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    Ukrainian Nationalist Volunteers Committing ‘ISIS-Style’ War Crimes
    Sep10

    Ukrainian Nationalist Volunteers Committing ‘ISIS-Style’ War Crimes

    Groups of right-wing Ukrainian nationalists are committing war crimes in the rebel-held territories of Eastern Ukraine, according to a report from Amnesty International, as evidence emerged in local media of the volunteer militias beheading their victims. Armed volunteers who refer to themselves as the Aidar battalion “have been involved in...

    Russia Fires Nuclear Missile, Hits Target 3,500 Miles Away
    Sep10

    Russia Fires Nuclear Missile, Hits Target 3,500 Miles Away

    Russia successfully tested its latest Bulava intercontinental nuclear missile Wednesday amid rising tensions with NATO over the conflict in Ukraine. The nearly 37-ton missile was launched from Russia’s new submarine, the Vladimir Monomakh, as part of its sea trials. Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov said a total of five test launches...

    Putin Tightens Control Of Defense Industry, Blasts NATO Over Ukraine
    Sep10

    Putin Tightens Control Of Defense Industry, Blasts NATO Over Ukraine

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree taking direct charge of a committee that oversees Russia’s defense sector. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Boehner invites Ukraine president to address Congress
    Sep10

    Boehner invites Ukraine president to address Congress

    House speaker says speech by Ukrainian president signals U.S. commitment. …read more Source: USA...

    Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin’s Secret War
    Sep10

    Exclusive: Russian Soldiers Reveal the Truth Behind Putin’s Secret War

    Lyudmila Malinina’s voice trembled as she described the secret funeral she witnessed on a recent night in her small town of Sudislavsky in the Kostroma region of central Russia. At about 8pm, a truck parked at the cemetery a few yards away from her wooden house. The truck’s headlights stayed on to illuminate the ground for several men...

    Hundreds of Jewish families remaining in eastern Ukraine for High Holidays
    Sep10

    Hundreds of Jewish families remaining in eastern Ukraine for High Holidays

    (JTA) — Hundreds of Jewish families are staying in the flashpoint eastern Ukraine cities of Donetsk and Mariupol and will spend Rosh Hashanah there. The families are hoping for an extended calm after the signing of a cease-fire agreement reached last week between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian militias, said the chief rabbi of Donetsk, Pichas...

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence
    Sep10

    Criticizing NATO, Putin Underlines Need for Nuclear Deterrence

    President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia must maintain its nuclear deterrence because of what he described as a growing number of possible security threats. With ties between Moscow and the West tense over the crisis in Ukraine, Putin signed a decree that gives him more control over a commission that oversees the defense industry and...

    Putin Says Russia Will Build New Strategic Nukes, Space Defenses
    Sep10

    Putin Says Russia Will Build New Strategic Nukes, Space Defenses

    MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin says Russia has no intention to launch a new arms race, but will respond to all security challenges. Addressing a meeting in Moscow Wednesday on weapons modernization plans, Putin said Russia will focus on developing new strategic nuclear weapons, aerospace defenses and high-precision conventional weapons. He said...

    Russia Gas Delivers to Poland Drop 24 Percent
    Sep10

    Russia Gas Delivers to Poland Drop 24 Percent

    WARSAW, Poland—Russian natural gas deliveries to Poland have dropped by some 24 percent this week, Poland’s gas monopoly said Wednesday, though the reason remained unclear. Spokesman Rafal Pazura told The Associated Press that the company, PGNiG, is asking Russian supplier Gazprom whether the drop is due to “technical or trade” issues....

    Ukraine says Russia withdrawing forces from east
    Sep10

    Ukraine says Russia withdrawing forces from east

    Ukraine’s president said on Wednesday Russia had removed the bulk of its forces from his country, raising hopes for a peace drive now underway after five months of conflict in which more than 3,000 people have been killed. …read more Source:...