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    Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine. U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner also welcomed the rebels’ decision. …read...

    Score One For Putin in Ukraine
    Oct06

    Score One For Putin in Ukraine

    One effect of, if not a rationale for, Putin’s Syria intervention is to distract from Ukraine. The Paris summit on Friday was overshadowed by images of Russian fighter jets over Syria. Indeed, Russia appears satisfied with its accomplishments in Ukraine and supports the current ceasefire, no doubt in part because the Kremlin hopes it will...

    Lviv becomes a model for development in Ukraine
    Oct06

    Lviv becomes a model for development in Ukraine

    The west Ukraine city is undergoing a renaissance even as fighting continues in the east. …read more Source: USA...

    France, Germany Tell Ukraine to Cooperate with Putin
    Oct06

    France, Germany Tell Ukraine to Cooperate with Putin

    Leaders in France and Germany pushed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accept a plan requiring him to cooperate with Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Paris last week. The plan was developed for the meeting by French diplomat Pierre Morel, and Poroshenko was prepared to dismiss it in the negotiations with French President Francois...

    Former Ukrainian Tax Minister EU Sanctions Video Argues Against Being On European Union List
    Oct06

    Former Ukrainian Tax Minister EU Sanctions Video Argues Against Being On European Union List

    What do you do when the European Union has put you on its list of sanctioned individuals? For former Ukrainian revenue and tax minister Oleksandr Klymenko, the answer was take to YouTube and post a video Monday with some questionable acting. The video, titled “Revolving Doors,” starts with a man telling Klymenko that the allegations against him...

    Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base
    Oct06

    Belarus’ president says he doesn’t want Russian air base

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus doesn’t want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies. Lukashenko said that he knows nothing about plans to set up a Russian air base in Belarus and added that his nation doesn’t need it,...

    East Ukraine Rebels Postpone Local Polls
    Oct06

    East Ukraine Rebels Postpone Local Polls

    Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine agreed on Tuesday to postpone unofficial elections planned for October 18 and November 1 until February 2016, backing off a move that could have derailed a shaky peace deal. The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) had planned to hold elections...

    Some Thoughts on Syria
    Oct06

    Some Thoughts on Syria

    I won’t linger on this, but the Obama administration has made a real botch of Syria, misreading the Arab Spring from the start, empty threats, etc. That said: where now? At this point, there is no side in Syria that we are “for”—a point well made by Fareed Zakaria. But unlike Iran-Iraq war, Syria’s geography rules out “may both sides...

    Ukraine rebels to delay local elections
    Oct06

    Ukraine rebels to delay local elections

    MOSCOW (AP) — Officials of the eastern Ukraine regions under the control of Russia-backed separatists say they will postpone local elections that were to be held in the next several weeks, an issue that had impeded progress toward a firm resolution of the conflict. Ukraine’s president and Russian lawmakers hailed the move as a step toward...