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    Polish President to attend Ukrainian independence anniversary in Kiev
    Aug23

    Polish President to attend Ukrainian independence anniversary in Kiev

    Polish President Andrzej Duda will travel to Kiev where he will meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko during events marking the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Polish President to attend Ukrainian anniversary commemorations in Kiev
    Aug23

    Polish President to attend Ukrainian anniversary commemorations in Kiev

    Polish President Andrzej Duda will travel to Kiev where he will meet Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko during commemorations marking the 25th anniversary of the country’s independence. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    ​Ukraine’s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement
    Aug23

    ​Ukraine’s medicine bill slashed by 25% after UK firm brought in to handle procurement

    Crown Agents and two UN agencies are working to root out corrupt intermediaries but are facing politcal resistance to changeA British company hired to buy medicines for Ukraine’s health ministry has succeeded in cutting prices by up to a quarter, in a rare success for anti-corruption efforts.Last year, under pressure from activists...

    Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit
    Aug23

    Tory dream of a short, sharp Brexit

    LONDON – Theresa May began the summer reiterating that “Brexit means Brexit.” She will return to work on Wednesday under pressure to explain what British withdrawal will look like. In her absence, a chasm of expectation has opened up between increasingly hardline expectations in Westminster, where Euroskeptics believe their plan for a short,...

    Russia casts shadow over Estonia’s presidential vote
    Aug23

    Russia casts shadow over Estonia’s presidential vote

    Estonia’s opposition Center Party has long argued for closer ties with Moscow, but presidential candidate Mailis Reps has broken with that tradition, declaring herself “no friend of Russia.” In the shadow of Moscow’s aggression in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the largely symbolic Estonian presidency has gained weight partly thanks to...

    US, EU Accused of Paying Lip Service to Global Arms Treaty
    Aug22

    US, EU Accused of Paying Lip Service to Global Arms Treaty

    The non-violence knotted gun statue at UN headquarters in NYC. Credit: IPS UN Bureau.By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 2016 (IPS)The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was aimed at curbing the flow of small arms and light weapons to war zones and politically-repressive regimes, is being openly violated by some of the world’s arms suppliers,...

    Ukraine, Russia flex muscles ahead of Independence Day
    Aug22

    Ukraine, Russia flex muscles ahead of Independence Day

    Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have been rising in recent weeks. Russian troops appear ready for military action against Ukraine, but observers say there would be little to gain. David Stern reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Denmark left out of Russian-led Baltic security talks
    Aug22

    Denmark left out of Russian-led Baltic security talks

    Denmark has been excluded from the Baltic countries invited by Russia to September talks on security in the region. NATO has reported that Russia now has a force of over 300,000 troops on its Western borders, along with new airbases, ships and nuclear-capable short-range missiles. In the past two years, Russia has also conducted a large number of...

    Russian protester Roman Roslovtsev requests Ukrainian asylum
    Aug22

    Russian protester Roman Roslovtsev requests Ukrainian asylum

    The Ukrainian government says a Russian opposition activist has requested asylum in the country. …read more Source:...

    MH17: Dutch criminal investigation results ready Sept. 28
    Aug22

    MH17: Dutch criminal investigation results ready Sept. 28

    The Joint Investigation Team working on the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17 in the Ukraine in 2014, will release the first results of the investigation on September 28th The post MH17: Dutch criminal investigation results ready Sept. 28 appeared first on NL Times. …read more Source: NL...

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