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    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks
    Nov08

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of sending dozens of tanks and other heavy weapons into rebel-controlled eastern regions and said five servicemen were killed in clashes with the rebels. Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at least 32 tanks, 16 artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with...

    Pentagon Says No Evidence Of Alleged Russian Military Incursion Into Ukraine
    Nov08

    Pentagon Says No Evidence Of Alleged Russian Military Incursion Into Ukraine

    The Pentagon said that there is no evidence to confirm an alleged Russian military incursion into Ukraine, as claimed by Kiev’s military Friday, when Russia was accused by Ukraine of sending dozens of tanks and artillery into the eastern regions of the country. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks
    Nov08

    Ukraine accuses Russia of sending dozens of tanks

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine on Friday accused Russia of sending dozens of tanks and other heavy weapons into rebel-controlled eastern regions and said five servicemen were killed in clashes with the rebels.Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at least 32 tanks, 16 artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with...

    The dragon and the bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at APEC
    Nov08

    The dragon and the bear: Xi, Putin form power duo at APEC

    Beijing (AFP) – China’s authoritarian President Xi Jinping and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin share similar views on issues from human rights to Mikhail Gorbachev, in an increasingly close personal relationship that mirrors their countries’ converging interests.Putin arrives in Beijing Sunday for the Asia-Pacific Economic...

    Celebrations mark 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall
    Nov08

    Celebrations mark 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

    Berlin (AFP) – Germany has kicked off celebrations marking 25 years since the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall, set to culminate in rock stars and freedom icons joining millions at an open-air party.Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, is leading three days of commemorations for those killed trying to flee the...

    On Peacekeeping
    Nov08

    On Peacekeeping

    Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the American Enterprise Institute on UN Peacekeeping Reform, November, 7, 2014Hello everybody. I have come here today to talk about UN peacekeeping. There is a lot going on in the world right now. Elie Wiesel once – quite recently – shared...

    Mourning in Donetsk at Funeral for Two Teens
    Nov08

    Mourning in Donetsk at Funeral for Two Teens

    A time to mourn in eastern Ukraine. Residents in Donetsk head into church Friday to say their final farewells to two teenagers killed Thursday. They were killed while they were playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city. The deaths came a day after a separatist leader was sworn in as head of a self-proclaimed...

    When the Wall Fell
    Nov08

    When the Wall Fell

    I was a wide-eyed freshman in college sitting in an evening class in November 1989 when we heard the incredible news. The Berlin Wall had been breached! We sat glued to the TV for the rest of night, watching as jubilant Germans clambered up the wall and stood astride it, their euphoria infectious. As the wall fell, so did our notions of the...

    Ukrainian war escalates as more plane crash remains are found
    Nov08

    Ukrainian war escalates as more plane crash remains are found

    Ukrainian authorities claimed Friday that government forces killed as many as 200 pro-Russia gunmen in the previous 24 hours and that Moscow had sent in an armored column including 32 tanks and 30 truckloads of fighters. Reports of intensified fighting across separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine threatened to force another suspension of the...

    Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out as Gay on Twitter
    Nov08

    Latvian Foreign Minister Comes Out as Gay on Twitter

    Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s foreign affairs minister, announced on Twitter Thursday night that he is gay, a notable move for a politician in a region that has been slow to adopt gay rights. “I proudly announce I’am [sic] gay…Good luck all of you,” Rinkēvičs tweeted in English. He also used the hashtag #proudtobegay in another...