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    Ukraine’s Election Marks a Historic Break With Russia and its Soviet Past
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s Election Marks a Historic Break With Russia and its Soviet Past

    On Sunday night, as the votes in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections were being tallied, President Petro Poroshenko went on television to congratulate his citizens on the successful ballot and, citing early results, to highlight one of the milestones the country had crossed: Ukraine’s Communist Party, a political holdover from the...

    John Boehner Thinks George W. Bush Could Have Stopped Vladimir Putin
    Oct27

    John Boehner Thinks George W. Bush Could Have Stopped Vladimir Putin

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) waxed nostalgic for the George W. Bush administration during a campaign stop in Iowa on Sunday, saying that Bush would never have let Russian President Vladimir Putin invade Ukraine. Stumping for Republican congressional candidate David Young in Iowa’s 3rd District, Boehner accused President Barack Obama...

    Pro-Western Parties Dominate Ukraine Elections as Clashes with Russian-Backed Forces Continue
    Oct27

    Pro-Western Parties Dominate Ukraine Elections as Clashes with Russian-Backed Forces Continue

    Pro-Western parties prevailed in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections over the weekend, but the country’s armed forces continued to suffer casualties amid fighting with Russian-backed separatists in the east. President Petro Poroshenko’s political group began talks with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s People’s Front...

    ‘Once a Spy, Always a Spy’
    Oct27

    ‘Once a Spy, Always a Spy’

    It was January of 1990, and a middle-aged, overweight Vladimir Putin was depressed. Working as a paper-pushing KGB intelligence officer in Dresden, Germany, Putin spent most of his time attempting to recruit undercover foreign agents and writing reports. News from back home in the Soviet Union caused great concern. Mikhail Gorbachev had ascended...

    Biden: World Is ‘Literally Fraying At The Seams’
    Oct27

    Biden: World Is ‘Literally Fraying At The Seams’

    Vice President Joe Biden said the world is “literally fraying at the seams” during a speech to students at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government on Thursday. Biden chronicled recent international crises including unrest in Ukraine and the Middle East and the potential Ebola epidemic. He underscored America’s commitment to combatting...

    The Ceasefire in Ukraine is Being Ignored by Moscow
    Oct27

    The Ceasefire in Ukraine is Being Ignored by Moscow

    As exercises in cognitive dissonance go, it’s hard to beat the first sentence of this Washington Post report on events in Ukraine: Fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday despite a fragile cease-fire, as pro-Russian rebels appeared to be close to capturing the strategically important Donetsk airport. This ceasefire appears to...

    Ukraine Elections: Darth Vader Can’t Vote
    Oct27

    Ukraine Elections: Darth Vader Can’t Vote

    Darth Vader may have fought for the Empire, but in the Ukraine he fights for democracy and the right to vote. The man previously known as Viktor Shevchenko arrived at a Kiev polling station Sunday dressed in full Vader regalia. Along with other Star Wars characters such as Yoda, Chewbacca, and Palpatine, Vader is running as a representative of...

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Says ‘Terrorist Acts’ Possible During Parliamentary Elections
    Oct27

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Says ‘Terrorist Acts’ Possible During Parliamentary Elections

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arsenic Yatseniuk has warned that Russia and its proxy forces in eastern Ukraine could seek to destabilize the country’s parliamentary elections on Sunday with attacks, Reuters reports. Ukraine is holding its first parliamentary elections since pro-Russia leader Victor Yanukovich was deposed last winter after street...

    Russia and Ukraine Fail to Make Progress in Testy Milan Talks
    Oct27

    Russia and Ukraine Fail to Make Progress in Testy Milan Talks

    By Andreas Rinke and Alexei Anishchuk MILAN (Reuters) – Russia, Ukraine and European governments failed to make any progress towards solving the crisis in Ukraine on Friday in talks that the Kremlin said were “full of misunderstandings and disagreements.” Further discussions were scheduled later in the day, but there were few expectations of any...

    Putin Warns U.S. Spat Over Ukraine Threatens Global Stability
    Oct27

    Putin Warns U.S. Spat Over Ukraine Threatens Global Stability

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin warned Washington that a spat between nuclear powers over the Ukraine crisis could threaten global stability and said in remarks published on Wednesday that Russia would not be “blackmailed” by sanctions. Taking a tough line on the eve of talks with Ukrainian President Petro...