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    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international condemnation
    Nov02

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international condemnation

    Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Is Anybody Ready for a Rebel Election in Ukraine?
    Nov02

    Is Anybody Ready for a Rebel Election in Ukraine?

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are set to elect executives and legislators in a Sunday vote. The move will defy the Ukrainian government and the international community, but it will be backed by Moscow. The United States and the United Nations say the election will violate the terms of a cease-fire agreement signed by Russia, Ukraine...

    Rebel elections in eastern Ukraine may fuel new conflict
    Nov02

    Rebel elections in eastern Ukraine may fuel new conflict

    Western leaders warn Russian plans to recognize Sunday’s voting in the rebel-held east will further destabilize the conflict-racked country. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism
    Nov02

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism

    Russia’s economy was struggling even before it was hit with western sanctions for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Despite the downward trend, President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has reached an all-time high on a wave of nationalistic fervor. But analysts say the high numbers are set to drop. The value of the Russian currency, the...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe
    Nov02

    News of the Day From Across the Globe

    The blackout swept across the impoverished and energy-starved nation at around noon, after the transmission line experienced a malfunction that led to a cascade of failures throughout the national power grid, said Masum-Al-Beruni of the state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Hospitals and the international airport in the capital, Dhaka,...

    Pro-Russian Separatists To Vote For Leader In War-Torn East Ukraine
    Nov02

    Pro-Russian Separatists To Vote For Leader In War-Torn East Ukraine

    By Thomas Grove DONETSK, Ukraine, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists will vote to set up a breakaway regional leadership in eastern Ukraine on Sunday aiming to take their war-torn region closer to Russia and defying Kiev and the West as the big guns still boom across the territory. The United States and European Union have denounced...

    Russia has met obligations on Ukraine gas deal: Gazprom
    Nov01

    Russia has met obligations on Ukraine gas deal: Gazprom

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia has “fulfilled its obligations” outlined in a gas deal reached with Ukraine by signing a decree setting a lower price for the commodity, energy giant Gazprom said on Saturday.”The Russian government has just signed a decree on lower prices for exports (gas) to the Ukraine,” Sergey Kupriyanov,...

    Sham observer org for Ukrainian separatist strongholds invented day before election
    Nov01

    Sham observer org for Ukrainian separatist strongholds invented day before election

    The Agency for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or ASCE, was unveiled Saturday evening at a bewildering press conference here in the centre of war-battered Donetsk …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Vladimir Putin Cancer Update: Russia Says ‘Bite Your Tongue’ on Rumors
    Nov01

    Vladimir Putin Cancer Update: Russia Says ‘Bite Your Tongue’ on Rumors

    Russia has said that President Vladimir Puting doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, contrary to some reports. A spokesperson for Putin said this week that regarding his health, “everything’s fine,” reported state-run RIA Novosti. He also added that journalists “shouldn’t bank on it” and “bite your tongue” before saying anything. Last...

    Rebel elections in Ukraine set to worsen tensions between Russia, West
    Nov01

    Rebel elections in Ukraine set to worsen tensions between Russia, West

    MOSCOW — Russia and the West appeared bound for even worse tensions ahead of a Sunday vote in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, as Western leaders warned that Russian plans to recognize the elections would further destabilize the conflict-racked nation. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...