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    Women Join the Fight—on Both Sides—in East Ukraine
    Oct08

    Women Join the Fight—on Both Sides—in East Ukraine

    DONETSK/DNIPROPETROVSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Before fighting broke out in eastern Ukraine, Irina was a croupier in a casino who never dreamt of taking up arms. Now she is gambling with her life. Using the nom de guerre “Gaika”, a cartoon character that translates as Gadget, she has joined an artillery unit in a pro-Russian...

    Fed Worries About Global Slowdown And Strong Dollar (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)
    Oct08

    Fed Worries About Global Slowdown And Strong Dollar (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

    The Fed has released the Minutes from its latest policy meeting, which show that Officials are concerned about a weakening global outlook and the surprise strength of the US dollar. Markets rallied to highs of the day as investors interpreted the Fed’s stance as indicating a dovish bias. Following the release, the Dow was up as much as 155...

    Harvard Study Shows Russian-speaking Ukrainians Backing Kyiv
    Oct08

    Harvard Study Shows Russian-speaking Ukrainians Backing Kyiv

    A new study conducted at Harvard University suggests that Russian-speaking Ukrainians may be significantly more supportive of Kyiv’s standoff against Moscow and the pro-Russian separatists than has previously been reported. The study, authored by researcher Bruce Etling at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is one of...

    Hundreds Of People Have Died During The Latest Ukraine Ceasefire
    Oct08

    Hundreds Of People Have Died During The Latest Ukraine Ceasefire

    The UN has found that at least 331 people have died in fighting in eastern Ukraine despite the cease-fire agreed to by the Kiev government and armed separatists in early September, The New York Times reported. The UN found that artillery, tank, and small arms fire was ongoing in and around the separatist hotbeds of Donetsk and Luhansk, where...

    A Hollow Ukrainian Ceasefire
    Oct08

    A Hollow Ukrainian Ceasefire

    On Tuesday, the United Nations reported that at least 331 people have died in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire between the Ukrainian government in Kiev and the armed separatists was signed in early September. There are plenty of ways to look at this figure: Reuters went with the rate of 10 people per day. Placed alongside the 3,660 reported...

    Bookies Betting Pope Francis Will Win This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize
    Oct08

    Bookies Betting Pope Francis Will Win This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize

    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis is tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to some of the world’s leading bookmakers. The Argentinian pope is currently the 5-2 favorite to win the award, which will be announced by the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, on Friday (Oct. 10), according to British bookmaker William Hill....

    World War 3: Poland and Baltic States Fear Russian Invasian as Pro-Russian Rebels Fight Ukraine Forces in Donetsk
    Oct08

    World War 3: Poland and Baltic States Fear Russian Invasian as Pro-Russian Rebels Fight Ukraine Forces in Donetsk

    Officials in Poland and other Baltic states fear a Russian invasion if pro-Vladimir Putin forces end up seizing more of Ukraine as multiple sides say the conflict could erupt into a World War 3 soon. Russia seized Crimea early in the conflict and pro-Russian separatists have gained other ground since then. Officials in Poland, among other...

    Ukraine rebels renew fighting: ‘There is no truce’
    Oct08

    Ukraine rebels renew fighting: ‘There is no truce’

    Ukrainian rebels in the eastern Donetsk region renewed their call for independence. …read more Source: Toronto...

    RFE/RL Video Roundup – October 8
    Oct08

    RFE/RL Video Roundup – October 8

    Russians mourn famed theater director Yuri Lyubimov, Ukraine lays soldiers to rest, and young Bosnians rally for change before the country’s elections, plus stories from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Kyrgyzstan. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At Least 331 Have Died in Ukraine Since Start of Cease-Fire, U.N. Reports
    Oct08

    At Least 331 Have Died in Ukraine Since Start of Cease-Fire, U.N. Reports

    The United Nations’ human rights office said that both sides had violated the Sept. 5 truce, and that it had received allegations of mass graves. …read more Source: The New York...