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      The U.S. is playing a dangerous game of nuclear chicken
      Oct13

      The U.S. is playing a dangerous game of nuclear chicken

      On August 21st, six nuclear-capable B-52H Stratofortress bombers, representing approximately one-seventh of the war-ready U.S. B-52H bomber fleet, flew from their home base in North Dakota to Fairford Air Base in England for several weeks of intensive operations over Europe. Although the actual weapons load of those giant bombers was kept secret,...

      Ex-U.S. Diplomat Steps Down From Naftogaz Board, Citing Ukrainian Corruption Concerns
      Oct13

      Ex-U.S. Diplomat Steps Down From Naftogaz Board, Citing Ukrainian Corruption Concerns

      A former U.S. State Department official said he is stepping down from the supervisory board of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company amid concerns about a slowdown in reform and corruption. …read more Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

      Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700
      Oct12

      Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Over 700 people were detained in Belarus during mass protests against the re-election of the country’s authoritarian leader in a disputed election — the harshest crackdown in weeks on protesters. The Belarusian Interior Ministry reported Monday that 713 people were detained during rallies across the country a day...

      Rights group: Scores detained during protests in Belarus
      Oct11

      Rights group: Scores detained during protests in Belarus

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of people were detained in Belarus on Sunday during protests against the country’s authoritarian leader, who won his sixth term in office in a vote widely seen as rigged, a Belarusian rights group said. Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Belarusian capital Minsk for the 10th consecutive Sunday,...

      State Dept Officials Were Skeptical about Christopher Steele Reports
      Oct11

      State Dept Officials Were Skeptical about Christopher Steele Reports

      We have now received 48 pages of emails among top Obama State Department officials and a U.S. Ambassador expressing skepticism about Steele reports by Steele’s London-based private intelligence firm Orbis Business Intelligence. Steele was the author of the Clinton-funded, anti-Trump dossier. One assistant secretary of state says some of...

      Not Just Soup: Ukraine Seeks ‘Cultural Heritage’ Listing For Borscht
      Oct11

      Not Just Soup: Ukraine Seeks ‘Cultural Heritage’ Listing For Borscht

      A Kyiv-based chef, who cites neighboring Russia’s proprietary feelings about one of the ultimate comfort foods as a motive, is helping cook up a bid for UNESCO recognition of Ukrainian borscht on an Intangible Cultural Heritage list. …read more Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

      Europe Confronted With Second Coronavirus Outbreak
      Oct10

      Europe Confronted With Second Coronavirus Outbreak

      European countries are imposing a variety of new coronavirus containment measures as they confront a second wave of infections.The World Health Organization reported Friday that nearly one-third of a record-high one-day total of 350,000 new cases worldwide were in Europe.Record daily highs were reported Saturday in Portugal, the Netherlands,...

      Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison
      Oct10

      Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president on Saturday visited a prison to talk to opposition activists, who have been jailed for challenging his re-election that was widely seen as manipulated and triggered two months of protests. President Alexander Lukashenko spent more than four hours talking to his jailed political foes at...

      Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison
      Oct10

      Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Belarus’ authoritarian president on Saturday visited a prison to talk to opposition activists, who have been jailed for challenging his re-election that was widely seen as manipulated and triggered two months of protests. President Alexander Lukashenko spent more than four hours talking to his jailed political...

      Police detain protesters in Russian city of Khabarovsk
      Oct10

      Police detain protesters in Russian city of Khabarovsk

      MOSCOW (AP) — Police in a far eastern Russian city detained several dozen protesters on Saturday, the first such crackdown since rallies against the arrest of the provincial governor started three months ago. Khabarovsk Gov. Sergei Furgal was arrested on July 9 on suspicion of involvement in murders and taken to jail in Moscow. Furgal, a former...