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    Local elections cancelled in key Ukraine city, parties trade accusations of foul play
    Oct25

    Local elections cancelled in key Ukraine city, parties trade accusations of foul play

    KIEV (Reuters) – Local elections in Ukraine’s port city of Mariupol were called off on Sunday, prompting the ruling party of President Petro Poroshenko and the pro-Russian Opposition Party to blame each other for alleged irregularities in the vote. …read more Source: The...

    Decisive Ukraine polls marred by cancelled vote in key port
    Oct25

    Decisive Ukraine polls marred by cancelled vote in key port

    Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faced a major survival test on Sunday in local elections that were instantly marred as voting was cancelled in the strategic port of Mariupol. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine stopped
    Oct25

    Direct flights between Russia and Ukraine stopped

    Travelers between the two nations will now have to fly through another country, take the overnight train or drive. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Ukraine and Russia ground direct flights in latest spat
    Oct25

    Ukraine and Russia ground direct flights in latest spat

    Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia were grounded today as mistrust between the uneasy ex-Soviet neighbours boiled over into a new trade war that affects tens of thousands of families. “I never thought it would come to this,” said 30-year-old Muscovite Alexander Mikhaylin after walking off the very last Russian flight into...

    Voting is canceled in Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol
    Oct25

    Voting is canceled in Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol

    Ukraine’s local elections were canceled on Sunday in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol because of what officials described as a lack of sufficient ballots in the disputed industrial city. “Polling stations did not open in Mariupol because the ballots were not ready in the voting offices,” said electoral commission Natalia...

    Voting cancelled in Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol
    Oct25

    Voting cancelled in Ukraine’s strategic port Mariupol

    Ukraine’s local elections were cancelled today in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol because of what officials described as a lack of sufficient ballots in the disputed industrial city. “Polling stations did not open in Mariupol because the ballots were not ready in the voting offices,” electoral commission Natalia...

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote

    KIEV – Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faces a major survival test Sunday in combative local elections that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army
    Oct25

    Russia says wants Syria elections, ready to help Free Syrian Army

    Obama says deal reached with Russia to avert Syria air conflictsRussia’s air war in Syria a game-changer for US: expertsRussian air strikes target western Syria: monitorObama warns Russia’s Putin of ‘quagmire’ in SyriaSyria and Ukraine: two fronts in Russian war for influence …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote

    The polls come during a lull in fighting and with worries growing that Ukraine is slipping off the global radar despite just turning into Europe’s second-poorest country and still standing as a bulwark against Russia’s feared expansion west.Twenty months have passed since the ex-Soviet nation sparked the world’s imagination...

    Veto under fire as United Nations turns 70
    Oct25

    Veto under fire as United Nations turns 70

    UNITED NATIONS: More than 100 countries on Friday challenged Security Council powers to restrict their use of the veto as the United Nations turned 70, with a joint pledge not to oppose resolutions on mass atrocities. The initiative is aimed at avoiding the kind of gridlock that has paralyzed the Security Council on Syria, with Russia and China...

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