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Here's Trump's Full Winding Answer On Syria And Assad — During the final debate on Wednesday night, moderator Chris Wallace tried to get some clarity on the candidates' positions on Syria, and on Aleppo in particular. The city has born the brunt of a brutal strategy waged by the government of Bashar al-Assad that has seen untold numbers killed and maimed as he seeks to regain control.

Putin Aide Allowed To Enter Germany Despite Sanctions — A close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who is under EU sanctions was able to show up at talks in Germany about the Ukraine crisis because he was granted an exception, a spokeperson for the German government told BuzzFeed News. Vladislav Surkov was pictured at the talks, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, sitting next to Putin.

Estonia’s President Wants Some Of His Fellow Leaders To End "Naivete" Towards Russia — NEW YORK - The outgoing president of Estonia warned against the "naivete" of other European leaders when dealing with an increasingly aggressive Russia, in an interview with BuzzFeed News. President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who leaves office next month after holding the presidency for 10 years, stressed that Russia poses a threat to Europe by funding anti-establishment parties and undermining long held security agreements.

Welcome To The Russian Game: It’s Embarrassing, It’s Dirty, And It Might Be Out Of Control — Back in 2010, a series of sex tapes started hitting the internet in Russia. Several members of Russia's anti-Putin intelligentsia were caught in various states of undress with a woman named Katya, and sometimes with each other, and sometimes with cocaine, and sometimes without.

Romney talks up Russia's role as US foe as Obama celebrates political successes — When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney take to the stage in Florida on Monday night, the eyes of the Kremlin will be watching. Obama has presented his "reset" in relations with Russia as a key foreign policy success. Romney has instead called the country "our number one geopolitical foe".

Putin accepts nomination for Russian presidential run — Vladimir Putin has agreed to run for the presidency of Russia again in a move that could see him lead the country until 2024. In what could be the ulimate political job swap, his United Russia party also approved his proposal that the current president Dmitry Medvedev will take over Putin's role as prime minister.

The Big Winner Of Brexit Is Vladimir Putin — As the globe begins to adjust to a post-Brexit world order, let it be clear that, aside from the British politicians who staked their careers on a Leave vote, there is one winner to emerge from the chaos about to engulf Europe: Vladimir Putin.

Where the unibrow reigns — DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - If you search for "unibrow," Google will return about 200,000 results, the bulk of them devoted to tips on removing what in the West has become synonymous with unattractiveness. There's even a medical term, synophrys, meaning an overgrowth and fusion of the eyebrows.

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin — Eight women stood in a line opposite the Kremlin, neon balaclavas hiding their faces, fists pounding the air in rugged defiance. Before police carted them off, the members of Pussy Riot managed to shout their way through a minute-long punk anthem: "Revolt in Russia - the charisma of protest / Revolt in Russia, Putin's got scared!"

Pussy Riot trial: closing statement denounces Putin's 'totalitarian system' — Three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot said Vladimir Putin's Russia was the one on trial as they delivered closing arguments on Wednesday in a case seen as a key test of the powerful president's desire to crackdown on dissent.
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Oct 23, 2016

RT @mike_giglio: .@warzerjaff handed his tourniquet to a medic, checked that I was okay, and took the defining photo of the Mosul op…

Oct 22, 2016

@lisatozzi Ugh that is so smart, I should have talked to you first.

Oct 22, 2016

Relax a bit this weekend, they said. Watch the new season of Black Mirror, they said.

Oct 21, 2016

To drink or sleep, that is the question.

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