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    Russia blocks monitoring of more Ukraine border checkpoints – U.S.
    Oct22

    Russia blocks monitoring of more Ukraine border checkpoints – U.S.

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia has refused to increase international monitoring of the border with Ukraine, the United States said on Wednesday, after European security watchdog OSCE extended its observers’ existing mandate at two checkpoints by a month. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader's bloc holds election lead, Tymoshenko threatened – poll
    Oct22

    Ukraine leader's bloc holds election lead, Tymoshenko threatened – poll

    KIEV (Reuters) – President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc holds a big lead ahead of Ukraine’s election on Sunday while a rising populist party looks set to take second place, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Girlfriend’ crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs
    Oct22

    ‘Girlfriend’ crack makes Barack Obama voting all laughs

    Washington: Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.But “don’t touch my girlfriend?”Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama.Let’s be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot M.. …read more Source: India...

    Germany calls for clarification on Ukraine cluster bomb accusations
    Oct22

    Germany calls for clarification on Ukraine cluster bomb accusations

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany called on Wednesday for closer examination of allegations that Ukraine government forces used cluster munitions in their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Surgeons in rebel-held Ukraine confirm the use of cluster bombs
    Oct22

    Surgeons in rebel-held Ukraine confirm the use of cluster bombs

    Surgeons in the rebel hub of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where dozens of civilians have died in recent weeks, confirmed on Tuesday that some patients were victims of cluster bombs, as alleged by Human Rights Watch. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Poroshenko party short of majority in Ukraine vote
    Oct22

    Poroshenko party short of majority in Ukraine vote

    The last major poll published today ahead of Ukraine’s parliamentary election showed President Petro Poroshenko’s party seizing up to a third of seats but reliant on help from nationalist parties to form a ruling coalition. The Kiev-based Foundation for Democratic Initiatives said just over 30% of respondents who had made up their...

    At Berlin Wall, U.S. secretary of state warns against Cold War redux
    Oct22

    At Berlin Wall, U.S. secretary of state warns against Cold War redux

    Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned on Wednesday against a return to the bitter divide between east and west over the current crisis in Ukraine. Under gloomy skies and a steady rain, Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited one of the […] The post At...

    Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough
    Oct22

    Ukraine, Russia end gas talks without breakthrough

    BRUSSELS (AP) ― Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies …read more Source: The Korea...

    Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week
    Oct22

    Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday that Ukraine should find ways to pay for Russian gas with the European Union’s help within a week. …read more Source: The...

    DR Congo rape doctor Mukwege wins EU Sakharov prize
    Oct22

    DR Congo rape doctor Mukwege wins EU Sakharov prize

    STRASBOURG, France: Doctor Denis Mukwege (pix) won the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Tuesday for his work in helping thousands of gang rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Parliament president Martin Schulz announced the award for Mukwege, who has previously been tipped several times for the...

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