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    Drone targeted by antiaircraft gun in rebel-held east Ukraine, OSCE says
    Nov03

    Drone targeted by antiaircraft gun in rebel-held east Ukraine, OSCE says

    MOSCOW — A drone flying above eastern Ukraine as part of a monitoring mission was fired upon, international observers said Monday, demonstrating the perils of a shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    France Just Fired The Guy In Charge Of Selling Warships To Russia
    Nov03

    France Just Fired The Guy In Charge Of Selling Warships To Russia

    On Christmas Eve 2010, then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy with some big news: Russia was prepared to purchase two Mistral class helicopter carriers from France for a total of €1.2 billion ($1.5 billion). Almost four years later, the first of these ships, the Vladivostok, sits idle in the port of...

    Russia backs separatists’ election in eastern Ukraine
    Nov03

    Russia backs separatists’ election in eastern Ukraine

    Russia backs contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West. …read more Source: Toronto...

    This Is Facebook’s New Plan For Europe (FB)
    Nov03

    This Is Facebook’s New Plan For Europe (FB)

    One of the most important parts of Facebook’s business has always been the way it works with software developers, helping them build apps and programs using the site’s features. The “Facebook Platform”, as it’s known, is often regarded as the nuts-and-bolts operation that sits behind the Facebook that everyone knows...

    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev
    Nov03

    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev

    More than 30,000 militants in eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russian Donetsk and Luhansk regions have received conscription summons to join the Russian armed forces a day after their self-styled elections, according to Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU). Both leaders of pro-Russian forces in Donetsk and Luhansk won in landslide victories on...

    Here Are The ‘Complex’ Russian Air Incursions That NATO Is So Concerned About
    Nov03

    Here Are The ‘Complex’ Russian Air Incursions That NATO Is So Concerned About

    Tensions between Russia and the West have been steadily growing over the past few months, as there has been a sharp uptick in Russian bombers and fighters flying missions over Europe. This increase in activity has taken place against the backdrop of a frozen conflict in Ukraine, which has already pitted Russia and the West against each other....

    NATO Commander Warns That Separatist Polls In Ukraine Don’t Help
    Nov03

    NATO Commander Warns That Separatist Polls In Ukraine Don’t Help

    With Russian military aid still said to be pouring into eastern Ukraine and debate raging over makeshift “elections,” NATO’s top military commander says the voting organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine contravene the peace plan and will not help the situation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A “Laid Back” American Foreign Policy?
    Nov03

    A “Laid Back” American Foreign Policy?

    There is an undercurrent of thinking in foreign policy circles that a restrained, less actively engaged approach to the country’s external relations may best conform to American national interests and capabilities. It has emerged as counterpoint to the hyper activism that has characterized the United States’ dealings in the world...

    The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine — But There Is Turbulence Ahead
    Nov03

    The Global Economy Is Flying on One Engine — But There Is Turbulence Ahead

    TOKYO — The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clouds and storms. Unfortunately, only one of its four engines is functioning properly: the Anglosphere (the United States and its close cousin, the United Kingdom). The second engine — the eurozone — has now...

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election

    Russia gave its backing Monday to a contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...