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    Austria: Court refuses to extradite Ukrainian billionaire Firtash to US
    May01

    Austria: Court refuses to extradite Ukrainian billionaire Firtash to US

    An Austrian court has refused to extradite Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to the US on corruption charges. A judge in Vienna said American… …read more Source:...

    ‘There was heroism and cruelty on both sides’: the truth behind one of Ukraine’s deadliest days
    May01

    ‘There was heroism and cruelty on both sides’: the truth behind one of Ukraine’s deadliest days

    A year on from rioting and a fire in Odessa that left 48 pro-Russia activists dead, there are claims of complicity between police and activists across the divideThe emergency calls became increasingly desperate. “When are you coming? It’s already burning and there are people inside,” a woman told the fire brigade dispatcher. Minutes later,...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — UK general election special
    May01

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook — UK general election special

    by Ryan Heath @PoliticoRyan | send tips to rheath@politico.eu Welcome to a special UK election edition of Brussels Playbook: your guide to what’s about to happen in Britain and what you need to know come May 8. BUT FIRST, A REMINDER: Today is the six-month anniversary of the Juncker Commission. AND SOME EU SPEED READS: 1) ORBÁN BACKS AWAY...

    Oligarch avoids extradition to US
    May01

    Oligarch avoids extradition to US

    A judge in Austria turns down a US bid to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash, ruling that not enough evidence has been presented. …read more Source:...

    Firtash extradition request denied
    Apr30

    Firtash extradition request denied

    NEWSFLASH: Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash’s planned extradition to the USA has been rejected by an Austrian court Thursday. …read more Source: The Local...

    World leaders review Ukraine’s fragile peace
    Apr30

    World leaders review Ukraine’s fragile peace

    The leaders of the four nations most closely involved with the truce in eastern Ukraine have held fresh talks on the violence that has not yet left the region. Kyiv says Russia has offered to send a peacekeeping force. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander
    Apr30

    Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia’s military may be taking advantage of a recent lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new military offensive, NATO’s top commander told the U.S. Congress on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Western leaders agree ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize: Germany
    Apr30

    Western leaders agree ceasefire in Ukraine needs to stabilize: Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held a telephone conversation with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine on Thursday to discuss the fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, Merkel’s spokesman said. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian oligarch Firtash denies graft as he fights extradition to U.S.
    Apr30

    Ukrainian oligarch Firtash denies graft as he fights extradition to U.S.

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Billionaire Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash declared he was innocent of bribery and money-laundering as an Austrian court began deliberating on Thursday whether to extradite him to the United States to face corruption charges. …read more Source:...

    David Miliband’s aid organisation forced out of eastern Ukraine
    Apr30

    David Miliband’s aid organisation forced out of eastern Ukraine

    Staff from the International Rescue Committee loaded onto a bus by masked gunmen and driven out of separatist controlled territory after rebels’ secret police accuse them of espionage …read more Source: The...

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