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    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay
    Nov04

    Ukraine PM: Country Risks Losing Foreign Support Over Reform Delay

    Ukraine risks losing the support of its Western backers if squabbles between the government and parliament delay or derail its reform efforts, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said on Wednesday. Ukraine has promised to revamp its tax system under an International Monetary Fund-led bailout program. But a failure to agree the size of tax cuts has...

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine
    Nov04

    US Diplomat Sees ‘Some Pullback’ of Weapons from E. Ukraine

    A top U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday that there have been signs that Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine are pulling back some of their weapons. “We are now starting to see for the first time some pullback of Russian and separatist weapons,” Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told a hearing in the U.S. House of...

    Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat
    Nov04

    Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘Most Powerful’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat

    Though the president of the United States is commonly referred to as the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama dropped to No. 3 this year on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” He slipped from second place in last year’s ranking and is now behind both Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor...

    Putin Tops Forbes’ Most Powerful People List For Third Year in a Row
    Nov04

    Putin Tops Forbes’ Most Powerful People List For Third Year in a Row

    For the third year running, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been picked as the world’s most powerful person by Forbes. He beat U.S. President Barack Obama, who dropped down to third place, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, currently in second, due to being “one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants –and get...

    Bill Brownstein: Looking for art in unlikely places
    Nov04

    Bill Brownstein: Looking for art in unlikely places

    Nabil Mehchi and Frank Fiorito could have played it a lot safer. The Montreal-based creators of the five-part documentary series Interrupt This Program — which debuts Friday at 9 p.m. on CBC-TV — could have conducted their search for underground art scenes in relatively stable metropolises. Clearly, though, Mehchi and Fiorito like to live on the...

    Putin tops Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People’ list for third year in a row
    Nov04

    Putin tops Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People’ list for third year in a row

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is Forbes’ most powerful person in the world for the third year in a row. “Putin continues to prove he’s one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants –- and get away with it,” Forbes wrote in its justification for choosing the 63-year-old leader. See also: Russian...

    Weapons pullback in eastern Ukraine in jeopardy
    Nov04

    Weapons pullback in eastern Ukraine in jeopardy

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country are threatening to stop the ongoing weapons withdrawal if their positions continue to come under attack.Olexander Turchynov, chairman of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, said in a statement on Wednesday that five troops have been...

    Disbanded Brothers: What Happens When Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Return Home
    Nov04

    Disbanded Brothers: What Happens When Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Return Home

    Neither governments nor families know quite what to do with the returning soldiers. …read more Source:...

    Russia does not respect Ukraine peace process, sanctions review to reflect that: EU’s Tusk
    Nov04

    Russia does not respect Ukraine peace process, sanctions review to reflect that: EU’s Tusk

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia is not fully abiding by the terms of the Minsk peace agreement for Ukraine and this will be taken into account by… …read more Source:...

    Weapons Pullback in Eastern Ukraine in Jeopardy
    Nov04

    Weapons Pullback in Eastern Ukraine in Jeopardy

    Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed rebels in the east of the country are threatening to stop the ongoing weapons withdrawal if their positions continue to come under attack.Olexander Turchynov, chairman of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, said… …read more Source:...