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    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament
    Oct23

    Ukraine pins hopes on a new-look parliament

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament is something halfway between a wrestling pit and a shady backroom for hatching deals. Optimists believe Sunday’s elections will change all that…. …read more Source: Associated...

    US Falls To Its Lowest Spot In 16 Months In The New FIFA Rankings
    Oct23

    US Falls To Its Lowest Spot In 16 Months In The New FIFA Rankings

    The U.S. men’s national team is ranked 23rd in the October FIFA Rankings, its lowest position since June of 2013. It’s a six-spot drop from September. It’s not a huge deal. FIFA’s rankings are horribly flawed and don’t take into account meaningful metrics like margin of victory. In addition, the U.S. has spent its...

    ‘He Was Just A Boy’ — Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine
    Oct23

    ‘He Was Just A Boy’ — Russian Mother Grieves For Son Killed In Ukraine

    Yevgeny Pushkaryov, 18, was buried last week near St. Petersburg after being killed in eastern Ukraine. His mother says Russia television reports prompted the teenager to secretly join the separatist movement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GEORGE SOROS: ‘Wake Up, Europe!’
    Oct23

    GEORGE SOROS: ‘Wake Up, Europe!’

    Multi-billionaire investor George Soros has issued a warning to Europe’s democracies over the threat that a resurgent Russia poses to the continent. In an essay published Thursday in the New York Review of Books, Soros calls for more economic and military support for Ukraine, as well as the abandonment of the eurozone’s current...

    Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote
    Oct23

    Elections In Ukraine: A Challenging, But Important, Vote

    Imagine trying to hold the election amid threats from within and without, a teetering economy, an atmosphere of tense uncertainty, and under the watchful eye of the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics
    Oct23

    From The Streets To The Rada: Euromaidan Activists Enter Politics

    For eight months the activists of Ukraine’s Euromaidan have been frustrated with the slow pace of reform. Now they’re taking matters into their own hands. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine
    Oct23

    EU Summit Tackles Climate Change, Ebola, Ukraine

    European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on October 23 for a summit aimed at reaching a deal on combating climate change and boosting efforts to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia takes bite out of McDonald’s with US ties in deep freeze
    Oct23

    Russia takes bite out of McDonald’s with US ties in deep freeze

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald’s, launched after the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine. Ten outlets of the symbolic American eatery are now closed, McDonald’s said Wednesday, months after the...

    Russian Aircraft Intercepted by NATO Forces After Entering Airspace
    Oct22

    Russian Aircraft Intercepted by NATO Forces After Entering Airspace

    Swedish jets have intercepted a Russian aircraft that briefly entered North Atlantic Treaty Organization airspace Tuesday. NATO and Swedish forces reportedly noticed the plane, identified as a Russian intelligence jet, traveling near NATO airspace in the Baltic Sea, Reuters reports. The plane later crossed into Estonian airspace for about a...

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election
    Oct22

    Ukrainians Vote Sunday in Key Election

    Ukrainian voters go to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, the last political step in the revolution that started nearly a year ago. The vote is expected to move the country closer to badly-needed reforms, but won’t solve all of its problems. When Ukrainians took to the streets last winter for protests that led to the ouster of...