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    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body
    Apr14

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s leading human rights organization said on Thursday that Crimea’s indigenous Muslim Tatars and other opponents of the region’s annexation by Russia face persecution including police intimidation and brutality. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place
    Apr14

    [Ticker] Russia expects EU sanctions to stay in place

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said in a televised Q&A programme with the public Thursday: “I don’t think that our partners will lift sanctions towards us any time soon, therefore, we won’t either.” Asked about Russia’s economic problems, he said finance minister Alexei Kudrin, a reformer, would play a bigger...

    Clean-up crew
    Apr14

    Clean-up crew

    IT is easy to despair of Ukraine. The war-torn country has been engulfed by political crisis for nearly two months. The “Revolution of Dignity” that overthrew the corrupt, authoritarian government of President Viktor Yanukovych two years ago brought no revolutionary change. Corruption is still rampant. Key reforms are incomplete. The separation...

    ‘Moral crisis’ could ‘destroy’ EU, warns Bulgarian president
    Apr14

    ‘Moral crisis’ could ‘destroy’ EU, warns Bulgarian president

    In this edition of The Global Conversation, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev talks migration, Ukraine and relations with the European Union and… …read more Source:...

    Groysman takes over as Ukraine PM
    Apr14

    Groysman takes over as Ukraine PM

    Parliamentary vote follows wide criticism of austerity measures introduced as part of IMF package …read more Source: Financial...

    Gruevski blasts Zaev for his “Ukraine scenario” comment
    Apr14

    Gruevski blasts Zaev for his “Ukraine scenario” comment

    Nikola Gruevski, President of the VMRO-DPMNE party, strongly condemned the riots on Wednesday evening by supporters of the SDSM party, and condemned a statement by SDSM leader Zoran Zaev that Macedonia could be in for a “Ukraine scenario”. The statement comes as both major parties are preparing for rallies on Thursday evening in...

    Senate to force Netherlands out of Ukraine deal
    Apr14

    Senate to force Netherlands out of Ukraine deal

    The Dutch government may be forced by the Senate to remove its signature from the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine. The governing coalition of VVD and PvdA do not have a majority in the Senate, and all other parties seem set to vote for withdrawal from the deal. Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated that the cabinet will make a...

    Russian warplanes ‘buzz’ US destroyer
    Apr14

    Russian warplanes ‘buzz’ US destroyer

    Flyby over international waters described as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory One-Minute Read Thursday, April 14, 2016 – 1:14pm Two Russian Su-24 warplanes have “buzzed” a US Navy destroyer in international waters in the Baltic Sea, repeatedly flying within 30 feet of the vessel. “In one of the most...

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as PM
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as PM

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday appointed pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister in a bid to end months of political gridlock and unlock vital aid to the war-torn state. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine parliament approves new government
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament approves new government

    Following months of political turmoil, Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday approved Volodymyr Groysman as the country’s new prime minister and confirmed a new cabinet. Groysman, 38, is a loyalist of President Petro Poroshenko, and replaces the deeply unpopular Arensiy Yatsenyuk as government leader. His appointment was backed by 257 MPs,...

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