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    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election
    Nov03

    Russia backs Ukrainians separatists’ election

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia gave its backing Monday to a contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West. The Foreign Ministry in Moscow said Sunday’s vote in Donetsk and Luhansk gave elected representatives the authority to restore stability in …...

    Still Paying World War I Debt, 100 Years Later
    Nov03

    Still Paying World War I Debt, 100 Years Later

    It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6,000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year, and the Tower of London is awash in ceramic poppies in beautiful tribute to the men who died. The scale of World War I was...

    Drone targeted by antiaircraft gun in rebel-held east Ukraine, OSCE says
    Nov03

    Drone targeted by antiaircraft gun in rebel-held east Ukraine, OSCE says

    MOSCOW — A drone flying above eastern Ukraine as part of a monitoring mission was fired upon, international observers said Monday, demonstrating the perils of a shaky truce between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian government. Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Canadian Parliament was ‘defiled’ by last month s attack, says French president
    Nov03

    Canadian Parliament was ‘defiled’ by last month s attack, says French president

    OTTAWA — Canada’s Parliament was “defiled” last month when a gunman killed a soldier at the National War Memorial and stormed the Centre Block, says French President Francois Hollande. But he suggested the air campaign in Iraq and Syria to degrade the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, won’t be enough. “It won’t be...

    Russia Falls Behind In Prosperity, Personal-Freedom Rankings
    Nov03

    Russia Falls Behind In Prosperity, Personal-Freedom Rankings

    For the sixth year running, Norway leads the London-based Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index, followed by Switzerland, New Zealand, Denmark, and Canada. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France Just Fired The Guy In Charge Of Selling Warships To Russia
    Nov03

    France Just Fired The Guy In Charge Of Selling Warships To Russia

    On Christmas Eve 2010, then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called his French counterpart Nicholas Sarkozy with some big news: Russia was prepared to purchase two Mistral class helicopter carriers from France for a total of €1.2 billion ($1.5 billion). Almost four years later, the first of these ships, the Vladivostok, sits idle in the port of...

    Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continues
    Nov03

    Ukraine rebels hold elections as violence continues

    Rebels held elections in eastern Ukraine despite the condemnation of Western powers, even as violence continues in other parts of the country. Justin Mitchell reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Is rebel Ukraine vote a setback?
    Nov03

    Is rebel Ukraine vote a setback?

    Pro-Russian rebels have elected a separatist leadership in eastern Ukraine. President Petro Poroshenko called the vote “a farce” but could it have an impact? Sonia Legg reports Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Russia backs separatists’ election in eastern Ukraine
    Nov03

    Russia backs separatists’ election in eastern Ukraine

    Russia backs contentious election held by separatists in eastern Ukraine, setting the stage for renewed diplomatic tensions with the West. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev
    Nov03

    Russia Seeking to Absorb East Ukrainian Rebels Into Armed Forces, Says Kiev

    More than 30,000 militants in eastern Ukraine’s pro-Russian Donetsk and Luhansk regions have received conscription summons to join the Russian armed forces a day after their self-styled elections, according to Ukraine’s Security Service (SSU). Both leaders of pro-Russian forces in Donetsk and Luhansk won in landslide victories on...