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    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election
    Sep19

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election

    Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday. The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday’s election, according to a preliminary central election commission tally after a quarter of the votes had been counted. Putin, speaking a few minutes after polling...

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream
    Sep19

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream

    PARIS — A few days before Nicolas Sarkozy announced he would run for reelection as French president next year, he fielded an unusual question from a caller on a radio show: Could Sarkozy, the caller asked, ever make him dream again? The man on the line, named Régis, said he had voted for Sarkozy for president in 2007 on the basis of his uplifting...

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp
    Sep18

    Ukraine under fire over gas group revamp

    Creditors warn government’s decision to impose control over company could jeopardise financing …read more Source: Financial...

    Euphoria eludes voters in Putin’s Crimea
    Sep18

    Euphoria eludes voters in Putin’s Crimea

    Turnout tumbles despite sunshine and handouts of smartphones and cinema tickets at polling stations …read more Source: Financial...

    Crimea votes in Russian parliamentary elections amid protests from Ukraine
    Sep18

    Crimea votes in Russian parliamentary elections amid protests from Ukraine

    Residents of Crimea are voting in Russian parliamentary elections for the first time since the peninsula was annexed from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections
    Sep18

    Tensions in Kiev, Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections

    Scuffles have broken out in front of Russia’s diplomatic services in Kiev and Odessa as Russians living in Ukraine are going to the polls. Clashes have erupted between police and protesters against Russia’s policies toward Ukraine, Interfax has reported. No-one has been seriously hurt. Those involved in the Kiev protests, where the...

    Tensions in Kiev and Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections
    Sep18

    Tensions in Kiev and Odessa as Russians Vote in General Elections

    Scuffles have broken out in front of Russia’s diplomatic services in Kiev and Odessa as Russians living in Ukraine are going to the polls. Clashes have erupted between police and protesters against Russia’s policies toward Ukraine, Interfax has reported. No-one has been seriously hurt. Those involved in the Kiev protests, where the...

    Protesters block Russian embassy in Kyiv on election day
    Sep18

    Protesters block Russian embassy in Kyiv on election day

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    Indian Market: When France’s Pain Is Ukraine’s Gain
    Sep18

    Indian Market: When France’s Pain Is Ukraine’s Gain

    India has received wheat from an East European country for the first time in a decade, with Ukraine snatching the French wheat markets with shipments to the South Asian nation. As France failed to export wheat to India due to floods this year, Ukraine took advantage of the situation and sent 240,000 metric tonnes of …read more Source:...

    In Ukraine, media freedom under fire
    Sep18

    In Ukraine, media freedom under fire

    KIEV — Ukrainians take media freedom seriously. They expect to hear debates on the airwaves. But what has been a source of pride for many has recently come under threat. Politicians, publicly criticized for their failures, want to pull an iron curtain over media outlets. On a recent Sunday afternoon, masked men in military fatigues stormed the...

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