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    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties
    Jan11

    A Brief Guide to Rex Tillerson’s Controversial Foreign Ties

    When Rex Tillerson goes before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday for his confirmation hearings to become the next secretary of state, he’ll likely face standard questions a range of international issues including the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Syria, and tensions in the South China Sea. But the committee has...

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region
    Jan11

    World War II Monument Defaced In Ukraine’s Lviv Region

    A monument in western Ukraine honoring the memory of some 900 people who were massacred during World War II has been severely damaged by unknown vandals. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    End of EU-Ukraine love affair? Kiev and Brussels fall out over visa-free travel
    Jan11

    End of EU-Ukraine love affair? Kiev and Brussels fall out over visa-free travel

    UKRAINE-EU relations are set to reach a tipping point as talks over a deal allowing Ukrainians visa-free travel in the bloc stall. …read more Source:...

    Think reporting on Trump is hard? Try being a journalist in Donetsk
    Jan11

    Think reporting on Trump is hard? Try being a journalist in Donetsk

    When war came to my city in eastern Ukraine, it was hard – but vital – for people like me to stay objectiveWhen I started working as a journalist in my native city of Donetsk I never imagined that war would come to town, until the day it did. In the spring of 2014 tanks and pro-Russia separatists showed up on the streets of the city, which was...

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017
    Jan11

    World Bank Sees 1.5 Percent GDP Growth In Russia For 2017

    The World Bank is predicting 1.5 percent growth in Russia’s gross domestic product in 2017 and sees a gain of 1.7 percent in 2018 and 1.8 percent the following year, helped by increases in commodity prices. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address
    Jan11

    The sorrow of Barack Obama’s farewell address

    President Barack Obama wipes his tears as he speaks at McCormick Place in Chicago, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) I was going to start this column with a joke. How could I not? Just minutes before Barack Obama was about to give his last address as president of the United States,...

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate
    Jan11

    Tillerson to Address Russia, NATO in Opening Statement to Senate

    President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state nominee, Rex Tillerson, is expected to address relations with Russia and China’s island-building in the South China Sea during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning. The Trump transition team released the opening statement Tillerson plans to present to the Senate panel....

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech
    Jan11

    Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech

    Several US senators including Republicans critical of President-elect Donald Trump s scepticism of alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking joined forces Tuesday to introduce sanctions against Russia for interfering in the US election. The five Democrats and five Republicans laid out expansive new punishments including visa bans and financial asset...

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained
    Jan11

    The bombshell report that Russia can blackmail Trump, explained

    There’s an enormous amount we don’t yet know about CNN’s bombshell report that US intelligence agencies believe Russia has “compromising personal and financial information” on President-elect Donald Trump and that his campaign was in direct contact with with Russian intermediaries before the election. We don’t know who...

    Ukrainians fall out of love with Europe
    Jan11

    Ukrainians fall out of love with Europe

    KIEV — “The video is funny because it’s so true,” says my Ukrainian teacher, Katrin Khalabuzar, during a recent lesson at a Kiev hipster café. I see why the video has struck a nerve with her and close to 50,000 other Ukrainians: It shows President Petro Poroshenko promising at various points that a...