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    The Democrats’ Putin dilemma
    Jul30

    The Democrats’ Putin dilemma

    Donald Trump was the bogeyman of this week’s Democratic national convention. But placing a close second to Trump was Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin. Democrats linked the two bad guys together, hammering Trump for his past words of praise for Putin as a “strong leader” and his claim that the U.S. would “get along great” with Russia...

    Small rally staged in protest against Putin visit
    Jul30

    Small rally staged in protest against Putin visit

    Around 30 Ukrainians living in Slovenia and Italy protested in front of the Russian Embassy in Ljubljana today ahead of the afternoon visit by Vladimir Putin. The protesters are puzzled by Slovenia’s invitation “to a person who is in fact a dictator”. …read more Source:...

    Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time
    Jul30

    Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time

    Frank Mermoud, a key figure at the recent Republican national convention, has strong business ties with Ukraine – the latest in a series of Trump staffers with worrying links to Russia and its interests, including the candidate himselfA key figure at the Republican national convention where Donald Trump was nominated for president has strong...

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Wraps up U.S. Visit with Meetings at State Dept., Pentagon
    Jul30

    Bulgarian Foreign Minister Wraps up U.S. Visit with Meetings at State Dept., Pentagon

    Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has held meetings at the State Department and the Department of Defense in the concluding part of his working visit to the United States. Daniel Mitov and Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed cooperation in defense, the modernization of the Bulgarian armed forces and the outcome of the...

    Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters
    Jul30

    Diplomats Say Russia Targets Bulgaria, 6 Other EU States in Drive to Kill Sanctions – Reuters

    Bulgaria and six other EU Member States of southern and eastern Europe is one of the main targets of Russia’s efforts to end the economic sanctions of the bloc imposed over the Ukraine crisis, Reuters has reported, citing diplomats. According to several unnamed Moscow-based EU diplomats, “Russia’s tactic of methodically lobbying...

    Reuters: Putin Slovenia visit part of drive to end EU sanctions
    Jul29

    Reuters: Putin Slovenia visit part of drive to end EU sanctions

    Vladimir Putin will step up Russia’s campaign to end EU sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, Reuters reports citing Moscow-based EU diplomats. …read more Source:...

    Here’s Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back
    Jul29

    Here’s Why Google Maps Changed Some Town Names in Crimea—And Is Now Changing Them Back

    As if by magic, Google Maps changed some town names in Crimea overnight. Images edited by Tetyana Lokot. On July 27 Internet giant Google renamed a number of towns, villages, and settlements in Crimea—a peninsula in Ukraine that has been under Russian control since early 2014—on their Google Maps service. The change came after the Ukrainian...

    Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan
    Jul29

    Lithuanian court refuses to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to Ukraine and Kazakhstan

    On 29 July, 2016 Court of Appeal of Lithuania has announced its final and undeniable decision, by which the Court has refused to extradite Kazakh billionaire’s Mukhtar Ablyazov’s brother-in-law Syrym Shalabayev to Ukraine and Kazakhstan, BC informs Jurex representative. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Putin reshuffles officials ahead of parliamentary elections
    Jul29

    Putin reshuffles officials ahead of parliamentary elections

    Vladimir Putin has dismissed Russia’s ambassador to Ukraine and reshuffled regional officials ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections in September. DW Moscow correspondent Emma Burrows looks at what it means. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Chernobyl could be reinvented as a solar farm, says Ukraine
    Jul29

    Chernobyl could be reinvented as a solar farm, says Ukraine

    Ministers create presentation to show how idle land around nuclear disaster site can be used to produce renewable energyThe contaminated nuclear wasteland around Chernobyl could be turned into one of the world’s largest solar farms, producing nearly a third of the electricity that the stricken plant generated at its height 30 years ago,...

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