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    Polish Ex-Minister Says Putin Offered To Divide Ukraine With Poland
    Oct21

    Polish Ex-Minister Says Putin Offered To Divide Ukraine With Poland

    Polish parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski says Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2008 proposed to Poland’s then-prime minister that they divide Ukraine between themselves. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Total CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Collision
    Oct21

    Total CEO Christophe De Margerie Killed In Moscow Plane Collision

    By Vladimir Soldatkin MOSCOW, Oct 21 (Reuters) – The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plow at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday. “Tonight, a plane crashed when it collided with a snow-clearing...

    Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Report Charges
    Oct21

    Ukraine Used Cluster Bombs, Report Charges

    The Ukrainian Army appears to have fired cluster munitions, a weapon banned in much of the world, into the heart of Donetsk, according to physical evidence and interviews with witnesses and victims. …read more Source: The New York...

    News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 21
    Oct21

    News of the day from across the globe, Oct. 21

    1Ukraine fighting: A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russia separatist forces in the east. Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a...

    In war-weary Donetsk, Ukraine, lives are in limbo
    Oct21

    In war-weary Donetsk, Ukraine, lives are in limbo

    Says one resident: “We live like today’s day is the last one.” …read more Source: USA...

    Not Lovin’ It: Russia Investigates More Than 200 McDonald’s
    Oct21

    Not Lovin’ It: Russia Investigates More Than 200 McDonald’s

    Russian officials are investigating more than 200 McDonald’s restaurants—nearly half of the fast-food chain’s locations in the country—in what many analysts see as retaliation against Western-backed sanctions. The probes into the chain’s hygiene and finance practices by the Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian government’s...

    Polish Ex-Minister: Putin Offered to Divide Ukraine With Poland in 2008
    Oct21

    Polish Ex-Minister: Putin Offered to Divide Ukraine With Poland in 2008

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland’s foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website...

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products
    Oct21

    Russia Bans Imports of EU Meat Products

    Citing health concerns, Russia on Monday announced new sanctions on meat products from the European Union, widening its restrictions on Western food products. Its federal supervisory agency for agriculture, the Rosselkhoznadzor, said “temporary restrictions” will go into effect Tuesday on European beef and pork offal – the entrails...

    The Russian Crusade Against the Golden Arches
    Oct21

    The Russian Crusade Against the Golden Arches

    Following the Russian annexation of Crimea earlier this year, the three McDonald’s outlets in the erstwhile Ukrainian peninsula were shuttered. At least one of the stores was taken over by RusBurger, the nationalist Russian hamburger chain, which boasts Czar cheeseburgers instead of Big Macs and pear lemonade instead of Coca-Cola. In the...

    Is the United States Government Finally Losing Patience with Bahrain?
    Oct20

    Is the United States Government Finally Losing Patience with Bahrain?

    The U.S. State Department today reacted to a decision by a Bahraini judge not to release activist Nabeel Rajab from custody and to adjourn his case until October 29. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said the U.S. government did “not agree with the prosecution of individuals for crimes of peaceful political expression and again urge the...