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    Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall
    Nov09

    Germany cheers 25 years since Berlin Wall’s fall

    Berlin (AFP) – Germany marks 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall Sunday with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and rock stars.Chancellor Angela Merkel leads commemorations for those killed trying to flee communist East Germany, ahead of a giant festival...

    World is on brink of new Cold War: Gorbachev
    Nov09

    World is on brink of new Cold War: Gorbachev

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a speech in Berlin on Saturday that East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis were threatening to push the world into a new Cold War, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?
    Nov09

    25 Years After Berlin, Do We Still Need Walls?

    The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago this week. People on both sides filled the streets in celebration, cheered on by virtually everyone around the world. For all of us who were alive then, it remains one of the most hopeful historical moments we’ve ever experienced. For the previous two generations, people everywhere had lived in fear. In the...

    Intense fighting in Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk
    Nov09

    Intense fighting in Ukraine rebel bastion Donetsk

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Intense artillery fire broke out early Sunday in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to AFP journalists in the area.Firing close to the town centre began at 02:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday), and could still be heard at the same intensity two hours later.It is the first fighting on this scale...

    Remains of Five MH17 Crash Victims Are Flown to Netherlands
    Nov09

    Remains of Five MH17 Crash Victims Are Flown to Netherlands

    Remains of five victims on board Malaysian Airlines MH17 will finally be flown home to the Netherlands, nearly four months after the plane crashed in Ukraine. An honor guard carries the coffins during a somber ceremony – one of several -to repatriate the bodies of victims after the plane was downed in eastern Ukraine. All 298 passengers and...

    Nine MH17 Bodies Still Missing
    Nov09

    Nine MH17 Bodies Still Missing

    Nine of the 298 victims of July’s MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine are still unaccounted for, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders says. …read more Source: The Boston...

    OSCE Reports Military Convoys In East Ukraine
    Nov09

    OSCE Reports Military Convoys In East Ukraine

    The OSCE says it is “very concerned” after its monitors witnessed columns of military equipment moving through territory in east Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report
    Nov09

    Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

    WASHINGTON — The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei may be sending a top foreign policy adviser to the latest round of talks. The adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, may join talks in Oman between Secretary of State John...

    Sunday Marks 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall
    Nov09

    Sunday Marks 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

    Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and current and former world leaders are marking the occasion with warnings of continued divisions among major powers. President Barack Obama issued a statement saying Russia’s actions against Ukraine are a reminder that there is “more work to do” for Europe to be...

    Ukraine: 80-plus military vehicles seen in rebel-held area
    Nov09

    Ukraine: 80-plus military vehicles seen in rebel-held area

    SNIZHNE, Ukraine — Associated Press reporters saw more than 80 unmarked military vehicles on the move Saturday in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, indicating that intensified hostilities may lie ahead. Separatists have always insisted they are armed with equipment captured from Ukrainian forces, but the sheer scale and quality of their...