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    Ukraine and Russia ground direct flights in latest spat
    Oct25

    Ukraine and Russia ground direct flights in latest spat

    Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia were grounded today as mistrust between the uneasy ex-Soviet neighbours boiled over into a new trade war that affects tens of thousands of families. “I never thought it would come to this,” said 30-year-old Muscovite Alexander Mikhaylin after walking off the very last Russian flight into...

    Voting is canceled in Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol
    Oct25

    Voting is canceled in Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol

    Ukraine’s local elections were canceled on Sunday in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol because of what officials described as a lack of sufficient ballots in the disputed industrial city. “Polling stations did not open in Mariupol because the ballots were not ready in the voting offices,” said electoral commission Natalia...

    Voting cancelled in Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol
    Oct25

    Voting cancelled in Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol

    Ukraine’s local elections were cancelled today in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol because of what officials described as a lack of sufficient ballots in the disputed industrial city. “Polling stations did not open in Mariupol because the ballots were not ready in the voting offices,” electoral commission Natalia...

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote

    KIEV – Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faces a major survival test Sunday in combative local elections that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote

    The polls come during a lull in fighting and with worries growing that Ukraine is slipping off the global radar despite just turning into Europe’s second-poorest country and still standing as a bulwark against Russia’s feared expansion west.Twenty months have passed since the ex-Soviet nation sparked the world’s imagination...

    Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army
    Oct25

    Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army

    Obama says deal reached with Russia to avert Syria air conflictsRussia’s air war in Syria a game-changer for US: expertsRussian air strikes target western Syria: monitorObama warns Russia’s Putin of ‘quagmire’ in SyriaSyria and Ukraine: two fronts in Russian war for influence …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Veto under fire as United Nations turns 70
    Oct25

    Veto under fire as United Nations turns 70

    UNITED NATIONS: More than 100 countries on Friday challenged Security Council powers to restrict their use of the veto as the United Nations turned 70, with a joint pledge not to oppose resolutions on mass atrocities. The initiative is aimed at avoiding the kind of gridlock that has paralyzed the Security Council on Syria, with Russia and China...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels place ban on Doctors Without Borders, UN
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels place ban on Doctors Without Borders, UN

    (ChinaPost.com.tw) – Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said Friday they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and U.N. agencies, in a move the medical charity described as worrying. …read more Source: The China...

    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif faces contempt case for speaking English at United Nations
    Oct24

    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif faces contempt case for speaking English at United Nations

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif faces a contempt case for failing to deliver his speech in Urdu at the UN General Assembly in violation of a verdict by the country’s Supreme Court. The court in September ordered the government to take steps for implementation of article 251 of the Constitution to make Urdu the official language. The...

    Flights between Russia and Ukraine to stop due to sanctions
    Oct24

    Flights between Russia and Ukraine to stop due to sanctions

    Flights between Russia and Ukraine will be terminated on Sunday after the countries exchanged sanctions against their airlines amid a standoff over Moscow’s support of separatists in the east of Ukraine. …read more Source: The Times of...

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