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    Nazarbayev and Putin discussed situation in Ukraine and Syria
    Oct28

    Nazarbayev and Putin discussed situation in Ukraine and Syria

    ASTANA. KAZINFORM – President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a telephone conversation with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Akorda informs. …read more Source:...

    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?
    Oct28

    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the man President Vladimir Putin picked more than a decade ago to rule the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, is a rare case of a low-level provincial official overshadowing Moscow-based politicians and celebrities. The Chechen ruler has become something of a media star in Russia: just in the past month, he has launched his...

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90
    Oct28

    Ukraine mourns economist Bohdan Hawrylyshyn, 90

    KYIV – Everything that Bohdan Hawrylyshyn did in life “started with a dream,” he liked to say. He always stayed true to his Ukrainian roots and followed a simple credo. “Learn. Dream. Work with joy. Love people. Love life,” he wrote on his eponymous charity foundation’s website that he founded in 2009 to send Ukrainians […] …read more...

    Russia sends naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria: state newspaper
    Oct28

    Russia sends naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria: state newspaper

    MOSCOW – Russia on Friday despatched the naval destroyer Smetlivy to Syria to join its battle group there for a few months, Russian government daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported. It said the heavily armed ship had left the Crimean port of… …read more Source:...

    Clinton: A Hawk In The Wings
    Oct28

    Clinton: A Hawk In The Wings

    When Barack Obama was running for office in 2008, he was determined to redirect U.S. military efforts away from the “bad war” in Iraq and toward the “good war” in Afghanistan. This commitment to extricate the U.S. military from the dismal aftermath of a botched exercise in regime change earned Obama the exaggerated designation of “peace...

    Finland walks a 1,300 kilometer fine-line with Russia
    Oct28

    Finland walks a 1,300 kilometer fine-line with Russia

    European leaders spend a lot of time fretting about Russia these days, but no EU nation has more direct experience in managing an uneasy relationship with Moscow than Finland, which shares a 1,300-kilometer border with Russia and spent the Cold War claiming fragile neutrality. Finland abandoned its political neutrality in 1995 when it joined the...

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve
    Oct28

    Antarctica to hold the world’s largest marine reserve

    After years of diplomatic talks, the European Union and 24 other nations agreed Friday to establish the world’s largest marine reserve in Antarctica. The deal protects 600,000 square miles of ocean, which is more than twice the size of Texas, near the Ross Sea ice shelf, banning all fishing in nearly three-fourths of the reserve. Scientists...

    Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty
    Oct28

    Dutch PM says he may agree to revoke support for EU-Ukraine treaty

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said his government may submit a bill revoking his country’s support for the treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine. Rutte has said rejection of the association agreement would be a mistake and would weaken European unity, but that if efforts to find a compromise...

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine
    Oct28

    E-mail leak shows Russia’s plan to destabilize Ukraine

    KYIV – Further evidence that the Kremlin engineered the armed uprising in eastern Ukraine surfaced on October 25 when a Ukrainian hacker group published e-mail data allegedly belonging to Vladislav Surkov, the Russian president’s top aide and point man on Ukraine and the breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Comprising 2,337...

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office
    Oct28

    Outgoing president of UCCA reflects on challenges of her eight years in office

    Tamara Olexy served two terms (eight years) as president of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America. The UCCA’s recent Congress of Ukrainian Americans elected Andriy Futey as her successor, and our Kyiv colleague Mark Raczkiewycz spoke with him via Skype about his new role (See “Newly elected president of UCCA speaks about the tasks...