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    Ukraine vote for closer Western alliance may antagonize Russia
    Oct27

    Ukraine vote for closer Western alliance may antagonize Russia

    Ukrainian political leaders who won a strong endorsement for their pledges of reform and closer ties with Western Europe began work Monday on forming a government to deliver on those promises. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    The real loser in Ukraine’s election? Darth Vader
    Oct27

    The real loser in Ukraine’s election? Darth Vader

    On Sunday, Darth Vader failed in an attempt to be elected Ukraine’s prime minister, unable to muster the votes despite a high-profile campaign. The aspiring politician had previously been known as Viktor Shevchenko, but he had his name changed to Darth Vader and also adopted the appearance of the “Star Wars” villain. To add...

    MH17 Prosecutor Open to Theory Another Plane Shot Down Airliner: Der Spiegel
    Oct27

    MH17 Prosecutor Open to Theory Another Plane Shot Down Airliner: Der Spiegel

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch prosecutors investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believe the aircraft might have been shot down from the air but that a ground-to-air missile attack is more likely, a senior prosecutor said in a German media interview. The Russian government has always said it has radar imagery proving the...

    The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder
    Oct27

    The Cold War and the Cold Shoulder

    TBILISI – The Ukraine crisis has shattered key Western assumptions about Russia, and many analysts and policymakers have fallen back on the belief that Russian President Vladimir Putin must be acting irrationally. But it is Western assumptions that need to be questioned. In particular, what has made Russia so keen to undermine the current...

    OSCE Says Ukraine Elections ‘Free And Fair’
    Oct27

    OSCE Says Ukraine Elections ‘Free And Fair’

    Election monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said Ukraine’s parliamentary elections had been ”free and fair” at a news conference in Kyiv on October 27. Monitors said the election offered voters ”real choice” and that voting was transparent – despite the fact that the...

    Obama charges Russia with interference in Ukraine elections
    Oct27

    Obama charges Russia with interference in Ukraine elections

    President Obama accused Russia Monday of interfering in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections and called on Moscow to allow people in eastern Ukraine to vote in a “legitimate” election in December. “It is clear that Russian authorities occupying Crimea and Russian-backed separatists in parts of eastern Ukraine prevented many...

    Observers praise transparency in initial look at Ukraine’s elections
    Oct27

    Observers praise transparency in initial look at Ukraine’s elections

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 27 (UPI) — The OSCE’s International Election Observatory Mission released its preliminary assessment of Ukraine’s early parliamentary elections held Sunday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s Election Wasn’t Just a Win for Pro-Europeans. It Was a Win for Democracy Itself.
    Oct27

    Ukraine’s Election Wasn’t Just a Win for Pro-Europeans. It Was a Win for Democracy Itself.

    As the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election in Ukraine roll in, and with them ample speculation about what the new government will look like—coalition negotiations are alrea …read more Source: The New...

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election
    Oct27

    Heavy Shelling in Rebel-held Eastern Ukraine After Election

    …read more Source: Voice of...

    In photos: Ukraine election
    Oct27

    In photos: Ukraine election

    With more than one-third of the votes counted, two allied pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact radical reforms took a joint lead Monday in a parliamentary election. …read more Source: The Globe and...