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    Eastern Ukraine Prepares for Election, Leader Says Vote Will Give Legitimacy
    Oct31

    Eastern Ukraine Prepares for Election, Leader Says Vote Will Give Legitimacy

    Pro-Russian separatists prepare to hold their own election in eastern Ukraine on November 2nd. The poll comes a week after Ukraine voted for a new parliament, and some residents in Donetsk are not quite sure what it will mean. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Russian Media Watchdog Threatens To Shut Down Radio Station Critical Of Putin
    Oct31

    Russian Media Watchdog Threatens To Shut Down Radio Station Critical Of Putin

    * Move seen as pressuring Russian media * Watchdog says program “justified war crimes” * Radio station to file lawsuit against watchdog By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW, Oct 31 (Reuters) – A Russian state watchdog has warned a radio station …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko taps Yatsenyuk for PM after Russian gas deal
    Oct31

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko taps Yatsenyuk for PM after Russian gas deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko backed rival Arseniy Yatsenyuk as future premier Friday, to “unite” the country after it secured a deal with Moscow on future gas supplies.However Kiev seemed helpless in the face of next Sunday’s elections organised by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine,...

    Putin Loosens the Spigot but Not the Reins
    Oct31

    Putin Loosens the Spigot but Not the Reins

    The deal to restart Russian gas supply to Ukraine was important, but it doesn’t change the conflict in Ukraine or the need for Europe to improve its energy security. …read more Source:...

    More Human Remains Recovered From MH17 Site
    Oct31

    More Human Remains Recovered From MH17 Site

    A Dutch team took advantage of a pause in fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday to recover human remains from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site. …read more Source:...

    Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine’s war
    Oct31

    Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine’s war

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. Vitaly Khristich is one of hundreds of miners who each day brave the artillery fire that flares … …read more Source:...

    Russian Actor Is Fires at Ukrainian Forces, Wearing Press Helmet
    Oct31

    Russian Actor Is Fires at Ukrainian Forces, Wearing Press Helmet

    A Russian film star’s “surprise” visit to Ukrainian, pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east has caused a backlash from local media and authorities, after video footage posted online on Friday appeared to show him firing a mounted machine gun at the Kiev-held Donetsk airport and mocking the “ceasefire” agreed by pro-Kiev and...

    Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine’s war
    Oct31

    Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine’s war

    In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, miner Vitaly Khristich uses a jackhammer at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Khristich is one of hundreds of m… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site
    Oct31

    Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site

    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: New York Daily...

    Charles Krauthammer: U.S. midterms represent a referendum on White House competence
    Oct31

    Charles Krauthammer: U.S. midterms represent a referendum on White House competence

    WASHINGTON — Are the U.S. mid-term elections really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but they’re not. First, like all U.S. elections, this one is about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy....