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    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Lustration Bill
    Sep25

    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Lustration Bill

    Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has signed a lustration bill adopted by the parliament on September 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks
    Sep25

    Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

    Freetown (AFP) – Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest lockdown in west Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were to be closed off along with the southern district of Moyamba...

    Kvitova and Bouchard power to Wuhan semis
    Sep25

    Kvitova and Bouchard power to Wuhan semis

    Wuhan (China) (AFP) – World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Caroline Garcia to power through to the semi-finals of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open Thursday, while Canadian sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard also made it into the last four. Garcia had previously performed heroics at the inaugural tournament, beating Venus Williams and world...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from Australia, the European Union, Norway and North America has Russian consumers concerned that they could face a sharp increase in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions aimed at...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tells U.N. That Moscow Must Stop Arming Rebels
    Sep25

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tells U.N. That Moscow Must Stop Arming Rebels

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday demanded that Russia pull its forces out of Ukraine and stops the supply of arms to pro-Kremlin rebels. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, Yatsenyuk said Moscow must start real peace talks with Ukraine. “We urge Russia to pull back its forces, to pull back its artillery,...

    Yatsenyuk Urges No Let Up On Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep25

    Yatsenyuk Urges No Let Up On Sanctions Against Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged Western countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until all Ukrainian territory was back under the control of Kyiv, in a speech to the UN General Assembly on September 24. He said it was hard for peace talks to take place under the barrel of a gun ‘made in Russia.’ Moscow has...

    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’
    Sep25

    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko instructed his government on Thursday to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state’s affairs.A decree published on the presidential website ordered the government “to...

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east
    Sep25

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Khutor and Nika move briskly on the sidewalk, but not fast enough to draw attention. They have tried to memorize the “wrong streets” — the ones where they know the pro-Russian rebels who seized this city now regularly stand guard in camouflage, AK-47s poised. But sometimes the two of them get it wrong. Like now. Read full...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Sep25

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Thursday. 1. Two days after authorizing airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, President Obama called on the world to unite to dismantle the extremist group’s “network of death” during an address at the UN general assembly. 2. Obama also said the US would lift sanctions...

    NATO Allies Join Ukraine in Military Drill, Ceasefire Holds
    Sep25

    NATO Allies Join Ukraine in Military Drill, Ceasefire Holds

    They’re real guns, but it’s not a real battle. These Ukrainian and Bulgarian troops are participating in the “Rapid Trident” military drills in western Ukraine. NATO allies here, including the U.S., have stopped short of military intervention in the Ukrainian crisis. But these drills are seen as a sign of their commitment....