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    UN chief deplores planned elections in eastern Ukraine
    Oct30

    UN chief deplores planned elections in eastern Ukraine

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday deplored elections planned by rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum. …read more Source:...

    Russia ‘willing’ to co-op with new Ukrainian parliament
    Oct30

    Russia ‘willing’ to co-op with new Ukrainian parliament

    Russia is ready to cooperate with Ukraine’s new parliament in the interests of both states and peoples. …read more Source: China...

    WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock
    Oct30

    WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock

    SAN FRANCISCO—WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month. The breakdown of the big winners in Facebook Inc.’s $22 billion acquisition emerged Wednesday...

    UN chief deplores planned elections in eastern Ukraine
    Oct30

    UN chief deplores planned elections in eastern Ukraine

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday deplored elections planned by rebel groups in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote will seriously undermine the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum.”The secretary-general deplores the planned holding by armed rebel groups.. …read more Source: India...

    Russia says willing to cooperate with new Ukrainian parliament
    Oct30

    Russia says willing to cooperate with new Ukrainian parliament

    Russia is ready to cooperate with Ukraine’s new parliament in the interests of both states and peoples, a top legislator said Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered exploded US rocket
    Oct30

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered exploded US rocket

    The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said Wednesday. The Ukrainian-designed AJ-26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for Orbital…...

    NATO leaders united against Russia over Ukraine crisis
    Oct29

    NATO leaders united against Russia over Ukraine crisis

    NEWPORT- NATO leaders will aim Thursday to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin. (Source: DN) Ukraine and the new threats posed by Islamic extremists in Iraq, Syria and beyond will dominate the two-day summit in...

    NATO- ‘Over 1,000 Russian troops’ present in Ukraine
    Oct29

    NATO- ‘Over 1,000 Russian troops’ present in Ukraine

    MONS, Belgium – A senior NATO official said on Thursday that “well over a thousand” Russian troops were operating inside Ukraine. (Source: DN) “They support separatists, fighting with them and fighting amongst them,” the official said on condition of anonymity, adding that the supply of arms by Russia had increased in both “volume and quality”....

    Russia pushes aid into Ukraine after much wait
    Oct29

    Russia pushes aid into Ukraine after much wait

    DONETSK- Russia pushed the first trucks of a massive aid convoy into war-torn eastern Ukraine on Friday after saying it was tired of reassuring Kiev that it was not being used to smuggle in weapons to pro-Kremlin insurgents. (Source: DN) The decision appeared to have also been taken without the authorisation of an International Committee of the...

    Rocket failure casts spotlight on risks of space flight
    Oct29

    Rocket failure casts spotlight on risks of space flight

    Washington (AFP) – The explosion of a privately owned rocket on its way toward the International Space Station cast a spotlight on the risks involved with NASAs reliance on the fledgling commercial space industry, experts said Wednesday.The accident was the first major setback since private companies stepped in to replace US access to space...

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