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    In Ukraine Peace Talks, “Road Map” But No Breakthrough
    Oct20

    In Ukraine Peace Talks, “Road Map” But No Breakthrough

    The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met in Berlin this week to discuss a “road map” for implementing their beleaguered peace plan in eastern Ukraine. FT reports: Ms Merkel said the main progress at the meeting was to agree on a road map — to be completed by foreign ministers in November — that would contain sequencing details not...

    Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence
    Oct20

    Trump sides with Putin over U.S. intelligence

    Donald Trump angrily insisted on Wednesday night that he is not Vladimir Putin’s “puppet.” But at a minimum, in recent months he has often sounded like the Russian president’s lawyer—defending Putin against a variety of specific charges, from political killings to the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over Ukraine, despite the weight of...

    Trump: We don’t know that Russia is hacking the US election. Experts: Yes, we do.
    Oct20

    Trump: We don’t know that Russia is hacking the US election. Experts: Yes, we do.

    At Wednesday night’s presidential debate, Donald Trump asserted that nobody has any idea who is behind the email hacks of the Democratic National Committee and top Clinton aide John Podesta — despite the US intelligence community having officially blamed Russia. “She has no idea whether it’s Russia, China, or anybody else,” Trump...

    Next U.S. President Has A Ukrainian Problem
    Oct20

    Next U.S. President Has A Ukrainian Problem

    Of the many foreign policy pots and pans left neglected on the next President’s stove, the one marked “Ukraine” may be ready to boil over. It is a goulash of bribery, theft, official corruption and even murder – and nothing is as it first appears. Ukraine has faded from our national consciousness as other, even more...

    The Putin’s ‘Puppet’ Accusations Speak Volumes About the Sad State of U.S.-Russia Relations
    Oct20

    The Putin’s ‘Puppet’ Accusations Speak Volumes About the Sad State of U.S.-Russia Relations

    In the third U.S. presidential debate, the candidates traded accusations about who is really a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Even allowing for the overheated atmosphere of the U.S. election this cycle, it speaks volumes about the sad state of U.S.-Russian relations that a centerpiece of the most crucial conversation leading up to...

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked?
    Oct20

    US, Britain weigh new sanctions on Russia. But have the old ones worked?

    Though Russia’s economy has suffered in recent years, due in part to Western sanctions over Russian activities in Ukraine, the Kremlin – and the Russian public – have shown little sign of yielding. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Can Donald Trump be stopped?
    Oct20

    Can Donald Trump be stopped?

    Donald Trump (Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. In the aftermath of the final presidential debate, Republican leaders and elected officials will no longer be able to shirk their responsibility to curb Donald Trump — who has become a clear and present danger not only to their party but to this country. He...

    Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border
    Oct20

    Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border

    MOSCOW—The Russian military has conducted drills involving state-of-the art missiles near the nation’s western border, amid tensions in relations with the West. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the drills involved Iskander-M missiles. The war games were held at a shooting range near the city of Luga, about 100 kilometers (60 miles)...

    EU leaders lash Russia over Syria but split on sanctions
    Oct20

    EU leaders lash Russia over Syria but split on sanctions

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders lashed out at Russia Thursday, criticizing its backing for the Syrian regime and accusing it of atrocities in the besieged city of Aleppo. “It is vital that we work together to continue to put pressure on Russia to stop its appalling atrocities, its sickening atrocities, in Syria,” British Prime Minister...

    Russia Carries Out Missile Drills Near NATO Border
    Oct20

    Russia Carries Out Missile Drills Near NATO Border

    Russia has carried out military drills involving its ballistic-missile systems in the west of the country, only around 100 miles from its nearest border with NATO, its Ministry of Defence announced. The drill, involving short-range ballistics system Iskander-M took involved around 100 troops and 20 missile units, at a military range in the city...