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    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine
    Oct30

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine

    Russia on Wednesday angrily dismissed the EU’s warning that it wouldn’t recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, saying that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal
    Oct29

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

    After inconclusive talks last week, the negotiations between the energy chiefs of the two nations were seen as a last-ditch attempt to stave off another crisis that could leave Ukraine without sufficient heating in the dead of winter. Late Wednesday, an EU statement said a press conference to announce the results of the meeting was canceled and...

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize elections organized by rebels in Ukraine
    Oct29

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize elections organized by rebels in Ukraine

    Russia has angrily dismissed the EU’s warning that it wouldn’t recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, warning that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia defends rebel vote in eastern Ukraine
    Oct29

    Russia defends rebel vote in eastern Ukraine

    The EU also warned Wednesday that it wouldn’t recognize the vote, which “would run counter to the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol and disrupt progress towards finding a sustainable political solution.” …read more Source: San Francisco...

    NATO Has Intercepted An ‘Unusual’ Number Of Russian Aircraft In The Past Two Days
    Oct29

    NATO Has Intercepted An ‘Unusual’ Number Of Russian Aircraft In The Past Two Days

    NATO has scrambled fighter jets to intercept an unusually high number of Russian military aircraft on Oct. 28 and 29. The incidents have taken place throughout Europe, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Black Sea, according to NATO Allied Command Operations. Over this two-day period, NATO jets responded to at least 26 Russian jets that were flying in...

    Rocket failure casts spotlight on risks of space flight
    Oct29

    Rocket failure casts spotlight on risks of space flight

    Washington (AFP) – The explosion of a privately owned rocket on its way toward the International Space Station cast a spotlight on the risks involved with NASA’s reliance on the fledgling commercial space industry, experts said Wednesday.The accident was the first major setback since private companies stepped in to replace US access...

    Eastern Ukraine’s Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister
    Oct29

    Eastern Ukraine’s Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister

    The region is under constant shelling. Its borders change daily. It’s not even clear what powers this new government will have. But darn it, the Donetsk People’s Republic is holding an election on Sunday. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts
    Oct29

    Hitting ISIS Where It Hurts

    ISIS is making about $1 million a day from oil sales, according to a U.S. Treasury Department estimate. And disrupting the group’s ability to sell the roughly 50,000 barrels of oil it’s believed to produce daily is a top concern for David Cohen, the U.S. undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence. Dealing...

    Russians Re-write History to Slur Ukraine Over War
    Oct29

    Russians Re-write History to Slur Ukraine Over War

    The trio of German historians, as well as a handful of their colleagues from Eastern Europe, flew into Moscow last week for what they thought would be a conference on the history of Nazi war crimes. It was the fifth in a series of international summits held every other year since 2006, first in Berlin and Cologne, then in Slovakia and Belarus, to...

    Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the West, and a New Marshall Plan
    Oct29

    Ukraine: Poroshenko, Putin, the West, and a New Marshall Plan

    A few days ago I was interviewed by Alla Lazareva of the Ukrainian newsweekly, Tyzhden. As the first anniversary of the Maidan revolution approached, we spoke about that event, about Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, about Ukraine’s position between a diffident Europe and a forceful Russia, and about my proposal for a Marshall Plan for...