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    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament
    Oct29

    Russian Assembly Seeks Normal Ties With Ukraine Parliament

    Russia’s lower house of parliament is ready to cooperate with the new assembly in Ukraine, its chairman said on Wednesday, although it will be dominated by pro-Western forces. Parties who want to move Kyiv further away from Moscow’s orbit towards mainstream Europe will lead the Verkhovna Rada after an election on Sunday, held despite...

    How Republicans Got Their Groove Back on Security
    Oct29

    How Republicans Got Their Groove Back on Security

    The Secret Service reels from blunder to blunder, the Ebola virus finds new victims, and the black masks of ISIS march across Iraq. The embattled Democratic president’s foreign policy approval rating is plummeting. Voters across America have come to feel the Republican Party can better keep them safe. In other words, a series of novel and...

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell
    Oct29

    10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

    Good morning! Here are the major stories making waves in global financial markets early Wednesday. The Fed Decision Is Coming. The Federal Reserve announces its latest monetary policy decision at 2 p.m. ET, with the final tapering installment and the end of QE3 expected. The Ruble Is Pushing To Fresh Lows. The ruble fell to a record low against...

    German exports to Russia drop more than a quarter in August as sanctions take toll
    Oct29

    German exports to Russia drop more than a quarter in August as sanctions take toll

    German exports to Russia dropped by more than a quarter in August over the same month a year ago as sanctions over Ukraine took an increasing toll. …read more Source: FOX...

    Prisoners Exchanged At Ukraine Checkpoint
    Oct29

    Prisoners Exchanged At Ukraine Checkpoint

    Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed rebels exchanged 19 prisoners at a checkpoint near the town of Schastia, north of Luhansk, on October 28. A prisoner released by separatists was visibly shaken but said he’d been treated well. Small exchanges of this kind are an occasional occurrence in the conflict. A ceasefire has been in...

    Ukraine and Russia tackle gas crisis as tensions spike
    Oct29

    Ukraine and Russia tackle gas crisis as tensions spike

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine and Russia were set on Wednesday to resume crunch EU-mediated gas talks aimed at ending a months-long supply cut that threatens to hit swathes of Europe this winter.The latest negotiations in Brussels come a day after Russia stirred tensions with its war-torn neighbour still further by announcing plans to recognise the...

    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...