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    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party
    Mar15

    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s reformist Samopomich party has effectively buried lawmakers’ plans to replace Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s government with a technocrat cabinet, a senior lawmaker in President Petro Poroshenko’s party said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    “What if?” history books normally annoy me – but History’s People is an exception
    Mar15

    “What if?” history books normally annoy me – but History’s People is an exception

    Margaret MacMillan’s selection of neglected voices in History’s People reminds us how individual choices and actions come to shape our world. Counterfactual history – also known as “What if?” history – bores me. Too often, the questions asked are predictable. What if the Spanish Armada had landed successfully in England? Would modern...

    Did Putin once again outfox Obama?
    Mar15

    Did Putin once again outfox Obama?

    Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday that Russia will begin pulling out of Syria appeared to take the White House by surprise, and revived concerns that the Russian leader is outmaneuvering Barack Obama. Just six months after he threw international relations into a tailspin by launching airstrikes in Syria, Putin on Monday declared that...

    EU pushes for closer Russia cooperation
    Mar14

    EU pushes for closer Russia cooperation

    The EU needs to take a tough line on Russia and keep its sanctions in place while at the same time engaging with Moscow to tackle problems such as Syria and Libya, the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Monday. “We had unanimity among the 28” on new guidelines for the EU-Russia relationship, Mogherini told reporters after...

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks: OSCE
    Mar14

    Proximity along contact line in east Ukraine raises violence risks: OSCE

    BERLIN (Reuters) – International monitors want Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists to pull further apart along the line of contact in east Ukraine, a senior official with Europe’s main security and rights watchdog said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine President sees Yaresko as possible PM: spokesman
    Mar14

    Ukraine President sees Yaresko as possible PM: spokesman

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko sees technocrat Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko and the head of the reformist Samopomich party as potential candidates for prime minister, spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian nationals detained in Spain for producing drugs
    Mar14

    Latvian, Lithuanian, Ukrainian nationals detained in Spain for producing drugs

    The police in Spain arrested five people, including from Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine, after seizing thousands of packages of rave drugs described as more toxic than cocaine or marijuana, reported LETA/BNS, referring to The Daily Star. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Latvian troops begin training Ukrainian army
    Mar14

    Latvian troops begin training Ukrainian army

    Soldiers from the Latvian Armed Forces together with soldiers from Canada, Great Britain, Lithuania and the USA have begun training troops from the Ukrainian armed forces reported official armed forces portal Sargs.lv Monday. …read more Source:...

    Voting “no” on Ukraine a “disgrace for the Netherlands” says Van Rompuy
    Mar14

    Voting “no” on Ukraine a “disgrace for the Netherlands” says Van Rompuy

    A “no” vote in the referendum on the association agreement between the European Union and the Ukraine in April, would be a “disgrace” for the Dutch government, according to former Belgian Prime Minister Herman van Rompuy in an interview with Dutch newspaper Trouw The post Voting “no” on Ukraine a “disgrace for the...

    Jamala, the singer using Eurovision to highlight the persecution of the Crimean Tartars
    Mar14

    Jamala, the singer using Eurovision to highlight the persecution of the Crimean Tartars

    Although Eurovision song lyrics are not permitted to be political, the 2016 Ukrainian entry has found a way of bringing an historical injustice into present-day popular culture. “They come to your house / they kill you all and say / we’re not guilty.” These are the provocative lyrics to Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Contest entry “1944”...

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