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    No Cease-Fire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail
    Oct20

    No Cease-Fire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail

    Fighting around the symbolically and strategically important Donetsk airport area in rebel-held eastern Ukraine has intensified with the failure of talks among leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. The battle over control of the area has become one of the fiercest clashes since fighting between pro-Russia separatists and the army began...

    Sweden’s Massive Search for Russian Sub Shows ‘Cold War’ Fears Are Back
    Oct20

    Sweden’s Massive Search for Russian Sub Shows ‘Cold War’ Fears Are Back

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller — an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters. Whether it was caused by...

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Rebels Shot Down Plane with Seized Ukrainian Buk Missile, Says Germany
    Oct20

    Malaysia Airlines MH17: Rebels Shot Down Plane with Seized Ukrainian Buk Missile, Says Germany

    A German intelligence report has alleged that pro-Russian separatists shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 using an air-defence missile system seized from a Ukrainian military base. Germany’s federal intelligence service BND told a parliamentary committee that unambiguous evidence, including satellite images, suggested that MH17 was...

    No Ceasefire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail
    Oct20

    No Ceasefire in Ukraine, As Donetsk Airport Gets Shelled And Top-Level Talks Fail

    After talks between leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia failed to end fighting in Ukraine, the conflict has intensified around a symbolically and strategically important area in the rebel-held east of the country, the Donetsk airport. The battle over its control has become one of the fiercest clashes since fighting between pro-Russia...

    German Intelligence Agency Blames Pro-Russian Rebels for Downing of Flight MH17
    Oct20

    German Intelligence Agency Blames Pro-Russian Rebels for Downing of Flight MH17

    A German intelligence agency has determined that pro-Russian rebels were responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which killed 298 people in eastern Ukraine in July. The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), the agency responsible for foreign intelligence, reportedly gathered information suggesting that Russian loyalists captured a...

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties
    Oct20

    Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties

    A low point has been reached in relations between Russia and the United States since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with no remedy in sight, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. Criticizing U.S. foreign policy at a public lecture at the Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Lavrov expressed hope that ties would start improving. “There is always...

    Ukraine says 100s of soldiers killed in battle with separatists
    Oct20

    Ukraine says 100s of soldiers killed in battle with separatists

    A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    Rick Perry’s Biggest Advantage in 2016
    Oct20

    Rick Perry’s Biggest Advantage in 2016

    Texas Governor Rick Perry quietly traveled to Europe last week to assert his foreign-policy credentials. He got what he was looking for—but in an unexpected way. Perry planned to visit the United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, and Ukraine. He was to meet business and energy groups, confer with Ukrainian political leaders, pay his respects to the...

    Kremlin ‘Cheerleaders’ To Sing At Top London Venue
    Oct20

    Kremlin ‘Cheerleaders’ To Sing At Top London Venue

    Two Kremlin-friendly Russian singers will perform this week at London’s top concert hall, despite calls on Britain to bar them from entering the country. Iosif Kobzon and Valeria have actively backed Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle
    Oct20

    Ukraine parliament says 100s died in battle

    KIEV, Ukraine — A report by Ukraine’s parliament revealed Monday that more than 300 soldiers were killed during a weeks-long battle that marked a crushing setback in the military campaign to root out pro-Russian separatist forces in the east.The report is the first official confirmation of the scale of a defeat in the city of Ilovaisk that...