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    Russia’s Borders: Old Ties Pull Bulgaria in Two Directions
    Oct24

    Russia’s Borders: Old Ties Pull Bulgaria in Two Directions

    Modern relations between Bulgaria and Russia began about two centuries ago when Russia sought geopolitical advantages in the Balkans and strategic access to the Turkish Straits. Russia positioned herself as a guardian of Balkan Orthodox Christians in the Ottoman Empire, which included the people in latterday Bulgaria. With linguistic similarities...

    Morgan Stanley Analyst Threw GM CEO A Curveball On Earnings Call (GM)
    Oct24

    Morgan Stanley Analyst Threw GM CEO A Curveball On Earnings Call (GM)

    General Motors reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday. The carmaker missed Wall Street estimates, earning 81 cents per share, lower than the expected 97 cents. But GM chalked up the miss to one-time expenditures. Overall, the business in North America continues to perform well, especially where big SUVs are concerned. China operations are...

    NATO sends Russia message with new quick-reaction force: ‘Think about Ukraine’
    Oct23

    NATO sends Russia message with new quick-reaction force: ‘Think about Ukraine’

    NATO plans to create a new quick-reaction force by the fall of 2015. “Think about Ukraine. Think about ISIL. Our president spent months trying to build a coalition. We’ve learned that politically, as well as operationally, it makes more sense to do that. You just get so much more capability,” … …read more Source: The...

    Why Would a Russian Submarine Be Lurking in Waters Off Sweden?
    Oct23

    Why Would a Russian Submarine Be Lurking in Waters Off Sweden?

    Rumours of a Russian submarine hanging around off the coast of Sweden have inspired much Cold War nostalgia. But while there is of course the chance that something fishy is going on, there are many plausible explanations as to why a vessel might prowl about in foreign waters. In fact, it happens all the time. The Swedish military has reported...

    Everton held by Lille but remain top in Europa League
    Oct23

    Everton held by Lille but remain top in Europa League

    Paris (AFP) – Everton retained top spot in Group F on Thursday as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille in Europa League action following a day of trouble and fighting in the city centre between fans and police ahead of the tie. The Merseysiders, who last won their only continental trophy in 1985 when they lifted the now defunct Cup...

    EU leaders struggle for ‘difficult’ climate deal
    Oct23

    EU leaders struggle for ‘difficult’ climate deal

    Brussels (AFP) – European Union leaders warned it would be tough to seal a high-stakes climate change deal as they began talks Thursday on a pact aimed at making Brussels a global trailblazer for decades to come.The two-day EU summit will focus on an ambitious package of climate change targets for 2030 but also tackle the Ebola crisis,...

    EU Leaders Seek Climate Deal, Clash Over Costs
    Oct23

    EU Leaders Seek Climate Deal, Clash Over Costs

    European leaders aimed to agree on a new decade of energy policy at an EU summit Thursday, but sharp differences over sharing the costs of cutting climate-warming gas emissions meant that securing a deal was likely to prove difficult. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be drawn up in Paris next year with industrial...

    Ukraine Warns of Separatist Attacks, as Rebel Leader Threatens ‘Heavy Military Action’
    Oct23

    Ukraine Warns of Separatist Attacks, as Rebel Leader Threatens ‘Heavy Military Action’

    Pro-Russian rebels masquerading as Kiev armed forces are planning to open fire in residential neighbourhoods in eastern Ukraine during the country’s parliamentary election on Sunday, Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council (SNBO) said today. The planned attack is intended to “discredit” Kiev armed forces, Andriy Lysenko the...

    Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems
    Oct23

    Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems

    In June 2011, Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country house in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. For several hours the besieged leader of the world’s most famous insurgent publishing organization and the billionaire head...

    Heads roll in Russia over Total crash
    Oct23

    Heads roll in Russia over Total crash

    Moscow (AFP) – Heads rolled in Russia Thursday over the plane crash that killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, with top airport managers resigning and four more staff detained.The driver of the snowplough that collided with Total boss Christophe de Margerie’s plane as it was taking off from a Moscow airport late Monday was also...