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    Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded
    Oct30

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

    Washington (AFP) – The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said.The Ukrainian-designed AJ-26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for...

    Billions in federal cash go unspent as Tories mull tax cuts
    Oct30

    Billions in federal cash go unspent as Tories mull tax cuts

    The federal government held on to more than $7 billion in approved spending last fiscal year at the same time as some departments and agencies struggled with a lack of funds – bringing total “lapsed” spending to more than $18 billion over the last two years. The Conservative government continues to sit on billions of dollars in planned spending...

    UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine
    Oct30

    UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned an election being organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote would violate the country’s constitution. The November 2 vote would be being held in defiance of Ukrainian national elections last Sunday in which pro-Western parties, dedicated to holding the...

    Ukraine-Russia gas talks could leave EU in the cold
    Oct30

    Ukraine-Russia gas talks could leave EU in the cold

    Europe could be plunged into an energy crisis this winter if last-ditch talks on Wednesday fail to see Russia resume gas flows to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Cold War 2014? NATO Concerned of Spike in Russia Military Flights
    Oct30

    Cold War 2014? NATO Concerned of Spike in Russia Military Flights

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. Alliance military spokesman Lt. Col. Jay Janzen that four groups made up of Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers, MiG-31 fighters and other Russian warplanes had been conducting...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Condemns “Pseudo-Elections” in East
    Oct30

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Condemns “Pseudo-Elections” in East

    The leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic visits towns in Ukraine’s East ahead of a November 2 vote in rebel-controlled areas. Alexander Zakharchenko has big ambitions. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine
    Oct30

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize rebel-organized elections in Ukraine

    Russia on Wednesday angrily dismissed the EU’s warning that it wouldn’t recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, saying that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal. …read more Source: CTV...

    NATO Tracks Russian Warplanes in Europе Airspace
    Oct30

    NATO Tracks Russian Warplanes in Europе Airspace

    NATO says it has detected “unusual” activity in European airspace in the past two days. Speaking in Brussels Wednesday, a NATO military spokesman said that four groups of Russian warplanes, including Tu-95 strategic bombers and MiG-31 jets, have been “conducting significant military maneuvers” over the Baltic Sea, North Sea and the...

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal
    Oct29

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

    After inconclusive talks last week, the negotiations between the energy chiefs of the two nations were seen as a last-ditch attempt to stave off another crisis that could leave Ukraine without sufficient heating in the dead of winter. Late Wednesday, an EU statement said a press conference to announce the results of the meeting was canceled and...

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize elections organized by rebels in Ukraine
    Oct29

    Moscow criticizes West for its refusal to recognize elections organized by rebels in Ukraine

    Russia has angrily dismissed the EU’s warning that it wouldn’t recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, warning that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal. …read more Source: FOX...