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    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule
    Oct11

    Belarus votes as Lukashenko aims to extend 21-year rule

    MINSK: Belarus holds an election Sunday 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 Washington, has led the...

    Belarus Poised To Re-Elect The ‘Last Dictator In Europe’
    Oct11

    Belarus Poised To Re-Elect The ‘Last Dictator In Europe’

    MINSK (Reuters) – Belarussians head to the polls on Sunday to cast their vote in presidential elections all but certain to re-elect authoritarian incumbent Alexander Lukashenko for a fifth term. Lukashenko’s re-election five years ago led to mass protests and the imprisonment of leading opposition figures, but support for his...

    Losing control in the Caucasus
    Oct11

    Losing control in the Caucasus

    Nagorno-Karabakh, the former Soviet Union’s oldest and most dangerous conflict, is waking up again. The 1994 ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan is under severe strain. Where there was occasional sniper fire two years ago, mortars are now being fired. Rockets are raining down on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border and the ceasefire line east...

    Election 2015. Belarus respects Ukraine’s choice
    Oct11

    Election 2015. Belarus respects Ukraine’s choice

    Alexander Lukashenko said he is okay with the fact that “Ukraine would like to taste the EU’s bread”. “However, you should remember that you will bear responsibility for any consequences,” he added. …read more Source:...

    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:...

    Stories from Balkans, Latin America, Ukraine Win Shining Light Award
    Oct11

    Stories from Balkans, Latin America, Ukraine Win Shining Light Award

    First place was awarded to two series: “Unholy Alliances,” on Montenegro as a Mafia state, by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project; and “Empire of Ashes,” by Brazil’s Gazeta do Povo, on tobacco smuggling and organized crime in South America. …read more Source:...

    Army fire kills civilian in east Ukraine
    Oct11

    Army fire kills civilian in east Ukraine

    At least one civilian has reportedly been killed and another injured in purported Ukrainian army fire in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region. According to the reports, pro-Russia sources in Donetsk made the announcement on Saturday, without specifying what kind of weapon had been used in the fatal incident. “According to initial reports, the...

    One killed in east Ukraine despite shaky truce (AFP)
    Oct11

    One killed in east Ukraine despite shaky truce (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – One person was killed and three others wounded Saturday as fresh clashes erupted in eastern Ukraine’s rebel bastion of Donetsk, violating a ceasefire that had been holding for several weeks, separatist and loyalist sources said. …read more Source: The West...

    Rebels say one 

killed in Donetsk 

despite truce
    Oct10

    Rebels say one killed in Donetsk despite truce

    KIEV: Ukrainian army fire killed one person and wounded another in the pro-Moscow rebel bastion of Donetsk in the east on Saturday, despite a truce that had held for several weeks, the separatists said. “According to initial reports, the (casualties) are civilians,” the rebels’ news agency said, citing their “defence ministry.” Earlier, the...

    Syria, migrant crisis coverage wins war correspondents prizes (AFP)
    Oct10

    Syria, migrant crisis coverage wins war correspondents prizes (AFP)

    Bayeux (France) (AFP) – France’s prestigious Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents on Saturday honoured journalists covering conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II. …read more Source: The West...