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    Putin Urges Moldova To Address Concerns Over EU Association
    Oct10

    Putin Urges Moldova To Address Concerns Over EU Association

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized Moldova for refusing to hold consultations with Moscow on an accord that strengthens ties between Chisinau and the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leaders Of Ex-Soviet Countries Discuss Closer Ties
    Oct10

    Leaders Of Ex-Soviet Countries Discuss Closer Ties

    MINSK, Belarus—Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country does not oppose ex-Soviet states seeking closer ties with Western countries, but has criticized them for not taking Moscow’s interests into account. Leaders from the 11-member Commonwealth of Independent States met Friday in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to discuss closer...

    Lukashenka Signs Law On Ratification Of ‘Eurasian’ Treaty
    Oct10

    Lukashenka Signs Law On Ratification Of ‘Eurasian’ Treaty

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a law on the ratification of the treaty creating the Eurasian Economic Union (EES), advancing a Russian-led drive to strengthen ties among former Soviet republics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Ukrainian minibus driver’s surprise tour of war duty
    Oct10

    A Ukrainian minibus driver’s surprise tour of war duty

    The Ukrainian special forces sergeant jumped into the front seat of Alexander Kosenko’s white minibus with two Kalashnikovs slung over his shoulders, his vest stuffed with a dozen ammo clips, some hand grenades and a couple of machete-size daggers. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Feds snubbing Moscow health summit as Ebola outbreak spreads
    Oct10

    Feds snubbing Moscow health summit as Ebola outbreak spreads

    As the the world deals with the intensifying threat posed by the Ebola virus, Canada will boycott a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Russia next week, according to a tweet from Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health Eve Adams Friday. BREAKING: Delighted to announce Canada will boycott WHO mtgs in Russia....

    Fleeing Conflict, Displaced In Ukraine Encounter Neighbors’ Mistrust
    Oct10

    Fleeing Conflict, Displaced In Ukraine Encounter Neighbors’ Mistrust

    As growing numbers of displaced people flee the conflict in eastern Ukraine, many are finding that an earlier atmosphere of solidarity has significantly cooled. In western cities, some landlords are refusing to rent apartments to IDPs, due to a perception that displaced families are taking advantage of relief efforts. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian, Belarusian Soccer Fans Detained For Anti-Putin Chants
    Oct10

    Ukrainian, Belarusian Soccer Fans Detained For Anti-Putin Chants

    Police in Belarus have detained about 100 Ukrainian soccer fans after spectators at an international match chanted vulgar verses targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Flight MH17: Dutch Official Who Talked About Ill-Fated Plane’s Passenger Having Oxygen Mask Criticized
    Oct10

    Flight MH17: Dutch Official Who Talked About Ill-Fated Plane’s Passenger Having Oxygen Mask Criticized

    The announcement by a senior Dutch official on Wednesday that a passenger on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was found wearing an oxygen mask has attracted criticism from dead passengers’ relatives. The plane is believed to have been brought down by a surface-to-air missile while flying over a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine....

    U.S.: No Sanctions Relief For Russia Until Forces Leave Ukraine
    Oct10

    U.S.: No Sanctions Relief For Russia Until Forces Leave Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat says there should be no sanctions relief for Russia until all foreign forces and equipment have left Ukraine, Kyiv’s sovereignty over its border has been restored and all hostages have been released. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and Tunisia on long Nobel Peace Prize candidate list
    Oct10

    Russia and Tunisia on long Nobel Peace Prize candidate list

    Oslo (AFP) – There was no clear frontrunner ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, with a Russian opposition newspaper, Tunisia’s democratic leadership, Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis among a record number of candidates.As in previous years, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,...