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    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis
    Nov27

    NATO wrestles with new fast-reaction force prompted by Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO’s planned new fast-reaction force, centerpiece of its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, is proving harder to set up than expected because of shortages of vital equipment and arguments over funding, diplomats say. …read more Source:...

    EU blacklists 13 Ukrainians over Russia war
    Nov27

    EU blacklists 13 Ukrainians over Russia war

    EU countries have blacklisted 13 Ukrainian “separatists” and five entities, amid uncertainty on what to do if the conflict escalates. …read more Source:...

    Intereuropa Profit Wiped out by Force Majeure, Ukraine Crisis
    Nov27

    Intereuropa Profit Wiped out by Force Majeure, Ukraine Crisis

    Logistics firm Intereuropa reported a group net profit for the first nine months of the year of just EUR 351,000, down from almost EUR 5m in the same period of last year, as its business was hit hard by the natural disasters in the Balkans and the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    New Ukrainian parliament: Fresh start or off on the wrong foot?
    Nov27

    New Ukrainian parliament: Fresh start or off on the wrong foot?

    Forming a coalition took longer than expected. Now, critics warn that Ukraine could once again be consumed by political discord. The atmosphere leading up to the first session of the new parliament was bleak. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukrainian politologist: Verkhovna Rada should hurry
    Nov27

    Ukrainian politologist: Verkhovna Rada should hurry

    The new Ukrainian parliament will work effectively for at least the first six months, but contradictions may arise later. …read more Source:...

    Arseny Yatseniuk Elected For Prime Minister Of Ukraine
    Nov27

    Arseny Yatseniuk Elected For Prime Minister Of Ukraine

    Ukraine’s parliament elected Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister at its opening session on Thursday. President Petro Poroshenko and a newly-formed coalition in the assembly supported his appointment during the first session of the parliament, which was elected in October. A total of 341 deputies in the 450-seat parliament...

    The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine | Ian Birrell
    Nov27

    The west is letting Putin get his way on Ukraine | Ian Birrell

    Since Russia annexed Crimea, the response of western leaders has been gesture politics of the worst kindUkraine’s new parliament was sworn in today. More than 400 members took their oaths, but 27 seats remain vacant – the annexation of Crimea, plus the war in eastern Ukraine, prevented deputies being elected there.It is just one year since...

    Ukraine in anti-corruption pledge
    Nov27

    Ukraine in anti-corruption pledge

    Ukraine’s new parliament meets for the first time, as the president says he intends to nominate a foreigner to lead the country’s anti-corruption efforts. …read more Source:...

    MPs brawl in parliaments around the world – video
    Nov27

    MPs brawl in parliaments around the world – video

    Ukraine’s parliament is notorious for brawls and scuffles between MPs – but many other countries have a history of parliamentary fisticuffs. As Ukraine’s MPs attend their inaugural session of parliament on Thursday, we take a look at parliamentary brawling from around the world, including India, Afghanistan, Japan, Italy, Turkey,...

    VIDEO: Sanctions hitting Russian oil firms
    Nov27

    VIDEO: Sanctions hitting Russian oil firms

    Opec’s meeting in Vienna is being closely watched in Russia, which depends heavily on oil exports but is being hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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