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    Sanctions bind Russia’s energy elite to Putin
    Oct29

    Sanctions bind Russia’s energy elite to Putin

    Sanctions have bound Russia’s political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis – an unintended consequence of the West’s punitive measures …read more Source: The Globe and...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Oct29

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. An unmanned resupply rocket headed to the International Space Station blew up just a few seconds after launching in Virginia. 2. Roughly 100,000 Hungarians gathered in central Budapest on Tuesday to protest a proposed tax on Internet data transfers, a levy that was reduced but not...

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks
    Oct29

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks

    The new round of negotiations comes after inconclusive talks October 21, when European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger announced some progress, but said a final deal has yet to be agreed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Will Violate International Commitments By Recognizing Rebel Elections: John Kerry
    Oct29

    Russia Will Violate International Commitments By Recognizing Rebel Elections: John Kerry

    The United States, on Tuesday, warned Russia against giving official recognition to elections planned by pro-Moscow separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, stating that it would be a “clear violation of the commitments made by both Russia and the separatists.” …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote
    Oct29

    Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

    Moscow (AFP) – Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due to take place this weekend, should...

    In Divided Ukraine, a Border Takes Shape
    Oct29

    In Divided Ukraine, a Border Takes Shape

    The de facto division underlines a reality that has been clear since the two sides signed a peace deal in early September: Kiev has given up effective control of rebel-held territory. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    FIFA boss Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott
    Oct28

    FIFA boss Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott

    Moscow (AFP) – World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin’s government for the mega event.”A boycott will never give any positive effect,” the FIFA president told the R-Sport news agency in comments...

    Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’
    Oct28

    Amid growing European anti-Semitism, new Jewish museum in Poland ‘reveals hope’

    The core exhibit of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews was inaugurated in Warsaw, Oct. 28, 2014. (Miriam Alster/FLASH90) WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — In a Europe wracked by fears of rising anti-Semitism, and in a country whose Jews were all but annihilated in the Holocaust, a dazzling new “museum of life” celebrates the Jewish past and...

    Vote Set by Ukraine Separatists Wins Russia’s Support
    Oct28

    Vote Set by Ukraine Separatists Wins Russia’s Support

    The Kremlin said it would recognize coming elections in the separatist-controlled areas of Ukraine, where rebel leaders have scheduled a vote in violation of an agreement signed last month. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Wins
    Oct28

    Ukraine Wins

    A successful parliamentary election opens a window of hope for an embattled country. …read more Source: Foreign...