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    [Ticker] Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine treaty in April 2016
    Oct29

    [Ticker] Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine treaty in April 2016

    A Dutch government committee announced on Thursday that the citizen-enforced referendum on the EU-Ukraine association agreement will take place on Wednesday, 6 April 2016. The Dutch will be asked: ‘Are you in favour or against the law that approves the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?’ …read more...

    The Guardian film show extra podcast: Sex change controversy, 1D or 007 and Emperor Palpatine takes back power
    Oct29

    The Guardian film show extra podcast: Sex change controversy, 1D or 007 and Emperor Palpatine takes back power

    The Guardian’s daily film news podcast. Now showing… Tomboy thriller causes controversy, a younger – tuneful – James Bond and the shock election bringing Emperor Palpatine back into power … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine referendum set for April 6, Dutch nationals only can vote
    Oct29

    Ukraine referendum set for April 6, Dutch nationals only can vote

    The Netherlands will hold an advisory referendum on a key treaty between the European Union and Ukraine on April 6,… …read more Source:...

    Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow detained for ‘extremism’
    Oct29

    Director of Ukrainian library in Moscow detained for ‘extremism’

    The 58-year-old library head faces jail for storing books written by a Ukrainian nationalist writer, in a case denounced as political persecution …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine to Be Able to Do Without Russian Gas in 2016
    Oct29

    Ukraine to Be Able to Do Without Russian Gas in 2016

    Next year Ukraine may be able to do without Russian gas purchases, while focusing on reverse-flow gas imports from Europe, Naftogaz chief Andriy Kobolev said at the annual Conductors of Change Forum in Kyiv today, October 29. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Official Dismissed for Using Russian Email Service for Official Correspondence
    Oct29

    Ukrainian Official Dismissed for Using Russian Email Service for Official Correspondence

    Ukrainian authorities believe that using Russian email services could potentially “jeopardize the country’s information security.” Images mixed by Tetyana Lokot. A government official in Lviv region in western Ukraine has reportedly been sacked for using a Russian email service to conduct official correspondence related to his government...

    Russian Militants Reach Ukraine Via Belarus
    Oct29

    Russian Militants Reach Ukraine Via Belarus

    According to the Ukrainian security services, members of illegal military formations often have weapons and explosives with them. …read more Source:...

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election
    Oct29

    ‘Emperor Palpatine’ wins Ukraine city council election

    A 25-year-old man who works as ‘emperor’ for ‘LLC Palpatine Finance Group’ won a local government seat during a race that saw many Star Wars-themed names in the runningThe PR campaign for Star Wars: The Force Awakens saw an unexpected and unintended boost this week after a candidate known as Emperor Palpatine won a seat during a...

    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library for anti-Russian propaganda
    Oct29

    Russia arrests head of Ukrainian library for anti-Russian propaganda

    Russia has detained the head a Ukrainian library in Moscow on charges of inciting hatred. The arrest marks a further low point in Ukraine-Russia relations. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video
    Oct29

    Babushkas of Chernobyl trailer: women who refused to leave the dead zone – video

    Watch the trailer for filmmakers Holly Morris and Anne Bogart’s documentary about the extraordinary survival story of the Ukrainian women who refused to leave their homes following the nuclear disaster in 1986. The film follows the community living and working within the exclusion zone, which also includes scientists, bureaucrats and...

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