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    Ukraine’s self-rule offer slows rebel independence drive (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s self-rule offer slows rebel independence drive (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s push for peace with pro-Russian insurgents appeared to pass its first test Tuesday when most agreed to study his limited self-rule offer while defending their demands for full independence. …read more Source: The West...

    Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic
    Sep16

    Ruble plunges to new lows, authorities tell Russians not to panic

    Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Ukrainian politician gets dumped in a garbage bin by angry mob
    Sep16

    Ukrainian politician gets dumped in a garbage bin by angry mob

    Video emerged Tuesday from Kiev of an angry mob frog-marching a member of parliament and literally dumping him in the garbage. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17 (AFP)
    Sep16

    Netherlands ups defence spending in wake of downed MH17 (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – The Netherlands is to increase defence spending after being hard hit by global conflicts including the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area (AFP)
    Sep16

    Russia to deploy reinforcements to Crimea area (AFP)

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia is to reinforce its troop deployments in annexed Crimea and southern Russia because of the worsening crisis in Ukraine and the buildup of foreign forces nearby, the country’s defence minister said on Tuesday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers self-rule in east (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers self-rule in east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday ratified a landmark EU pact and adopted laws granting self-rule to the east in crucial votes that will shape the future of the splintered former Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers rebels self-rule (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers rebels self-rule (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian lawmakers ratified a landmark EU pact Tuesday that steers the ex-Soviet state closer to the West, and pledged autonomy for pro-Russian rebels waging war in the east. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine, EU ratify landmark pact at heart of crisis (AFP)
    Sep16

    Ukraine, EU ratify landmark pact at heart of crisis (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukrainian and European parliaments on Tuesday simultaneously ratified a landmark pact at the heart of the ex-Soviet country’s bloodiest crisis since independence. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine’s parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Ukraine’s parliament ratifies agreement to deepen ties with the European Union . …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism
    Sep16

    Ukraine, Scotland dent German investor optimism

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

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