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    Ukraine soldier killed by rebel fire at Donetsk airport (AFP)
    Oct31

    Ukraine soldier killed by rebel fire at Donetsk airport (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A Ukraine soldier died Friday during fighting with insurgents near the shelled-out remains of the airport in Donetsk, a stronghold of the pro-Russian separatists, the army announced. …read more Source: The West...

    Russia holds drills involving missile launches
    Oct30

    Russia holds drills involving missile launches

    Russia says its military forces have conducted exercises, including long-range missile launches, across the country. According to the reports, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Friday that the military exercises included ballistic and cruise missile launches from various ground sites. The sea and air maneuvers are said to be one of the...

    Local Elections in Ukraine Bring Mixed Results
    Oct30

    Local Elections in Ukraine Bring Mixed Results

    On October 25, 26.7 million Ukrainian voters were called to elect their 168,450 local and regional representatives in the first local elections since the Maidan. With a relatively low turnout of 46.62 percent, the elections represented a genuine test of popularity for the government as well as a barometer of popular discontent over the course of...

    Week in Pictures
    Oct30

    Week in Pictures

    Presenting the most compelling images from the last seven days, as selected by the Maclean’s photo department: 1 of 15 …read more Source:...

    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says
    Oct30

    Russia Forces US Military Intelligence Refocus With Actions In Syria And Ukraine, US Official Says

    With Russian involvement in both Syria and Ukraine, the U.S. needs to reorient its outlook to see Russia as an adversary as opposed to an ally and increase its intelligence capabilities, an American military official said Friday. The U.S. has lacked the capability to “see into Russia” due to its posture toward the Kremlin in recent years, said...

    Re-integrate Donbass? No, thanks!
    Oct30

    Re-integrate Donbass? No, thanks!

    While the Ukrainian leadership tries to implement the Minsk agreement, opposition to a re-integration of separatist-controlled areas is growing. Experts warn of a new internal political crisis. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II
    Oct30

    Karen Dawisha on Russia’s Middle East Strategy, Interview With Eminent Russia Expert and Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy Part II

    Karen Dawisha is the Walter E Havighurst Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a world-renowned Russia expert who has written extensively about Soviet foreign policy, Russia-Middle East relations, and contemporary Russian politics. Her most recent book, published in 2014, is Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns...

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform
    Oct30

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform

    Ukraine’s recent local elections showed that voters want to see continued progress in the areas of legal reform and the fight against corruption, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv said this week. Sunday’s elections “showed the resiliency of Ukrainian democracy in the face of difficult economic conditions and Russian aggression,”...

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30
    Oct30

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30

    Ihor Babak / Reuters Black bears in Florida, prayers for rain in Indonesia, Spain’s La Sagrada Familia basilica enters its final phase of construction, Slipknot performs in California, the Halloween Dog Parade in New York, students in India celebrate the 60th birthday of Bill Gates, the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, Chewbacca...

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)
    Oct30

    Ukraine leader’s wealth grows despite war, economic woes (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – The value of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s assets soared despite economic crisis and conflict while those of other tycoons shrank in an annual wealth list published Friday. …read more Source: The West...