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    Donetsk airport: From a shiny testament of hope to a burned-out hulk
    Oct29

    Donetsk airport: From a shiny testament of hope to a burned-out hulk

    Just months ago, Donetsk’s airport was a gleaming testament to Ukraine’s hopeful future. Now it is a dystopian burned-out hulk where intense fighting continues despite a nearly eight-week-old cease-fire. The battle for Donetsk’s Sergey Prokofiev Airport comes during a period in which Ukraine’s warring sides are supposed to...

    Russia’s Rosneft Reportedly Proposes Sanctions Against West
    Oct29

    Russia’s Rosneft Reportedly Proposes Sanctions Against West

    Russia’s biggest oil company, Rosneft, has reportedly called on President Vladimir Putin to impose a series of sanctions on the West in retaliation for measures applied to Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hitachi profit nearly triples, raises full-year forecast
    Oct29

    Hitachi profit nearly triples, raises full-year forecast

    Tokyo (AFP) – Hitachi said Wednesday its net profit for the six months to September nearly tripled to $850 million as the Japanese giant hiked its full-year earnings forecast.The vast conglomerate said net profit soared to 91.54 billion yen ($850 million) during the first half of its fiscal year to March, up from 32.77 billion yen a year...

    Sanctions bind Russia’s energy elite to Putin
    Oct29

    Sanctions bind Russia’s energy elite to Putin

    Sanctions have bound Russia’s political and business elite together in the Ukraine crisis – an unintended consequence of the West’s punitive measures …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia Will Violate International Commitments By Recognizing Rebel Elections: John Kerry
    Oct29

    Russia Will Violate International Commitments By Recognizing Rebel Elections: John Kerry

    The United States, on Tuesday, warned Russia against giving official recognition to elections planned by pro-Moscow separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, stating that it would be a “clear violation of the commitments made by both Russia and the separatists.” …read more Source: International Business...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Oct29

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. An unmanned resupply rocket headed to the International Space Station blew up just a few seconds after launching in Virginia. 2. Roughly 100,000 Hungarians gathered in central Budapest on Tuesday to protest a proposed tax on Internet data transfers, a levy that was reduced but not...

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks
    Oct29

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks

    The new round of negotiations comes after inconclusive talks October 21, when European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger announced some progress, but said a final deal has yet to be agreed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote
    Oct29

    Ukraine tensions spike as Russia backs rebel vote

    Moscow (AFP) – Moscow and Kiev are set to crunch hold talks over a gas dispute Wednesday, a day after Russia ratcheted up tensions by saying it will recognise separatist polls in east Ukraine.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday that the rebel elections, due to take place this weekend, should...

    In Divided Ukraine, a Border Takes Shape
    Oct29

    In Divided Ukraine, a Border Takes Shape

    The de facto division underlines a reality that has been clear since the two sides signed a peace deal in early September: Kiev has given up effective control of rebel-held territory. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    FIFA boss Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott
    Oct28

    FIFA boss Blatter opposes Russia World Cup boycott

    Moscow (AFP) – World football boss Sepp Blatter on Tuesday opposed any boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and backed the huge preparations undertaken by President Vladimir Putin’s government for the mega event.”A boycott will never give any positive effect,” the FIFA president told the R-Sport news agency in comments...