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    Russia votes in parliamentary election with firm Putin grip
    Sep18

    Russia votes in parliamentary election with firm Putin grip

    Girls walk past election campaign posters of candidates running for deputies ahead of parliamentary elections in Russia.– Reuters photo Voting has begun in earnest in Russia’s parliamentary election, dominated by president Vladimir Putin’s supporters. Far Eastern regions were the first to vote in a country spanning 11 time zones. The...

    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...

    Russia votes for new parliament with Putin secure
    Sep18

    Russia votes for new parliament with Putin secure

    MOSCOW: Russians began voting in parliamentary polls late Saturday, with parties loyal to President Vladimir Putin set to maintain their dominance despite the Kremlin making a show of cleaning up the vote after mass protests last time around. The nationwide elections follow several years of tumult that have seen the country annex Crimea from...

    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’
    Sep18

    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’

    Russian lawmakers under President Vladimir Putin have proven themselves nothing if not efficient. This last session alone, the lower legislative chamber, the Duma, and the upper chamber, the Federation Council, passed nearly 2,000 laws, including a record 160 pieces of legislation by the upper house in one day last June. Despite the presence of...

    Ukraine Avia Fest showcases oldest, newest planes
    Sep18

    Ukraine Avia Fest showcases oldest, newest planes

    An aviation festival has kicked off in the Ukrainian capital, showcasing over 100 airplanes from all over the world. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian prisoner left blind and armless in tripwire mine blast is handed over by Russian-led separatists in hostage exchange 
    Sep18

    Ukrainian prisoner left blind and armless in tripwire mine blast is handed over by Russian-led separatists in hostage exchange 

    Volodymyr Zhemchugov was released on Saturday as part of a hostage exchange between separatists and the Ukrainian government in rebel-occupied Donbas. …read more Source: Daily...

    Croatia stuns France for 2-1 lead
    Sep18

    Croatia stuns France for 2-1 lead

    ZADAR, Croatia — Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig put Croatia 2-1 ahead in the Davis Cup semifinal against France by upsetting top-ranked doubles pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-3 Saturday.
Cilic, who won his singles Friday, replaced Marin Draganja and it proved to be an inspired choice.
Herbert, the more...

    China edges closer to 100 gold medals
    Sep18

    China edges closer to 100 gold medals

    RIO DE JANEIRO — China won three team events Friday and nine in total as it edged closer to a century of gold medals at the Rio Paralympics. The Asian nation finished the ninth day of competition with 93 gold, 74 silver and 49 bronze medals, ahead of Britain (58 gold), Ukraine (38), the United States (36) and Australia (17). Two of China’s...

    U.S. halts airstrike after Russia says Syrian forces hit, 62 dead
    Sep17

    U.S. halts airstrike after Russia says Syrian forces hit, 62 dead

    The U.S. military says it halted an air raid against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after being told by Russia that it might have struck Syrian government forces, resulting in the deaths of 62 Syrian soldiers, according to Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman. …read more Source:...

    Russian embassy in Kiev targeted in firework protest
    Sep17

    Russian embassy in Kiev targeted in firework protest

    Kiev: Ukrainian radicals lobbed fireworks at the Russian embassy in Kiev early on Saturday, police said, a day before it was due to open as a polling station for Russia’s parliamentary elections. Video broadcast by Ukrainian media showed about 20 young men with a banner saying “Fireworks today, Grad (multiple rocket launchers) tomorrow.” On...