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    Monitors hail Ukraine vote as democratic achievement
    Oct27

    Monitors hail Ukraine vote as democratic achievement

    International observers monitoring Ukraine’s parliamentary election have hailed the vote as a step forward in building democratic standards despite the unrest in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Spy Wars: Czechs Cite Spike in Russian Spooks
    Oct27

    Spy Wars: Czechs Cite Spike in Russian Spooks

    The reported increase in spying comes as relations between Russia and the West have worsened, culminating in the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Europe Parties Leading Ukraine Parliament Election
    Oct27

    Pro-Europe Parties Leading Ukraine Parliament Election

    KIEV, Ukraine—Two pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms shared the lead after a parliamentary election, according to partial results released Monday. With more than half the votes counted, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s Popular Front was leading with 21.6 percent of the vote while President Petro...

    German Business Confidence Drops for 6th Month
    Oct27

    German Business Confidence Drops for 6th Month

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Business confidence in Germany a, Europe’s largest economy, has dropped for a sixth consecutive month as concerns over the turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere continue to take their toll. The Ifo institute said Monday that its confidence index dropped to 103.2 points in October from 104.7 in September, as business...

    Kramatorsk Takes Stock After Ukraine Elections
    Oct27

    Kramatorsk Takes Stock After Ukraine Elections

    A day after voting in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, there was a calm atmosphere in the eastern city of Kramatorsk. Ukrainian government forces recaptured the city from pro-Russian separatists in July. Residents interviewed October 27 spoke of their hopes for the future now that the election has been held. (Reuters) …read more...

    Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections
    Oct27

    Pro-Western Parties Sweep Ukraine’s Parliamentary Elections

    Exit polls show parties allied with President Petro Poroshenko have won a clear majority, but the results are likely to further anger Russia.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Leader Wins Pro-West Mandate but Remains Wary of Russia
    Oct27

    Ukraine Leader Wins Pro-West Mandate but Remains Wary of Russia

    Pro-Western parties will dominate Ukraine’s parliament after an election handed President Petro Poroshenko a mandate to end a separatist conflict and steer the country further out of Russia’s orbit into Europe’s mainstream. Poroshenko planned to start coalition talks on Monday after exit polls and partial results showed most of...

    2 pro-European parties take joint lead in Ukraine parliamentary election
    Oct27

    2 pro-European parties take joint lead in Ukraine parliamentary election

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

    Pro-West Parties Secure Big Win In Ukraine Election: Partial Vote Count
    Oct27

    Pro-West Parties Secure Big Win In Ukraine Election: Partial Vote Count

    (Reuters) – Pro-Europe parties secured a big win in an election in Ukraine, a partial vote count showed on Monday, with President Petro Poroshenko hailing people’s support for his plan to end a separatist war and pursue democratic reforms sought by the West. Early figures from the vote count showed that Poroshenko’s bloc and the...

    Russian Lawmakers Just Passed A Delusional Budget Based On An ‘Alternative Economic Reality’
    Oct27

    Russian Lawmakers Just Passed A Delusional Budget Based On An ‘Alternative Economic Reality’

    A draft Russia budget for 2015-2017 passed its first reading in the Duma, the country’s parliament, Friday despite the Finance Minister warning that is based on an “alternative economic reality.” According to Vedomosti, the independent Russian business daily newspaper, the draft budget is based forecasts an average oil price of...