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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia
    Jan13

    Why Freeland might be the right person to handle Russia

    Make no mistake: Chrystia Freeland’s promotion to the position of Canada’s top diplomat is first and foremost about getting ready for relations with Donald Trump’s America. But by making Freeland Canada’s foreign minister, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has made an adroit move that stands to make Canada’s policy...

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7
    Jan13

    Tennis: Serena’s tough draw in quest for Aussie Open No.7

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – Six-time champion Serena Williams was handed a tough draw Friday at the Australian Open, while defending champion Angelique Kerber has a slightly easier route towards another final.The American powerhouse, bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam crown at the tournament starting in Melbourne on Monday, faces dangerous former world...

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open
    Jan13

    Tennis: Murray, Djokovic face testing draws at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE (AFP) – World number one Andy Murray could face challenges from Kei Nishikori and Stan Wawrinka if he is to reach a sixth Australian Open final following Fridays draw.The Scot, coming off a magnificent 2016 with a second Wimbledon crown, a successful Olympic title defence and the year-end top ranking, has lost five Melbourne...

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe
    Jan13

    US envoy’s message to Trump: Don’t screw it up in Europe

    U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is at risk of botching the transatlantic alliance that has served the interests of the Western allies since the end of World War II, the outgoing American ambassador to the EU warned Friday. In an unusually frank conversation with reporters, the ambassador, Anthony Gardner, said Trump and his team should not rely...

    Trump’s crazed transition
    Jan13

    Trump’s crazed transition

    With Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States fast approaching, the strangest – even craziest – post-election transition in US history is about to come to an end. This period has provided a clear demonstration of how unpredictable life with President Trump will be.A president-elect typically uses the transition time to...

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target
    Jan13

    Why France May Not Be Russia’s Next Hacking Target

    Amid growing alarm Europe may be the next target of Russian cyberattacks, some believe France — which is gearing up for presidential and parliamentary elections this year — may not be the obvious choice. The reasons range from the candidates themselves to the lack of a powerful motive or payback for the same kind of election hacking that U.S....

    Russia threatens to leave G8 over Crimea
    Jan13

    Russia threatens to leave G8 over Crimea

    Russia has announced its intention to permanently walk away from the G8 group of industrialised nations – more than two years after it was kicked out over the illegal annexation of Crimea. Moscow said it had no intention of re-joining the influential bloc – which brings together the world’s richest countries to discuss global issues from...

    Chinese state media says US risks “large-scale war” if it blocks access to disputed islands
    Jan13

    Chinese state media says US risks “large-scale war” if it blocks access to disputed islands

    China issued a warning to the incoming Trump Administration through its state-run media on Friday that the U.S. risks a “large-scale war” if it follows through on Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s suggestion that the U.S. should block China’s access to its growing man-made islands in the South China Sea. Two Chinese dailies,...

    Pinchuk’s tone of appeasement toward Russia rattles Kyiv
    Jan13

    Pinchuk’s tone of appeasement toward Russia rattles Kyiv

    KYIV – Victor Pinchuk, the billionaire tycoon known for staging Ukraine’s premiere gathering of leaders and thinkers on Ukraine’s European future, drew criticism for suggesting that his county shelve integration with the continent and temporarily sacrifice Crimea in exchange for peace with Russia. He did so in an opinion piece...

    Ukrainians reflect bitterly on ‘betrayed hopes’ of Euro-Maidan
    Jan13

    Ukrainians reflect bitterly on ‘betrayed hopes’ of Euro-Maidan

    KYIV – Between classes in Kolkata, India, 17-year-old Svyatoslav Yurash was glued to a video stream of almost a million of his compatriots rallying in Ukraine’s capital when he decided to join the protest that would soon swell into a revolt. The night before in Kyiv – on November 30, 2013 – hundreds of demonstrators, […] …read more...