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    Feds snubbing Moscow health summit as Ebola outbreak spreads
    Oct10

    Feds snubbing Moscow health summit as Ebola outbreak spreads

    As the the world deals with the intensifying threat posed by the Ebola virus, Canada will boycott a World Health Organization (WHO) meeting in Russia next week, according to a tweet from Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health Eve Adams Friday. BREAKING: Delighted to announce Canada will boycott WHO mtgs in Russia....

    Fleeing Conflict, Displaced In Ukraine Encounter Neighbors’ Mistrust
    Oct10

    Fleeing Conflict, Displaced In Ukraine Encounter Neighbors’ Mistrust

    As growing numbers of displaced people flee the conflict in eastern Ukraine, many are finding that an earlier atmosphere of solidarity has significantly cooled. In western cities, some landlords are refusing to rent apartments to IDPs, due to a perception that displaced families are taking advantage of relief efforts. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    Ukrainian, Belarusian Soccer Fans Detained For Anti-Putin Chants
    Oct10

    Ukrainian, Belarusian Soccer Fans Detained For Anti-Putin Chants

    Police in Belarus have detained about 100 Ukrainian soccer fans after spectators at an international match chanted vulgar verses targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Flight MH17: Dutch Official Who Talked About Ill-Fated Plane’s Passenger Having Oxygen Mask Criticized
    Oct10

    Flight MH17: Dutch Official Who Talked About Ill-Fated Plane’s Passenger Having Oxygen Mask Criticized

    The announcement by a senior Dutch official on Wednesday that a passenger on the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was found wearing an oxygen mask has attracted criticism from dead passengers’ relatives. The plane is believed to have been brought down by a surface-to-air missile while flying over a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine....

    U.S.: No Sanctions Relief For Russia Until Forces Leave Ukraine
    Oct10

    U.S.: No Sanctions Relief For Russia Until Forces Leave Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat says there should be no sanctions relief for Russia until all foreign forces and equipment have left Ukraine, Kyiv’s sovereignty over its border has been restored and all hostages have been released. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and Tunisia on long Nobel Peace Prize candidate list
    Oct10

    Russia and Tunisia on long Nobel Peace Prize candidate list

    Oslo (AFP) – There was no clear frontrunner ahead of Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize announcement, with a Russian opposition newspaper, Tunisia’s democratic leadership, Pakistan schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis among a record number of candidates.As in previous years, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee,...

    Ukraine energy exec urges EU pressure on Russia’s Gazprom
    Oct10

    Ukraine energy exec urges EU pressure on Russia’s Gazprom

    New York (AFP) – The head of the Ukraine’s national energy company has called on European officials to pressure Gazprom over the Russian energy giant’s dealings with Slovakia.Andriy Kobolev, chairman and chief executive of Naftogaz, said that the European Union should require Gazprom to step back from a key pipeline connection...

    Trade, rights on agenda as China’s Li visits Germany
    Oct10

    Trade, rights on agenda as China’s Li visits Germany

    Berlin (AFP) – China’s Premier Li Keqiang will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, the third top-level talks this year between the export powers, amid growing disquiet over human rights and business rules.Berlin and Beijing say they are seeking to bolster their already massive trade and investment links by deepening their...

    Ukraine President Signs Key Anti-Graft Legislation
    Oct10

    Ukraine President Signs Key Anti-Graft Legislation

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday signed anti-graft legislation that Kyiv says could see hundreds of thousands of civil servants lose their jobs if found to have links with past Soviet or pro-Russian governments. The so-called “lustration” bill aims to remove any civil servant who held a federal or regional government...

    St. Petersburg Journal: Allowed a Space in Russia for Criticism, Artists Have Fun With It
    Oct10

    St. Petersburg Journal: Allowed a Space in Russia for Criticism, Artists Have Fun With It

    At the Manifesta contemporary art biennial in St. Petersburg, artists are openly discussing issues like corruption and Russian involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...