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    Ukraine separatists vote in controversial election
    Nov02

    Ukraine separatists vote in controversial election

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in controversial, Russian-backed leadership elections that Kiev branded a “power grab” and the West condemned.The elections in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic — based around the two main rebel-held...

    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections
    Nov02

    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Residents of separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine are voting to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community. Despite a cease-fire agreement being signed in September, fighting continues almost daily between government troops and rebel forces....

    Polls Open in East Ukraine
    Nov02

    Polls Open in East Ukraine

    Pro-Russia rebels opened polls in towns and cities across separatist-held east Ukraine, pushing ahead with renegade elections the Ukrainian government has decried as illegal. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold much-criticized elections to pick executive, lawmakers
    Nov02

    Ukrainian breakaway regions hold much-criticized elections to pick executive, lawmakers

    Residents of separatist-controlled regions of eastern Ukraine are voting to elect legislators and executives in polls that have been staunchly denounced by the international community. …read more Source: FOX...

    Prisoner Exchange Eastern Ukraine
    Nov02

    Prisoner Exchange Eastern Ukraine

    A brief truce in a fragile ceasefire — Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists agree to swap 25 fighters from each side. The exchange in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is one of several since fighting officially stopped in September. It’s unclear how many prisoners are being held by either side. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russia, China Thwart Plan For Ocean Sanctuary
    Nov02

    Russia, China Thwart Plan For Ocean Sanctuary

    Russia and China have prevented an international attempt to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuary in waters off of Antarctica. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Rebels Begin Controversial Election
    Nov02

    Ukraine Rebels Begin Controversial Election

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine began voting Sunday in controversial elections that Kyiv and the West say they will not recognize. The separatists who control parts of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions are holding elections for leadership and legislative bodies in the areas they control. The European Union and United...

    Ukraine separatists start controversial election
    Nov02

    Ukraine separatists start controversial election

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine began voting in controversial leadership elections on Sunday that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise and which threatened to deepen an international crisis over the conflict. The elections in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk...

    East Ukrainians head to the polls in controversial election
    Nov02

    East Ukrainians head to the polls in controversial election

    The United States and European Union have denounced as illegitimate the vote which is sure too to stoke tensions further between the West and Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international outcry
    Nov02

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international outcry

    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:...