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    France to Decide on Russian Warship Deal in November
    Oct28

    France to Decide on Russian Warship Deal in November

    France will wait until next month to decide whether to deliver the first of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday. French President Francois Hollande had for months resisted pressure from Washington and other allies to scrap the 1.2 billion euro ($1.58 billion) contract before...

    Russia To ‘Recognize’ Ukraine Separatists’ Elections
    Oct28

    Russia To ‘Recognize’ Ukraine Separatists’ Elections

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow plans to recognize elections being organized on November 2 in eastern Ukraine in defiance of the government in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Will Recognize Separatist Polls Organized By Rebels In Eastern Ukraine
    Oct28

    Russia Will Recognize Separatist Polls Organized By Rebels In Eastern Ukraine

    Russia announced Tuesday that it will recognize the results of elections that separatist rebels have planned to hold in eastern Ukraine on Nov. 2. The latest announcement by the Russian government comes as Ukraine’s pro-Western leaders have reportedly negotiated for the formation of a coalition government. …read more Source:...

    Russia to Recognize ‘People’s Republic’ Election Results
    Oct28

    Russia to Recognize ‘People’s Republic’ Election Results

    Russia announced Tuesday it will recognize the results of upcoming elections in two separatist regions of eastern Ukraine. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the voting scheduled for November 2 would be important for the “legitimization of power” in the unrecognized “People’s Republics” of Donetsk and Luhansk. While...

    Poland to Beef Up Military on Eastern Border
    Oct28

    Poland to Beef Up Military on Eastern Border

    Poland said on Tuesday it is drawing up a long-term plan to shift some of its military strength towards its eastern border, closer to Ukraine and Russia, in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. NATO member Poland is anxious that it could be the next target for Kremlin expansion after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula...

    3 Reasons Why BP Looks Uglier Than Any Other Oil Company Today
    Oct28

    3 Reasons Why BP Looks Uglier Than Any Other Oil Company Today

    British oil giant BP has released a gloomy third-quarter result today, with profits down 17% from the previous quarter. The Financial Times reports that replacement cost profit (the preferred index of analysts because it takes into account fluctuations in oil prices to make the cost of acquiring reserves comparable) was just $3 billion from July...

    FIFA fully supports 2018 World Cup in Russia: Blatter
    Oct28

    FIFA fully supports 2018 World Cup in Russia: Blatter

    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,” Blatter told the R-Sport news agency in comments translated...

    Putin makes for the high road — and stumbles
    Oct28

    Putin makes for the high road — and stumbles

    I experienced conflicting emotions as I read Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent declaration of a new Cold War in a speech to the Valdai Club of Russia experts. The Russian leader blamed the U.S. for what he sees as the collapse of the global security system and warned America not to mess with Russia. At many points in the speech, I...

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up
    Oct28

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up

    Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-story, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    BP announces slump in profits
    Oct28

    BP announces slump in profits

    London (AFP) – BP profits slumped in the third quarter on sliding oil prices and a drop in the ruble linked to Western sanctions against Russia, the British energy group said on Tuesday.BP, which owns almost 20 percent of Russian oil major Rosneft, said that “depreciation of the ruble against the dollar over the period had a...