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    Families of MH17 victims to seek damages
    Oct10

    Families of MH17 victims to seek damages

    AMSTERDAM – Dutch relatives of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17, downed over Ukraine in July, will hold the Dutch government liable for damages for its handling of the aftermath of the crash, a lawyer representing families said on Friday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    World War 3 to be Hybrid Warfare Scenario? US and Latvia Hold War Games Amid Tensions
    Oct10

    World War 3 to be Hybrid Warfare Scenario? US and Latvia Hold War Games Amid Tensions

    Some of Russia’s neighbors in Europe should be prepared to deal with new hybrid warfare challenges presented by Russia under President Vladimir Putin amid fighting in eastern Ukraine, a Latvian official has stated. His comments come as US and Latvia are carrying out war games amid tensions with the Kremlin. US and Latvian troops this week...

    Latvia and U.S. Play War Games as Tensions with Russia Grow
    Oct10

    Latvia and U.S. Play War Games as Tensions with Russia Grow

    Over the sandbanks and marshes of northern Latvia, battle cries rang out late last month as U.S. and Latvian troops stormed a mock-up urban street, a training exercise one officer described as a “Stalingrad-type scenario” for soldiers more used to peace-keeping or fighting rural insurgents. After an €80,000 anti-tank missile and a volley of...

    Podcast: The Tatars Feel The Heat
    Oct10

    Podcast: The Tatars Feel The Heat

    Moscow initially tried to woo and co-opt Crimea’s Tatar community. But when that effort fell flat, the Kremlin pivoted to its default setting — the tried and true application of force and fear. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Protesters, Police Scuffle At Rally For Ukrainian Prisoners’ Release
    Oct10

    Protesters, Police Scuffle At Rally For Ukrainian Prisoners’ Release

    Protesters rallied in Kyiv on October 10 to demand the release of Ukrainians seized by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east. Scuffles broke out as guards tried to stop the protesters from marching toward the presidential building. The demonstrators also scuffled with a man who set a tire on fire, calling him a provocateur....

    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...

    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:...