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    Putin makes for the high road — and stumbles
    Oct28

    Putin makes for the high road — and stumbles

    I experienced conflicting emotions as I read Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent declaration of a new Cold War in a speech to the Valdai Club of Russia experts. The Russian leader blamed the U.S. for what he sees as the collapse of the global security system and warned America not to mess with Russia. At many points in the speech, I...

    BP announces slump in profits
    Oct28

    BP announces slump in profits

    London (AFP) – BP profits slumped in the third quarter on sliding oil prices and a drop in the ruble linked to Western sanctions against Russia, the British energy group said on Tuesday.BP, which owns almost 20 percent of Russian oil major Rosneft, said that “depreciation of the ruble against the dollar over the period had a...

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up
    Oct28

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up

    Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-story, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Can Ukraine Succeed This Time?
    Oct28

    Can Ukraine Succeed This Time?

    Ukraine’s elections were a victory of sorts, creating a pro-European majority in parliament. Success, however, can begin only now. …read more Source:...

    Lavrov: Russia Will Recognize Ukrainian Election Results
    Oct28

    Lavrov: Russia Will Recognize Ukrainian Election Results

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Moscow will accept the outcome of the Ukrainian elections. Speaking on October 27, he said he was sure that Russia would have a partner for dialogue because the bloc of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko would be one of the leading forces in the new parliament. The West accuses Russia of...

    Russia will recognise Ukraine separatists’ elections: Lavrov
    Oct28

    Russia will recognise Ukraine separatists’ elections: Lavrov

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia plans to recognise elections being organised next weekend by rebels in east Ukraine in defiance of the government in Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview Tuesday.”We expect the elections will go ahead as agreed, and we will of course recognise the results,” Lavrov told Izvestia daily...

    Ukraine talks eye coalition; Russia weighs aid to east
    Oct28

    Ukraine talks eye coalition; Russia weighs aid to east

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian parties that advocate closer European ties began talks on forging a coalition as Russia said it is considering requests for emergency aid to the two easternmost regions torn by a separatist rebellion. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Poland shifting troops eastward in reaction to crisis in Ukraine
    Oct28

    Poland shifting troops eastward in reaction to crisis in Ukraine

    WARSAW, Poland — Poland is planning a major realignment of its military structure because of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine, the country’s defense minister said Monday, a move that could shift thousands of troops to its eastern border. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    US Ambassador Hails Ukraine’s Election as Watershed Event
    Oct28

    US Ambassador Hails Ukraine’s Election as Watershed Event

    The United States has hailed Ukraine’s parliamentary election as an important step in the country’s development. Exit polls and partial counts from the Sunday vote show an overwhelming support for pro-Western parties, giving President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to steer the country away from Russia and toward mainstream Europe....

    Biden planning 3-nation trip in November
    Oct28

    Biden planning 3-nation trip in November

    The vice president will lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco as well as meet with leaders in Turkey and Ukraine …read more Source:...