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    THE EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORTS UKRAINE
    Feb14

    THE EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORTS UKRAINE

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in Brussels held talks with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker. The parties discussed the current situation in Ukraine and the Government’s plans for reforms. The Prime Minister in…(Премєр-міністр України Володимир Гройсман у Брюсселі провів перемовини із Президентом...

    Moscow is open for dialog with Kiev — diplomat
    Feb14

    Moscow is open for dialog with Kiev — diplomat

    Moscow expects Kiev to recover from “the orange virus” and is open to dialogue and cooperation with sober-minded Ukrainian politicians, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Grigory Karasin, said on Monday. TASS reports. “Indeed, on February 14, 1992, 25 years ago, Russia … …read more Source:...

    Trump ‘evaluating’ national security advisor’s position
    Feb14

    Trump ‘evaluating’ national security advisor’s position

    WASHINGTON: National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s political future was thrown into serious doubt Monday, when the White House said President Donald Trump was “evaluating” the aide’s contacts with the Russian government. At Trump’s behest, press secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement saying that the president...

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast
    Feb14

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast

    European Commission revised GDP forecasts for Poland to 3.2 percent in 2017 (down from 3.4) and to 3.1 percent in 2018 (down from 3.2 percent). “The economy is expected to gather momentum in 2017 and 2018 as investment gradually recovers from a substantial contraction in 2016. Private consumption is set to remain the main growth driver, and the...

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?
    Feb14

    Trump’s First Major Foreign-Policy Success?

    One of the more bizarre spectacles of Donald Trump’s young presidency came on Saturday night, when he stood with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a press conference called after North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. Trump let Abe speak first, standing politely in the background as he condemned the test. When...

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget
    Feb14

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget

    Foreign secretary criticised for diverting new £700m ‘empowerment fund’ away from countries in Africa and Middle EastBoris Johnson has been criticised for “siphoning off” from the UK’s foreign aid budget to fund diplomacy in former Soviet states and the Middle East via a new £700m “pro-democracy” fund.The row came as the...

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online
    Feb14

    Push against Russia’s ‘disinformation’ goes online

    The Voice of America, known for its counter-propaganda efforts during the Soviet era, is turning to social media to reach Russian audiences. The U.S. government-funded VOA recently launched a 24/7 digital and television network called Current Time that offers news shows, feature stories and interviews. The $10 million partnership with...

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West
    Feb13

    Ukraine Buffeted from East and West

    Paul R. Pillar Russia Ukraine, Europe A visit to Kiev reveals a Ukrainian national identity that has come a long way for a corner of Eurasia that once was known as Little Russia. Ukraine was a large part of the USSR and a major contributor to its economy and military strength, but now, conflict with Russia is a defining characteristic of...

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
    Feb13

    Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown

    Rabbis Ari Edelkopf, with black beard, and Berel Lazar, right, listen to a speech at a reception of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 9, 2017. (Courtesy of Federation of Jewish Communities) (JTA) — Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their...

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar
    Feb13

    How Democracies Lose in Cyberwar

    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” This 19th-century quip, often attributed to the satirist Ambrose Bierce, deserves a 21st-century update: “Attacks against the U.S. are God’s way of teaching Americans how weaker enemies are stronger than they seem.”Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda are the paradigmatic examples of this....