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    Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS
    Nov30

    Russian forces in Crimea put on alert before Ukrainian missile tests: TASS

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian air defense forces in Crimea have been placed on high alert on the eve of planned Ukrainian missile tests near the Black Sea peninsula, the TASS news agency cited a Crimean military source as saying on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    The crisis of multilateralism and the future of humanitarian action
    Nov30

    The crisis of multilateralism and the future of humanitarian action

    “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.’ – Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, circa 1930. Long before the November 2016 US elections, there were clear signals that multilateralism was in crisis. In fact, Donald...

    Mixed Reactions to Kyiv’s New ‘Theater on Podil’
    Nov30

    Mixed Reactions to Kyiv’s New ‘Theater on Podil’

    Source: Aleksandr Kozachenko, YouTube. On Tuesday, construction workers unveiled the new “Kyiv Dramatic Theater on Podil” on Andriyivskyy Descent, one of the oldest streets in the city. Onlookers greeted the reconstructed theater, which had been fallen into disrepair over the last two decades, with mixed reactions: some applauded and cheered the...

    EU court upholds sanctions on Putin’s businessman friend over Crimea
    Nov30

    EU court upholds sanctions on Putin’s businessman friend over Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An EU court on Wednesday upheld sanctions imposed on Arkady Rotenberg, a close ally and former judo partner of Russian President Vladimir Putin whose company won a contract to build a bridge linking the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] EU upholds sanctions on Putin ‘crony’
    Nov30

    [Ticker] EU upholds sanctions on Putin ‘crony’

    The EU court has upheld an asset freeze on Arkady Rotenberg, a Russian businessman whom EU diplomats call a “crony” of Russian president Vladmir Putin, over the Ukraine conflict. Judges had said the justifications for an initial asset freeze, imposed from July 2014 to March 2015, were “too vague”. But subsequent EU...

    “We angered both EU and Russia – we’re doing it right”
    Nov30

    “We angered both EU and Russia – we’re doing it right”

    Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic says that by supporting its own territorial integrity and that of Ukraine, his country has angered “both the EU, and Russia.”Nikolic made the remarks on Tuesday in Prague, where he met with Czech President Milos Zeman, the Beta agency has reported. …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ Chergeiko wins Polish Open KALIBER 2016
    Nov30

    Belarus’ Chergeiko wins Polish Open KALIBER 2016

    The Belarusian scored 208.9 points in the final, leaving behind Ukraine’s Sergei Kulish (207.8) and Peter Sidi of Hungary (185.1). …read more Source:...

    Petro Poroshenko unveils world’s largest land-based moving structure at Chernobyl site
    Nov30

    Petro Poroshenko unveils world’s largest land-based moving structure at Chernobyl site

    The €2billion structure will allow specialist engineers to safely dismantle the failed nuclear reactor which led to the world’s worst atomic accident in April 1986. …read more Source: Daily...

    The Guardian view on world chess rivalries: no return to the cold war | Editorial
    Nov29

    The Guardian view on world chess rivalries: no return to the cold war | Editorial

    It is tempting to present the Carlsen-Karjakin tussle in world chess championship as a clash between east and west. Thankfully times have changedFrom Wednesday night chess lovers can finally get some sleep. The world chess championship, which has been gripping chess fans for three weeks, with some games lasting seven hours or more, must be...

    Talks on Ukraine produce no visible results
    Nov29

    Talks on Ukraine produce no visible results

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