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    Ukraine Leader Sees Country Applying for EU Membership ‘in 6 Years Time’
    Sep25

    Ukraine Leader Sees Country Applying for EU Membership ‘in 6 Years Time’

    President Petro Poroshenko announces plans for reforms which would allow the former Soviet republic to apply for EU membership in six years IEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said he would present a broad plan of social and economic reforms on Thursday which would allow the former Soviet republic to apply for...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
    Sep25

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know: The Euro Is At Its Lowest Against The Dollar Since 2012. The euro has now broken well below $1.28, and with the ECB expected to keep easing while the Fed starts to consider a rate hike, we probably haven’t seen the last of this decline. Commodity Prices Are Slumping Too. A lot of commodities...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Lustration Bill
    Sep25

    Ukraine’s Parliament Speaker Signs Lustration Bill

    Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Oleksandr Turchynov has signed a lustration bill adopted by the parliament on September 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks
    Sep25

    Sierra Leone quarantines one million ahead of UN Ebola talks

    Freetown (AFP) – Sierra Leone began a quarantine of more than one million people Thursday in the largest lockdown in west Africa’s deadly Ebola outbreak, as world leaders met to discuss the crisis at the United Nations.The northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were to be closed off along with the southern district of Moyamba...

    Kvitova and Bouchard power to Wuhan semis
    Sep25

    Kvitova and Bouchard power to Wuhan semis

    Wuhan (China) (AFP) – World number three Petra Kvitova overcame Caroline Garcia to power through to the semi-finals of the $2.4 million WTA Wuhan Open Thursday, while Canadian sixth seed Eugenie Bouchard also made it into the last four. Garcia had previously performed heroics at the inaugural tournament, beating Venus Williams and world...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from Australia, the European Union, Norway and North America has Russian consumers concerned that they could face a sharp increase in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions aimed at...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tells U.N. That Moscow Must Stop Arming Rebels
    Sep25

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Tells U.N. That Moscow Must Stop Arming Rebels

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday demanded that Russia pull its forces out of Ukraine and stops the supply of arms to pro-Kremlin rebels. Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, Yatsenyuk said Moscow must start real peace talks with Ukraine. “We urge Russia to pull back its forces, to pull back its artillery,...

    Yatsenyuk Urges No Let Up On Sanctions Against Russia
    Sep25

    Yatsenyuk Urges No Let Up On Sanctions Against Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk urged Western countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until all Ukrainian territory was back under the control of Kyiv, in a speech to the UN General Assembly on September 24. He said it was hard for peace talks to take place under the barrel of a gun ‘made in Russia.’ Moscow has...

    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’
    Sep25

    Ukraine prepares to close Russia border to halt ‘intervention’

    Kiev (AFP) – President Petro Poroshenko instructed his government on Thursday to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state’s affairs.A decree published on the presidential website ordered the government “to...

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east
    Sep25

    An Orwellian nightmare for pro-Ukrainians in rebel-held east

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Khutor and Nika move briskly on the sidewalk, but not fast enough to draw attention. They have tried to memorize the “wrong streets” — the ones where they know the pro-Russian rebels who seized this city now regularly stand guard in camouflage, AK-47s poised. But sometimes the two of them get it wrong. Like now. Read full...