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    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...

    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...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Oct29

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. An unmanned resupply rocket headed to the International Space Station blew up just a few seconds after launching in Virginia. 2. Roughly 100,000 Hungarians gathered in central Budapest on Tuesday to protest a proposed tax on Internet data transfers, a levy that was reduced but not...

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks
    Oct29

    Ukraine, Russia To Resume Gas Talks

    The new round of negotiations comes after inconclusive talks October 21, when European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger announced some progress, but said a final deal has yet to be agreed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...