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    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote (AFP)
    Oct24

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine wraps up campaigning Friday for a weekend vote that will dramatically reshape parliament after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov (AFP)
    Oct24

    French court authorises extradition of Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov (AFP)

    Lyon (AFP) – A French court on Friday authorised the extradition of exiled Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia and Ukraine, despite concerns over his safety if the move goes ahead. …read more Source: The West...

    France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker
    Oct24

    France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

    PARIS (AP) A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.His lawyer immediately announced a decision to appeal,… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    ‘We did not start this’: Putin shifts Ukraine blame
    Oct24

    ‘We did not start this’: Putin shifts Ukraine blame

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday (local time) of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. …read more Source:...

    ‘We did not start this’: Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
    Oct24

    ‘We did not start this’: Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls
    Oct24

    Darth Vader hopes force with him in Ukraine polls

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) One candidate in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections hopes to bring voters to the dark side: Darth Alekseyevich Vader.Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine’s key election fails to spark enthusiasm
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s key election fails to spark enthusiasm

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine’s history. Since the revolution that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Pro-Russian mood lingers in ex-rebel city as Ukraine vote looms (AFP)
    Oct24

    Pro-Russian mood lingers in ex-rebel city as Ukraine vote looms (AFP)

    Slavyansk (Russia) (AFP) – In the war-scarred city of Slavyansk in east Ukraine few people are looking to the future with hope as they gear up for a parliamentary poll this Sunday. …read more Source: The West...

    Poland’s Tusk denies claim on partition offer
    Oct24

    Poland’s Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) Poland’s former prime minister, Donald Tusk, has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that Russia and Poland carve up Ukraine.That claim was made by former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine’s election will have implications far beyond its borders
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s election will have implications far beyond its borders

    On Sunday Ukrainian voters will vote not only for a government but war or peace, and hence the future of a continent. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

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