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    Deal struck for visa-free travel  to Europe for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec11

    Deal struck for visa-free travel to Europe for Ukraine, Georgia

    BRUSSELS – European Union member states and the European Parliament have struck a deal to end a dispute that had been holding up a decision to allow Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa. Writing on his Facebook page, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed the “encouraging news from Brussels.” “This agreement is […]...

    December 13, 2014
    Dec11

    December 13, 2014

    Two years ago, on December 13, 2014, the Ukraine Freedom Support Act (S 2828/ HR 5859) was passed by unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate, thus passing both houses of Congress after the hotline vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 11. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on December 18. […] …read more Source: The...

    Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea
    Dec11

    Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea

    The following is a guest editorial by Orest Deychakiwsky, policy advisor, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission). The text is adapted from his opening remarks at the commission’s November 10 briefing on “Ongoing Human Rights and Security Violations in Russian-Occupied Crimea.” With Russia’s ongoing...

    Kerry Warns Against Rising ‘Authoritarianism’ In OSCE Region
    Dec11

    Kerry Warns Against Rising ‘Authoritarianism’ In OSCE Region

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of the “danger of authoritarian populism” and the risk of a retreat on the protection of basic human rights in a region stretching from the ex-Soviet Union across Europe to the United States. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns, according to a close associate
    Dec11

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns, according to a close associate

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has resigned. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Trump campaign chairman and chief strategist Paul Manafort resigned on Friday, following a staff shake-up this week that reduced his role in the campaign. GOP nominee Donald Trump confirmed the resignation in a statement: “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I...

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’
    Dec11

    What it really means to be a ‘friend of Putin’

    In June 2008, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson attended the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia’s answer to Davos, its way of showing itself to the world as the kind of economic powerhouse that can attract executives like Rex Tillerson to its banquets. It was a key and very shaky moment for Russia. Vladimir Putin was bowing out after...

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin
    Dec11

    Lawmakers alarmed Exxon chief could empower Putin

    Donald Trump’s leading candidate for secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, would accelerate the president-elect’s collision course with Congress over his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and raise new questions about Putin’s role in the election. Tillerson, whom Trump officials now call...

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares
    Dec11

    ‘Zombie banks’ give Ukraine nightmares

    Ukraine’s central bank keeps trying to shut them down but they keep surviving: ‘zombie banks’ are roiling the impoverished country’s financial system through the help of allegedly crooked courts. The former Soviet republic — labelled the continent’s most corrupt state by the European Court of Auditors on...

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts
    Dec11

    From Dracula to Prince Charles: Romanian facts

    BUCHAREST: Romania holds legislative elections on Sunday with the left-wing Social Democrats (PSD) expected to emerge as the largest party, a year after a deadly fire forced them out of office. Here are some facts about the former communist country of 20 million people in southeastern Europe, a member of NATO since 2004 and of the European Union...

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies
    Dec11

    Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

    President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command. Most of them involve Russia, which has grown increasingly...