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    Ukraine imposes passport controls around rebel area
    Nov06

    Ukraine imposes passport controls around rebel area

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine announced Thursday that anyone crossing in or out of areas controlled by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country will have to show a passport.The rule, announced by the border guards service, was aimed at sealing off the separatist region in what will de facto become an internal border in the seven-month...

    Russia Moving Missiles, Rockets Toward Eastern Ukraine
    Nov06

    Russia Moving Missiles, Rockets Toward Eastern Ukraine

    Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles, as part of Moscow’s ongoing destabilization effort in support of pro-Russian rebels. U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports said one Russian military unit equipped with short-range ballistic...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Aussie, Dutch PMs want Russian cooperation
    Nov06

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Aussie, Dutch PMs want Russian cooperation

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that he remained determined to secure a one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand full cooperation in the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Analysis: How Putin Won Election He Wasn’t Running In
    Nov06

    Analysis: How Putin Won Election He Wasn’t Running In

    Much more than a local election has been won or lost in Eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    NATO Conducts ‘Iron Sword’ Exercises In Lithuania
    Nov06

    NATO Conducts ‘Iron Sword’ Exercises In Lithuania

    Around 2,500 troops from nine countries are taking part in NATO exercises in Lithuania codenamed “Iron Sword.” The two-week exercises were originally planned as a purely Lithuanian operation, but were expanded in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. NATO says Russia supports separatists in eastern Ukraine with troops and...

    NATO Stages Military Drill in Lithuania
    Nov06

    NATO Stages Military Drill in Lithuania

    More than 2,500 NATO troops are taking part in exercises on two training grounds in Lithuania. Nine countries have sent soldiers to train as part of Exercise Iron Sword, Czech Republic, Estonia, the U.S., U.K., Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany. Originally the exercise was to have involved only Lithuanian troops but was expanded...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Nov06

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Thursday. 1. Leaked documents show that Luxembourg allegedly helped more than 300 of the world’s largest corporations save millions in tax. 2. New malware called WireLurker is targeting iPhones and iPads on an unprecedented scale, a security firm told The New York Times, with Chinese...

    Artillery Fire Kills Teens in Donetsk as Ukraine’s Ceasefire Breaks Down
    Nov06

    Artillery Fire Kills Teens in Donetsk as Ukraine’s Ceasefire Breaks Down

    Two teens were killed and four others wounded when an artillery shell hit a school in Ukraine’s war-torn Donetsk region on Wednesday as a two-month truce between Kiev and pro-Russian militants appeared to be in collapse. The BBC reports that the shell struck a school sports field where children were playing soccer, near Donetsk airport. The...

    Australian prime minister remains determined to meet Russian president over MH17 disaster
    Nov06

    Australian prime minister remains determined to meet Russian president over MH17 disaster

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is determined to secure a one-on-one meeting soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand full cooperation in the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poland Prepares For Russian ‘Confrontation’ In New Defense Strategy
    Nov06

    Poland Prepares For Russian ‘Confrontation’ In New Defense Strategy

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed into law a new national defense strategy that addresses an “intensifying policy of confrontation” by Russia and threats to regional security from the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...