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    Vacuum bombs in Syria: the latest chapter in a long history of atrocity from the skies
    Aug16

    Vacuum bombs in Syria: the latest chapter in a long history of atrocity from the skies

    Imagine taking a deep breath then submerging yourself in water. Then imagine having all of the oxygen forced instantaneously from your body. Try to inhale again. But instead of cold water filling your lungs, toxic, flammable particles start killing you from the inside out. Such suffering and death is distressing and inhumane. That is what is...

    Putin’s New Chief of Staff Turns Out to Be Multi-Talented
    Aug16

    Putin’s New Chief of Staff Turns Out to Be Multi-Talented

    Otherwise a rather faceless official, Anton Vaino is gaining fame for his odd “scientific” inquiries. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Putin’s New Chief of Staff Turns Out to Be Multi-Talented
    Aug16

    Putin’s New Chief of Staff Turns Out to Be Multi-Talented

    Otherwise a rather faceless official, Anton Vaino is gaining fame for his odd “scientific” inquiries. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Bad News
    Aug16

    Bad News

    Media outlets in Central and Eastern Europe make a poor showing in international journalism watchdog reports, and there is plenty of blame to go around. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Arrest of Alleged Ukrainian Saboteurs in Crimea
    Aug16

    The Arrest of Alleged Ukrainian Saboteurs in Crimea

    Russia has announced that it has intercepted a group of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. The FSB has accused them of planning terrorist attacks on the peninsula during Russian parliamentary elections in September 2016. The event may serve as a pretext for Russia to increase pressure on Ukraine in order to make it unilaterally implement the...

    Crimea: will a new conflict take place?
    Aug16

    Crimea: will a new conflict take place?

    A situation around occupied Crimea remains unstable. Within the last days, Russia has accused Ukraine in “state terrorism” and started massive military drills along Ukrainian border. Fears of a new Russian invasion are rising among Ukrainians. Still, even without it, the current escalation may result in further oppressions against pro-Ukrainian...

    Ukraine must certify e-declaration anti-corruption tool to make it effective
    Aug16

    Ukraine must certify e-declaration anti-corruption tool to make it effective

    Transparency International is concerned that Ukraine has introduced a new e-declaration system to fight corruption but without the necessary security certification, which means it cannot formally be used to prosecute public officials who falsely report their assets and interests. “President Poroshenko promised that the e-declaration system would...

    New online income declaration system flops in Ukraine
    Aug16

    New online income declaration system flops in Ukraine

    Ukrainian efforts to stamp out tax evasion and corruption among public officials in line with commitments to the IMF hit a setback on Monday (15 August) when a new online income declaration system flopped at launch. …read more Source:...

    ’Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit
    Aug16

    ’Like Being A Slave’: Workers On Russia’s Bridge To Crimea Report Abuse, Deceit

    The Kerch Strait Bridge is Russia’s top-priority infrastructure project. At a cost of at least $4.5 billion, the 19-kilometer car-and-rail bridge will tie Russia to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed from Ukraine after sending in troops and staging a referendum dismissed as illegitimate by 100 countries in a UN vote …read...

    E-Declaration “faked reform” lets Ukrainian officials steal with impunity
    Aug16

    E-Declaration “faked reform” lets Ukrainian officials steal with impunity

    Any hope of hailing the launch of Ukraine’s system of electronic declarations on August 15 as a victory have been well and truly dashed, with civic organizations condemning the sabotage and leading newspapers publicly calling on the West to put a hold on all financial aid and visa-free travel until Ukraine’s leaders stop trying to con...

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