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    Dutch PM: more remains recovered from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster site in Ukraine
    Oct31

    Dutch PM: more remains recovered from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster site in Ukraine

    The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down. …read more Source: FOX...

    Lviv Mayor Issues Rallying Cry For Reform
    Oct31

    Lviv Mayor Issues Rallying Cry For Reform

    The mayor of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, Andriy Sadoviy, has issued a rallying cry for reform of Ukraine’s economy and institutions. Sadoviy’s party, Samopomich (“Self-Reliance”), came third in recent parliamentary elections and may play an important role in a new pro-European coalition government. (RFE/RL’s...

    Ukraine: Under Attack At Checkpoint 31
    Oct31

    Ukraine: Under Attack At Checkpoint 31

    Government forces near Luhansk, in eastern Ukraine, have pulled back to new positions about 40 kilometers west of the city. But at checkpoint 31, soldiers again came under fire on October 30 following two days of mortar and artillery attack. The troops said they were being fired on with increasing frequency despite a cease-fire in place since...

    The 25 Most Powerful Photos From October
    Oct31

    The 25 Most Powerful Photos From October

    A lot happened in October. Conflict raged in Ukraine, Iraq, and Syria. Government protests continued in Hong Kong. Ebola freaked everybody out. Atlantic City fell apart. Comic-Con had some really awesome costumes. The world’s news photographers captured it all. Here are 25 of the most amazing photos from the past month.October 5 was the...

    Russian ruble hits new dollar low despite rate rise
    Oct31

    Russian ruble hits new dollar low despite rate rise

    Moscow (AFP) – The ruble hit a new record low on Friday, falling to more than 43 rubles to the dollar, despite defensive action by the central bank which raised interest rates a short time earlier.The ruble was trading at 43.03 to the dollar at around 1330 GMT, after strengthening slightly on Thursday following central bank intervention and...

    NATO: Planned ‘elections’ by rebel groups in Ukraine illegal
    Oct31

    NATO: Planned ‘elections’ by rebel groups in Ukraine illegal

    JC FinleyBRUSSELS, Oct. 31 (UPI) — NATO reiterated Friday that the planned Nov. 2 separatist elections in eastern Ukraine violate both Ukrainian laws and the Minsk cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: United Press...

    Gas Deal Ensures Europe Won’t Freeze This Winter
    Oct31

    Gas Deal Ensures Europe Won’t Freeze This Winter

    After months of tense and, at times, bitter negotiations, Ukraine has brokered a deal to resume natural gas shipments from Russia and keep the pipelines open through the coming winter. The settlement includes an negotiated rate on future gas shipments and—with the help of the European Union—the settling of more $3 billion in debts owed by...

    Russia Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to Fight Falling Ruble
    Oct31

    Russia Central Bank Raises Interest Rate to Fight Falling Ruble

    MOSCOW—Russia’s central bank has raised its main interest rate by more than anticipated as it tries to stem the ruble’s fall. The bank on Friday lifted its main rate from 8 percent to 9.5 percent in a move reflecting the bank’s concern over the plummeting currency. The ruble fell to an all-time dollar low of 43.4 earlier this...

    Poroshenko: EU Leaders Press Putin On Rebel Votes
    Oct31

    Poroshenko: EU Leaders Press Putin On Rebel Votes

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s office says the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, and France have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin not to recognize elections being held on November 2 by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Central Bank Sharply Raises Interest Rate
    Oct31

    Russian Central Bank Sharply Raises Interest Rate

    The Russian central bank has said it will raise interest rates from 8 percent to 9.5 percent as Western sanctions and falling oil prices have sent the Russian ruble plummeting. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...