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    Brzezinski: Why We Need a U.S.-China ‘Pacific Charter’ for Global Stability
    Nov11

    Brzezinski: Why We Need a U.S.-China ‘Pacific Charter’ for Global Stability

    In Beijing on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama called on China to be a “partner in underwriting the international order” instead of “undermining” it. One key American strategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, is strongly promoting the idea that Obama’s...

    Russia Launches New Media Brand Called ‘Sputnik’
    Nov10

    Russia Launches New Media Brand Called ‘Sputnik’

    Russia has launched another state-run, international “media brand” called Sputnik, a name with connotations of the Cold War. Sputnik, according to a statement, is for people who are “tired of aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world and want a different perspective.” Announcing the launch Monday in Moscow, Dmitry Kiselev, referred to by...

    Russia’s Provocative Actions at Cold War Levels, Report Says
    Nov10

    Russia’s Provocative Actions at Cold War Levels, Report Says

    Russia’s provocative military actions toward Western countries, including NATO members, is at Cold War levels and the risky strategy could prove catastrophic, according to new report. In a report released on Monday, the European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based think tank, gathered details of and mapped almost 40 specific incidents...

    Amid Currency Gyrations, Russia Floats Ruble
    Nov10

    Amid Currency Gyrations, Russia Floats Ruble

    MOSCOW—After a head-spinning drop in the Russian ruble this year that has raised echoes of the brutal market crises of the 1990s, the national central bank on Monday decided to freely float the currency and shield it more from speculators. The move, which aims to spare the central bank from burning billions in reserves on supporting the currency,...

    World War 3: United States Intervention Could Spark Nuclear War with Russia
    Nov10

    World War 3: United States Intervention Could Spark Nuclear War with Russia

    The current conflict in eastern Europe between Russia and much of the Western world could easily develop into a nuclear war, according to political activist Noam Chomsky. Chomsky, who has described himself as a libertarian socialist and often takes positions against the United States, says that the contention in Ukraine between Russia on one side...

    Ukraine separatist leaders plot strategy with Russian lawmakers
    Nov10

    Ukraine separatist leaders plot strategy with Russian lawmakers

    Leaders of the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine met with Russian lawmakers in Moscow on Monday to plot strategy for closer relations following elections earlier this month that they claim have empowered them to steer their territory out from under Ukrainian rule. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Victims of MH17 disaster remembered at Dutch commemoration
    Nov10

    Victims of MH17 disaster remembered at Dutch commemoration

    The nationally televised event highlighted the grief of families and friends of those killed when the Boeing 777 was downed over eastern Ukraine on July 17 …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russian Central Bank Lets Ruble Float
    Nov10

    Russian Central Bank Lets Ruble Float

    Russia’s central bank has announced that it will not intervene to prop up the ruble, which has lost nearly 40 percent of its value this year under the pressure of Western sanctions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two leaders, who have been deeply at odds over Russia’s role in the...

    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Vladimir Putin Speak Briefly On Beijing Summit Sidelines

    (Adds Russian comment, background) BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two...