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    EU Abandons ‘Dirty’ Label for Tar Sands Oil
    Oct07

    EU Abandons ‘Dirty’ Label for Tar Sands Oil

    A European Union plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting in its fight against climate change has been abandoned after years of opposition led by major producer Canada. A proposal published by the European Commission on Tuesday removes an obstacle to Canada exporting tar sands crude to Europe and comes at a time when tensions between the...

    Putin celebrates 62nd birthday in wild Siberia
    Oct07

    Putin celebrates 62nd birthday in wild Siberia

    Putin celebrated his birthday Tuesday in the Siberian forest some “300-400 kilometers (185-250 miles) from the nearest populated area,” his press secretary told Russian news media. Russian news websites published photographs from a one-day exhibition in Moscow titled “The 12 Labors of Vladimir Putin,” in which Putin is...

    From the Baltics to the Arctic, the Russian Wolf Is at the Door
    Oct07

    From the Baltics to the Arctic, the Russian Wolf Is at the Door

    Twice in mid-September, Canadian and American fighter jets scrambled as a total of six Russian bombers flew near the North Pole, piercing in the process the jointly administered Canadian and American “air defense identification zone,” which rings North America and requires those who enter it to radio their destination. (The Russian aircraft did...

    Ralph Goldman, ex-JDC head and builder of Israel, dies at 100
    Oct07

    Ralph Goldman, ex-JDC head and builder of Israel, dies at 100

    (JTA) — Ralph Goldman, a former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a central figure in Israel’s establishment, has died at the age of 100. Goldman, who served under David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s envoy to the United States, died Tuesday in Jerusalem, where he had lived for several decades. Goldman first...

    Op-Ed Contributor: In War Time, Corruption in Ukraine Can Be Deadly
    Oct07

    Op-Ed Contributor: In War Time, Corruption in Ukraine Can Be Deadly

    Corruption is a major problem in my country, not least for our soldiers fighting the insurgency in the east. …read more Source: The New York...

    Hacker Declares ‘Independence’ On Russian Region’s Website
    Oct07

    Hacker Declares ‘Independence’ On Russian Region’s Website

    Police in Russia’s southern Astrakhan region are investigating a hacker who broke into of the regional parliament’s website and declared independence from the Russian Federation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine
    Oct07

    Truce bypasses Donetsk airport, symbol of conflict in eastern Ukraine

    The separatists fear Kiev troops may use the compound as a way into Donetsk …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia’s Night Wolves ride for the motherland
    Oct07

    Russia’s Night Wolves ride for the motherland

    Moscow (AFP) – Roaring through Moscow after dark with their big bikes, long hair and leather jackets, the Night Wolves could be Russia’s answer to the Hell’s Angels. But these are riders with a cause, and that cause is the motherland.”Our values are quite simple: love your country, have faith and don’t use or sell...

    Poroshenko Says No Peace In Donbas Without Control Over Border
    Oct07

    Poroshenko Says No Peace In Donbas Without Control Over Border

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with a top U.S. official on October 6 that there cannot be peace in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region until government control is re-established over the border with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Chief: Rapid Reaction Force in E. Europe Does Not Violate Deal with Russia
    Oct07

    NATO Chief: Rapid Reaction Force in E. Europe Does Not Violate Deal with Russia

    NATO’s new chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says plans for a new rapid reaction force in Eastern Europe do not break a deal with Russia on military force levels. Stoltenberg told the Reuters News Agency during a visit to Poland Monday that NATO is in accordance with its international obligations. He said NATO needs to stay strong, keep its...