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    Belarus re-elects ‘last dictator in Europe’ for fifth term
    Oct12

    Belarus re-elects ‘last dictator in Europe’ for fifth term

    By Andrei Makhovsky Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term in office by a landslide on Sunday in an election that could see an easing of relations with the West and raise questions about his ties to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Lukashenko’s re-election five years ago led to mass protests and the imprisonment of...

    Russia resumes gas supplies to Ukraine
    Oct12

    Russia resumes gas supplies to Ukraine

    Russian gas giant Gazprom says it had resumed gas supplies to Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Russia resumes gas supplies to Ukraine: Gazprom
    Oct12

    Russia resumes gas supplies to Ukraine: Gazprom

    Russian gas giant Gazprom said Monday it had resumed gas supplies to Ukraine, adding that Moscow had received a $234 million pre-payment from Kiev …read more Source: The Daily...

    Why Russia Needs Syria by Amy Knight | NYR Daily
    Oct12

    Why Russia Needs Syria by Amy Knight | NYR Daily

    Top, AFP/Getty Images; bottom, AP Photo/Sergei Chirikov, Pool Top, Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev, 1980; bottom, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2005 Russia’s entry into the Syrian conflict has fundamentally changed the dynamic of the four-and-a-half-year-old war...

    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule
    Oct12

    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule

    MINSK — Belarussians began voting on Sunday in an election that is likely to see authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko claim a fifth term, with the EU possibly lifting sanctions against him if the polls take place without incident. Lukashenko, 61, a swaggering former collective farm director once called Europe’s last dictator by...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Underway in Paris
    Oct11

    Ukraine Peace Talks Underway in Paris

    Ukraine Peace Talks Underway in Paris …read more Source:...

    Russia Denies U.S. Claim That Missiles Aimed at Syria Hit Iran
    Oct11

    Russia Denies U.S. Claim That Missiles Aimed at Syria Hit Iran

    Government OPEN Graphic the main story Related Coverage NATO, Tested by Russia in Syria, Raises Its Guard and Its ToneOCT. 8, 2015 Wary of Escalation in Syria, U.S. Is Waiting Out Putin’s MovesOCT. 8, 2015 News Analysis: An Opportune Moment for Russia’s Foray Into Syria OCT. 8, 2015 Russia’s Kalibr Cruise Missiles, a New Weapon...

    Ukraine confident Russia can’t hold IMF aid ‘hostage’
    Oct11

    Ukraine confident Russia can’t hold IMF aid ‘hostage’

    Ukraine slams Russian refusal to let IMF pay out $17.5 billion rescue plan; Ukraine set to default… …read more Source:...

    Egypt signs deal with France on two Mistral warships
    Oct11

    Egypt signs deal with France on two Mistral warships

    Egypt has signed a deal with France to buy two warships that were originally ordered by Russia but whose sale was canceled by Paris due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. According to Press TV, the contract was signed on Saturday by the French naval yard DCNS and the Egyptian military in the presence of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and...

    $40-billion aid not enough for Ukraine’s economic stability: Minister
    Oct11

    $40-billion aid not enough for Ukraine’s economic stability: Minister

    Ukrainian finance minister says a 40-billion-dollar aid package is not enough for Kiev’s economic stability. …read more Source:...

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