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    Ukraine’s fight against fake news goes global
    Mar12

    Ukraine’s fight against fake news goes global

    KIEV, Ukraine — When “little green men†invaded Crimea in the spring of 2014, Russian media went into overdrive, smearing Ukraine’s Euro-revolution as a “fascist coup d’état.†A group of professors and students struck back and unwittingly made history that spring...

    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé
    Mar09

    Authorities looked into Manafort protégé

    U.S. and Ukrainian authorities have expressed interest in the activities of a Kiev-based operative with suspected ties to Russian intelligence who consulted regularly with Paul Manafort last year while Manafort was running Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The operative, Konstantin Kilimnik, came under scrutiny from officials at...

    Ukraine takes ‘terrorism’ case against Russia to international court
    Mar06

    Ukraine takes ‘terrorism’ case against Russia to international court

    Ukraine is set to make a case against Russia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on Monday, AFP reported. Ukraine formally submitted its complaints to the judicial arm of the U.N. in January, when it accused Russia of providing “financial, armed and human” support to separatist fighters in eastern Ukraine and of...

    Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests
    Feb28

    Manafort’s Ukrainian ‘blood money’ caused qualms, hack suggests

    Paul Manafort’s family expressed misgivings about the political consultant’s work for both Russia-aligned Ukrainian strongman Viktor Yanukovych and Donald Trump, according to text messages allegedly hacked from one of his daughters’ phones. The texts, posted on a darknet website run by a hacktivist collective,...

    Dutch lower house backs EU-Ukraine agreement
    Feb22

    Dutch lower house backs EU-Ukraine agreement

    The lower house of Dutch parliament on Tuesday evening backed the amended EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, after it was rejected by Dutch citizens last year in a non-binding referendum, local media reported. The move was expected after most MPs indicated in December that adding a legally binding declaration that ensures the deal is not a...

    Austrian court sends Ukrainian oligarch to U.S.
    Feb21

    Austrian court sends Ukrainian oligarch to U.S.

    An Austrian appellate court on Tuesday approved the extradition of Dymitro Firtash, a politically-connected Ukrainian oligarch, to the United States where he has been charged with bribery and other crimes. A lower court had blocked Firtash’s extradition two years ago, ruling that the request by the U.S. Justice Department was...

    Germany will take own time to boost defense, Merkel tells Pence
    Feb18

    Germany will take own time to boost defense, Merkel tells Pence

    MUNICH – Germany will live up to its promise to increase military spending but on its own schedule, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday morning, speaking right before him at this year’s Munich Security Conference. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfil...

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations
    Feb16

    Questions about Trump’s Russia connections could hinder closer relations

    A barrage of damning revelations about contacts between Donald Trump’s associates and Russian officials threatens to derail his plans for a closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Growing political pressure on Trump to stand up to Putin rather than work with him could even escalate tensions between the United...

    Eurovision organizing team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision organizing team quits

    The Eurovision Song Contest is in chaos after 21 members of the organizing committee resigned Wednesday, saying they were “completely blocked” from making decisions about the show. The mass resignations could jeopardize the event, which is scheduled to take place in Kiev in May. The Ukrainian organizing team’s resignations were announcedÂ...

    Danish foreign minister: ‘We should stick to sanctions’
    Feb07

    Danish foreign minister: ‘We should stick to sanctions’

    After a visit near the front in eastern Ukraine, where fighting and casualties have worsened in recent days, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen called on the European Union and the United States to maintain sanctions on Russia. “There is a kind of broad agreement in Denmark that we should stick to sanctions,” Samuelsen said Monday during a...

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