    Sep23

    EU warns Russia not to use gas as weapon in Ukraine crisis

    Kiev (AFP) – The European Union warned energy giant Russia on Tuesday not to use gas supplies as a weapon in its standoff with Ukraine over the fate of its neighbour’s separatist east.EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said he hoped to reach an “interim solution” with Russia over its three-month-long supply cut to...

    Russia Says It’s Putting Another Man on the Moon…By 2030
    Sep23

    Russia Says It’s Putting Another Man on the Moon…By 2030

    Russia’s space agency said Tuesday it will launch a “full-scale” exploration of the Moon as part of a long-term mission to get a human being on the lunar surface for the first time in decades. The head of Roscomsos, Oleg Ostapenko, said that designs were already underway for a manned spacecraft that he estimated could reach the moon by the...

    UN says more than 3,500 killed in conflict in eastern Ukraine, including plane victims
    Sep23

    UN says more than 3,500 killed in conflict in eastern Ukraine, including plane victims

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Italian Government Moves to Seize Property of Putin Allies
    Sep23

    Italian Government Moves to Seize Property of Putin Allies

    The Italian government has frozen assets and seized property belonging to two Russian oligarchs on the EU’s blacklist, deemed to be in the inner circle of president Vladimir Putin. Arkady Rotenberg, Putin’s judo sparring partner, and Ukrainian-born Alexey Azarov are the first targets on the EU’s July list of Kremlin confidants...

    Delegates To UN Conference Claim Harassment By Kremlin
    Sep23

    Delegates To UN Conference Claim Harassment By Kremlin

    Members of ethnic minority groups from Russia have accused the Kremlin of preventing them from attending a United Nations conference in New York this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pope Francis Keeps Silent on Syria Strikes
    Sep23

    Pope Francis Keeps Silent on Syria Strikes

    One voice has so far remained quiet since the United States and five allied Arab nations launched airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) late Monday: That of Pope Francis. MoreThe Air Force Scandal Shows Secular Americans Still Need Equal RightsDefeating ISIS Will Take More Than Military Action’Only...

    Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides
    Sep23

    Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

    KIEV, Ukraine — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month.Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National...