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    Sea of candles marks ‘magical’ rally that shook Berlin Wall
    Oct09

    Sea of candles marks ‘magical’ rally that shook Berlin Wall

    Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – Tens of thousands joined a candlelight procession on Thursday marking a watershed mass protest 25 years ago that helped bring down the Berlin Wall a month later.European leaders and former dissidents joined local residents in a day of celebrations culminating in a reenactment of the iconic march in the eastern...

    Passenger on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on
    Oct09

    Passenger on downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on

    One of the Australian passengers aboard the doomed Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine in July appears to have donned an oxygen mask before the fatal crash, suggesting some on board might have been aware of their impending deaths, a Dutch official disclosed. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Leaders, activists mark ‘magical’ rally that shook Berlin Wall
    Oct09

    Leaders, activists mark ‘magical’ rally that shook Berlin Wall

    Leipzig (Germany) (AFP) – European leaders and former dissidents Thursday celebrated 25 years since a landmark protest in the run-up to the Berlin Wall’s fall, amid fears over fresh Cold War-style tensions with Russia.The ceremony in the eastern German city of Leipzig comes one month to the day before the reunified capital marks a...

    Malaysia Flight 17 Victim Found With Oxygen Mask, Dutch Government Says
    Oct09

    Malaysia Flight 17 Victim Found With Oxygen Mask, Dutch Government Says

    One of the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, suggesting not every passenger on board died instantly when the plane was shot down over Ukraine in July, according to a Dutch minister. Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke about the oxygen mask during an interview on Dutch television program Pauw on...

    Passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on, prosecutors say
    Oct09

    Passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 had oxygen mask on, prosecutors say

    The body of one passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was found wearing an oxygen mask, Dutch prosecutors said Thursday, raising questions about how much those on board knew about their fate as their plane went down above eastern Ukraine in July. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    EU Energy Chief Asks Russia, Ukraine to Hold Gas Crisis Talks
    Oct09

    EU Energy Chief Asks Russia, Ukraine to Hold Gas Crisis Talks

    European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger has asked Ukraine and Russia to take part in another round of talks to try to solve a gas pricing row on Oct. 21 in Berlin, a Commission official said on Thursday. The European Union’s executive hopes to broker a deal to resolve a stand-off that has prompted Moscow to shut off gas deliveries...

    How Obama Tried to Stay Out of Syria, and Still Failed
    Oct09

    How Obama Tried to Stay Out of Syria, and Still Failed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Throughout 2012, as signs mounted that militants in Syria were growing stronger, the debate in the White House followed a pattern. In meeting after meeting, as officials from agencies outside the executive residence advocated arming pro-Western rebels or other forms of action, President Barack Obama’s closest...

    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask
    Oct09

    MH17 Victim Found Wearing Oxygen Mask

    Dutch prosecutors have confirmed the body of a passenger on the Malaysian airliner that crashed in July in eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask. The prosecutors said the victim of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was Australian. Forensic experts have tested the mask for fingerprints, saliva and DNA, but the tests yielded no...

    Ukraine President Signs Law to Purge Supporters of Old Regime
    Oct09

    Ukraine President Signs Law to Purge Supporters of Old Regime

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president has approved legislation to purge government bodies of officials linked to the rule of the country’s previous leader, Viktor Yanukovych. President Petro Poroshenko’s office said in a statement Thursday that the law is aimed at restoring public trust in authorities. Yanukovych was overthrown in...

    Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?
    Oct09

    Hong Kong: The Future of People Power?

    In 2000, I organized a meeting in China that brought together independent trade unionists, campaigners for corporate codes of conduct, and human rights advocates. We had spirited conversations about strikes and labor organizing and how to deal with the Communist authorities in Beijing. We didn’t worry about the government monitoring or...