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    Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west
    Oct25

    Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west

    KIEV, Ukraine — Marina Demko wants to build a stronger Ukraine if she wins a seat in her nation’s landmark Sunday parliamentary elections. But she has one big problem: she is campaigning to represent a part of her country that is under the control of Russian-supported rebels who are trying to build a parallel state. Many residents there who...

    Campaigning Ends Ahead Of Key Ukraine Election
    Oct25

    Campaigning Ends Ahead Of Key Ukraine Election

    Voting will not take place in 14 districts of eastern Ukraine currently under the control of the separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote
    Oct25

    War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state.Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August.Poroshenko is under pressure to...

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine
    Oct25

    The Saturday Profile: With Stunts and Vigilante Escapades, a Populist Gains Ground in Ukraine

    Oleh Lyashko, the Radical Party leader, appears poised to gain a significant bloc in Ukraine’s Parliament in Sunday’s elections, tapping into voters’ frustrations over war and a bad economy. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin admits Russia helped Yanukovych flee Ukraine
    Oct25

    Putin admits Russia helped Yanukovych flee Ukraine

    Mr. Yanukovych fled Ukraine in February and he and his family have since been living in Russia …read more Source: The Globe and...

    New Russian ambassador to receive cool welcome
    Oct25

    New Russian ambassador to receive cool welcome

    The Conservative government is offering a cool response to Russia’s appointment of a new ambassador to Canada, tempering expectations of a diplomatic breakthrough when the envoy arrives in Ottawa. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday that removed former ambassador Georgiy Mamedov from the post and installed career...

    Weekend Roundup: Pope Pushes Ajar the Door to Modern Families
    Oct25

    Weekend Roundup: Pope Pushes Ajar the Door to Modern Families

    This week, Pope Francis sought to push ajar the heavy door of doctrine to accommodate the reality of modern families. In China, leaders of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement sat down for talks with authorities while the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Beijing pondered how to move forward on “the rule of law.” Elsewhere, in...

    A Guy Who Walks Around Dressed As Darth Vader Is Running For Parliament In The Ukraine
    Oct25

    A Guy Who Walks Around Dressed As Darth Vader Is Running For Parliament In The Ukraine

    One candidate in Ukraine’s parliamentary elections is hoping to bring voters… to the dark side. Meet Darth Alekseyevich Vader. Produced by Matt Johnston. Video courtesy of Associated Press.Follow BI Video: On FacebookJoin the conversation about this story » …read more Source: Business...

    Six Things to Watch Out for in Ukraine’s Elections
    Oct25

    Six Things to Watch Out for in Ukraine’s Elections

    Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine on Sunday and are expected to show what direction the under-pressure country is taking. After the Maidan movement protests led to the ouster of the Russian-leaning President Yanukovych in February, a more European-friendly President, Poroshenko was elected in May. This election represents the next...

    Sweden’s Epic Hunt For A ‘Russian’ Sub Shows Europe Is Terrified Of Putin
    Oct25

    Sweden’s Epic Hunt For A ‘Russian’ Sub Shows Europe Is Terrified Of Putin

    The Great Swedish Sub Hunt is over. Nearly a week after a potential Russian submarine was spotted in the Stockholm Archipelago, the Swedish authorities are calling off their search, ending a saga in which the Scandinavian country’s anxieties towards Russia were clearly on display. It’s not that the Swedes were chasing something that...