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    Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price Policy Could Sink The Russian Economy
    Oct13

    Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price Policy Could Sink The Russian Economy

    The vice-president of Russia’s state-owned oil behemoth Rosneft has accused Saudi Arabia of manipulating the oil price for political reasons. Mikhail Leontyev was quoted in Russian media as saying: Prices can be manipulative. First of all, Saudi Arabia has begun making big discounts on oil. This is political manipulation, and Saudi Arabia...

    Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talks
    Oct13

    Ukraine turns to new defence chief ahead of Russia talks

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko was set on Monday to name Ukraine’s fourth defence minister of the year as he positions himself for a crunch general election and high-level talks with Russia.The pro-Western leader on Sunday sacked defence chief Valeriy Geletey after only three months on the job, citing a need to...

    Tymoshenko’s Party Ousts 1,500 Members In Lustration
    Oct13

    Tymoshenko’s Party Ousts 1,500 Members In Lustration

    Ukraine’s Batkivshchyna party has kicked out hundreds of its members from its ranks as part of the country’s lustration campaign. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border
    Oct13

    Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border

    (MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman. Dmitry Peskov told Russian news outlets late Saturday in Sochi that Putin had ordered approximately 17,600 troops to return home from Rostov, a southern region that borders east...

    Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press democracy
    Oct13

    Kerry meets Egypt’s Sisi to press democracy

    Cairo (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday to press the former military leader to adopt greater democratic reforms.Fresh from a day-long donors conference in Cairo which raised some $5.4 billion (4.3 billion euros) in pledges to help the Palestinians and the Gaza Strip, Kerry...

    Tony Abbott has Aussie Rules warning for Vladimir Putin
    Oct13

    Tony Abbott has Aussie Rules warning for Vladimir Putin

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Monday that he would use an upcoming G20 leaders summit to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and the “murder” of Australian citizens. …read more Source:...

    World Briefs: Poroshenko sacks Ukraine defense boss
    Oct13

    World Briefs: Poroshenko sacks Ukraine defense boss

    MINSK, Belarus — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dismissed Defense Minister Valeriy Geletey on Sunday after Russia announced it was pulling back forces from Ukraine’s borders. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border
    Oct13

    Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russian-speaking Ukrainians head to Russia to flee fighting in Donetsk
    Oct13

    Russian-speaking Ukrainians head to Russia to flee fighting in Donetsk

    Despite the signing of a ceasefire deal last month, fierce fighting continues between the Ukrainian army and Russian-backed rebels in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions …read more Source: The Globe and...

    As Putin Talks Near, Steps to Defuse Ukraine
    Oct13

    As Putin Talks Near, Steps to Defuse Ukraine

    President Petro O. Poroshenko of Ukraine said he believed that a full cease-fire could soon be achieved under a peace plan that he and Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, had endorsed. …read more Source: The New York...