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    Brilliant parody posters give Ukraine elections a ‘Game of Thrones’ twist
    Oct25

    Brilliant parody posters give Ukraine elections a ‘Game of Thrones’ twist

    Ukraine is awash in election fever ahead of this Sunday’s local polls, which will include an important mayoral race in the capital, Kiev The election — only the second since the Moscow-leaning president was overthrown during the country’s revolution in February 2014 — is an important one. Many view the polls as a referendum on the...

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote
    Oct25

    Pro-Western coalition faces survival test in Ukraine vote

    Kiev (AFP) – Western-backed Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s fragile ruling coalition faces a major survival test Sunday in combative local elections that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east.Voting offices were closed on Sunday in the key port city of Mariupol, the government’s last bastion in rebel-held eastern...

    Here are 2 problems that could sink the Russian military in a war
    Oct25

    Here are 2 problems that could sink the Russian military in a war

    With a frozen frontline inside Ukrainian territory, the successful annexation of Crimea, and an ongoing intervention in Syria, Russia’s military prowess appears firmly established. But despite the Kremlin’s recent successes, the Russian military faces two deep structural problems that could prove disastrous if it ever faced off...

    Lenin Statue Converted To Darth Vader In Ukraine
    Oct24

    Lenin Statue Converted To Darth Vader In Ukraine

    Welcome to the Dark Side, comrade!A statue of Soviet founding father Vladimir Lenin in Odessa, Ukraine, has been transformed into Darth Vader, according to several reports.A recent law banning communist symbols led to the makeover, NBC News reported. Ukrainian artist Aleksander Milov fitted the monument with the “Star Wars”...

    Russia offers air cover for anti-Assad rebels, urges polls
    Oct24

    Russia offers air cover for anti-Assad rebels, urges polls

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia said Saturday it was ready to provide air support for Western-backed moderate rebels battling both jihadists and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as Moscow presses on with its diplomatic offensive over the conflict.Speaking after a surprise summit between Syria’s embattled leader and Russian President Vladimir...

    Ukraine Local Elections To Test Poroshenko’s Strength Amid Multiple Crises
    Oct24

    Ukraine Local Elections To Test Poroshenko’s Strength Amid Multiple Crises

    Ukraine’s local elections this weekend will gauge the appeal of President Petro Poroshenko and his efforts to end a war and kick-start an economy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Local elections in Ukraine mark a turning point
    Oct24

    Local elections in Ukraine mark a turning point

    Local leaders in Ukraine after this election will have more power than ever before. …read more Source: USA...

    Russia-Ukraine direct flights to be halted
    Oct24

    Russia-Ukraine direct flights to be halted

    The ongoing dispute between Ukraine and Russia has taken a new turn, with Ukraine announcing direct flights to Russia will end. …read more Source:...

    New Russian military might on full display in Syria
    Oct24

    New Russian military might on full display in Syria

    HEMEIMEEM AIRBASE, Syria (AP) — Sleek combat jets loaded with precision bunker-buster bombs roar into the skies as soldiers in desert-style uniforms march past rows of neat housing at this Russian military base at one of Syria’s largest airports. The air campaign in Syria, Russia’s first military action outside the former Soviet Union...

    Ukraine Election 2015: Unpredictable Local Races Could Bring Old Guard Back To Power
    Oct24

    Ukraine Election 2015: Unpredictable Local Races Could Bring Old Guard Back To Power

    Amid the backdrop of a violent regional conflict and economic uncertainty, Ukrainians are set to head to the polls Sunday in hotly contested local elections where oligarchs are expected to try to maintain their grip on power. With the ongoing war in the east and the country’s gross domestic product forecast to fall by 12 percent by the...