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    Putin, Poroshenko discuss measures to restore peace to east Ukraine, Kremlin says
    Oct15

    Putin, Poroshenko discuss measures to restore peace to east Ukraine, Kremlin says

    A Kremlin statement issued late on Tuesday said the Ukrainian and Russian presidents had spoken by telephone and discussed measures to restore peace in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Crimea’s Gay Community Moves Out as Russian Homophobia Sets In
    Oct15

    Crimea’s Gay Community Moves Out as Russian Homophobia Sets In

    The Qbar was always an awkward fit in the nightlife of Sevastopol. It was the only place in the Ukrainian city to host the occasional drag show, and certainly the only place where the all-male waitstaff wore booty shorts beneath their aprons. In other parts of Europe, and even many cities in mainland Ukraine, the camp décor would have raised few...

    Putin, Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Peace Measures
    Oct15

    Putin, Poroshenko Discuss Ukraine Peace Measures

    The Kremlin says that the presidents of Russia and Ukraine, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko, have discussed possible measures to restore peace to eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia, Ukraine leaders talking, will meet in Italy this wek
    Oct15

    Russia, Ukraine leaders talking, will meet in Italy this wek

    A long-running dispute over natural gas supplies will be on the agenda when Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko hold talks in Italy later this week, the Kremlin said. …read more Source:...

    Understanding Stalin
    Oct15

    Understanding Stalin

    How did Stalin become Stalin? Or, to put it more precisely: How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the grandson of serfs, the son of a washerwoman and a semiliterate cobbler—become Generalissimo Stalin, one of the most brutal mass murderers the world has ever known? How did a boy born in an obscure Georgian hill town become a dictator who...

    Russian hackers compromised NATO, Ukraine for years: report
    Oct15

    Russian hackers compromised NATO, Ukraine for years: report

    A new report from the cybersecurity firm iSight Partners concludes that Russian hackers, likely acting with government approval, have been spying on NATO Ukraine, and the European Union since 2009. The report alleges that the Russian suspects were stealing data on energy and telecom issues, as well as … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine government, NATO, targeted by “Sandworm Team” hackers
    Oct15

    Ukraine government, NATO, targeted by “Sandworm Team” hackers

    Russia believed behind hacking attempt, whose name is homage to classic “Dune” novel …read more Source:...

    Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity
    Oct15

    Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity

    Dear Acumen Friend,I am writing on a return flight from Ghana. The country has not seen a single case of Ebola, yet the impact of fear is profound. As travelers enter the country, attendants screen for high temperatures. Hand sanitizer dispensers are omnipresent. Hotels and conferences have seen massive cancellations. Everywhere are constant...

    Canada AWOL on funding, but still relying on AWACS
    Oct15

    Canada AWOL on funding, but still relying on AWACS

    The Conservative government is defending Canada’s withdrawal from a key NATO airborne surveillance system, even though Canadian fighter jets are benefiting from it in Eastern Europe. Fifteen NATO allies are contributing personnel to the alliance’s airborne early warning program, known as AWACS, which is playing a key role tracking...

    China, Russia Sign Landmark Energy, Finance, Tech Deals
    Oct15

    China, Russia Sign Landmark Energy, Finance, Tech Deals

    Chinese leaders are in Moscow forming a range of deals and collaborations with Russian companies. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang personally attended meetings that saw signings more than 40 agreements across many sectors and industries. The deals cover energy, finance and technology. They also extend credit lines from Chinese banks and arrange for...