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      Ukraine PM warns of Russia poll disruption
      Oct23

      Ukraine PM warns of Russia poll disruption

      Ukraine’s prime minister has warned of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend. ||| Kiev – Ukraine’s prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist...

      Russia takes bit out of McDonald’s
      Oct23

      Russia takes bit out of McDonald’s

      Russian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald’s. ||| Moscow – Russian authorities seem to have scented blood as they show no sign of halting a clampdown on US chain McDonald’s, launched after the West slapped sanctions on Moscow over its meddling in Ukraine.Ten...

      Civilian killed in Donetsk shelling
      Oct22

      Civilian killed in Donetsk shelling

      One person was killed and five others were injured in another round of shelling in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. ||| Donetsk – One civilian was killed and five others were injured in shelling in east Ukraine’s rebel-controlled city of Donetsk over the past day, local authorities said on Wednesday.Heavy shelling hit the Kirov...

      Sweden continues hunt for undersea intruder
      Oct22

      Sweden continues hunt for undersea intruder

      Sweden’s military says there have been two new sightings which could be evidence of suspected “foreign underwater activity”. ||| Stockholm – Sweden’s military is working on two new observations that could be evidence of suspected “foreign underwater activity” near the country’s capital, a senior naval officer said on...

      Ukraine, Russia, EU to finalise gas deal
      Oct21

      Ukraine, Russia, EU to finalise gas deal

      Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels. ||| Brussels – Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies on Tuesday as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union’s energy commissioner. Citing unpaid...

      Body armour saves Kiev’s Borysenko
      Oct21

      Body armour saves Kiev’s Borysenko

      Ukrainian election candidate Volodymyr Borysenko came under a gun-and-grenade attack outside his home. ||| Kiev – A Ukrainian election candidate allied to the prime minister was shot at and came under a grenade attack as he left his home late on Monday, and only survived because he was wearing body armour, his party said. Volodymyr...

      Were cluster bombs used in Ukraine?
      Oct21

      Were cluster bombs used in Ukraine?

      Human Rights Watch has evidence that suggests government forces used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine. ||| Kiev – Evidence collected by New York-based Human Rights Watch suggests government forces have used cluster munitions in eastern Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists may also have done so, the rights watchdog said on Tuesday. The...

      Police probe begins after Moscow crash
      Oct21

      Police probe begins after Moscow crash

      A criminal investigation is under way after the airport collision that claimed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie’s life. ||| Moscow – The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo airport on Monday...

      Sweden widens search for mystery vessel
      Oct21

      Sweden widens search for mystery vessel

      Fingers were pointed at Russia as Sweden’s navy stepped up its hunt for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters. ||| Stockholm – The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt on Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.Swedish soldiers and sailors were scouring...

      Oil executive killed in plane crash
      Oct21

      Oil executive killed in plane crash

      Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in a collision between a plane and a snow plough at a Moscow airport. ||| Moscow – Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of French oil major Total, was killed in an airplane collision with a snow plough at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said...