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    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser
    Dec03

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Oettinger’s ever changing travel story — When Castro hijacked a Commission presser

    OETTINGER’S EVER CHANGING TRAVEL STORY: Commissioner Günther Oettinger can’t seem to get his story straight. At first he had Commission spokespeople defending his undeclared flight on the plane of banker-nuclear adviser-Hungarian government lobbyist Klaus Mangold on the basis he simply had to get to Budapest for dinner with...

    Putin CRACKS DOWN on ART in Russia, warning against ‘DANGEROUS’ freedom of expression
    Dec03

    Putin CRACKS DOWN on ART in Russia, warning against ‘DANGEROUS’ freedom of expression

    VLADIMIR Putin has announced his government will tighten controls on art in Russia, claiming officials are trying to avert terrorist attacks such as that on Charlie Hebdo last year. …read more Source:...

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders
    Dec03

    The Atlantic Daily: Following Leaders

    What We’re FollowingShifting Heads of State: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh conceded his country’s election today after an upset victory by Adama Barrow. Jammeh, who’s ruled for 22 years, took power in a 1994 coup and has long been accused of crushing dissent—but not this time, apparently. Over in France, President François...

    ‘My Soul Is Here’: A Thanksgiving on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine
    Dec03

    ‘My Soul Is Here’: A Thanksgiving on the Front Lines of the War in Ukraine

    MARINKA, Ukraine—In the night I wake with a start to the sounds of artillery and gunfire. The shelling is loud enough and close enough to shake the walls. A stir from the body lying next to me. I look over at my brother, Drew, sleeping there. Both of us cocooned in our sleeping bags. Above our bunk, Kalashnikovs, body armor, and grenades hang...

    Yanukovych testifies in trial related to Euro-Maidan killings
    Dec02

    Yanukovych testifies in trial related to Euro-Maidan killings

    Former president faces charges of high treason KYIV – From the outset, post-Soviet Ukraine’s fourth president, Viktor Yanukovych, started lying. “I’ve never committed a crime,” he said via video link from a Russian court in Rostov-on-Don on November 28. It was his first testimony to a Ukrainian court, given as a witness, and related...

    Kyiv solemnly remembers the Holodomor
    Dec02

    Kyiv solemnly remembers the Holodomor

    KYIV – Hundreds of Kyiv residents, including Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko, took part in a solemn ceremony to commemorate the Holodomor, or death by forced starvation, on November 26 in Park Slavy (Glory Park). Millions of Ukrainians were starved to death in 1932-1933 on the orders of Soviet dictator Joseph...

    Latest Minsk talks fail to reach  breakthrough on Ukraine conflict
    Dec02

    Latest Minsk talks fail to reach breakthrough on Ukraine conflict

    Talks in Minsk on resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine have ended with the foreign affairs ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany all saying no new breakthroughs were made. German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the November 29 meeting in the Belarusian capital concluded with negotiators far from reaching a...

    Kyiv says Russia has at least  5,000 troops in eastern Ukraine
    Dec02

    Kyiv says Russia has at least 5,000 troops in eastern Ukraine

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Defense Ministry has said Russia has between 5,000 and 7,500 regular military troops inside Ukrainian territory, not counting the annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea. Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Dolhov told journalists in Kyiv on November 29 that Russia has 23,000 troops in Crimea, including about 9,000 along the...

    On the human rights situation in Crimea
    Dec02

    On the human rights situation in Crimea

    Following is the text of the U.N. Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol (Ukraine), adopted on November 15 by the General Assembly’s Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural). The vote was 73-23, with 76 abstentions. As noted by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to...

    UWC calls for worldwide support of campaign “Condemn Russia’s Crimes in Ukraine and Syria”
    Dec02

    UWC calls for worldwide support of campaign “Condemn Russia’s Crimes in Ukraine and Syria”

    The following statement and appeal was issued by the Ukrainian World Congress on November 19. The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the military actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine and Syria including the ongoing build-up of troops, weaponry and aircraft in this region. Emboldened by some wavering on the part of the international...