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    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote
    Oct25

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August.Poroshenko is under pressure to...

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine
    Oct25

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine

    Oleh Lyashko, the Radical Party leader, appears poised to gain a significant bloc in Ukraine’s Parliament in Sunday’s elections, tapping into voters’ frustrations over war and a bad economy. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin admits Russia helped Yanukovych flee Ukraine
    Oct25

    Putin admits Russia helped Yanukovych flee Ukraine

    Mr. Yanukovych fled Ukraine in February and he and his family have since been living in Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    New Russian ambassador to receive cool welcome
    Oct25

    New Russian ambassador to receive cool welcome

    The Conservative government is offering a cool response to Russia’s appointment of a new ambassador to Canada, tempering expectations of a diplomatic breakthrough when the envoy arrives in Ottawa. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday that removed former ambassador Georgiy Mamedov from the post and installed career...

    Weekend Roundup: Pope Pushes Ajar the Door to Modern Families
    Oct25

    Weekend Roundup: Pope Pushes Ajar the Door to Modern Families

    This week, Pope Francis sought to push ajar the heavy door of doctrine to accommodate the reality of modern families. In China, leaders of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement sat down for talks with authorities while the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Beijing pondered how to move forward on “the rule of law.” Elsewhere, in...

    A Guy Who Walks Around Dressed As Darth Vader Is Running For Parliament In The Ukraine
    Oct25

    A Guy Who Walks Around Dressed As Darth Vader Is Running For Parliament In The Ukraine

    One candidate in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections is hoping to bring voters… to the dark side. Meet Darth Alekseyevich Vader. Produced by Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Associated Press.Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story ยป …read more Source: Business...

    Six Things to Watch Out for in Ukraine’s Elections
    Oct25

    Six Things to Watch Out for in Ukraine’s Elections

    Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine on Sunday and are expected to show what direction the under-pressure country is taking. After the Maidan movement protests led to the ouster of the Russian-leaning President Yanukovych in February, a more European-friendly President, Poroshenko was elected in May. This election represents the next...

    Sweden’s Epic Hunt For A ‘Russian’ Sub Shows Europe Is Terrified Of Putin
    Oct25

    Sweden’s Epic Hunt For A ‘Russian’ Sub Shows Europe Is Terrified Of Putin

    The Great Swedish Sub Hunt is over. Nearly a week after a potential Russian submarine was spotted in the Stockholm Archipelago, the Swedish authorities are calling off their search, ending a saga in which the Scandinavian country’s anxieties towards Russia were clearly on display. It’s not that the Swedes were chasing something that...

    Putin Admits Helping Yanukovych Flee Ukraine
    Oct25

    Putin Admits Helping Yanukovych Flee Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted publicly for the first time that Russia helped Viktor Yanukovych flee Ukraine after he was ousted as president of that country in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine elections fail to inspire as war, economy dampen mood
    Oct24

    Ukraine elections fail to inspire as war, economy dampen mood

    Parliamentary elections on Sunday promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. …read more Source: Toronto...