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    Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace (AFP)
    Oct22

    Russia spy plane intercepted in NATO airspace (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO fighter jets intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea after it breached Estonian airspace, the alliance said Wednesday in the latest of such incidents amid tensions with Moscow over Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    President’s party leads in final polls before Ukraine vote (AFP)
    Oct22

    President’s party leads in final polls before Ukraine vote (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko’s party on Wednesday led the final polls before Sunday’s parliamentary vote held as the country faced an unresolved Russian gas dispute and raging hostilities in the east. …read more Source: The West...

    Poroshenko party short of majority in Ukraine vote: poll (AFP)
    Oct22

    Poroshenko party short of majority in Ukraine vote: poll (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The last major poll published Wednesday 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. …read more Source: The West...

    Surgeons in Ukraine’s rebel Donetsk confirm cluster bomb usage (AFP)
    Oct22

    Surgeons in Ukraine’s rebel Donetsk confirm cluster bomb usage (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Surgeons in east Ukraine’s rebel hub of Donetsk, 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: The West...

    Kerry in Berlin to meet with German officials
    Oct21

    Kerry in Berlin to meet with German officials

    BERLIN (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Berlin for two days of meetings with German officials on the Ukraine crisis and other issues, including the fight against Islamic State militants, the Ebola virus and the nuclear… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff
    Oct21

    Ukraine asks for big EU loan during gas standoff

    BRUSSELS (AP) Ukraine has asked the European Union for an additional loan of $ 2.5 billion as it struggles to cope with the implications of its standoff with Russia.EU Commission spokesman Simon O’Connor said Tuesday that the request… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland: Polish ex-minister
    Oct20

    Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland: Polish ex-minister

    Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland’s then leader that they divide Ukraine between themselves as far back as 2008, Poland’s parliamentary speaker Radoslaw Sikorski said in an interview published by the U.S. Politico website. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    EU sees less violence in eastern Ukraine (AFP)
    Oct20

    EU sees less violence in eastern Ukraine (AFP)

    Luxembourg (AFP) – The European Union said Monday it believed a ceasefire and peace plan have helped reduce fighting between government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine but condemned continued violations of the accord. …read more Source: The West...

    Dutch PM to visit Aus for MH17 ‘probe’
    Oct20

    Dutch PM to visit Aus for MH17 ‘probe’

    THE Dutch Prime Minister will travel to Australia and Malaysia to discuss a probe into the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Dutch PM to visit Malaysia, Australia over MH17 air disaster (AFP)
    Oct20

    Dutch PM to visit Malaysia, Australia over MH17 air disaster (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will travel to Malaysia and Australia next month to discuss a probe into the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 in rebel-held east Ukraine, the government said Monday. …read more Source: The West...

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