Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ukraine Parliament Approves New Defense Chief

Ukraine Parliament Approves New Defense Chief

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Ukraine's parliament has approved a new defense minister - the fourth change in leadership since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March. The head of Ukraine's National Guard, Stepan Poltorak, will take over for Valeriy Heletey, who resigned amid heavy criticism for the crushing defeat of Ukrainian forces east of Donetsk in late August. Despite a cease-fire agreement signed last month, fighting between government and separatist forces has continued in parts of eastern...

Germany's Fischer warns of looming political crisis in Europe

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Six years ago, weeks after U.S. investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, European leaders gathered in Paris to discuss a joint response to the financial earthquake shaking their continent.






  

Putin Deals China Winning Hand as Sanctions Power Rival - Bloomberg

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Putin Deals China Winning Hand as Sanctions Power Rival
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Defying his former enemies in the U.S. and Europe may force Vladimir Putin to aid the ascent of his biggest rival in the east. Isolated over Ukraine, Russia is relying on China for the investment it needs to avert a recession, three people involved in ... 
China's
 Li in Russia for 
Putin talksYahoo News
China's Li discusses Russia deals ahead of Putin talksChannel News Asia

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As Putin Talks Near, Both Sides Take Steps to Defuse Ukraine Tension - New York Times

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As Putin Talks Near, Both Sides Take Steps to Defuse Ukraine Tension
New York Times
In May, Mr. Putin announced in a meeting with diplomats from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe that a military exercise in western Russia near the border with Ukraine had been completed and that soldiers would withdraw from the ... 
Eastern Europeans are bowing to Putin's powerWashington Post
Putin Deals China Winning Hand as Sanctions Power RivalBloomberg
Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin orders 17000 Russian troops to withdraw from ...ABC Online
USA TODAY-The Guardian
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Владимир Путин и Ангела Меркель по телефону обсудили подготовку к переговорам в Милане - Первый канал

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Владимир Путин и Ангела Меркель по телефону обсудили подготовку к переговорам в Милане
Первый канал
Владимир Путин накануне вечером провёл телефонные переговоры с канцлером ФРГ Ангелой Меркель. Лидеры государств обсудили подготовку к переговорам в рамках саммита "Азия-Европа", который состоится на этой неделе в Милане. Ранее сообщалось, что во время форума ...
Путин и Меркель обсудили вопрос подготовки к переговорам на ASEMРИА Новости
Путин и Меркель обсудили по телефону подготовку к переговорам на саммите АСЕМ в МиланеИТАР-ТАСС
Кремль: Путин и Меркель обсудили встречу в МиланеФонтанка.Ру
Взгляд -Lenta.ru -NEWSru.com
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Eastern Europeans are bowing to Putin's power - Washington Post

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Eastern Europeans are bowing to Putin's power
Washington Post
To grasp how Vladimir Putin is progressing in his campaign to overturn the post-Cold War order in Europe, it's worth looking beyond eastern Ukraine, where the Kremlin is busy consolidating a breakaway puppet state. After all, Ukraine, as President ...
As Putin Talks Near, Both Sides Take Steps to Defuse Ukraine TensionNew York Times 
Ukraine crisis: Putin 'orders Russian troop pullback'BBC News
Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine BorderTIME
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Путин рассказал главе ВОЗ о тайном оружии по борьбе с Эболой — «специальных капсулах» - Московский комсомолец

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Путин рассказал главе ВОЗ о тайном оружии по борьбе с Эболой — «специальных капсулах»
Московский комсомолец
Генеральный директор ВОЗ Маргарет Чен вряд ли послужила прототипом для последнего творения Дэна Брауна "Инферно" (главная героиня там занимает такой же пост). Но проблема, которую она приехала обсудить с Владимиром Путиным, напрямую перекликается с тематикой ...
Путин пообещал аккуратно бороться с курениемLenta.ru
Путин пообещал главе ВОЗ помощь в борьбе с Эболой НТВ.ru
Путин: РФ будет
 
бороться с курением аккуратноАргументы и факты
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The Washington Post: Путин наводнил НАТО и Европу своими сторонниками - Правда.Ру

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The Washington Post: Путин наводнил НАТО и Европу своими сторонниками
Правда.Ру
Страны Центральной и Восточной Европы из преданных союзниц НАТО внезапно одна за другой стали выражать свою поддержку действиям Владимира Путина, считает автор. Так, венгерский премьер-министр Виктор Орбан недавно назвал российского президента "политическим ...

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Defense Ministry refutes press report on creating massive reserve army - RT

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Defense Ministry refutes press report on creating massive reserve army
RT
Russia's military command and parliamentary officials have played down the report of a reform in reservist service, claiming that the time was not ripe yet for such steps. The comments came on Monday, after the popular mass circulation daily Izvestia ...

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Russia is beefing up its information fortress - The Week Magazine

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Russia is beefing up its information fortress
The Week Magazine
The recent Security Council meeting came after a recent media report claimed the body was mulling ways to isolate Russia from the global internet — or hitting the internet "kill switch" — during national emergencies. Officials have denied the claim ...
Putin's Russia is weak - the UK in many ways is strongerThe Guardian (blog)

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70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months - RT

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70-90% efficiency: Russia to send Ebola vaccine to W. Africa in 2 months
RT
In two months, Russia is planning to send a new experimental vaccine against Ebola to Africa, according to the country's health minister. The efficiency of the drug, which is to be tested on the ground, is about 70-90 percent. “Today we are discussing ...
Russia Claims to Have Ebola VaccineMashable
Russia Prepares to Test Ebola Vaccine on Primates: Health MinisterRIA Novosti
Three Russian Ebola vaccines ready within six months: MoscowYahoo News

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Poroshenko Proposes New Defense Minister Ahead of Ukraine Elections 

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed a new defense minister on Monday after the previous incumbent resigned amid sharp criticism.
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Off The Battlefield, Islamic State Wages War For Hearts And Minds

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Places Islamic State is battling for hearts and minds include the pages of its English-language magazine "Dabiq," whose fourth edition was released on October 12.

Baku Concert By Russian Rocker, Kremlin Critic Makarevich Canceled 

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A planned concert by Russian rock musician Andrei Makarevich has been canceled in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Russia Claims to Have Ebola Vaccine - Mashable

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Russia Claims to Have Ebola Vaccine
Mashable
Russian officials say the country is well on its way to completing an Ebola vaccine and will soon be testing in clinical trials. While the logistics behind the development and testing are unclear,Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs Olga ...
Scientists in Russia developing three Ebola vaccines – Health MinistryRT 
Ebola Update: Texas Female Nurse Could Not Identify Breach in Protocols ...International Business Times AU

Russia to Send New Ebola Drug to West Africa: Health MinistryRIA Novosti
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IS Group Seeks to Justify Enslaving Yazidi Women, Girls in Iraq

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The Islamic State group said it enslaved families from the minority Yazidi sect after overrunning their villages in northwestern Iraq, in what it praised as the revival of an ancient custom of using women and children as spoils of war. In an article in its English-language online magazine Dabiq, the group provides what it says is religious justification for the enslavement of defeated “idolators.” The ancient custom of enslavement had fallen out of use because of deviation from true Islam, but was revived when fighters overran Yazidi villages in Iraq's Sinjar region. “After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations, after one fifth of the slaves were transferred to the Islamic State's authority to be divided as khums,” it said. Khums is a traditional tax on the spoils of war. “This large-scale enslavement of mushrik (idolator) families is probably the first since the abandonment of Shariah law,” it said. Dabiq, distributed in a slickly-produced online format, is described by the group SITE that monitors militant publications as Islamic State's English-language magazine. The cover shows a picture of St Peter's Basilica in Rome, with an Islamic State black flag superimposed in place of the cross atop its obelisk. Inside it features photos of the group's arsenal of heavy weaponry and what it says is the final letter to his mother from an American journalist the group beheaded. The article on slavery confirms practices documented by Human Rights Watch, which says Yazidi women and girls were forced to marry Islamic State fighters and shipped out in busloads from Iraq to Syria to be sold off as prizes. Islamic State practices a harsh form of Sunni Islam and has declared its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the ruler of the entire Muslim world. Mainstream Sunni scholars around the world have denounced the group and its interpretation of Islam. The group has hounded ethnic and religious minorities in northern Iraq since seizing the city of Mosul in June, killing and displacing thousands of Christians, Shi'ite Shabaks and Turkmen who lived for centuries in one of the most diverse parts of the Middle East. “Family established” U.S. President Barack Obama justified his decision to bomb Islamic State targets in August in part because the group was poised to commit what he called “genocide” against Yazidis, who were trapped at the time on a mountaintop after fleeing an Islamic State assault on their towns and villages. Yazidis, who follow an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism, have faced some of the harshest penalties from Islamic State, which regards them as devil-worshippers. The Dabiq article said fighters were reviving a practice of the companions of the Prophet Mohammad by enslaving enemies. Enslaving women and forcing them to become wives reduces sin by protecting men from being tempted into adultery, it said. “One should remember that enslaving the families of the (non-believers) and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah, that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Quran and the narrations of the Prophet,” the article said. Many of the captives had “willingly” accepted Islam, the group said, “and now race to practice it with evident sincerity after their exit from the darkness of idolatry.” Mothers had not been separated from their young children, it said. U.S.-led air strikes have halted Islamic State advances in the north of Iraq, allowing Kurdish forces to regain ground. Many of the Yazidis trapped on the mountain they consider a holy site, Mount Sinjar, were eventually able to escape, but their nearby villages are still under militant control. Horrific crimes On Sunday, Human Rights Watch said Islamic State was holding hundreds of Yazidis captive in both Iraq and Syria and that the group had systematically separated young women and teenage girls from their families, forcing some into marriage with fighters. Fifteen-year-old Rewshe, one of several Yazidi girls who escaped Islamic State captivity and spoke to Human Rights Watch, said Islamic State fighters transported her with about 200 Yazidi women and girls on a convoy of four buses to Raqqa, their de facto capital in Syria. An Islamic State commander sold her and her 14-year-old sister to a fighter, who told her with pride that he had paid $1,000 for her, she said. The fighter sold her sister to another fighter, Rewshe said. She escaped through an unlocked door while the man who bought her slept. “The statements of current and former female detainees raise serious concerns about rape and sexual slavery by Islamic State fighters, though the extent of these abuses remains unclear,” Human Rights Watch said. “The Islamic State's litany of horrific crimes against the Yezidis in Iraq only keeps growing,” said Fred Abrahams, special adviser at Human Rights Watch.

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Порошенко хочет договориться в Милане о реализации мира в Донбассе - РИА Новости

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Порошенко хочет договориться в Милане о реализации мира в Донбассе
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Президент Украины Петр Порошенко отметил, что на сегодня ключевым приоритетом для достижения мира в Донбассе является контроль за российско-украинской границей. Президент Украины Петр Порошенко. Архивное фото. © REUTERS/ Valentyn Ogirenko. КИЕВ, 13 окт — РИА ...
Петр Порошенко намерен договориться на саммите АСЕМ в Милане о реализации мира в ДонбассеКоммерсантъ
Порошенко хочет договориться о мире в Донбассе на миланском саммитеГазета.Ru
Порошенко намерен договориться в Милане о реализации мира в ДонбассеМосковский комсомолец
СЕГОДНЯ -ЛІГА.net -Фонтанка.Ру
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кампания о «сливе Новороссии»? - ИА REGNUM

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кампания о «сливе Новороссии»?
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Возникающее порой противоестественное единство взглядов сторонников и противников Владимира Путина поражает… Новороссию «сливают»!? Поводом для появления подобных заявлений послужили слухи о существовании неких закулисных договорённостей между Владиславом ...
После агрессии России Европе придется заново создавать систему безопасностиБиржевой лидер

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Вторая Холодная война? Гость АЧ - Директор гарвардского Центра по изучению советско-американских отношений Марк Крамер. - 13 октября, 2014 

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Военные Ирака потеряли контроль над ключевой базой в провинции Анбар - Vesti

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Военные Ирака потеряли контроль над ключевой базой в провинции Анбар
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Иракские военнослужащие в ходе борьбы с боевиками группировки "Исламское государство" потеряли контроль над стратегически важной базой в провинции Анбар. База на окраине города Хит была одной из немногих оставшихся под контролем правительства военных постов в ...

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Shirtfront insult angers Russian paper - Yahoo!7 News

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Shirtfront insult angers Russian paper
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Tony Abbott's promise to shirtfront Vladimir Putin at the upcoming G20 meeting to demand answers about the MH17 disaster has prompted a barrage of insults from a Russian news site. Mr Abbott is angered by Russia's support for separatists who shot down ...
Tony Abbott's views on Vladimir Putin spark angry reaction from RussiaSydney Morning Herald
Australian Leader Plans Tough Words With RussiaABC News
Australia PM Vows to 'Shirtfront' Russia's Putin Over Flight MH17NBCNews.com
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Взрыв на химической фабрике произошел в штате Нью-Джерси - Коммерсантъ

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Взрыв на химической фабрике произошел в штате Нью-Джерси
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Трое человек пострадали в результате взрыва на одном из химических производств компании Crest Foam Industries округа Берген штата Нью-Джерси, сообщает 14 октября «РИА Новости». Громкий взрыв прогремел во второй половине дня в городе Мунаки штата Нью-Джерси, где ...
Взрыв прогремел на химическом заводе в СШАКомсомольская правда
При взрыве на химическом заводе в США пострадали три человекаРоссийская Газета
В США в результате взрыва на химическом заводе пострадали три человека Mail.Ru 
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How Russia Sees the Ukraine Crisis - The National Interest Online

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How Russia Sees the Ukraine Crisis
The National Interest Online
Though Ukraine's not-quite cease-fire is far preferable to the summer's heavier fighting, it is far from clear that it will lead to a sustainable settlement between Kiev and eastern Ukrainian separatists, Moscow and Kiev, or the United States and ... 
Russia Eases Gas Payment Demands for Ukraine Before TalksBloomberg
Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talksYahoo!7 News
Secretary of State Kerry to meet with Russian counterpart to discuss Ukraine flapNew York Daily News
RIA Novosti-www.worldbulletin.net-Russia Beyond the Headlines
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Порошенко отменил 23 Февраля - Интерфакс

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Порошенко отменил 23 Февраля
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Москва. 14 октября. INTERFAX.RU - Президент Украины Петр Порошенко подписал указ, согласно которому ежегодно 14 октября будет отмечаться День защитника Украины. В то же время указ, устанавливающий Днем защитника Отечества 23 февраля, признан утратившим силу.
Порошенко отменил празднование Дня защитника Отечества 23 февраляВзгляд
Порошенко отменил праздник 23 февраля и учредил День защитника УкраиныМосковский комсомолец
Украина отказалась праздновать 23 февраляВести.Ru
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Census Under Way In Annexed Crimea

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Russian authorities are conducting a census in Crimea.

ISIS propaganda magazine says terrorists will 'conquer' Rome

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In a picture on the cover of ISIS's official magazine showing a mock-up of Caliphate-controlled Rome, its flag is superimposed on the obelisk in St Peter’s Square.

Dow Jones industrial average slumps 222 points as stocks succumb to a late slide - Washington Post

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Dow Jones industrial average slumps 222 points as stocks succumb to a late slide
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Dow Jones industrial average slumps 222 points as stocks succumb to a late slide. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Share on FacebookShare ...
Wall St. tumbles after selling picks up lateReuters
Stocks Lower in Up-and-Down MarketNASDAQ
US stocks waver between small gains and lossesSTLtoday.com

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Vatican stuns Catholic world with greater openness toward gays and lesbians - Washington Post

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Vatican stuns Catholic world with greater openness toward gays and lesbians
Washington Post
VATICAN CITY — The world's Catholic bishops on Monday (Oct. 13) signaled a move toward greater tolerance of gays and lesbians, an about-face so unexpected that leaders of the church's right wing called it a “betrayal.” Noting that gays and lesbians ...
Vatican: 'Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer Christians'The Guardian

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Police: Nearly 20 arrested in Ferguson protest

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Pounding rain and tornado watches didn't deter hundreds of protesters who stayed outside Ferguson police headquarters for more than four hours Monday, the same amount of time that the 18-year-old Michael Brown's body was left in the street after he was fatally shot by police....

Obama advisers appear at odds over US troop role, as ISIS holds ground - Fox News

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Obama advisers appear at odds over US troop role, as ISIS holds ground
Fox News
Key Obama administration advisers appear at odds over the use of American boots on the ground in Iraq, as Islamic State militants – at the very least – seemed to be holding their own against U.S.-led airstrikes and local security forces. Asked in an interview ...
McCain ISIS "is winning, and we're not"CNN (blog)
Gen. Martin Dempsey says ground troops are not needed against ISIS yetDaily Mail
It Is Time for a Kurdish NationHuffington Post

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Kobani latest: Islamic State fights way into center of Syria border town 

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The breakthrough saw IS claim half of Kobani, nearly a month after the Sunni extremists began their assault on the town on the Turkish frontier, despite more than three weeks of US-led air strikes in Syria aimed at stopping them.

ISIS training video revealed

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A new video reveals how ISIS fighters are trained. CNN's Brian Todd reports on how the group became a formidable force.
    

Ukrainians Recover Belongings Of MH17 Victims

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The Dutch government says Ukrainian searchers have recovered belongings including passports, luggage, jewelry and children's toys from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. 

Iraqi Forces Make Strategic Retreat

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Iraqi security forces abandoned a military camp in the besieged province of Anbar after it was surrounded by Islamic State fighters, Iraqi officials said on Monday, calling it a strategic retreat.

Hillary Clinton swings by Colorado to help Udall - MiamiHerald.com

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Hillary Clinton swings by Colorado to help Udall
MiamiHerald.com
Hillary Clinton swung by Colorado to help out embattled Democratic Sen. Mark Udall on Monday during a western swing in which she also spoke of being a new grandmother. Clinton held a closed-door fundraiser for Udall, who is facing a tough challenge ...

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Vatican document on gays draws cautious, mixed response - MSNBC

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Vatican document on gays draws cautious, mixed response
MSNBC
A new document from the Vatican stating that gay people “have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community” drew mixed responses from some Catholics in the U.S. on Monday. Liberal Catholic leaders hailed the statement as a significant step to a ...

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Russia: Ministry Takes Aim at a Human Rights Group

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The Justice Ministry has filed a suit in Russia’s Supreme Court to disband the Memorial Society, an organization created in the late 1980s to preserve the legacy of victims of Stalinism.

Dutch Experts, Investigators Return to MH17 Crash Site

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Dutch officials returned to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine on Monday in a new bid to recover the human remains and personal belongings of the nearly 300 people killed aboard the downed plane. Four observers from the Netherlands joined representatives from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor Ukrainian emergency workers Monday as they gathered passports, clothing, children's toys, and other items from the...

Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight - Reuters

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Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others: iSight
Reuters
BOSTON (Reuters) - Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence ...
Russian Hackers Tracking Ukraine Crisis Stole NATO DataBusinessweek
Russian Cyberspies Hit Ukrainian, US Targets With Windows Zero-Day AttackDark Reading

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Russian Hackers Tracking Ukraine Crisis Stole NATO Data - Businessweek

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Russian Hackers Tracking Ukraine Crisis Stole NATO Data
Businessweek
Russian hackers targeted sensitive documents related to the recent NATO summit in Wales, using a security flaw in Microsoft Windows that affects tens of millions of computers, according to a report by a security firm. The attack was part of a two-year Russian ...

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Obama, foreign military chiefs, to thrash out Islamic State plans

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will hash out a strategy to counter Islamic State on Tuesday with military leaders from some 20 countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia amid growing pressure for the U.S.-led coalition to do more to stop the militants' advance.
  

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond lays out the grand strategy for Syria and Iraq 

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BOSTON — In times of war, Americans can be counted on to rally behind the flag. And polling indicatesthat most Americans support President Barack Obama as he leads a new offensive against the so-called Islamic State (or ISIL) in Iraq and Syria.But in contrast to George W. Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, it’s been just over a month since the president's speech on the Islamic State war, and already detractors appear to dominate. The big picture: How the battle against the Islamic State and Assad (yes, Assad) is meant to unfold.
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The plan to defeat the Islamic State and topple Bashar Assad

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BOSTON — An interview with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

This Nazi statue is giving Uruguay a splitting headache

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LIMA — Should this giant bronze eagle and swastika be smelted or put on public display?

Seven reasons why the world's stock markets are facing intense turbulence - Telegraph.co.uk

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Seven reasons why the world's stock markets are facing intense turbulence
Telegraph.co.uk
What, exactly, is going on in the financial markets? The FTSE 100 crept up on Monday but at just 6,366.24 remains terribly depressed. Stock markets around the world have lost a substantial amount of value in recent days, with gains for the year wiped ...
Europe Now Consists Of Two Factions: Germany, And Everybody Who ...Business Insider

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With a parade for Putin, Serbia walks a tightrope

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BELGRADE (Reuters) - In his 1949 memoir Eastern Approaches, British officer Fitzroy Maclean wrote of standing on top of Belgrade's fortress and watching the Nazis retreat across the River Sava, leaving the capital to the Red Army and Yugoslav Partisan guerrillas.
  

Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth, says report 

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Credit Suisse study shows inequality accelerating, with NGOs saying it shows economic recovery skewed towards wealthy
The richest 1% of the worlds population are getting wealthier, owning more than 48% of global wealth, according to a report published on Tuesday which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession.
According to the Credit Suisse global wealth report, a person needs just $3,650 including the value of equity in their home to be among the wealthiest half of world citizens. However, more than $77,000 is required to be a member of the top 10% of global wealth holders, and $798,000 to belong to the top 1%.
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US, Coalition Military Leaders to Meet on Islamic State Strategy

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President Barack Obama and American military commanders are due to meet Tuesday with foreign defense chiefs to discuss their coalition efforts to combat Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. A spokesman for General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the upcoming talks at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington will cover the challenges of the operation and a vision for the way forward.  Representatives from about 20 countries,...