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    Ukraine Rebel Leader Sworn In After Disputed Election
    Nov04

    Ukraine Rebel Leader Sworn In After Disputed Election

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    Ukraine Holds Crisis Talks Following Disputed Rebel Election
    Nov04

    Ukraine Holds Crisis Talks Following Disputed Rebel Election

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will hold crisis talks with his security chiefs Tuesday after pro-Russian separatists held elections meant to assert their independence from Kyiv. Poroshenko said the Sunday vote was a farce that violated a September cease-fire with the rebels, whom he dismissed Monday as “bandits, terrorists and...

    Kerry Heads to Asia, Europe, Middle East
    Nov04

    Kerry Heads to Asia, Europe, Middle East

    Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Europe, the Middle East and Asia for talks with his counterparts on issues including economic cooperation, security and global health issues. Secretary of State John Kerry’s first stop will be Paris. Kerry will sit down for talks with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on issues including...

    Eastern Ukraine Rebels Elect Leader
    Nov03

    Eastern Ukraine Rebels Elect Leader

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say the acting prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic has won an election that Kyiv and the West have made clear they will not recognize. Election officials said Monday that Alexander Zakharchenko received about 79 percent of Sunday’s vote as part of the elections for...

    Ukraine Rebels Begin Controversial Election
    Nov02

    Ukraine Rebels Begin Controversial Election

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine began voting Sunday in controversial elections that Kyiv and the West say they will not recognize. The separatists who control parts of eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk and Donetsk regions are holding elections for leadership and legislative bodies in the areas they control. The European Union and United...

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism
    Nov02

    Putin’s Popularity Rooted in Nationalism

    Russia’s economy was struggling even before it was hit with western sanctions for annexing Crimea from Ukraine. Despite the downward trend, President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has reached an all-time high on a wave of nationalistic fervor. But analysts say the high numbers are set to drop. The value of the Russian currency, the...

    Pentagon: Russian Military Flights in Europe Unhelpful to Security
    Nov01

    Pentagon: Russian Military Flights in Europe Unhelpful to Security

    The Pentagon says increased Russian flights over parts of Europe are unhelpful to the security situation there and risks an escalation of tensions. NATO has been tracking Russian fighter jets, long-range bombers and tankers across the Baltics, North Sea, and Atlantic Ocean. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday the flights could...

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal to Secure Winter Supplies
    Nov01

    Russia, Ukraine Reach Gas Deal to Secure Winter Supplies

    Russia and Ukraine have signed an agreement to end their dispute over gas supplies. Analysts say the deal – brokered by the European Union – will relieve Kyiv’s fears that it might not have enough gas in storage to get through the coming winter. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Merkel Tells Putin Europe Won’t Recognize E. Ukraine Vote
    Oct31

    Merkel Tells Putin Europe Won’t Recognize E. Ukraine Vote

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday’s planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday. Merkel and Putin held a joint telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande...

    Ukraine, Russia Work Out Gas Deal
    Oct31

    Ukraine, Russia Work Out Gas Deal

    Russia say gas supplies to Ukraine could resume as early as next week after Ukraine pays the first installment on its debt. Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom said Friday a multi-billion-dollar deal worked out by Russia, Ukraine and the European Union will guarantee Russian gas supplies to Ukraine and other parts...

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