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    Ukraine says it has evidence alleged Russian troops on its territory are withdrawing
    Oct13

    Ukraine says it has evidence alleged Russian troops on its territory are withdrawing

    Ukrainian military officials say they have observed a reduction in the presence of Russian troops in areas at the heart of fighting between government troops and separatist rebels. …read more Source: FOX...

    Flight MH17: Australia’s Tony Abbott To ‘Shirtfront’ Putin At G20 Summit Over Downed Jetliner
    Oct13

    Flight MH17: Australia’s Tony Abbott To ‘Shirtfront’ Putin At G20 Summit Over Downed Jetliner

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Monday that he will “shirtfront” Russian President Vladimir Putin over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at the G20 summit in Brisbane in November. The Boeing 777-200 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing all 298 people on board, in an area controlled by pro-Russian...

    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...

    Australian PM Says He Will Confront Putin at G20 Summit Over MH17 ‘Murders’
    Oct13

    Australian PM Says He Will Confront Putin at G20 Summit Over MH17 ‘Murders’

    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. Allegations that the jetliner was downed by pro-Russian separatists armed with surface-to-air...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...