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    Vladimir Putin Cancer Update: Russia Says ‘Bite Your Tongue’ on Rumors
    Nov01

    Vladimir Putin Cancer Update: Russia Says ‘Bite Your Tongue’ on Rumors

    Russia has said that President Vladimir Puting doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, contrary to some reports. A spokesperson for Putin said this week that regarding his health, “everything’s fine,” reported state-run RIA Novosti. He also added that journalists “shouldn’t bank on it” and “bite your tongue” before saying anything. Last...

    Rebel elections in Ukraine set to worsen tensions between Russia, West
    Nov01

    Rebel elections in Ukraine set to worsen tensions between Russia, West

    MOSCOW — Russia and the West appeared bound for even worse tensions ahead of a Sunday vote in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, as Western leaders warned that Russian plans to recognize the elections would further destabilize the conflict-racked nation. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Moscow Gov’t Watchdog Issues Warning to Russia’s Top Radio Station
    Nov01

    Moscow Gov’t Watchdog Issues Warning to Russia’s Top Radio Station

    MOSCOW—The Russian government’s communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine. Roskomnadzor’s warning to Ekho Moskvy related to this week’s program, in which two journalists exchanged first-hand accounts of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and government forces in...

    Despite spat with Russia Poles honor Soviet troops
    Nov01

    Despite spat with Russia Poles honor Soviet troops

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The diplomatic spat with Russia over Ukraine has not prevented Poles from placing hundreds of candles on the graves of Red Army soldiers killed in January 1945 while driv… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Separatist-Held Ukrainian Regions To Hold ‘Elections’
    Nov01

    Separatist-Held Ukrainian Regions To Hold ‘Elections’

    Authorities in separatist-held areas of Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions are due to hold self-declared elections on November 2 which Kyiv and Western powers say are illegitimate. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite diplomatic spat with Moscow over Ukraine, Poles honor Red Army troops killed in WWII
    Nov01

    Despite diplomatic spat with Moscow over Ukraine, Poles honor Red Army troops killed in WWII

    The diplomatic spat with Russia over Ukraine has not prevented Poles from placing hundreds of candles on the graves of Red Army soldiers killed in January 1945 while driving Nazi German troops from the city. …read more Source: FOX...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of separatist vote
    Nov01

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed ahead of separatist vote

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed by pro-Russian rebels, officials said Saturday on the eve of separatist elections that Ukraine and its Western backers say will undermine an increasingly hollow truce accord.Losses in the last 24 hours “as a result of fighting were six servicemen killed and 10...

    Anne Applebaum: Poland and its Jews are intertwined in a fight for survival
    Nov01

    Anne Applebaum: Poland and its Jews are intertwined in a fight for survival

    There were ministers and presidents, and an audience full of people from around the world. But at the opening of the beautiful Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw last week, there was one speech that stood out from all of the others. In the cold autumn sunlight, Marian Turski got up in front of the crowd and began with the following...

    Ukraine’s high-profile ambassador heading home
    Nov01

    Ukraine’s high-profile ambassador heading home

    Ukrainian Ambassador Vadym Prystaiko, the media-savvy envoy who helmed his country’s mission through a radical change in government, is set to head back to Kyiv at the request of Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko. read more …read more Source:...

    Ballots or Bullets: Democracy and World Power
    Nov01

    Ballots or Bullets: Democracy and World Power

    Photo by Pete Souza Introduction The principal reason why Washington engages in military wars, sanctions and clandestine operations to secure power abroad is because its chosen clients cannot and do not win free and open elections. A brief survey of recent election outcomes testify to the electoral unattractiveness of Washington backed clients....