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    The Latest: French president: Aleppo situation unacceptable
    Oct19

    The Latest: French president: Aleppo situation unacceptable

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 6:30 p.m. French President Francois Hollande has called the situation in Aleppo “unacceptable, intolerable, unbearable” ahead of a meeting in Berlin that was primarily aimed at tackling problems in Ukraine. The French president made the comments Wednesday in Paris following a meeting with Rahed...

    The Latest: French President: Aleppo Situation Unacceptable
    Oct19

    The Latest: French President: Aleppo Situation Unacceptable

    French President Francois Hollande has called the situation in Aleppo “unacceptable, intolerable, unbearable” ahead of a meeting in Berlin that was primarily aimed at tackling problems in Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    Germany Hosts Meeting to Review Minsk Agreements on Ukraine
    Oct19

    Germany Hosts Meeting to Review Minsk Agreements on Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host a meeting Wednesday with the Russian, Ukrainian and French presidents in Berlin in efforts to reactivate the stalled Minsk peace agreements aimed at a political settlement in eastern Ukraine. Amid escalating tensions between the West and Russia, Merkel invited Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian...

    The Anti-Russian Lynch Mob Fails
    Oct19

    The Anti-Russian Lynch Mob Fails

    Photo by Thierry Ehrmann With an all-but official declaration of a new “Cold War” on Russia by the United States, the journalistic atmosphere in the US, the EU and the exiting UK has become poisonous. Dissent is hardly permitted. All evils are now assumed to be the work of Moscow until proven otherwise, even by the most liberal of publications....

    Norway asked to host rotational force of US Marines
    Oct19

    Norway asked to host rotational force of US Marines

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The United States wants to send a 300-strong rotational force of U.S. Marines to Norway, a NATO member that shares a border with Russia in the Arctic. Norwegian Defense Ministry spokesman Lars Gjemble said Wednesday that “a limited rotational U.S. Marine Corps presence in Norway is a possible option currently being considered.”...

    4 arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine
    Oct19

    4 arrested in beating of Chabad rabbi in Ukraine

    (JTA) – Police in Ukraine arrested four suspects, including two teenagers, in the beating of a rabbi in the western city of Zhitomir earlier this month. The suspects in the Oct. 7 beating of Mendel Deitsch, 63, were apprehended Sunday at a bus station in the city, which they planned to flee because they believed that police were closing in on...

    Putin Heads to Germany for Talks on Ukraine, Where Europe’s Only War Rumbles On
    Oct19

    Putin Heads to Germany for Talks on Ukraine, Where Europe’s Only War Rumbles On

    The summit meeting will test whether the Russian president will cut a deal to end the conflict while he also faces pressure over Moscow’s role in Syria. …read more Source: The New York...

    Thousands attend warlord’s funeral in Ukraine’s rebel east
    Oct19

    Thousands attend warlord’s funeral in Ukraine’s rebel east

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands turned out Wednesday for the funeral of a senior commander of pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, who was killed in a bomb blast…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Germany hosts Ukraine summit, also expected to discuss Syria
    Oct19

    Germany hosts Ukraine summit, also expected to discuss Syria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to host a summit Wednesday with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine. The conflict in Syria is also likely to be discussed. …read more Source: CTV...

    Germany hosts Ukraine summit, also expected to discuss Syria
    Oct19

    Germany hosts Ukraine summit, also expected to discuss Syria

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to host a summit with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: U.S....