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    Exit polls in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections show win for pro-Western blocs
    Oct26

    Exit polls in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections show win for pro-Western blocs

    KIEV, Ukraine — Under the cloud of a bitter war in their nation’s east, Ukrainians on Sunday were projected to have elected the most pro-European parliament in their country’s 23-year-old history, firmly backing an effort to steer their nation away from Russia’s orbit. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine Exit Polls Show Poroshenko’s Party Leading
    Oct26

    Ukraine Exit Polls Show Poroshenko’s Party Leading

    Exit polls in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections showed three pro-European parties in the lead as polling stations closed on October 26. According to the Democratic Initiatives Foundation, the political bloc of President Petro Poroshenko in the lead with 23 percent of the vote, followed by the People’s Front with 21 percent and the...

    Polls: pro-Western parties leading Ukraine vote
    Oct26

    Polls: pro-Western parties leading Ukraine vote

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two exit polls indicated that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s party will secure a narrow win in Sunday’s parliamentary election, falling substantially short of an outright majority…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukrainians Go to the Polls
    Oct26

    Ukrainians Go to the Polls

    Ukrainians voted in snap parliamentary elections called by pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, aimed at cementing his power and supporting his attempts to end a conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainians Hold Snap Vote; Rebel-Held Areas Not Partaking
    Oct26

    Ukrainians Hold Snap Vote; Rebel-Held Areas Not Partaking

    Ukrainians voted Sunday in a snap election for a parliament President Petro Poroshenko hopes will take a more pro-European stance and sweep out the remaining supporters of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. Rebel held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, home to around 3 million people, will not take part in the official vote, instead going to the...

    Here Are The Big Winners And Losers Of Low Oil Prices
    Oct26

    Here Are The Big Winners And Losers Of Low Oil Prices

    America and its friends benefit from falling oil prices; its most strident critics don’t IN EARLY October the IMF looked at what might happen to the world economy if conflict in Iraq caused an oil-price shock. Fighters from Islamic State (IS) were pushing into the country’s north and the fund worried about a sharp price rise, of 20%...

    Pro-Western parties ahead early in Ukraine parliamentary vote
    Oct26

    Pro-Western parties ahead early in Ukraine parliamentary vote

    Ukraine voted Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pro-West, nationalist parties win Ukraine vote: exit polls
    Oct26

    Pro-West, nationalist parties win Ukraine vote: exit polls

    Kiev (AFP) – Pro-Western and nationalist parties scored a crushing victory on Sunday in Ukraine’s snap parliamentary polls, which were boycotted by pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east, exit polls showed.The Ukrainian president’s Petro Poroshenko Bloc and the People’s Front group of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk...

    Ukraine separatists turn backs on parliament election
    Oct26

    Ukraine separatists turn backs on parliament election

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine spurned a parliamentary election being held Sunday, saying they already knew the results: more war.”There is nothing good to expect from these elections in Ukraine. War, bombardments, all this horror will continue,” said Natalia, 42, a resident of the main...

    Ukrainians Vote in Parliamentary Elections With Far-Reaching Implications
    Oct26

    Ukrainians Vote in Parliamentary Elections With Far-Reaching Implications

    The make-up of Parliament, and the ability of lawmakers to overcome dysfunction, will factor heavily in the ability of President Petro O. Poroshenko to unshackle Ukraine from the Kremlin’s grip. …read more Source: The New York...