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    Murders and Gang-Rapes: Moscow Spins OSCE Probe Into Ukraine ‘Mass Graves’
    Oct01

    Murders and Gang-Rapes: Moscow Spins OSCE Probe Into Ukraine ‘Mass Graves’

    Russian media are quoting an “OSCE expert” as claiming hundreds of bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in eastern Ukraine and are accusing Ukrainian troops of brutalizing the local population. The “expert,” however, has never worked for the OSCE. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and Healthcare.gov
    Oct01

    An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and Healthcare.gov

    Democrats and Republicans are each shouting “Happy anniversary!” on Wednesday, but being true to form, they are commemorating different milestones. The start of October marks one year since the federal government shut its doors amid a partisan budget fight, a damaging political misstep for Republicans that Democrats hoped would hand...

    NATO’s New Chief Says Russia Still Able To Destabilize Ukraine
    Oct01

    NATO’s New Chief Says Russia Still Able To Destabilize Ukraine

    New NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that the cease-fire in Ukraine “offers an opportunity” but says Russia still has the power to destabilize the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF Cuts Russian GDP Forecast in Half
    Oct01

    IMF Cuts Russian GDP Forecast in Half

    The International Monetary Fund halved its forecast for Russia’s 2015 gross domestic product to 0.5 percent on Wednesday, saying that international tensions had created downside risks to its estimates. “Geopolitical uncertainties are having a big direct impact on the Russian economy,” Antonio Spilimbergo, the IMF’s mission head to...

    NATO gets new chief—one Putin may approve of
    Oct01

    NATO gets new chief—one Putin may approve of

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO’s new chief is calling on Russia to comply with international law, but says there’s now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West. “We see opportunity in the cease-fire that has now been established in the eastern Ukraine,” Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s new secretary general,...

    Russia to sue French shipbuilder over failure to deliver Mistral-class ship
    Oct01

    Russia to sue French shipbuilder over failure to deliver Mistral-class ship

    Russia is preparing legal action against France over the country’s halt in the delivery of the Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) Vladivostok , Russian sources have told IHS Jane’s. More from that defence magazine’s article: “We hope that despite the repeated statements of the French party concerning the possible...

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels move on Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    Fighting intensifies in Ukraine as pro-Russian rebels move on Donetsk airport

    MOSCOW — Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday despite a fragile cease-fire, as pro-Russian rebels appeared to be close to capturing the strategically important Donetsk airport. The fighting was some of the worst since a Sept. 5 cease-fire calmed the conflict, although shelling and casualties have continued throughout the nearly...

    Ukraine rebels’ deadly attack on key airport undermines truce
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels’ deadly attack on key airport undermines truce

    At least 10 people were killed as residential areas near the airport were caught in the crossfire. …read more Source: Toronto...

    At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling
    Oct01

    At Least 10 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Shelling

    At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a minivan on a nearby street in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and witnesses said. A shell hit a playground near school No. 57 on the first day of the school year in Donetsk. No children were among those killed. Witnesses and city officials told...

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport
    Oct01

    Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.At least 10 people were killed as residential areas near the airport were caught in the crossfire, further undermining a shaky truce that was imposed last...