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    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne
    Oct29

    A real counterweight to US power is a global necessity | Seumas Milne

    Conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine will spread without effective restraint on western dominationWhere is the end of history now? Across three continents, conflicts are multiplying. An arc of war, foreign intervention and state breakdown stretches from Afghanistan to north Africa.In Iraq and Syria, the so-called Islamic State mutant...

    Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine’s Army
    Oct29

    Aleksandr Makarenko: Digital Quartermaster for Ukraine’s Army

    Aleksandr Makarenko has raised over $75,000 for Ukrainian soldiers. Image from Facebook. This article is part of an extensive RuNet Echo study of Russian-language blogosphere in Eastern Ukraine. Explore the complete interview series on the Eastern Ukraine Unfiltered page. It’s no secret that Ukraine’s armed forces have been woefully...

    EU, U.N. condemn Ukraine rebels’ election plans
    Oct29

    EU, U.N. condemn Ukraine rebels’ election plans

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and United Nations condemned plans to hold elections in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, with the EU explicitly denouncing Moscow’s support for the separatists’ plans. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Barroso says EU enlargement contained Russia
    Oct29

    [Ticker] Barroso says EU enlargement contained Russia

    Outgoing EU commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso Wednesday defended EU enlargement to the east in the mid-2002s saying that without it, “we would not probably be discussing only about Ukraine. We would probably be discussing now about Bulgaria, or about the Baltic states,” he said in reference to Russia. …read more Source:...

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe
    Oct29

    Budapest autumn: hollowing out democracy on the edge of Europe

    Rightwing prime minister Viktor Orbán is using his huge electoral majority to rewrite the rules, and not just for HungaryOn the Hungarian plain south-west of Budapest, the rich, dark soil of Kishantos presents the saddest of sights. As far as the eye can see, a cornucopia of organic wheat, cereals, sunflowers, pulses and legumes has been turned...

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble
    Oct29

    Central Asia pays the price for Russia’s tumbling ruble

    Sharp decline in the value of Russian currency is hitting Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistans economies hard. EurasiaNet.org reportsPensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstans capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped nine per cent in the last six weeks. She is not alone in...

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk suggests he likely to stay on as Prime Minister after election win
    Oct29

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk suggests he likely to stay on as Prime Minister after election win

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday suggested he was likely to stay on as prime minister after his party triumphed in last Sunday’s parliamentary election. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia try again to forge gas deal at Brussels talks
    Oct29

    Ukraine, Russia try again to forge gas deal at Brussels talks

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia begin new gas crisis talks on Wednesday, but wrangling over Ukraine’s upfront cash payments threatens to push a deal out of reach, even as temperatures have fallen below zero in Kiev. …read more Source:...

    EU’s Oettinger: 50 percent chance of Russia-Ukraine gas breakthrough
    Oct29

    EU’s Oettinger: 50 percent chance of Russia-Ukraine gas breakthrough

    BERLIN (Reuters) – There is a 50:50 chance of a breakthrough in Wednesday’s round of gas supply talks between Russia and Ukraine, the European Union’s outgoing energy commissioner said. …read more Source:...

    Exports to Russia collapse by a quarter
    Oct29

    Exports to Russia collapse by a quarter

    German exports to Russia have collapsed by more than a quarter, according to figures released on Wednesday, as sanctions brought about by the Ukraine crisis take effect. …read more Source: The Local...

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