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    May: More than 100 Russian intelligence officers expelled from 18 countries
    Mar26

    May: More than 100 Russian intelligence officers expelled from 18 countries

    More than 100 Russian intelligence officers are to be expelled from 18 countries in response to the Salisbury chemical attack, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons, May said that the U.K., EU countries, the U.S., Canada and Ukraine had “sent a message that we will not tolerate Russia’s...

    Battle of leaks as Hungarian campaign heats up
    Mar26

    Battle of leaks as Hungarian campaign heats up

    For Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the stakes of next month’s general election just got a lot higher. A spate of corruption allegations and new questions over whether his government had a role in leaking recordings of civil society leaders mean a surprise loss could translate into years spent behind bars. With less than two weeks to go before...

    UK’s Western allies expel many Russian diplomats over Skripal attack
    Mar26

    UK’s Western allies expel many Russian diplomats over Skripal attack

    The UK’s Western allies including the US and Canada, France, Germany and Ukraine take co-ordinated action over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal. …read more Source:...

    [Interview] Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption
    Mar26

    [Interview] Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption

    Kiev is hoping to secure more than €500m in EU aid by July, amid its never-ending fight against corruption. The finance minister tells EUobserver the prosecutor general should resign – meanwhile privatisations of 3,500 state-owned companies go ahead, despite war. …read more Source:...

    “US, Canada, at least 14 EU countries to expel Russians”
    Mar26

    “US, Canada, at least 14 EU countries to expel Russians”

    Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Germany, France, Denmark, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Canda, and the US will expel Russian diplomats.There are four more that are “not confirmed” to have joined the move: Spain. Romania, Hungary, and Croatia. …read more Source:...

    Row over vetting Ukraine judges prompts U.S.-backed body to quit
    Mar26

    Row over vetting Ukraine judges prompts U.S.-backed body to quit

    KIEV (Reuters) – A Washington-backed body set up to vet judges in Ukraine as part of the battle against corruption quit its role on Monday, saying the process to screen a judge fit for office was a sham. …read more Source:...

    Poland Arrests Russian Agent while US Expels 60 Russian Diplomats
    Mar26

    Poland Arrests Russian Agent while US Expels 60 Russian Diplomats

    Polish counterintelligence AWB reported on arresting a Polish official on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence services. “Marek V. has been in contact with agents from the Russian Special Services and sent them information on important investments for Poland,” AWB spokesman Stanislav Zarin told Polish PAP. He added that the...

    Tusk: 14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats
    Mar26

    Tusk: 14 EU countries expel Russian diplomats

    Fourteen EU countries joined with the United States and other allies to expel Russian diplomats on Monday in response to a nerve agent attack in Salibsury, England. European Council President Donald Tusk announced the coordinated expulsions at a meeting of EU leaders in Varna, Bulgaria. At the same time, Tusk expressed condolences for a shopping...

    VW needs 500 people, including non-EU foreigners
    Mar26

    VW needs 500 people, including non-EU foreigners

    The Slovak Volkswagen plant needs to hire more than 500 people, and plans to look for some of them in Serbia and the Ukraine. …read more Source: The Slovak...

    ‘It’s very difficult to overestimate the potential danger John Bolton could put us in’
    Mar26

    ‘It’s very difficult to overestimate the potential danger John Bolton could put us in’

    John Bolton has advocated for war with Iran and North Korea. He loathes the United Nations, disdains international law and still thinks the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq was the right idea. He’s a China skeptic and a Russia hawk who, as one former colleague from the Bush administration put it to me the other day, never met a military option he...

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