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    Ukraine looks to reform following parliamentary vote
    Oct27

    Ukraine looks to reform following parliamentary vote

    As pro-European parties claim resounding election triumph, Moscow says it will recognize the result. …read more Source: Toronto...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Meanwhile, in Ukraine
    Oct27

    Meanwhile, in Ukraine

    At least 331 people have died since the signing of a “truce” between Ukraine and the Russian-backed militants waging war in the eastern part of the country. The United Nations says fighting has continued “on an almost daily basis.” The airport in Donetsk, a crucial transportation hub, has been flattened by shelling. According to the Ukrainian...

    Russian-Backed Rebels Launch Assault on Donetsk Airport
    Oct27

    Russian-Backed Rebels Launch Assault on Donetsk Airport

    The ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east has all but collapsed as the separatists continue to launch attacks on the crucial Donetsk airport, according to reports. The Russian-backed separatists are reportedly firing artillery at the airport grounds that are controlled by Ukrainian government...

    Death Rate 10 a Day in East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire
    Oct27

    Death Rate 10 a Day in East Ukraine Despite Ceasefire

    By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) – The conflict in eastern Ukraine is still claiming about 10 lives a day among government troops, pro-Russian separatists and civilians despite a ceasefire agreed in early September, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Over 3,660 people have died and 8,766 been wounded in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out...

    ‘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...