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    No Ceasefire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail
    Oct20

    No Ceasefire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail

    After talks between leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia failed to end fighting in Ukraine, the conflict has intensified around a symbolically and strategically important area in the rebel-held east of the country, the Donetsk airport. The battle over its control has become one of the fiercest clashes since fighting between pro-Russia...

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties
    Oct20

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties

    A low point has been reached in relations between Russia and the United States since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with no remedy in sight, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. Criticizing U.S. foreign policy at a public lecture at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Lavrov expressed hope that ties would start improving. “There is always...

    Kremlin ‘Cheerleaders’ To Sing At Top London Venue
    Oct20

    Kremlin ‘Cheerleaders’ To Sing At Top London Venue

    Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London’s top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rick Perry’s Biggest Advantage in 2016
    Oct20

    Rick Perry’s Biggest Advantage in 2016

    Texas Governor Rick Perry quietly traveled to Europe last week to assert his foreign-policy credentials. He got what he was looking for—but in an unexpected way. Perry planned to visit the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, and Ukraine. He was to meet business and energy groups, confer with Ukrainian political leaders, pay his respects to the...

    Ukraine says 100s of soldiers killed in battle with separatists
    Oct20

    Ukraine says 100s of soldiers killed in battle with separatists

    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-Russian separatist forces in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle
    Oct20

    Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle

    KIEV, Ukraine — 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-Russian separatist forces in the east.The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in the city of Ilovaisk that...

    Ukraine’s Maidan: Pictures From a Revolution
    Oct20

    Ukraine’s Maidan: Pictures From a Revolution

    What began as a few small isolated public protests in 2013 against former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, for his about-face on a trade agreement with the European Union to pursue closer relations with Russia, turned violent when protesters clashed with police. Public support for the protesters soon grew and their numbers swelled. By...

    McDonald’s Says Russian Health Inspectors Target 200 Restaurants
    Oct20

    McDonald’s Says Russian Health Inspectors Target 200 Restaurants

    More than 200 McDonald’s restaurants in Russia are being audited by health inspectors, the company said in a public statement over the weekend. McDonald’s vowed to challenge a court-ordered closure of nine restaurants, according to a Russian-language statement released by the Illinois-based company, Bloomberg reports. Health...

    Germany Says Pro-Russian Separatists Stole Missile Launcher that Took Down MH17
    Oct20

    Germany Says Pro-Russian Separatists Stole Missile Launcher that Took Down MH17

    Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has determined that pro-Russian separatists brought down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 this summer. The agency investigated the incident through a series of satellite images and photographs coupled with intelligence from within the pro-Russian groups and the Ukrainian...

    Hunting for Red October… in the Stockholm Archipelago
    Oct20

    Hunting for Red October… in the Stockholm Archipelago

    The Swedish Armed Forces were put on high alert this weekend, as there was an apparent intrusion — not for the first or the last time — by a Russian submarine into Swedish territorial waters, in the Stockholm Archipelago. Not a situation that should make Swedes more confident that their centuries old neutrality and non-alignment is...