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    Ukraine, Russia Extend Gas Deal Talks After Impasse
    Oct30

    Ukraine, Russia Extend Gas Deal Talks After Impasse

    Trilateral talks in Brussels to restart the delivery of Russian gas to Ukraine will continue on Thursday after the parties failed to reach an agreement on the first day of negotiations. Despite frayed ties between Moscow and the West, envoys from Russia, the EU and Ukraine met Wednesday to settle a natural gas dispute that threatens...

    Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal
    Oct30

    Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal

    Moscow’s negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev’s pre-payments for energy …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Alberta premier’s visit to land of the mighty moose meant to boost rural support: opposition
    Oct30

    Alberta premier’s visit to land of the mighty moose meant to boost rural support: opposition

    The local Ukrainian ladies cooked up hundreds of cabbage rolls for Premier Jim Prentice’s unprecedented leadership dinner in the tiny northern Alberta mill town of Manning on Thursday night. After 10 years of lobbying the Tories to hold a leadership dinner in “the land of the mighty moose,” local constituency organizer Kim Arsenault says...

    NATO reports unusual spike in Russian military flights
    Oct30

    NATO reports unusual spike in Russian military flights

    NATO on Wednesday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days, according to the Associated Press. More from the Associated Press article: Alliance military spokesman Lt. Col. Jay Janzen that four groups made up of Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers,...

    Gas deal still eludes Ukraine and Russia at EU talks Ukraine, Russia try to strike a deal over gas
    Oct30

    Gas deal still eludes Ukraine and Russia at EU talks Ukraine, Russia try to strike a deal over gas

    BRUSSELS — Ukraine and Russia bargained late into the night Wednesday, but European Union officials trying to broker a deal to resume gas supplies to Kiev as winter sets in said there was still no accord to announce. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Memo From Ukraine: After Vote, a New Test: Burying a Legacy of Dysfunctional Politics
    Oct30

    Memo From Ukraine: After Vote, a New Test: Burying a Legacy of Dysfunctional Politics

    Dysfunction between presidents and prime ministers has hobbled the country, leaving it one of the poorest on the European Continent and often beholden to the whims of Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded
    Oct30

    Decades-old Soviet engines powered US rocket that exploded

    Washington (AFP) – The Orbital Sciences rocket that exploded after launch was powered by a pair of rocket engines that were made during the Soviet era and refurbished, experts said.The Ukrainian-designed AJ-26 engines date back to the 1960s and 1970s, and Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California has a stockpile that it refurbishes for...

    Billions in federal cash go unspent as Tories mull tax cuts
    Oct30

    Billions in federal cash go unspent as Tories mull tax cuts

    The federal government held on to more than $7 billion in approved spending last fiscal year at the same time as some departments and agencies struggled with a lack of funds – bringing total “lapsed” spending to more than $18 billion over the last two years. The Conservative government continues to sit on billions of dollars in planned spending...

    UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine
    Oct30

    UN Chief Condemns Planned Separatist Election іn E. Ukraine

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned an election being organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, saying the vote would violate the country’s constitution. The November 2 vote would be being held in defiance of Ukrainian national elections last Sunday in which pro-Western parties, dedicated to holding the...

    Cold War 2014? NATO Concerned of Spike in Russia Military Flights
    Oct30

    Cold War 2014? NATO Concerned of Spike in Russia Military Flights

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO on Wednesday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days. Alliance military spokesman Lt. Col. Jay Janzen that four groups made up of Tu-95 Bear H strategic bombers, MiG-31 fighters and other Russian warplanes had been conducting...