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    How Nadiya Savchenko became Ukraine’s Joan of Arc
    Nov21

    How Nadiya Savchenko became Ukraine’s Joan of Arc

    She was her country’s first female combat pilot, and stood trial in Moscow after being captured in eastern Ukraine. Now, she’s taking on political corruption. The Podil district of Kyiv is a regenerated industrial area, full of old warehouses that have been transformed into art galleries. There are crumbling baroque buildings on many...

    Fillon, Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French Right’s primary
    Nov21

    Fillon, Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French Right’s primary

    PARIS — François Fillon and Alain Juppé will face off next weekend in the final round of the French conservative primary election after coming out on top in Sunday’s first round — a result that dealt a decisive blow to Nicolas Sarkozy’s political career. Fillon, who won nearly half of the votes, cruised to a surprisingly comfortable...

    Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
    Nov20

    Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

    LIMA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office. …read more Source:...

    Obama, Putin speak for four minutes about Syria and Ukraine
    Nov20

    Obama, Putin speak for four minutes about Syria and Ukraine

    LIMA (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for about four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, a White House official said. …read more Source:...

    The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?
    Nov20

    The new special relationship: what does Putin want from Trump?

    The unlikely love-in between the president-elect and a former KGB agent who built a career on hating America has spooked many US allies. And it raises serious questions – from the fate of Edward Snowden to whether GCHQ’s secrets are safeIt was, remarkably, their first phone call. Last week, on Monday, Donald Trump spoke to Vladimir Putin....

    Kiev seeks EU support to keep US curbs on Russia
    Nov20

    Kiev seeks EU support to keep US curbs on Russia

    Pro-west president Petro Poroshenko visits Brussels for talks on a €600m aid package …read more Source: Financial...

    Stefan Stoyanov: We Have Fully Changed Plovdiv’s Image
    Nov19

    Stefan Stoyanov: We Have Fully Changed Plovdiv’s Image

    The local administration in Plodviv has helped Bulgaria’s second-largest city position itself as a key center for industries, IT and outsourcing, Deputy Mayor Stancho Stoyanov has said. Stoyanov, who is in charge of education, business development and international cooperation, is one of the four Bulgarians selected in the New Europe 100...

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue
    Nov19

    Leaders mark Soviet dissolution, urge Ukraine dialogue

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    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal
    Nov18

    Questions grow over Hungarian no-bid nuclear deal

    As European Commission officials struggled to defend their decision to allow Hungary to skirt public tender requirements and award a multi-billion euro contract to Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, a major U.S.-based energy company said Friday that it wanted the work but was denied the opportunity to bid. Westinghouse Electric...

    Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth
    Nov18

    Top Picks: Burundi, Bangladesh, and battling #PostTruth

    Every week, IRIN’s team of editors curates a selection of humanitarian reports and opinion you may have missed, from in-depth analysis and features to academic studies and podcasts: Repression and genocidal dynamics in Burundi A powerful and disturbing new report on Burundi by the International Federation of Human Rights concludes that the...

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