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    Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split
    Oct26

    Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split

    Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections indicate the governing coalition has retained its dominant position in the west and center of the country despite widespread disappointment with the government of President Petro Poroshenko. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    What’s at Stake in Elections Around the World
    Oct26

    What’s at Stake in Elections Around the World

    Elections were being held in nine countries around the world on Sunday. Here’s a look at what’s at stake: ARGENTINA: Argentines chose between continuity versus a financial overhaul when they voted for the successor to President Cristina Fernandez, a polarizing leader who dominated national politics for 12 years. Her chosen successor,...

    Ukrainian Ballot Count Begins In Vote That Tests Government
    Oct26

    Ukrainian Ballot Count Begins In Vote That Tests Government

    The vote count has begun a day after Ukrainian elections for mayors and council representatives that are seen as a survival test for President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Loitering Close to Vital Underwater Data Cables Has the U.S. Spooked
    Oct26

    Russia’s Loitering Close to Vital Underwater Data Cables Has the U.S. Spooked

    U.S. officials are growing increasingly concerned about the close proximity of certain Russian submarines and spy ships to essential underwater global communications and Internet cables, the New York Times reports. Experts fear that were the Russians to successfully sever the undersea fiberoptic cables, they could cut communications for much of...

    U.S. Expands Deutsche Bank-Russia Probe
    Oct26

    U.S. Expands Deutsche Bank-Russia Probe

    The Financial Times of London newspaper reports the Germany’s Deutsche Bank is facing an expanded money laundering investigation by U.S. authorities into its activities in Russia amid evidence of possible violations of international sanctions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chewbacca Arrested While Campaigning For Darth Vader In Ukraine
    Oct26

    Chewbacca Arrested While Campaigning For Darth Vader In Ukraine

    EmbedContent(562da6f3e4b0aac0b8fd4f33,,Embed,video,Some({“url”:”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OYfioDIzrc”,”type”:”video”,”version”:”1.0″,”title”:”Force Flops? Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine after campaigning for Darth...

    Vladimir Putin approval rating hits new high as Russia’s state media sells Syria campaign
    Oct26

    Vladimir Putin approval rating hits new high as Russia’s state media sells Syria campaign

    MOSCOW — Not so long ago, Russia’s state media were dominated by stories about eastern Ukraine’s war-torn cities and the heroic exploits of Russian-backed separatists battling the government in Kiev. These days, however, Syria’s battlefields and the derring-do of Russian pilots are the overwhelming focuses of broadcasts by...

    Local Elections Called Off in 2 Ukrainian Cities Amid Fraud Charges
    Oct26

    Local Elections Called Off in 2 Ukrainian Cities Amid Fraud Charges

    Late Saturday, with just 12 hours before polls were to open, election officials said they had discovered printing flaws on the ballots and destroyed them. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Local Elections Controversy 2015: Parody Posters Amid Voting Chaos
    Oct25

    Ukraine Local Elections Controversy 2015: Parody Posters Amid Voting Chaos

    Ukraine’s divisive local elections were mired in controversy Sunday after elections in the port city of Mariupol were canceled following irregularities in the vote. As problems mounted and uncertainties grew, one local artist satirized the political contest through the beloved HBO show “Game of Thrones.” …read more Source:...

    Chretien encourages Trudeau to engage with international leaders
    Oct25

    Chretien encourages Trudeau to engage with international leaders

    OTTAWA – Former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien says he hopes Justin Trudeau will engage in a dialogue with a variety of international leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.During an interview with CTV’s Question Period, Chretien suggested the incoming prime minister’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau,...