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    Ukraine Shivers as Leaders Play Monopoly
    Oct29

    Ukraine Shivers as Leaders Play Monopoly

    The winners of the Ukrainian parliamentary election are fighting over who should form the governing coalition — as if that was the most important matter at hand. …read more Source:...

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal
    Oct29

    Russia, Ukraine looking for gas deliveries deal

    Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak makes his way towards the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The European Union’s energy chief is hoping Wednesday… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed
    Oct29

    EU: 50-50 Chance Ukraine-Russia Gas Talks Will Succeed

    Russia, the European Union and Ukraine have resumed talks aimed at ending a Russian natural gas supply cut as winter approaches. Ukraine’s energy minister, Yuri Prodan, is meeting his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak in Brussels for negotiations mediated by European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger. Oettinger said there is a...

    EU to Push Russia, Ukraine on Gas Dispute
    Oct29

    EU to Push Russia, Ukraine on Gas Dispute

    With winter fast approaching, the European Union was set to apply maximum pressure on Ukraine and Russia to resolve their gas dispute. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Hawks Demand More Military Spending Than During Cold War:  Stop Squandering ‘Defense’ Dollars on Other Nations
    Oct29

    Hawks Demand More Military Spending Than During Cold War: Stop Squandering ‘Defense’ Dollars on Other Nations

    America accounts for nearly 40 percent of globe’s military outlays, but Republican Party hawks believe that the federal government never spends enough on the Pentagon. The war lobby’s mantra always is more, much more. Yet the U.S. already devotes far more than it should to “defense,” which today largely means protecting...

    Russian Airline Plans Yerevan-Crimea Flights Despite Kyiv’s Protests
    Oct29

    Russian Airline Plans Yerevan-Crimea Flights Despite Kyiv’s Protests

    The Grozny Air civil aviation company, based in the Russia’s Chechnya region, is pressing ahead with plans to launch regular flights from Yerevan to Crimea, despite protests from Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Projects Impact of Sanctions on Russia
    Oct29

    EU Projects Impact of Sanctions on Russia

    The European Union sanctions on Russia will only have a modest impact on the bloc’s economy this year and next but will slice 1.1 percentage points off Russia’s growth rate next year. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Yatsenyuk Suggests He’ll Stay On As Ukrainian Prime Minister
    Oct29

    Yatsenyuk Suggests He’ll Stay On As Ukrainian Prime Minister

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has suggested he’ll continue in his role when a new coalition government is formed. Speaking at a news conference in Kyiv on October 29, he also said ministers in the new government should face public hearings broadcast live on TV. With nearly all votes counted, Yatsenyuk’s People’s...

    Winning With Ideas
    Oct29

    Winning With Ideas

    “Daring ideas,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Heading into the final quarter of a year that’s already seen crises such as the rise of ISIS, conflict in the Ukraine, and the ongoing threat of Ebola, it’s almost...

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament
    Oct29

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament

    Russia’s lower house of parliament is ready to cooperate with the new assembly in Ukraine, its chairman said on Wednesday, although it will be dominated by pro-Western forces. Parties who want to move Kyiv further away from Moscow’s orbit towards mainstream Europe will lead the Verkhovna Rada after an election on Sunday, held despite...