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    Power struggle in Kyiv puts government in crisis
    Feb05

    Power struggle in Kyiv puts government in crisis

    Ukraine’s economy minister has announced his resignation, accusing the governing party of corruption. As Kyiv’s political power struggle continues, the West looks on with concern. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine’s political suicide
    Feb05

    Ukraine’s political suicide

    KIEV — Ukraine’s fledgling democracy edged closer to dismembering itself this week, as one of the most reform-minded members of the government stepped down. In his resignation letter, Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavičius accused old political elites of systematically blocking much-needed reforms and paralyzing the fight against rampant...

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister
    Feb05

    Ukraine needs new-look government, says outgoing economy minister

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine needs a new technocratic government led by the present finance minister to have any hope of pushing through long-promised reforms, the outgoing economy minister told Reuters on Friday, two days after his shock resignation. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Censor’s ‘Explicit Content’ Database Is Up for Grabs
    Feb05

    Ukrainian Censor’s ‘Explicit Content’ Database Is Up for Grabs

    The Commission’s liquidators sent DVDs containing the database to state officials. Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. One of Ukraine’s most embattled state censorship bodies, the National Expert Commission for Protection of Public Morality, was officially dissolved last year, but it’s still creating problems for government...

    Portuguese Catholic priests win futsal Euro
    Feb05

    Portuguese Catholic priests win futsal Euro

    A team of Portuguese Catholic priests has achieved European footballing glory for the second year in a row, winning 2016’s European Futsal Championship of Priests on Thursday (February 4), beating Poland 2-1 in the final. It was a flawless tournament for the Portuguese team, beating Italy and Ukraine 2-0 in the group stages of the...

    Netherlands won’t protest Ukraine over missing MH17 radar pics
    Feb05

    Netherlands won’t protest Ukraine over missing MH17 radar pics

    The Dutch government will not be filing an international protest for the missing radar images of the flight MH17 disaster, despite parties in the lower house of parliament insisting on it. The government believes that there is enough information for the criminal investigation into the crash, was revealed during a parliamentary debate on the...

    Russia simulated nuclear attack on Sweden, says Nato
    Feb05

    Russia simulated nuclear attack on Sweden, says Nato

    Description Russian leader Vladimir Putin Military and intelligence units targeted in war game ‘attack’ that caught Swedes napping One-Minute Read Friday, February 5, 2016 – 1:12pm Russia targeted Sweden in a simulated nuclear attack during exercises in 2013, Nato has confirmed, …read more Source: The...

    Q&A: Why the UN’s Julian Assange ruling is meaningless
    Feb05

    Q&A: Why the UN’s Julian Assange ruling is meaningless

    The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has no legal force in the UK. Why is Julian Assange even in the Ecuadorean embassy? In June 2012, the Wikileaks founder fled bail, walked into the embassy, and applied for political asylum to the Ecuadorean government. And he’s stayed there ever since. Assange was on bail because the UK was trying...

    Bloomberg’s forecast – Polish economy to worsen
    Feb05

    Bloomberg’s forecast – Polish economy to worsen

    Poland was ranked 27th out of 63, compared with 42nd last year, in the latest edition of the World’s Most Miserable Economies compiled by Bloomberg. Unfortunately, in this case an advance is not good news. Poland was downgraded due to Bloomberg’s concerns about the new government’s spending policy and possible growth of public...

    German Foreign Minister calls to stop fighting in Ukraine
    Feb05

    German Foreign Minister calls to stop fighting in Ukraine

    The warring sides of the Donbas war should immediately stop fighting and fully adhere to a ceasefire, stated German Foreign Minister and the Chairperson-in-Office Frank-Walter Steinmeier on February 4. …read more Source: Baltic News...

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