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    Australia PM Vows to ‘Shirtfront’ Vladimir Putin at G20 Over MH17
    Oct13

    Australia PM Vows to ‘Shirtfront’ Vladimir Putin at G20 Over MH17

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday vowed to “shirtfront”, or confront, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit next month over the loss of Australian lives in the MH17 crash over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Questions raised over Putin’s G20 attendance
    Oct13

    Questions raised over Putin’s G20 attendance

    Bloomberg’s Paul Allen reports on the questions surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s attendance at the G20 meeting in Brisbane next month. Paul Allen has more on “First Up.”Putin says ‘foolish’ sanctions will not hold back RussiaU.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions despite Ukraine ceasefireUkraine...

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks

    President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state.Ukraine sees shelling worsen as Merkel says truce not metMH17 Ukraine crash victim found wearing oxygen mask around...

    Five countries set to join world’s ‘top table’
    Oct13

    Five countries set to join world’s ‘top table’

    UNITED NATIONS, United States – Years of campaigning for a seat at the world’s “top table” come to a head this week when elections are held to the UN Security Council, which decides on such weighty matters as sanctions, war and peace.Five seats are up for grabs in the 15-member Council, where the elected countries will...

    Ukraine defence min. resigns
    Oct13

    Ukraine defence min. resigns

    Ukrainian Defense Minister, Valery Geletey, stepped down with President Petro Poroshenko accepting his resignation officially, after fierce criticism from most political parties in the country. According to Russian news … …read more Source: ANTARA...

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    Ukraine leader sacks defence minister ahead of Russia talks

    KIEV – President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state.Poroshenko’s official website said he would nominate a new defence chief after “accepting the...

    Ukraine President Poroshenko sacks defence minister ahead of talks with Russia
    Oct13

    Ukraine President Poroshenko sacks defence minister ahead of talks with Russia

    October 13, 2014 10:38 AMKIEV (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko will nominate his fourth defence minister of the year on Monday, after dismissing the incumbent ahead of high-level talks with Moscow aimed at bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet state. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Putin orders troop pullback from border
    Oct13

    Putin orders troop pullback from border

    Putin (centre) chairs a meeting of the Security Council at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi. — Reuters photoMOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his defence minister to pull thousands of troops from the border with Ukraine, ahead of key talks on a fragile truce in the ex-Soviet country.The announcement by the Kremlin...

    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    World › Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

    President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister of the year Sunday in a surprise decision ahead of high-level talks with Moscow on bringing peace to the Western-backed former Soviet republic. Poroshenko’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the...

    Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year
    Oct13

    Ukrainian president fires third defense minister this year

    President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday dismissed Ukraine’s third defense minister since the March seizure by Russia of Crimea and the subsequent uprising by pro-Kremlin insurgents in the separatist east. The Western-backed leader’s official website said he would nominate a new defense chief on Monday after “accepting the resignation” of...

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