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    NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?
    Oct30

    NATO: Rebellion in the Ranks?

    Vladimir Putin, the wily strategist of Russian revanchism, is well on his way to reconstructing the Warsaw Pact. That, at least, is what the pundits of The Washington Post are making it out to seem. Last week, Jackson Diehl penned a column on how Putin has driven a wedge between NATO and its easternmost members. Anne Applebaum, meanwhile, pins...

    ‘Unusual’ Russian military flights over Europe leave NATO scrambling
    Oct30

    ‘Unusual’ Russian military flights over Europe leave NATO scrambling

    Tensions have been running high between NATO and Russia since Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine …read more Source: Toronto...

    NATO Chief Says Russian Air Force Increases Flights on Ukraine Border
    Oct30

    NATO Chief Says Russian Air Force Increases Flights on Ukraine Border

    ATHENS, Greece—NATO’s new chief says the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe. Jens Stoltenberg says while NATO is not back on Cold War terms with its former arch-enemy, recent Russian behavior has severely undermined the trust built up over decades. Tensions...

    The Bizarre Story Behind Today’s Sudden Ruble Rally
    Oct30

    The Bizarre Story Behind Today’s Sudden Ruble Rally

    On Thursday, the Russian ruble reversed its recent trend of breaking record lows against the dollar and the euro and came surging back. Rumors quickly circulated about the cause of the unexpected rally. Here’s what we know so far: After falling to yet another record low in early trading, the ruble suddenly began regaining lost ground from...

    Brutal Winter Set To Hit War-Torn East Ukraine
    Oct30

    Brutal Winter Set To Hit War-Torn East Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps. The inhabitants move around like shadows, eyes dull and faces weary with hardship, dressed in...

    Merkel Not Acutely Worried About Russian Violations of Airspace
    Oct30

    Merkel Not Acutely Worried About Russian Violations of Airspace

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was not very concerned about sorties by Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and by its fighters over the Baltic which NATO said it had tracked on Wednesday. In the last few months, there had been a lot of activity in terms of Russian army exercises, said Merkel at a news...

    In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety
    Oct30

    In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

    In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia to Resume Talks
    Oct30

    Ukraine, Russia to Resume Talks

    Ukraine and Russia were set to resume talks to resolve their natural-gas dispute, with officials scrambling to secure funding for Kiev to pay for gas deliveries. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Brutal Winter Set to Hit War-torn Eastern Ukraine
    Oct30

    Brutal Winter Set to Hit War-torn Eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine— Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps. The inhabitants move around like shadows, eyes dull and faces weary with hardship, dressed in several...

    Ukrainian gas deal ‘within reach,’ Europe says
    Oct30

    Ukrainian gas deal ‘within reach,’ Europe says

    Daniel J. GraeberBRUSSELS, Oct. 30 (UPI) — An agreement meant to settle longstanding gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine is “within reach,” the president of the European Commission said Thursday. …read more Source: United Press...