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    Is Ukraine’s crisis the West’s fault?
    Nov05

    Is Ukraine’s crisis the West’s fault?

    Who is to blame for the crisis in Ukraine: Russia or the U.S. and Europe? A lively debate on the question resurfaced lately, but it has a vital flaw in that it fails to consider the roles of the countries caught in between. It’s as though Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin were back at the negotiating table in Yalta, carving up Europe. Only...

    Oil Is Crashing
    Nov05

    Oil Is Crashing

    Oil prices are sliding even further in early trading, with the commodity stumbling for the fifth consecutive day. Brent crude fell 90 cents, or 1%, to $81.92, its lowest value since 2010. While West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude dropped to $76.59, down 70 cents from yesterday. It was its lowest reading since September 2011. However, it fought...

    Ukraine Orders Troops to Key Cities
    Nov05

    Ukraine Orders Troops to Key Cities

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko orders army reinforcements to key southern and eastern cities in case of a new rebel offensive, following disputed polls in Donetsk and Luhansk. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine
    Nov05

    Gazprom Says It Received First Debt Repayment From Ukraine

    Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday it had received $1.45 billion from Ukrainian energy firm Naftogaz in repayment for unpaid debt, the first step toward Russia resuming gas supplies to Ukraine. The payment by Naftogaz is the first to Gazprom since May, when a row over gas pricing and unpaid debts escalated between...

    Russia’s Gazprom says it has received first debt repayment from Ukraine
    Nov05

    Russia’s Gazprom says it has received first debt repayment from Ukraine

    Ukraine has to pay $3.1 billion in two tranches by the end of the year to cover part of the debts for previous supplies from Gazprom …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Dutch PM: Thorough, Independent Probe Needed of Downed Flight MH17
    Nov05

    Dutch PM: Thorough, Independent Probe Needed of Downed Flight MH17

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday stressed the importance of a thorough, independent investigation of the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 before any decision on where those responsible should face trial. The Dutch have the lead role in investigating the downing of the Boeing 777 aircraft, which crashed over rebel-held...

    ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war
    Nov05

    ‘We simply survive’: What life is like for Ukrainian prisoners of war

    ILOVAISK, Ukraine –- Ruslan Tinkalyuk cut a forlorn figure as he took a long, slow drag on a Chesterfield cigarette. Dirty and unkempt, he was curled up by a small barrel fire amid the rubble of an apartment destroyed by a rocket in this war-torn eastern Ukrainian town. See also: The body collector from Ukraine He should have been with his family...

    Russian Influence In Donetsk And Luhansk Goes Far Beyond Ukraine’s Borders
    Nov05

    Russian Influence In Donetsk And Luhansk Goes Far Beyond Ukraine’s Borders

    The separatist Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine held elections Sunday that saw the victory of pro-Russian candidates, and that no country except Russia recognized as legitimate, leaving the future of east Ukraine unknown. …read more Source: International Business...

    World Briefs: Ukrainian president sends more troops to the east
    Nov05

    World Briefs: Ukrainian president sends more troops to the east

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s president said Tuesday that additional troops are being deployed to the east, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Update: Last Malaysian Victim Identified in Crash
    Nov05

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Update: Last Malaysian Victim Identified in Crash

    The remains of the final 44 Malaysian passengers on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 were identified, says a statement from the government. The last Malaysian victims was identified as Allahyarhamah Puan Sri Siti Amirah Prawira Kusuma, who is slated to be buried in the Netherlands, according to the Malaysian Transport Ministry. “During this...