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    Merkel says wants good economic ties with Ukraine, Russia
    Oct23

    Merkel says wants good economic ties with Ukraine, Russia

    (Adds background) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a European Union free trade agreement with Ukraine is not directed against Russia and that Berlin wants good economic ties with both Ukraine and Russia …read more Source: The Daily...

    US President Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill
    Oct23

    US President Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill

    U.S. President Barack Obama has vetoed the $612 billion defense policy bill, citing sections impeding the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and keeping sequestration caps on defense budget.Obama signed the veto document inside the Oval Office on Thursday where the media was invited to observe the ceremony. This was the first time the president did...

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east

    Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections on Oct. 25 that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east

    Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections Sunday that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east …read more Source: The Daily...

    Obama vetoes $612 bn defence bill, aid for Ukraine,Syria
    Oct23

    Obama vetoes $612 bn defence bill, aid for Ukraine,Syria

    Obama has said the Congress approved bill impedes the closure of Guantanamo Bay prison and keeping sequestration caps on defense budget …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine sees signs that truce can endure
    Oct23

    Ukraine sees signs that truce can endure

    As Vladimir Putin’s bombing campaign in Syria enters a fourth week, Ukrainian officials are increasingly hopeful the country’s cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists will lead to a lasting peace. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East | World news
    Oct22

    Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East | World news

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has launched a stinging attack on US policy in the Middle Eas, accusing Washington of backing terrorism and playing a “double game” in the Middle East. In a speech on Thursday at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Putin said the US had...

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust
    Oct22

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust

    Haj Amin al-Husseini with Adolph Hitler. In 1941, Adolph Hitler’s war in Europe was going pretty well. The Nazis had invaded Poland in 1939, and France the following year. While the Blitz hadn’t finished off the United Kingdom, the United States was, at least, still not officially in the fight. On Nov. 28 of that year, Hitler took the...

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high: Russian state pollster
    Oct22

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high: Russian state pollster

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a record high of almost 90 percent, primarily as a result of his decision to launch air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, Russia’s state pollster said on Thursday. VTsIOM, the pollster, said Putin’s rating had reached 89.9 percent in October, up from a...

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high – Russian state pollster
    Oct22

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high – Russian state pollster

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a record high of almost 90 percent, primarily as a result of his decision to launch air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, Russia‘s state pollster said on Thursday. VTsIOM, the pollster, said Putin’s rating had reached 89.9 per cent in October, up from a previous...

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