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    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel
    May16

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel

    A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press for libel over its reporting on the pair’s relationship. Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska filed the suit Monday in federal court in Washington, claiming the CEO of the Russian firm United Company RUSAL...

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel
    May16

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel

    A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press for libel over its reporting on the pair’s relationship. Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska filed the suit Monday in federal court in Washington, claiming the CEO of the Russian firm United Company RUSAL...

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel
    May16

    Russian oligarch sues AP for libel

    A Russian aluminum magnate with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing The Associated Press for libel over its reporting on the pair’s relationship. Lawyers for Oleg Deripaska filed the suit Monday in federal court in Washington, claiming the CEO of the Russian firm United Company RUSAL...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    EU ministers today approved measures that will allow Ukrainian citizens to travel to the EU for 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. The EU’s move came after Kiev pushed through reforms in areas such as migration, public order and security, external relations and fundamental rights, Carmelo Abela, Malta’s minister for...

    13 times Eurovision got super political
    May03

    13 times Eurovision got super political

    It’s been a tense run-up to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, everyone’s favorite night of glitz, glamour and novelty trampolines. Russia’s proposed act, Julia Samoylova, fell foul of a Ukrainian travel ban because she’d visited occupied Crimea, causing her country to withdraw from the contest, rather...

    Merkel: EU will lift Russia sanctions when Minsk accords implemented
    May02

    Merkel: EU will lift Russia sanctions when Minsk accords implemented

    The European Union will lift sanctions against Russia once all sides in Ukraine commit to the ceasefire agreed in the Minsk accords, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, Reuters reported. “For me, the aim is to reach the point in the implementation of the Minsk accords where we can lift the...

    Blast in Eastern Ukraine kills one patrol team member, wounds two
    Apr23

    Blast in Eastern Ukraine kills one patrol team member, wounds two

    A patrol member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was killed and two were injured Sunday in a “serious security incident in Luhansk region” in Eastern Ukraine. The organization tweeted that two armored vehicles and six patrol members were involved in the incident. A Ukrainian foreign ministry official said the team...

    A tale of two Slavic strongmen
    Apr17

    A tale of two Slavic strongmen

    KIEV, Ukarine — On the surface, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have every reason to be bosom buddies. Both are strongmen of the Russian-speaking world, their states linked in a federal union. They have no qualms about jailing or “disappearing” their...

    In Ukraine, health care is free (except when it’s not)
    Apr14

    In Ukraine, health care is free (except when it’s not)

    BILOZERKA, Ukraine — It’s an early Saturday afternoon, and almost no personnel are left on duty at the Bilozerka village hospital in the southern Kherson region of Ukraine, not far from Russia-occupied Crimea. I’m advised to hurry if I want to try to catch the specialist I’m looking for. If...

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report
    Apr04

    Brexit and Trump encouraged Eastern Europe populism: report

    The U.K.’s decision to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. increased fears of instability and emboldened populists in Europe, according to a report out Tuesday by a human rights group. The U.S. based NGO Freedom House’s annual Nations in Transit report found there had been one of the biggest democratic declinesÂ...

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