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    Eastern Ukraine to Postpone Local Elections for Next Year
    Oct03

    Eastern Ukraine to Postpone Local Elections for Next Year

    Local elections in Ukraine’s Donbass region will be held in 2016 instead of this year, French President Francois Hollande has said.The announcement has come after a “Normandy Four” summit between the leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine, and Russia, the website Lenta.ru reports.Initially, the vote was to be held later in October,...

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold
    Oct03

    The hotline to Moscow goes cold

    Deep inside the Pentagon, in the National Military Command Center, is the so-called red phone that has connected the U.S. and Russian high commands since after the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. First a teletype, then a fax, and now a secure email and chat link, the emergency hotline was designed to prevent nuclear Armageddon. It is still tested...

    Migrants ‘Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War’- EU’s Tusk
    Oct03

    Migrants ‘Part of Bargaining, Hybrid War’- EU’s Tusk

    EU Council President Donald Tusk has accused foreign leaders of using the migrant crisis to stir divisions within the EU.At a conference in the resort town of Sopot in Poland, Tusk has warned migrants are turning into an element of the political confrontation, bargaining and “hybrid war” whose roots can be traced back to the...

    Moscow and Kiev in ‘positive mood’ over talks to end east Ukraine conflict
    Oct03

    Moscow and Kiev in ‘positive mood’ over talks to end east Ukraine conflict

    Paris talks also involving France and Germany see Russia pushing for Ukraine to take back legal control of territoriesRussian and Ukrainian officials have expressed cautious optimism following a long bout of negotiations in Paris to end the conflict in east Ukraine which has raged for a year and cost more than 8,000 lives.A Kremlin spokesman...

    Berlusconi and Putin: the odd couple
    Oct03

    Berlusconi and Putin: the odd couple

    In exclusive interviews, the two share a worldview, with the ex-Italian premier endorsing the Kremlin’s actions in Syria and Ukraine …read more Source: Financial...

    Cautious optimism on Ukraine after Paris summit
    Oct03

    Cautious optimism on Ukraine after Paris summit

    The French are claiming some movement on the situation in eastern Ukraine following a summit in Paris. President Francois Hollande met with Russian… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine talks in Paris end on positive note
    Oct02

    Ukraine talks in Paris end on positive note

    France and Germany claim progress at summit overshadowed by Russia’s military push in Syria …read more Source: Financial...

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016
    Oct02

    Hopes for truce in Ukraine pushed to 2016

    PARIS — French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that their efforts to broker a truce in Ukraine were back on track but would take longer than originally planned and run into 2016. After six hours of talks at the Elysée palace with Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir...

    He called the US a wolf – now it is Putin who’s on the prowl – Natalie Nougayrède
    Oct02

    He called the US a wolf – now it is Putin who’s on the prowl – Natalie Nougayrède

    Europe must not be tempted to trade away Ukraine for the sake of a deal with the Russians over SyriaRussia’s military action in Syria raises the stakes for Europe in a significant way, but how should we react? One temptation is to pull back from anything that might smack of provocation: the Russian bear is growling; let’s see how we...

    Ukraine elections by year’s end unlikely, says Hollande
    Oct02

    Ukraine elections by year’s end unlikely, says Hollande

    French President Francois Hollande said Friday that local elections in Ukraine, planned for October, will be delayed until next year. …read more Source: France...

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