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    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral
    Feb19

    Kyiv’s crisis continues its spiral

    Two years after Kyiv’s transition of power, signs are pointing again to change. Reforms are barely moving forward; accusations of corruption grow louder. Now even the government coalition has collapsed. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    [Ticker] Sweden, Lithuania urge Russia to ‘leave Ukrainian territory’
    Feb19

    [Ticker] Sweden, Lithuania urge Russia to ‘leave Ukrainian territory’

    The defence ministers of Sweden and Lithuania said in a joint statement Friday: “Despite persistent Russian denials we know that regular Russian troops are present in Donbass [east Ukraine].” They added: “Russian troops and weaponry must leave Ukrainian territory.” The statement came after their meeting with...

    Belarus Recycles Corrupt Officals
    Feb19

    Belarus Recycles Corrupt Officals

    A police officer convicted for corruption. Photo credit: tut.by Last month, Alexander Lukashenka pardoned six top officials charged with corruption. Not only that – he appointed them to manage unprofitable state-owned enterprises. The decision reflects a haphazard approach to fighting corruption. Belarus ranked 107 out of 168 countries in a...

    Dutch ministers: Avoid Putin talk before Ukraine referendum
    Feb19

    Dutch ministers: Avoid Putin talk before Ukraine referendum

    Leaked documents reveal Dutch government’s communications strategy in the run-up to a referendum on the EU-Ukraine association deal. …read more Source:...

    German government accuses Russian media of biased reporting
    Feb19

    German government accuses Russian media of biased reporting

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government on Friday accused Russia media of “biased reporting” on events such as the Ukraine crisis, reports on Russia’s neighboring states and an alleged rape case involving a German-Russian girl. …read more Source:...

    Polish president Duda says Russia fomenting new Cold War
    Feb19

    Polish president Duda says Russia fomenting new Cold War

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish President Andrzej Duda accused Russia of fomenting a new Cold War through its actions in Ukraine and Syria, and said Poland was ready to help any future NATO efforts in combating the Islamic State. …read more Source:...

    Belarus, Russia, Ukraine to send one representative each for children’s song contest in Vitebsk
    Feb19

    Belarus, Russia, Ukraine to send one representative each for children’s song contest in Vitebsk

    Belarus, Russia and Ukraine will send one representative each for the children’s song contest of the 25th International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk, director of the festival. …read more Source:...

    Leicester could be biggest winners in FA Cup fifth round
    Feb19

    Leicester could be biggest winners in FA Cup fifth round

    Description Credits Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images Premier League leaders will be hoping Arsenal, Tottenham and Man City face replays as they put their feet up this weekend Preview Friday, February 19, 2016 – 1:53pm …read more Source: The...

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news
    Feb19

    World’s cartoonists on this week’s news

    The cartoon takes on the week’s news. First published on Caglecartoons.com, The Netherlands, February 18, 2016. | By Tom Janssen. First published in Der Standard, Austria, February 18, 2016. | By Oliver Schopf. “I come full of good intentions.” Drawn for POLITICO.eu and L’Vif L’Express. | By Nicolas Vadot. “And as the girl stood...

    Russia hopes Ukrainian truck ban will end on Saturday: agencies
    Feb19

    Russia hopes Ukrainian truck ban will end on Saturday: agencies

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian transport ministry hopes that a Ukrainian ban on Russian trucks will end on Saturday and has made an offer to resolve a dispute over the issue, local agencies quoted the ministry as saying on Friday. …read more Source:...

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