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    NATO general:  Russia beefing up bases in Crimea
    Nov11

    NATO general: Russia beefing up bases in Crimea

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — NATO’s top commander says Russia is reinforcing its bases in disputed Crimea, but there is no clear assessment of whether that includes deployment of nuclear weapons. U.S. Gen. Philip Breedlove said Tuesday that Russian forces “capable of being nuclear” are being moved to the Crimean Peninsula, but NATO...

    Civilian Flights at Risk From Putin’s ‘Invisible’ Fighters
    Nov11

    Civilian Flights at Risk From Putin’s ‘Invisible’ Fighters

    No sooner does Mikhail Gorbachev declare that the world is “on the brink” of a new Cold War than a report accuses Russia of putting civilian lives at risk from its “aggressive” and “highly disturbing” military tactics. The European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based thinktank, claims that some Russian military planes have declined to use...

    Europe Faces Winter on the Edge of the Abyss
    Nov11

    Europe Faces Winter on the Edge of the Abyss

    There is another world crisis brewing — and one for which President Obama cannot be blamed. The Europeans have made a mess of things, and now the wolves are at the door. The first snarling wolf is deflation. Europe’s economies are so weak, so close to recession, that the very real danger of deflation — falling prices — has...

    OSCE Says Risk Of Escalation In Eastern Ukraine ‘Rising’
    Nov11

    OSCE Says Risk Of Escalation In Eastern Ukraine ‘Rising’

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says the risk of an escalation in violence in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine is “rising.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO general:  Russia beefing up bases in Crimea
    Nov11

    NATO general: Russia beefing up bases in Crimea

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — NATO’s top commander says Russia is reinforcing its bases in disputed Crimea, but there is no clear assessment of whether that includes deployment of nuclear weapons…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank
    Nov11

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank

    The ruble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia’s policy in Ukraine. Stability for the currency is one of the main achievements of President Vladimir Putin’s 14-year rule, and...

    MH17 recovery in Ukraine stalled by rebels
    Nov11

    MH17 recovery in Ukraine stalled by rebels

    Ed AdamczykDONETSK , Ukraine, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Wreckage of Malaysia Flight 17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, is not being moved because no deal was reached with rebel groups, the salvage leader said. …read more Source: United Press...

    OSCE observers fear rising violence in eastern Ukraine
    Nov11

    OSCE observers fear rising violence in eastern Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – International observers issued a stark warning over escalating violence in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday as Dutch investigators hoping to recover debris from a doomed airliner left the MH17 crash site empty-handed.The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said there was a “rising” risk that unrest...

    MH17 recovery in Ukraine slowed
    Nov11

    MH17 recovery in Ukraine slowed

    Ed AdamczykDONETSK , Ukraine, Nov. 11 (UPI) — Wreckage of Malaysia Flight 17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, is not being moved because no deal was reached with rebel groups, the salvage leader said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Worries About Actual New Star Wars
    Nov11

    Russia Worries About Actual New Star Wars

    It’s a case of diplomatic fact being far, far stranger than science fiction. Earlier this month in Hollywood, while the Lucasfilm team announced the title of the latest movie in the lucrative and hugely popular Star Wars franchise, United Nations diplomats in New York bickered over whether weapons should be banned in outer space. True, the...