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    Ukraine soldier killed as clashes intensify in volatile east
    Feb05

    Ukraine soldier killed as clashes intensify in volatile east

    A Ukrainian soldier is killed amid intensified clashes in the east of the country. …read more Source:...

    Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba
    Feb05

    Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to hold historic meeting in Cuba

    By Philip Pullella Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in what could be a historic step towards healing the 1,000-year-old rift between the Western and Eastern branches of Christianity. The Vatican and the Moscow Patriarchate announced on Friday that Francis will stop in Cuba on Feb 12 his way to...

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM
    Feb05

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM

    Ukraine is on edge since shock resignation on Wednesday of reformist Economy Minister Aivaras A… …read more Source:...

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM
    Feb05

    Yatsenyuk threatens to quit as Ukraine PM

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk Friday threatened to quit along with his entire government in the latest development of a political crisis rocking the former Soviet state …read more Source: The Daily...

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine
    Feb05

    Fighting flares up in eastern Ukraine

    The Ukrainian government has accused Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine of violating the shaky truce with large-caliber weapons …read more Source: The Daily...

    Social Media: Destroyer or Creator?
    Feb05

    Social Media: Destroyer or Creator?

    Photo Wael Ghonim, center, in Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011. His anonymous Facebook page helped start a revolution. Credit Dylan Martinez/Reuters Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social...

    Ukrainian lawmakers fret over Western aid after minister’s exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian lawmakers fret over Western aid after minister’s exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said Thursday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Former IMF chief to join Ukrainian bank
    Feb04

    Former IMF chief to join Ukrainian bank

    ABU DHABI, 4th February 2016 (WAM) — The former head of the International Fund, IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is joining the board of a bank owned by Ukranian billionaire, Viktor Pinchuk. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine economy minister must stay in his post: Ukraine pres.
    Feb04

    Ukraine economy minister must stay in his post: Ukraine pres.

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko says the economy minister, who resigned earlier on Wednesday in frustration over corruption, should stay in his post and proceed with reforms.“I believe that Aivaras (Abromavicius) should stay as minister and continue reforms,” Poroshenko said on Wednesday. Abromavicius resigned, alleging that efforts...

    The long read: From Russia with love – how Putin is winning over hearts and minds
    Feb04

    The long read: From Russia with love – how Putin is winning over hearts and minds

    What does the furore surrounding the alleged rape of an ethnic Russian teenager in Berlin have in common with a Moscow-linked bank’s controversial multimillion euro loan to France’s far-right National Front party? Western governments and the media have portrayed both events as two sides of the same coin: insidious examples of a new...

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