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    The woman who’s trying to save Ukraine
    Aug28

    The woman who’s trying to save Ukraine

    KIEV — Ukraine struck a critical debt deal Thursday with creditors that averts a default and opens to the door to continued international support for its struggling economy. The agreement is a victory for Ukraine’s American-born finance minister, Natalie Jaresko. For the past five months, the former U.S. diplomat and fund manager has played...

    What the Ukrainian military really needs
    Aug27

    What the Ukrainian military really needs

    In the 18th century brick colonial that serves as the Ukrainian Embassy, and where George Washington signed the deed to the nation’s capital, Kostiantyn Liesnik proudly showed off his brand-new camouflage fatigues, with its “lizard” pattern. The new uniform might seem inconsequential to outsiders, the head of the Ukrainian military’s...

    Ukraine strikes debt deal
    Aug27

    Ukraine strikes debt deal

    Ukraine has struck a deal with bondholders that reduces its commercial debt, the country’s finance minister said Thursday, though the politically sensitive issue of whether $3 billion in Russian debt will be included in the haircut remains unresolved. The debt deal is also vulnerable to a worsening of Ukraine’s already rapidly...

    New EU response team to counter Russian ‘disinformation’
    Aug27

    New EU response team to counter Russian ‘disinformation’

    The European Union’s foreign affairs department said Thursday it was launching a rapid-response team to counter what it considers biased Russian media reports. The unit, which will include up to 10 Russian-speaking officials and media professionals from EU member states, will be fully operational by the end of September and will be part of...

    Ukraine’s back-to-school ceasefire
    Aug27

    Ukraine’s back-to-school ceasefire

    Government forces and pro-Russian separatists aim to reinstate a fracturing ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the time students return to school next week, according to negotiators meeting with Ukrainian and Russian officials. “The three-sided contact group considers it important to reach a solid ceasefire from the beginning of the next school...

    Dope and glory
    Aug27

    Dope and glory

    When Usain Bolt battled to victory in the 100-meter final on the second day of the Track and Field World Championships in Beijing, he struck a blow not only for his competitive reputation but also for the image of his besieged sport. Like track and field, Bolt, a six-time Olympic gold medallist, has been struggling this season. He had been...

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine
    Aug26

    Putin’s magnificent messaging machine

    In trying to create a likeness of Soviet power, Vladimir Putin is doing one thing demonstrably better than the Kremlin masters of old: propaganda. During the Cold War Soviet outlets like Pravda would disseminate outlandish claims so crass and obviously false that even true comrades turned the page or flipped the channel (and there were a lot...

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war
    Aug26

    Brussels hopes to end Ukraine-Russia gas war

    The European Commission is trying to restart gas talks between Russia and Ukraine, but the same issue that caused a breakdown in June — a dispute over prices — is still keeping the two sides apart. However, mounting urgency on both sides could help build a compromise: the Ukrainians want to top up their gas storage before the start of winter,...

    Radioactive banking
    Aug26

    Radioactive banking

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency will open a novel will create a novel nuclear fuel bank in uranium-rich Kazakhstan this week where countries who build nuclear power plants will be able to make withdrawals of low-enriched uranium — hopefully removing the temptation to further enrich it for use in weapons. Suspicions that Iran...

    Russia jails Ukrainian filmmaker
    Aug25

    Russia jails Ukrainian filmmaker

    A Russian court sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea — prompting an outcry from fellow filmmakers and human rights organizations. Sentsov gave up filmmaking to help coordinate support for Ukrainian servicemen trapped in their military base when Russian...

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