RT News - November 02, 2014 (12:00 MSK)

Space failures - A NASA cargo rocket bursts into flames right after lift-off... and just days later a commercial spaceship test flight goes wrong in California, killing a pilot; France is engulfed in anger over police brutality - with dozens arrested and several protesters and officers injured in street clashes. The violence coming at a time when the European bloc says goodbye to the old team of Brussels leaders; Happening now - polls open in the break-away republics in East Ukraine, electing their leaders and lawmakers - just a week after president Petro Poroshenko's party came second in Ukraine's general election.