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    Why I’m Not a ‘Patriotic’ Ukrainian
    Oct22

    Why I’m Not a ‘Patriotic’ Ukrainian

    I remember the beginning of the 2014 Orange Revolution in Ukraine. I was a university student and was energized by the revolution. I left my native town in the western part of Ukraine to go to Kiev and actively participate in the revolution. Why? Because I, along with all Ukrainians, longed for a better future. After years of disappointment, new...

    Watch: Creepy Vladimir Putin doll annexes Crimea
    Oct22

    Watch: Creepy Vladimir Putin doll annexes Crimea

    What with his propensity for leather and shirtless cavorting, Russian President Vladimir Putin is used to being something of a fetish object. So perhaps we shouldn’t be too alarmed by this mechanical toy that’s on auction in Germany. The device depicts a somewhat anachronistic Russian leader at a wooden desk with a kerosene lamp,...

    Ukrainian Intelligence Seize Arms Cache as They Uncover ‘Russian’ Plot to Attack Kiev
    Oct22

    Ukrainian Intelligence Seize Arms Cache as They Uncover ‘Russian’ Plot to Attack Kiev

    Russian special forces plotted a series of armed attacks against Ukrainian cabinet ministers and several other targets in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev this week, according to a spokesperson for Ukraine’s counter-intelligence services (SSU), after a weapons cache was uncovered. The explosive allegations come ahead of parliamentary...

    Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant
    Oct22

    Iran claims to arrest spies near nuclear plant

    (JTA) — Iran has arrested several suspected foreign spies in the southern province of Bushehr, home to the country’s first nuclear power plant. Fars News Service, the country’s semi-official news agency, reported Tuesday on the arrests but did not provide any further details. Iranian media reported that the country’s...

    Russia Wants Ukraine Assurance of Gas Payment
    Oct22

    Russia Wants Ukraine Assurance of Gas Payment

    Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kyiv. The latest round of gas talks between Moscow and Kyiv ended late on Tuesday in Brussels with no agreement in a dispute...

    SEE IT: Girl avoids falling glass after shell hits soccer stadium
    Oct22

    SEE IT: Girl avoids falling glass after shell hits soccer stadium

    A little Ukrainian girl is lucky to be alive after an artillery shell hit a soccer stadium and sent a glass panel crashing to the ground just inches away from her head. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux
    Oct22

    At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

    BERLIN (AP) — Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux
    Oct22

    At Berlin Wall, Kerry warns against Cold War redux

    BERLIN (AP) — Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine. Ahead of next month’s 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Kerry and Steinmeier met German high-school...

    An Encounter with an Oligarch
    Oct22

    An Encounter with an Oligarch

    My “Marshall Plan for Ukraine,” continued. But, this time, a few words about the figure at the origin of the Forum in Vienna where I proposed the idea: Firtash, Dmytro Firtash, the man I referred to in my article as “the gas king” but who, as I learned a few days ago in New York, is considered one of the most mysterious...

    Total seeks new boss as Russia, France probe CEO plane crash
    Oct22

    Total seeks new boss as Russia, France probe CEO plane crash

    Paris (AFP) – French oil giant Total was scrambling Wednesday to find a new boss after its chief executive Christophe de Margerie was killed in Moscow when his private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff. Executives were meeting to decide who could take over the helm of one of the world’s biggest energy companies.In Moscow, French...