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    THE FINAL BETRAYAL: Dutch MPs set to force through EU deal voters REJECTED in referendum
    Feb22

    THE FINAL BETRAYAL: Dutch MPs set to force through EU deal voters REJECTED in referendum

    DUTCH MPs were today set to railroad through a controversial EU agreement despite the fact that it was rejected by an overwhelming majority of voters in a referendum. …read more Source:...

    The world has entered a new Cold War – what went wrong?
    Feb22

    The world has entered a new Cold War – what went wrong?

    Peter Conradi’s Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War traces the accumulation of distrust between the West and Russia. In March 1992 an alarmist “secret” memo written by Richard Nixon found its way on to the front page of the New York Times. “The hot-button issue of the 1950s was, ‘Who lost China?’ If Yeltsin goes...

    Ukrainian oligarch linked to organized crime in Spain is arrested in Austria
    Feb22

    Ukrainian oligarch linked to organized crime in Spain is arrested in Austria

    Austrian authorities say they have detained Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on a European arrest warrant linked to organised crime and illegal money laundering allegations in Spain. …read more Source: The Local...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 22 Feb 2017
    Feb22

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 22 Feb 2017

    IS bomber was British Guantanamo detainee A suicide bomber who attacked coalition forces near Mosul, Iraq, on Monday has been identified by his family as a Mancunian former Guantanamo detainee. Jamal al-Harith, born Ronald Fiddler, was paid £1m compensation by the British government when he was released from the US camp in 2004. He was 50...

    Dutch MPs look set to approve Ukraine treaty
    Feb22

    Dutch MPs look set to approve Ukraine treaty

    The ratification looks like getting a majority in a vote on Thursday, despite the people rejecting the deal in a referendum last April. …read more Source:...

    Dutch lower house backs EU-Ukraine agreement
    Feb22

    Dutch lower house backs EU-Ukraine agreement

    The lower house of Dutch parliament on Tuesday evening backed the amended EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, after it was rejected by Dutch citizens last year in a non-binding referendum, local media reported. The move was expected after most MPs indicated in December that adding a legally binding declaration that ensures the deal is not a...

    Dutch Labor exits stage left
    Feb22

    Dutch Labor exits stage left

    GRONINGEN, Netherlands — Set aside, for the moment, the surging far-right leader Geert Wilders or the incumbent, liberal Mark Rutte fighting to hold on to the prime ministership. The other big story of the Dutch election next month is the collapse of the mainstream left. It goes a long way to explain why this country’s...

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘doesn’t look too good’: OSCE head
    Feb22

    Ukraine ceasefire ‘doesn’t look too good’: OSCE head

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The head of the OSCE said on Tuesday that a ceasefire in Ukraine was not looking “too good” and confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would have to wait until at least Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Austrian court backs extradition of Ukraine businessman Firtash to U.S.
    Feb22

    Austrian court backs extradition of Ukraine businessman Firtash to U.S.

    VIENNA (Reuters) – An Austrian court approved on Tuesday the extradition of Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to the United States in a bribery case, overturning an earlier ruling that had said the U.S. request was politically motivated. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine tycoon Firtash faces US justice over bribery claims
    Feb21

    Ukraine tycoon Firtash faces US justice over bribery claims

    An Austrian court has cleared the way for Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash to be extradited to the United States to face bribery allegations. …read more Source:...

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