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    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote

    Pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko prepares to casts his ballot during supreme council and presidential elections in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. The… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West

    Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, has been officially sworn in after an election that has been roundly condemned by the West as destabilizing. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after vote

    Zakharchenko’s election was largely a formality as no strong viable candidates opposed him, but separatist authorities have held up the vote as a mandate to pursue their secessionist goals. [...] although fighting attenuated after the truce, hostilities have continued almost daily. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in after election heavily criticized by West

    The leader of separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine has been officially sworn in after an election that has been roundly condemned by the West as destabilizing. …read more Source: FOX...

    Donetsk’s rebel leader sworn in as Ukraine-Russia crisis deepens
    Nov04

    Donetsk’s rebel leader sworn in as Ukraine-Russia crisis deepens

    Alexander Zakharchenko was elected in a rogue vote on Sunday that was denounced as a ‘farce’ by Kiev and illegitimate by the West …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in as head of separatist ‘republic’
    Nov04

    Ukraine rebel leader sworn in as head of separatist ‘republic’

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko was sworn in Tuesday as head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic after claiming a crushing victory at weekend separatist polls rejected by Kiev. “I swear to serve the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” Zakharchenko said at a...

    Merkel underlines displeasure over Russia’s Ukraine role, says no reason to lift sanctions
    Nov04

    Merkel underlines displeasure over Russia’s Ukraine role, says no reason to lift sanctions

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining her displeasure over Russia’s role in eastern Ukraine and saying there’s no reason yet to lift European Union sanctions. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecast
    Nov04

    EU Cuts Eurozone Growth Forecast

    The European Commission cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone and the European Union, citing the tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East along with a lack of investment. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Poroshenko Slams Separatist Vote
    Nov04

    Poroshenko Slams Separatist Vote

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called a meeting of top security officials to discuss next steps after Russian-backed separatists held elections. Speaking on November 3, he said the elections were a “farce” which violated a peace plan signed with Russia in the Belarusian capital Minsk. Western countries also condemned the...

    Russia Skips Meeting With US, EU, Other Countries To Discuss 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
    Nov04

    Russia Skips Meeting With US, EU, Other Countries To Discuss 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

    Russia chose not to attend a meeting on Monday to plan the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, The Associated Press, or AP, reported citing officials from the United States and European Union. Relations between Russia, the U.S. and EU have been frayed in recent months over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...