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    South Ossetia Region Considers Vote to Join Russia
    Oct20

    South Ossetia Region Considers Vote to Join Russia

    The breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia said it plans a Crimean-style referendum on joining Russia, drawing a furious riposte from Tbilisi over a move that risks inflaming the Kremlin’s already frayed relations with the West. Leonid Tibilov, president of the self-declared republic of South Ossetia, said he had laid out the plans...

    US Says Ukrainian Led Ring That Stole Online Bank Info
    Oct20

    US Says Ukrainian Led Ring That Stole Online Bank Info

    A Ukrainian man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he orchestrated a scheme to steal individual computer users’ online bank information and sell it on the black market. Sergey Vovnenko, who allegedly used aliases like “Darklife” and “Centurion,” was charged in April in a six-count indictment that was unsealed last...

    Poles Eager to Oust Pro-market Party Despite Growth
    Oct20

    Poles Eager to Oust Pro-market Party Despite Growth

    The ruins of an abandoned factory were chosen for effect. For this press conference, other spots in the Polish town of Nowa Sol would not do: not the modern industrial park, or the revitalized port, or the renovated old town. Beata Szydlo, a conservative campaigning to become Poland’s next prime minster, stood before the shuttered factory...

    Russia: Official’s Plane in Near-miss With Fighter Jet Over Europe
    Oct19

    Russia: Official’s Plane in Near-miss With Fighter Jet Over Europe

    Moscow alleged that a French military jet came dangerously close to an aircraft carrying the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament as he flew through French airspace on Monday, but Paris said it was actually a Swiss jet. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it summoned the French ambassador in Moscow to protest over what it described...

    NATO Launches Largest Military Exercise in Decade
    Oct19

    NATO Launches Largest Military Exercise in Decade

    NATO and its allies opened their largest military exercise in more than a decade on Monday, choosing the central Mediterranean to showcase strengths that face threats from Russia’s growing military presence from the Baltics to Syria. As planes flew over a gala ceremony for NATO’s military and political leaders at an air base in...

    Ukraine PM: Russia Should Be Held Responsible for MH17
    Oct18

    Ukraine PM: Russia Should Be Held Responsible for MH17

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the Russian government should be held accountable for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 last year over eastern Ukraine. In an interview on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Poroshenko said the nation or person responsible for shooting down the Malaysian airline should be brought to justice. A...

    FBI Probing Dow Jones Hacking by Russians
    Oct17

    FBI Probing Dow Jones Hacking by Russians

    U.S. authorities are reported to be investigating whether Russian hackers have infiltrated the Dow Jones financial news company to steal market-moving information prior to publication. The breach was “far more serious than a lower-grade intrusion” a year ago, Bloomberg News reports, citing sources. There has been no reaction from the...

    Russian Pollster: Kremlin Nurtures Rising Anti-Americanism
    Oct16

    Russian Pollster: Kremlin Nurtures Rising Anti-Americanism

    Russians continue to characterize their country’s relations with the United States negatively. The latest survey by Russia’s biggest remaining independent polling organization, the Levada Center, found that a majority of the population believes U.S.-Russia relations are either “tense” (45%) or “hostile” (29%)....

    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council

    U.N. member states elected five countries to two-year terms on the Security Council Thursday. Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, Senegal and Uruguay will join the U.N.’s most powerful organ on January 1, 2016. The vote in the U.N. General Assembly garnered little excitement, as regional groups had already decided among themselves which countries to put...

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal
    Oct15

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal

    Ukraine said on Thursday it was prepared to battle Russia in court after the Kremlin refused to join a critical debt swap deal for the beleaguered country that has been accepted by the majority of its other creditors. The debt relief deal plays a key part in Ukraine’s plans to shore up its war-torn economy, which has been brought close to...

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