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    Ukraine’s rebel strongholds prepare for controversial vote
    Nov01

    Ukraine’s rebel strongholds prepare for controversial vote

    Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine rebels prepare for separatist elections in Donetsk and Luhansk
    Nov01

    Ukraine rebels prepare for separatist elections in Donetsk and Luhansk

    Tight security is surrounding the build-up to Sunday’s separatist elections in eastern Ukraine. The ballots are rejected as illegitimate by Kviv,… …read more Source:...

    Violence flares ahead of Donetsk, Luhansk polls
    Nov01

    Violence flares ahead of Donetsk, Luhansk polls

    Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in attacks in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk, on the eve of elections in two self-declared Russian republics that threaten stability in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Six Ukraine soldiers die in eastern clashes with rebels: military
    Nov01

    Six Ukraine soldiers die in eastern clashes with rebels: military

    KIEV/DONETSK (Reuters) – Six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Saturday, as a fragile ceasefire in the east was tested by heavy mortar fire in the separatist stronghold of Donetsk ahead of a rebel election. …read more Source:...

    The Barroso II legacy – an appraisal: Part I
    Nov01

    The Barroso II legacy – an appraisal: Part I

    José Manuel Barroso has stepped down after two terms as president of the European Commission. His second term, from early 2010 until 31 October 2014, was dominated by the eurozone’s economic crisis, which was at its most intense from 2011 to 2013. But an assessment of that second term should – like any assessment of, say, the presidencies...

    Ukraine: Poroshenko backs Yatsenyuk for new term as PM
    Nov01

    Ukraine: Poroshenko backs Yatsenyuk for new term as PM

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has given his support to Arseny Yatsenyuk from the People’s Front Party for a new term as prime minister… …read more Source:...

    Russia, Ukraine reach deal to end natural gas cutoff for winter
    Nov01

    Russia, Ukraine reach deal to end natural gas cutoff for winter

    Russia agreed Thursday to resume selling natural gas to Ukraine, ending a cutoff that had threatened to leave Ukrainian households shivering as winter approached. The stopgap deal will secure critical energy supplies for Ukraine through March and will also help assure European countries that their own natural gas supply will not be disrupted...

    Ukraine struggling to boost EU gas imports as talks seen failing
    Nov01

    Ukraine struggling to boost EU gas imports as talks seen failing

    Ukraine will struggle with its plan to boost natural gas imports from Europe, leaving the nation with limited options to meet demand this winter after more than four months without gas from Russia. European Union nations probably won’t supply enough gas via so-called reverse flows to meet Ukraine’s demand and exports would stop if...

    NATO intercepts several Russian jets
    Nov01

    NATO intercepts several Russian jets

    Nato said Wednesday that it intercepted a large number of Russian aircraft flying close to European airspace in the past two days, in an “unusual” series of incidents that brought Russian bombers as far afield as Portugal. The aircraft — at least 19 in all — offered reminders of Russian air power at a time of the worst relations...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in 24 hours
    Nov01

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in 24 hours

    Six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed by pro-Russian rebels in the last 24 hours, a government official has said. …read more Source: RTÉ...

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