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    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote amid ongoing unrest
    Oct25

    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote amid ongoing unrest

    Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. …read more Source: CTV...

    Talks to Resume on Winter Gas for Ukraine
    Oct25

    Talks to Resume on Winter Gas for Ukraine

    Ukrainian and Russian officials will meet again next week in an effort to settle their dispute over natural gas supplies that threatens to leave Ukraine short of heating fuel for the coming winter. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London the dispute is complex, and has both economic and geopolitical dimensions. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Putin blasts U.S. in speech ‘reminiscent of the Cold War’: ‘The bear … will not surrender’
    Oct25

    Putin blasts U.S. in speech ‘reminiscent of the Cold War’: ‘The bear … will not surrender’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed the U.S. for the crisis in Ukraine and radical Islamic terrorism and claimed there is “no true democracy” in America during a speech on Friday. Mr. Putin said during a meeting with foreign journalists and Russian experts that the U.S. has failed to use its … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote amid unrest
    Oct25

    Ukraine prepares for decisive parliamentary vote amid unrest

    Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. …read more Source: CTV...

    Battle-Scarred Ukraine Prepares for Election
    Oct25

    Battle-Scarred Ukraine Prepares for Election

    Ukraine’s pro-Western president called Sunday’s snap vote to secure increased legitimacy for Kiev’s leadership in the face of pressure from Russia. …read more Source:...

    On Eve of Poll, Ukraine Leader Seeks Support for Pro-Europe Course
    Oct25

    On Eve of Poll, Ukraine Leader Seeks Support for Pro-Europe Course

    President Petro Poroshenko called on Ukrainians on Saturday to elect a majority on Sunday that would see through a pro-Europe, reform agenda and break with the Soviet past. Poroshenko, who is expecting a big win for his political bloc in the first parliamentary election since the overthrow of the Moscow-backed leader Viktor Yanukovich, said he...

    Ukraine’s Uncertain Future
    Oct25

    Ukraine’s Uncertain Future

    Elizabeth Pond, the respected American author who has reported on Eastern Europe for three decades, recently wrote a eulogy for Ukraine. The seizure of Crimea, Russia’s military rout of the Ukrainians in the east, and the humiliating ceasefire imposed on President Petro Poroshenko, she wrote, meant that Ukraine was again “a borderland...

    Washington Must Recognize India as another Great Power to Be
    Oct25

    Washington Must Recognize India as another Great Power to Be

    Before becoming prime minister India’s Narendra Modi was barred from receiving a visa to visit the U.S. A rising leader in the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was tied to deadly sectarian violence. But now, backed by an overwhelming parliamentary majority, he leads one of Asia’s most important powers. The Obama...

    Ukraine’s Parliamentary Vote Won’t Heal the Nation’s Divide
    Oct25

    Ukraine’s Parliamentary Vote Won’t Heal the Nation’s Divide

    The lynch mob caught up with Nestor Shufrich on Sept. 30, when he was campaigning for re-election to Ukraine’s parliament. Outside the press conference he was due to give that day in the port city of Odessa, a gang of activists and right wing thugs were waiting for him with a garbage dumpster, into which they had planned to stuff the...

    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
    Oct25

    Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Election officials assemble ballot boxes at a polling station in the government controlled town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukrainian parliamentary elections will be … …read more Source: The Bismarck...