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    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. But the slide of public confidence in President Barack Obama and the takeover of U.S. Congress by...

    Putin cannot avoid me, says Tony Abbott
    Nov06

    Putin cannot avoid me, says Tony Abbott

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday 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. Last month Abbott vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president at the G20 summit in Brisbane next week, although Moscow has yet...

    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast
    Nov06

    Orbital blames rocket engine failure for launchpad blast

    Orbital Sciences Corp. 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. The type of engines used to power the Antares rocket were a pair of decades-old Ukrainian-designed AJ-26s that were refurbished by...

    Putin ally target of US money-laundering probe: WSJ
    Nov06

    Putin ally target of US money-laundering probe: WSJ

    WASHINGTON: US authorities are investigating a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle for money-laundering, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. In a politically thorny tightening of screws on Putin’s billionaire allies, the Justice Department and New York state prosecutors are looking into whether Gennady...

    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...

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