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    Families of Dutch MH17 victims to seek damages from state
    Oct10

    Families of Dutch MH17 victims to seek damages from state

    There were 196 Dutch nationals onboard the Boeing 777 when it crashed on July 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 passengers and crew …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Germany, France offer drones to monitor eastern Ukraine; troop protection hampers deployment
    Oct10

    Germany, France offer drones to monitor eastern Ukraine; troop protection hampers deployment

    Germany and France have offered to send drone aircraft to Ukraine to monitor the country’s volatile east, but their deployment depends upon resolving the question of troop protection. …read more Source: FOX...

    The Ruble Is Getting Crushed Again
    Oct10

    The Ruble Is Getting Crushed Again

    The Russian ruble is down another 0.8% against the dollar Friday, following the almost continual decline since the summer. The Russian currency is down nearly 17% against the dollar since the end of June. The collapse follows uncertainty about the Russia’s plans in Ukraine, international sanctions, and the falling price of oil. The Wall...

    Warsaw Has Lots of Apples — and Candles
    Oct10

    Warsaw Has Lots of Apples — and Candles

    WARSAW — People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they’re pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It’s an act of defiance. Moscow has banned the importing of fruits and vegetables to Russia, in retaliation for the...

    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...

    War: What is it good for?
    Oct10

    War: What is it good for?

    The West is bombing terror group ISIS in Syria and Iraq, while Russia is engaged in a brittle stand-off in Eastern Ukraine. Bloodshed has dominated headlines through summer but, amid the misery, there is a winner: The defense industry. …read more Source:...

    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....