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    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines

    BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two leaders, who have been deeply at odds over...

    Report: Russia spy plane nearly collided with passenger jet
    Nov10

    Report: Russia spy plane nearly collided with passenger jet

    Russian forces involved in dozens of close encounters with Western militaries since Moscow annexed Crimea, report says …read more Source:...

    Troop Movements, Explosions in Ukraine Calls Ceasefire Into Doubt
    Nov10

    Troop Movements, Explosions in Ukraine Calls Ceasefire Into Doubt

    Ukraine’s two-month-old ceasefire appears to be on shaky ground. Ukrainian troops have been firing on pro-Russian rebel positions south of Donetsk, with both sides accusing the other of having violated the terms of the peace plan. In the nearby city of Kharkiv, an explosion tore through a cafe, leaving more than 11 people injured. The cause...

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17
    Nov10

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17

    Hundreds and relatives joined dignitaries at a memorial service in Amsterdam on Monday for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, attended the ceremony, held in a conference center on the outskirts of the...

    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon
    Nov10

    Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration — Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon

    As the world marks the 25th anniversary of freedom returning to Eastern Europe, it is sad that two of the wisest post-communist leaders are no longer with us. In the extraordinary events that followed the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Poland was the inspiration. It had elected a non-communist government months before the wall came down. Lech...

    This Is Facebook’s Plan To Conquer Russia (FB)
    Nov10

    This Is Facebook’s Plan To Conquer Russia (FB)

    Facebook is planning to take over as Russia’s No.1 social network, and it’s enlisting an army of app developers to help it get there. In an interview with Business Insider, the man in charge of the Facebook platform in Europe, Julien Codorniou, explained that the company has been working with Russian developers to try and convince...

    Obama Administration Issues Stern Warning as Russian Tanks Penetrate Ukraine
    Nov10

    Obama Administration Issues Stern Warning as Russian Tanks Penetrate Ukraine

    Although a two-month ceasefire is still technically in place, Russia’s invasive ground war in Ukraine is escalating. The United States has some stern words for Vladimir Putin over this incursion. Yesterday U.S. National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meeha issued this statement on behalf of the White House: We are very concerned...

    Amid strains, Obama puts bright face on China ties
    Nov10

    Amid strains, Obama puts bright face on China ties

    On the sidelines of the economic summit, Obama also had a brief encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a close ally of Chinese President Xi Jinping who has been locked in conflict with Obama over his country’s actions in Ukraine. Key obstacles to completing the deal remain, including Japan’s objection to opening its markets...

    NATO should buy Mistral-class ships bound for Russia, say U.S. lawmakers
    Nov10

    NATO should buy Mistral-class ships bound for Russia, say U.S. lawmakers

    Eight US lawmakers are pressing NATO’s new secretary general to purchase French warships currently bound for Russia, Defense News reports. More from the article: France has faced pressure to cancel a transaction that would deliver two Mistral-class amphibious and helicopter carrier ships to Moscow since Russia seized the Crimea region of...

    UK regulator threatens RT with sanctions for biased reporting
    Nov10

    UK regulator threatens RT with sanctions for biased reporting

    LONDON — Britain’s broadcasting regulator has issued a stern warning to RT because of biased reporting in four of its news bulletins during the Ukraine crisis earlier this year Ofcom warned (PDF) the Russian state-backed channel that it would consider imposing a statutory sanction or other regulatory action if there were any future breaches...