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    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev
    Nov03

    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev

    More than 30,000 militants in eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russian Donetsk and Luhansk regions have received conscription summons to join the Russian armed forces a day after their self-styled elections, according to Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU). Both leaders of pro-Russian forces in Donetsk and Luhansk won in landslide victories on...

    Here Are The ‘Complex’ Russian Air Incursions That NATO Is So Concerned About
    Nov03

    Here Are The ‘Complex’ Russian Air Incursions That NATO Is So Concerned About

    Tensions between Russia and the West have been steadily growing over the past few months, as there has been a sharp uptick in Russian bombers and fighters flying missions over Europe. This increase in activity has taken place against the backdrop of a frozen conflict in Ukraine, which has already pitted Russia and the West against each other....

    NATO Commander Warns That Separatist Polls In Ukraine Don’t Help
    Nov03

    NATO Commander Warns That Separatist Polls In Ukraine Don’t Help

    With Russian military aid still said to be pouring into eastern Ukraine and debate raging over makeshift “elections,” NATO’s top military commander says the voting organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine contravene the peace plan and will not help the situation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A “Laid Back” American Foreign Policy?
    Nov03

    A “Laid Back” American Foreign Policy?

    There is an undercurrent of thinking in foreign policy circles that a restrained, less actively engaged approach to the country’s external relations may best conform to American national interests and capabilities. It has emerged as counterpoint to the hyper activism that has characterized the United States’ dealings in the world...

    The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine — But There Is Turbulence Ahead
    Nov03

    The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine — But There Is Turbulence Ahead

    TOKYO — The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clouds and storms. Unfortunately, only one of its four engines is functioning properly: the Anglosphere (the United States and its close cousin, the United Kingdom). The second engine — the eurozone — has now...

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election

    Russia gave its backing Monday to a contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russian Women Bemoan a Lack of Men – and Their Money
    Nov03

    Russian Women Bemoan a Lack of Men – and Their Money

    The kettle was furiously boiling, as was the atmosphere in the kitchen. The two women, Yelena Lazareva and her daughter Yekaterina are swapping stories about their loneliness – and complaining about Russian men. The subject is clearly often discussed in the two-bedroom apartment they share in a 12-storey building in Moscow’s suburbs. Both...

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election

    Russia backs Ukrainian separatists’ election, setting stage for renewed tensions with West …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Separatist Elections Were Laughable, But We Should Take Them Seriously
    Nov03

    Ukraine’s Separatist Elections Were Laughable, But We Should Take Them Seriously

    An untold number of Ukrainians living in rebel-held territories of Donetsk and Luhansk turned out Sunday in separatist elections. Everything about the vote was farcical, save for the voters themselves: exit polls showed results from 100.1 percent of votes cast; one candidate for prime minister of …read more Source: The New...

    Rogue Election Yields New Pro-Russian Leader in Eastern Ukraine
    Nov03

    Rogue Election Yields New Pro-Russian Leader in Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine named a leader of their breakaway republic on Monday after a weekend election which was denounced by Kiev and the West and further deepened a standoff with Russia over the future of the former Soviet state. Organizers of the vote said that Alexander Zakharchenko, a 38-year-old former mining electrician, had...