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    Second-hand clothes the austerity fashion in Eastern Europe
    Nov06

    Second-hand clothes the austerity fashion in Eastern Europe

    The global financial crisis hit hard in central and eastern Europe, but one industry has thrived: second-hand clothing stores.While in western Europe the squeeze on household finances prompted many consumers to turn to discount retailers like Primark, their peers further east – where wages are significantly lower – have shifted to the...

    Australian leader determined to meet Russia leader
    Nov06

    Australian leader determined to meet Russia leader

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is determined to secure a one-on-one meeting soon with Russian President Vladimir Putin to demand full cooperation in the investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.In a joint news conference with Abbott on Thursday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte revealed that...

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama
    Nov06

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama

    WASHINGTON – From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed US president and contributed to a Republican sweep of US midterm elections.But the slide of public confidence in President Barack Obama and the takeover of US...

    Russia’s Putin, EU’s Barroso burnt on British bonfires
    Nov06

    Russia’s Putin, EU’s Barroso burnt on British bonfires

    LEWES, United Kingdom – Russian President Vladimir Putin in nothing but green underwear and European leader Jose Manuel Barroso are among those being paraded and burned during traditional British bonfire celebrations this week.Effigies of the two leaders were unveiled as part of Guy Fawkes Night, a nationwide celebration on Nov 5 featuring...

    Ship, 41 Ukrainian crew stranded in Batam waters
    Nov06

    Ship, 41 Ukrainian crew stranded in Batam waters

    As many as 41 Ukrainian seafarers have been left stranded aboard their ship, the Ocean Green, for four months off Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands province as the vessel has been abandoned by its leasing company.PT Bias Delta Pratama director Pratama Prasetyo, whose company supervises the lay-up of foreign vessels around Galang Island,...

    Putin cannot avoid me: Australia PM
    Nov06

    Putin cannot avoid me: Australia PM

    SYDNEY – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday warned Vladimir Putin he will not be able to avoid a “conversation” over the loss of Australian lives in the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama
    Nov06

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama

    From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections.Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani; U.S. planes pound Islamic State targetsUS-led strikes kill more than...

    Surrounded by rebels, Ukrainian soldiers battle on
    Nov06

    Surrounded by rebels, Ukrainian soldiers battle on

    The boom of incoming artillery fire from the Ukrainian position sends the pro-Russian rebels scrambling for cover. Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continuesUkraine unlikely to receive IMF loan tranche this year: finance ministerPro-EU parties set to control Ukraine’s parliamentUkraine used cluster bombs: rights watchdog...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov06

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread on Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process an …read more Source: The News...

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not 'game over' for Obama
    Nov06

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not 'game over' for Obama

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections. …read more Source: The...

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