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  • Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site

    Investigators collecting remains, evidence from MH-17 crash site
    International investigators on Friday collected decomposing remains and belongings of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster after finally getting access to the eastern Ukraine crash site, Dutch officials reported. "We hope that the start...
  • Latvia Looks to Use European Film Awards to Strengthen Links with International Biz

    Dita Rietuma, the new director of the National Film Center of Latvia, was at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival this week for the world premiere of Signe Baumane's competition entry "Rocks in my Pocket," which the Film Center backed. She met with Variety to...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Obama to visit Estonia, meet with Baltic leaders in September

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia in September and meet with leaders from three Baltic states on his way to a NATO summit in Wales, the White House said on Friday. While there, he will meet with the prime...
  • Today's war-torn Mideast is not yesterday's Europe

    Today's war-torn Mideast is not yesterday's Europe
    In recent weeks, politicians and pundits have likened the Syrian and Iraqi civil wars to the Thirty Years' War and the other so-called religious wars that divided Europe in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. It's easy to see what gave rise to the...
  • Obama to travel to Estonia to meet with Baltic leaders on Ukraine

    President Barack Obama will travel to Estonia early next month to reaffirm the United States' commitment to defend NATO allies in a Baltic region nervous about Russia's activities in Ukraine. "In light of recent developments in Ukraine, the United States...
  • 'Dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of Connecticut

    'Dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of Connecticut
    Scientists say a man-made "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is as big as the state of Connecticut. The zone, which at about 5,000 square miles is the second largest in the world but still smaller than in previous years, is so named because it contains...
  • A war is not inconceivable

    I find it very disquieting that so few among the West European and American commentators on the Ukraine crisis, private or public, seem concerned that the United States has started this affair, and that it is not inconceivable that it may end in a war....
  • Ukraine leader concedes loss of control in occupied eastern regions

    Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov conceded Wednesday that police have lost control of the eastern towns and cities occupied by pro-Russia gunmen and ordered a full military alert to prevent the separatist disruptions from spreading. At a...
  • Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next?

     Vladimir Putin's shopping list: Which country could be next?
    After Russia's recent actions in Ukraine, it's no surprise that other countries bordering Russia are wondering where they stand on Vladimir Putin's shopping list. That they are on the list is a given. Article 61 of Russia's Constitution promises that...
  • Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East

    Russia's Crimea takeover breeding anarchy and fear throughout East
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's unimpeded success in annexing Crimea has inspired Russian nationalists in eastern Ukraine to seize territory and sown fear region-wide that such provocations will spur Moscow to intervene on behalf of ethnic Russians....
  • Travel deals: Russia and the Baltic

    Travel deals: Russia and the Baltic
    Travelers looking for new destinations might want to take a look at the Kaliningrad & The Baltics tour from MIR Corp. There's just one date this year, Aug. 4-16, for this small-group adventure that combines the Russian exclave with touring in Estonia,...