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    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine
    Oct23

    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine

    European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on October 23 for a summit aimed at reaching a deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia takes bite out of McDonald’s with US ties in deep freeze
    Oct23

    Russia takes bite out of McDonald’s with US ties in deep freeze

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald’s, launched after the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine. Ten outlets of the symbolic American eatery are now closed, McDonald’s said Wednesday, months after the...

    Russian Aircraft Intercepted by NATO Forces After Entering Airspace
    Oct22

    Russian Aircraft Intercepted by NATO Forces After Entering Airspace

    Swedish jets have intercepted a Russian aircraft that briefly entered North Atlantic Treaty Organization airspace Tuesday. NATO and Swedish forces reportedly noticed the plane, identified as a Russian intelligence jet, traveling near NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports. The plane later crossed into Estonian airspace for about a...

    Ukraine’s Vote, Russia’s Fate
    Oct22

    Ukraine’s Vote, Russia’s Fate

    STOCKHOLM — When Ukraine’s voters go to the polls on Oct. 26, not only the fate of their country will be at stake; so will the future of a significant part of Europe. To put it simply: the future of Ukraine will decide the future of Russia, and the future of Russia will have a substantial impact on the future of Europe. When the...

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election
    Oct22

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election

    Ukrainian voters go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, the last political step in the revolution that started nearly a year ago. The vote is expected to move the country closer to badly-needed reforms, but won’t solve all of its problems. When Ukrainians took to the streets last winter for protests that led to the ouster of...

    Swedish Hunt for ‘Russian’ Sub Recalls the Cold War
    Oct22

    Swedish Hunt for ‘Russian’ Sub Recalls the Cold War

    For the last six days, Sweden’s Navy has been in full Hunt for Red October-mode. Ever since a mysterious, unidentified vessel was spotted south of Stockholm, Swedish ships and helicopters have been searching the area for what media reports says is a damaged Russian submarine that has surreptitiously made its way into the Nordic...

    NATO, Swedish Fighters Scrambled to Intercept Russian Plane
    Oct22

    NATO, Swedish Fighters Scrambled to Intercept Russian Plane

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday. The Estonian Foreign Ministry called the Russian ambassador to the ministry and gave him a protest note over the incursion, the Estonian...

    Poll: Ukraine Leader’s Bloc Holds Election Lead, Tymoshenko Threatened
    Oct22

    Poll: Ukraine Leader’s Bloc Holds Election Lead, Tymoshenko Threatened

    President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc holds a big lead ahead of Ukraine’s election on Sunday while a rising populist party looks set to take second place, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. A surge in support for the Radical Party of populist Oleh Lyashko, the champion of government troops and scourge of super-wealthy oligarchs,...

    Here Is The Major Ukrainian City Destroyed During A Supposed Ceasefire
    Oct22

    Here Is The Major Ukrainian City Destroyed During A Supposed Ceasefire

    A ceasefire has technically been in place in eastern Ukraine since negotiations began in Minsk between the Ukrainian and Russian governments on September 5. But this attempted cessation in hostilities has failed to take effect on the ground. Large parts of Donetsk have been destroyed as a result of the fighting, which has included large-scale and...

    World War 3? Fears of Russian Invasion Increase as ‘Provocations’ in Countries Outside Ukraine Grow
    Oct22

    World War 3? Fears of Russian Invasion Increase as ‘Provocations’ in Countries Outside Ukraine Grow

    Fears of Russia invading countries outside of Ukraine are growing as the “provocations”–including incursions into the sea and air–increase. The latest is a Russian submarine reportedly detected just outside Stockholm in Sweden, prompting a swift response from Swedish military. The Swedes learned from experience–last year six Russian military...