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Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

World / Politics Nov 12, 2018

Ukraine separatists elect leaders in defiance of West

Separatist leaders in Russian-backed areas of eastern Ukraine on Monday looked set for an expected political victory, according to preliminary results from polls condemned as illegal by Kiev and Western countries. Elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk "People's Republics," controlled by separatists since breaking away ...

Oil rises on prospect of OPEC curbs in 2019

Business Nov 12, 2018

Oil rises on prospect of OPEC curbs in 2019

Following a record run of losses, oil climbed at the start of the week as Saudi Arabia said it would reduce crude sales in December and speculation rose that OPEC and its allies will cut output next year. While futures in New York climbed as ...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot deemed bogus by the West

World / Politics Nov 12, 2018

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot deemed bogus by the West

Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. The elections were to choose heads of government and legislature members in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, where separatists ...

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

World Nov 6, 2018

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of U.S. election

Facebook said Monday it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the U.S. midterm election. The announcement came shortly after U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies ...

Russia's Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Asia Pacific Nov 4, 2018

Russia's Pussy Riot activists stand up for Hong Kong freedoms

Members of the Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners Saturday to defend freedom of expression as Beijing tightens its grip on the semiautonomous city. Two members of the Russian group spoke alongside leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong at ...