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    Ukrainian soldier killed near rebel-held Donetsk airport
    Oct27

    Ukrainian soldier killed near rebel-held Donetsk airport

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says one of its soldiers has been killed by rebel forces that were violating a cease-fire in the east. It was the first reported government loss in fighting since mid-October. A February cease-fire between government and rebel forces has largely held since both sides renewed their commitment to observe the truce Sept....

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine while driving Darth Vader to polling station to vote
    Oct27

    Chewbacca arrested in Ukraine while driving Darth Vader to polling station to vote

    In case you’ve been wondering what Chewbacca has been up to ahead of press junkets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll be dismayed to learn he’s been loitering around Ukraine, of all places, buddying up with Darth Vader. In what was apparently not a publicity stunt, the Millennium Falcon co-pilot was arrested Sunday by...

    Parents Say Russian Army Lying About Soldier’s Suicide
    Oct27

    Parents Say Russian Army Lying About Soldier’s Suicide

    By Maria TsvetkovaGRECHANAYA BALKA, Russia, Oct 27 (Reuters) – The parents of a 19-year-old Russian soldier serving in Syria said on Tuesday they had been informed that their son had hanged himself there, the country’s first confirmed fatality since the Kremlin launched a campaign of air strikes in Syria on Sept. 30.In an interview...

    Semyonovka Journal: Ukraine Ban on Russian Symbols Fuels Fight Over National Identity
    Oct27

    Semyonovka Journal: Ukraine Ban on Russian Symbols Fuels Fight Over National Identity

    Older Ukrainians seeking to preserve the past resist a law pushed through Parliament that requires the removal of all Communist-era names and symbols. …read more Source: The New York...

    Chewbacca arrested for driving Darth Vader to Ukraine polls
    Oct27

    Chewbacca arrested for driving Darth Vader to Ukraine polls

    Ukrainian police used the Force when Chewbacca campaigned for the Dark Side. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian Finance Minister Says Reserve Funds Running Out
    Oct27

    Russian Finance Minister Says Reserve Funds Running Out

    Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov says the country’s Reserve Fund could be exhausted by the end of 2016 if world energy prices remain at current levels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Soldier Killed Near Donetsk As Cease-Fire Is Shaken
    Oct27

    Ukrainian Soldier Killed Near Donetsk As Cease-Fire Is Shaken

    A Ukrainian soldier has been killed by fire from Russia-backed separatists near the Donetsk airport, Ukrainian officials say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine and Russia sever ties in the skies, throwing travelers for a loop
    Oct27

    Ukraine and Russia sever ties in the skies, throwing travelers for a loop

    The halt of direct air travel between historically close-knit nations could stymie 680,000 passengers annually. …read more Source: The Washington...

    ‘Chewbacca’ Arrested at Polls on Election Day in Ukraine
    Oct27

    ‘Chewbacca’ Arrested at Polls on Election Day in Ukraine

    A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine and fined the equivalent of $8 for violating campaign laws by supporting Darth Vader. …read more Source:...

    Early Results Show Ukraine Divided For, Against Poroshenko Rule
    Oct27

    Early Results Show Ukraine Divided For, Against Poroshenko Rule

    Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections released October 26 indicated the government of President Petro Poroshenko would retain its dominant position in the west and center of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...