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    Ukraine Economy To Fall? Gross Domestic Product To Shrink By 12%, Says World Bank
    Oct05

    Ukraine Economy To Fall? Gross Domestic Product To Shrink By 12%, Says World Bank

    Ukraine’s gross domestic product was expected to fall by 12 percent by the end of this year further than the 7.5 percent predicted in April, reported the World Bank Monday. The continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine as well as an “unfavorable global economic environment” were the main reasons behind the Bank’s new prediction....

    Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Update: Ukraine Withdrawal Of Light Artillery Begins
    Oct05

    Russian-Ukrainian Conflict Update: Ukraine Withdrawal Of Light Artillery Begins

    After a year and a half of conflict with pro-Russian separatists, Ukrainian authorities started Monday to withdraw tanks and light artillery from the frontline in the eastern region of Luhansk, local media reported. The weapons pullback follows an agreement between Ukrainian government forces and separatist leaders to continue the withdrawal of...

    Briefing: Putin’s Two-Front War
    Oct05

    Briefing: Putin’s Two-Front War

    Has Vladimir Putin’s move into Syria changed the dynamic on Ukraine? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia may pay ‘volunteers’ $50 per day to fight in Syria against ISIS
    Oct05

    Russia may pay ‘volunteers’ $50 per day to fight in Syria against ISIS

    The Kremlin says that Russia has no current plans to deploy ground troops to Syria. But Russian mercenaries, such as those who fought in Ukraine, may be another matter. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Is Being Told to Live With Putin
    Oct05

    Ukraine Is Being Told to Live With Putin

    European leaders have amended the Ukrainian ceasefire agreement to put the onus of upholding it on Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Angela Merkel is the favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize
    Oct05

    Angela Merkel is the favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is tipped to win this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership on the refugee crisis in Europe. Pope Francis was the bookies’ favourite until recently to pick up the prestigious prize, but odds have shifted over the weekend after a Merkel was named as the favourite by a key prize predictor. Kristian...

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s
    Oct05

    Russia’s Air Campaign No Different From Assad’s

    For more than a year, Syrian insurgents and civilians in rebellious areas in the war-torn country have been enduring a reign of terror from the skies with President Bashar al-Assad’s aircraft dropping cheaply produced improvised “barrel bombs” on them. Now they’re coming under attack from Russian bombers firing so-called “dumb...

    IMF boosts Ukraine eurobond sale as growth darkens
    Oct05

    IMF boosts Ukraine eurobond sale as growth darkens

    An IMF mission said that authorities look forward to broad participation of eurobond holders in Ukraine’s recently launched debt exchange. …read more Source:...

    ‘He Was Controlled by Terrible Thoughts’: Jordanian Official Says His Son Joined Islamic State, Carried Out Suicide Attack
    Oct05

    ‘He Was Controlled by Terrible Thoughts’: Jordanian Official Says His Son Joined Islamic State, Carried Out Suicide Attack

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian parliament member said he learned from Islamic State-linked media that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group. This image posted on a militant website on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, which has been verified and is consistent with...

    Syria’s Assad: Middle East Would Collapse if Russian Airstrikes Fail
    Oct04

    Syria’s Assad: Middle East Would Collapse if Russian Airstrikes Fail

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the whole Middle East would be destroyed if Russia’s aerial bombardment of militants opposed to his regime does not succeed. “The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed,” Assad told Iranian state television. But he...