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    The Latest: Egypt confirms Russian plane crashes in Sinai
    Oct31

    The Latest: Egypt confirms Russian plane crashes in Sinai

    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) — The latest news on a Russian passenger plane that crashed on a flight from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia.3:55 p.m.A top Egyptian official says except for three Ukrainian passengers, everyone on board the Russian Metrojet flight that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was a Russian citizen.Adel...

    Russian Plane Carrying 224 People Crashes In Egypt
    Oct31

    Russian Plane Carrying 224 People Crashes In Egypt

    By Yusri Mohammed and Ahmed Mohamed HassanISMAILIA, Egypt/CAIRO, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday after losing radar contact and plummeting from its cruising altitude, killing all aboard.The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under...

    Russian Passenger Plane Crashes in Sinai, Egypt Says
    Oct31

    Russian Passenger Plane Crashes in Sinai, Egypt Says

    (SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt) — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, the Egyptian government said. There were no survivors, the Russian Embassy in Cairo said on its...

    No survivors of Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt says
    Oct31

    No survivors of Russian plane crash in Sinai, Egypt says

    UPDATED 2:20 p.m. GMT There are no survivors from a Russian plane with 224 on board that crashed in a mountainous area of Egypt’s Sinai, Egyptian authorities said Saturday, as search and recovery teams investigated the wreckage Reuters reported that the “black box” data recorder has been found Air traffic controllers lost...

    Russia and the Curse of Geography
    Oct31

    Russia and the Curse of Geography

    Reuters / Presidential Press ServiceVladimir Putin says he is a religious man, a great supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church. If so, he may well go to bed each night, say his prayers, and ask God: “Why didn’t you put mountains in eastern Ukraine?” If God had built mountains in eastern Ukraine, then the great expanse of flatland that is...

    Ukraine Librarian Detained In Moscow Falls Ill, Claims Was Framed
    Oct31

    Ukraine Librarian Detained In Moscow Falls Ill, Claims Was Framed

    The detained head of the Russian Library of Ukrainian Literature has fallen ill in custody and claims Russian authorities framed her by planting extremist books in her collection. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine
    Oct31

    Russia Blasts ‘Politicized’ Rule Change IMF Mulling For Ukraine

    Russia’s finance minister expressed concern about a possible rule change by the International Monetary Fund that would enable it to keep lending to Ukraine even if Kyiv defaults on its debt to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Denies Stalin’s Killer Famine
    Oct31

    Russia Denies Stalin’s Killer Famine

    Russias international propaganda outlet just recycled an old, debunked claim that Stalins terror-famine in Ukraine was a Western hoax. …read more Source: The Daily...

    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:...