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    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international outcry
    Nov02

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international outcry

    Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears
    Nov02

    Romania PM poised for election win despite justice fears

    Bucharest (AFP) – Prime Minister Victor Ponta looks set to win the first round of presidential elections in Romania on Sunday despite fears he could reverse advances in the justice system if elected.The 42-year-old centre-left politician has enjoyed a comfortable lead over 13 other candidates and looks set to face 55-year-old liberal Klaus...

    Residents of Eastern Ukraine Say They’re Ready for Rebel-Held Election
    Nov02

    Residents of Eastern Ukraine Say They’re Ready for Rebel-Held Election

    The ballot boxes are ready in eastern Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists are moving ahead with an election Sunday in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic.” Despite a rejection of the election by Ukrainian and Western authorities, an election official in Donetsk says this election is as fair and legitimate as any other....

    Ukraine rebel vote threatens to deepen crisis
    Nov02

    Ukraine rebel vote threatens to deepen crisis

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine hold controversial leadership elections on Sunday that Kiev and the West have refused to recognise and which threaten to deepen the international crisis over the conflict. Fighting raged across the region on the eve of the vote, with seven Ukrainian fighters killed and...

    Russia holds military drills
    Nov02

    Russia holds military drills

    The Russian military carries out military drills near the border with Ukraine. Yiming Woo reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Is Anybody Ready for a Rebel Election in Ukraine?
    Nov02

    Is Anybody Ready for a Rebel Election in Ukraine?

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are set to elect executives and legislators in a Sunday vote. The move will defy the Ukrainian government and the international community, but it will be backed by Moscow. The United States and the United Nations say the election will violate the terms of a cease-fire agreement signed by Russia, Ukraine...

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international condemnation
    Nov02

    Ukraine rebels to hold election despite international condemnation

    Rebel-held territories in eastern Ukraine prepared Saturday to elect legislators and executives in a vote that has been roundly condemned by the international community but backed by Russia. …read more Source:...

    Rebel elections in eastern Ukraine may fuel new conflict
    Nov02

    Rebel elections in eastern Ukraine may fuel new conflict

    Western leaders warn Russian plans to recognize Sunday’s voting in the rebel-held east will further destabilize the conflict-racked country. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism
    Nov02

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism

    Russia’s economy was struggling even before it was hit with western sanctions for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Despite the downward trend, President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has reached an all-time high on a wave of nationalistic fervor. But analysts say the high numbers are set to drop. The value of the Russian currency, the...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe
    Nov02

    News of the Day From Across the Globe

    The blackout swept across the impoverished and energy-starved nation at around noon, after the transmission line experienced a malfunction that led to a cascade of failures throughout the national power grid, said Masum-Al-Beruni of the state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. Hospitals and the international airport in the capital, Dhaka,...