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    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast
    Nov05

    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast

    WASHINGTON: Orbital Sciences Corporation said Wednesday a preliminary probe into last month’s unmanned rocket blast shows an engine failure was to blame for the explosion shortly after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia.This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding on October 28,...

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, 'frozen conflict' takes shape
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, 'frozen conflict' takes shape

    KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Kiev said on Wednesday it would halt payment of state funds in areas controlled by pro-Moscow rebels, as both sides hardened positions in what is rapidly becoming a “frozen conflict”: a long-term stalemate that the West believes is Russia’s aim. …read more Source: The...

    Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk
    Nov05

    Two teenagers killed by shelling in Ukraine's Donetsk

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two teenagers were killed by shelling while out playing on a school sports field in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, Donetsk city administration said in an online statement. …read more Source: The...

    Putin regrets Ukraine ceasefire is not working
    Nov05

    Putin regrets Ukraine ceasefire is not working

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed concern on Wednesday that a two-month old ceasefire had failed to end what he called civil war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking
    Nov05

    Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking

    NEW YORK – For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world’s most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes.In a year in which Russia annexed Crimea, stoked a conflict in Ukraine and clinched a multi-billion-dollar gas pipeline deal with China that Forbes called the world’s...

    Ukraine-Russia gas row – the sequel – pencilled in already
    Nov05

    Ukraine-Russia gas row – the sequel – pencilled in already

    LONDON (Reuters) – The sticking plaster Russia-Ukraine gas payment deal will unpeel in March with the intensity of the likely next row dependent on a judgement from a legal panel in Sweden. …read more Source: The...

    Moscow still backing rebels in eastern Ukraine, Nato chief says
    Nov05

    Moscow still backing rebels in eastern Ukraine, Nato chief says

    Russia has moved troops closer to the border with Ukraine and continues to support rebels in the country’s east, Nato’s chief said, after an election held by the pro-Russian separatists and condemned by Kiev and Western leaders. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities to guard against a “possible offensive in the direction of Mariupol, Berdyansk, Kharkiv and Lugansk”. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    UKRAINE – The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities.In another sign of how far apart the two sides are drifting, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced he was cutting the rebel-held...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    DONETSK (UKRAINE) – The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities. …read more Source: Bangkok...

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