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    Communism-purging Ukrainians transform famed Lenin statue into Darth Vader
    Oct24

    Communism-purging Ukrainians transform famed Lenin statue into Darth Vader

    Just in time for the release of the latest “Star Wars” blockbuster, Ukrainians have transformed a statue of Lenin into one of Darth Vader, an oddly prominent figure in local politics. Soviet founder Lenin — long despised by most in nonseparatist parts of Ukraine — fell victim to a law adopted in April that ordered […] The post Communism-purging...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies

    KIEV – Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and UN agencies, in a move the medical charity described as worrying. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Russian military mission in Syria brings history full circle
    Oct24

    Russian military mission in Syria brings history full circle

    Russian ground staff members work on a Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photograph released by Russia’s Defence Ministry October 22, 2015. REUTERS MOSCOW/BISHKEK: Valery Anisimov and his fellow Russian servicemen were smuggled out of the Black Sea hiding below the decks of their ship,...

    Ukraine, Russia to ban direct flights
    Oct24

    Ukraine, Russia to ban direct flights

    Russia’s transport minister has estimated that the loss in ticket sales to both countries will run to around $110m a year. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban MSF, UN agencies

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and UN agencies, in a move the medical charity described as worrying.MSF provides crucial medical care for patients in the area, especially those suffering from diabetes and kidney failure, as well as...

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban Doctors Without Borders, U.N. agencies
    Oct24

    Ukraine’s Donetsk rebels ban Doctors Without Borders, U.N. agencies

    Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine’s eastern separatist Donetsk region said Friday they had banned Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and U.N. agencies, a move the medical charity described as worrying. MSF provides crucial medical care for patients in the area, especially those suffering from diabetes and kidney failure, as well as operating an...

    Statue of Lenin Becomes Darth Vader Monument
    Oct24

    Statue of Lenin Becomes Darth Vader Monument

    The force has awakened in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia and Ukraine to ban direct flights
    Oct24

    Russia and Ukraine to ban direct flights

    Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia will stop at midnight on Saturday, as new sanctions initiated by Kiev come into effect. …read more Source:...

    Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria
    Oct24

    Russia said to redeploy special-ops forces from Ukraine to Syria

    Russia has sent a few dozen special-operations troops to Syria in recent weeks, Russian and Western officials say, redeploying the elite units from Ukraine as the Kremlin shifts its focus to supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. …read more Source: FOX...

    Veto under fire as UN turns 70
    Oct24

    Veto under fire as UN turns 70

    NEW YORK: More than 100 countries on Friday challenged Security Council powers to restrict their use of the veto as the United Nations turned 70, with a joint pledge not to oppose resolutions on mass atrocities. The initiative is aimed at avoiding the kind of gridlock that has paralyzed the Security Council on Syria, with Russia and China vetoing...