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    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce
    Oct07

    Ukraine says four soldiers wounded in rebel attack despite truce

    KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday pro-Russian separatists had violated a ceasefire in the east of the country by firing an anti-tank missile and wounding four soldiers, even as President Petro Poroshenko hailed a “real truce”. …read more Source: The...

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday a “real truce” had begun in Ukraine but that a long-lasting peace with pro-Russian insurgents would still take some time. “There has not been a single shot fired. This is still not peace. This is not the end of the war,” the pro-Western leader said in a televised address....

    Managing Europe’s perfect storm
    Oct07

    Managing Europe’s perfect storm

    The Chinese often point out that in their language, the character for crisis and opportunity are one and the same. But, while it is indeed true that crisis and opportunity often go hand in hand, it is difficult to see much opportunity in Europe’s current circumstances. One reason the current situation facing Europe is so difficult is that...

    Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism
    Oct07

    Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism

    President of European parliament Martin Schulz (left) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spain’s King Felipe VI (second right) and French President Francois Hollande (right) pose for photographers as they meet at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday. (AP/Michael Probst)German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French...

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria
    Oct07

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria

    MOSCOW – Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday Wednesday with a focus on Syria, as supporters sang his praises – comparing him to a range of heroic figures from Buddha to Batman.The Russian president has been back in the international limelight since launching a bombing campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria last week,...

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria
    Oct07

    ‘Back in the game’ Putin marks birthday with eye on Syria

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Vladimir Putin marked his 63rd birthday Wednesday with a focus on Syria, as supporters sang his praises — comparing him to a range of heroic figures from Buddha to Batman.The Russian president has been back in the international limelight since launching a bombing campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria last...

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine
    Oct07

    Poroshenko says ‘real truce’ has begun in Ukraine

    Poroshenko’s comments to a group of military training students in Kiev came one day after the separatists delayed until next year local elections they planned for the coming weeks. …read more Source: Channel...

    The World This Week: Russia bombs Syria while America guns its own
    Oct07

    The World This Week: Russia bombs Syria while America guns its own

    Once upon a time, not a very long time ago, Peter the Great decimated Swedish troops in the Battle of Poltava in 1709. Charles XII, the last of the Swedish warrior kings, was forced into exile in Ottoman Turkey and later died fighting as his country was attacked on all sides. After Poltava, Russia emerged as a great power, while the death of the...

    Ukraine’s rebels delay disputed elections to support peace plan
    Oct07

    Ukraine’s rebels delay disputed elections to support peace plan

    Separatist officials were planning to hold their own local elections in the coming weeks, a move Kiev had condemned as illegal. …read more Source:...

    Street artists give Kiev colourful makeover
    Oct07

    Street artists give Kiev colourful makeover

    KIEV: In a mural splashed across a four-story building in central Kiev, a small boy nonchalantly throws paper planes. …read more Source: New Straits...

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