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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again
    Jan05

    Moldova’s top court suspends president’s powers, again

    A court has temporarily suspended the powers of Moldova’s President Igor Dodon, paving the way for parliament to bypass his veto and enact a law that would restrict Russian TV broadcasts as foreign propaganda. Former Soviet Moldova, a small country that borders on the European Union and Ukraine, is politically divided between supporters of...

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet
    Jan05

    An Ethiopian thaw, a Syrian flare-up, and an Afghan reprieve: The Cheat Sheet

    Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: New year, more war in Syria The new year has not been kind to civilians in northern Syria, where a spike in fighting between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and...

    The Steele dossier, explained
    Jan05

    The Steele dossier, explained

    Republican senators want the author of the “pee tape” document arrested. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made the first criminal referral from congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Friday in a surprising way. They requested charges not against anyone involved in the underlying crimes...

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia
    Jan05

    EU takes billion-euro battle to Russia

    Brussels is ratcheting up pressure on Russia in a tit-for-tat sanctions battle that has raged since the early days of the Ukraine crisis in 2014. The European Union is now pressing to claw back €1.4 billion each year from Moscow, arguing that the Kremlin unlawfully banned imports of pork meat from Europe in January 2014, just as President Vladmir...

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
    Jan05

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

    KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

    The New Greek Oligarchy
    Jan05

    The New Greek Oligarchy

    Ivan Ignatyevich Savvidis has played many unusual roles in his life—one of the great tobacco tycoons of Eurasia, a member of Russia’s Duma, a confidante of Vladimir Putin —but it is his latest one that is now sounding off alarm bells throughout Europe. Savvidis is the parvenu of Greece’s oligarchic scene. Since the onset of the...

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
    Jan05

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

    KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Master class on Scandinavian walking will be held in Bishkek
    Jan05

    Master class on Scandinavian walking will be held in Bishkek

    Bishkek, Jan. 5, 2018 / Kabar/. A master class on Scandinavian walking will be held on Jan. 6 in Bishkek, organizers of the event reported. Scandinavian walking is considered as a new, dynamically developing fitness accessible to everyone. On this day students will master three steps of the Scandinavian walking technique, learn how to do warm-up...

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA
    Jan05

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA

    KYIV – Anne Applebaum, journalist, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, received an honorary doctorate at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (known by the acronym NaUKMA) during a ceremony on December 16, 2017, in a packed university auditorium filled by over 750 students. Many of the students asked excellent questions after...

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire
    Jan05

    Cypriot Court Orders Freeze of $820 Million In Assets Held By Ukrainian Billionaire

    A court in Cyprus has issued an order to freeze $820 million in assets held by Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man, as part of a legal battle with a rival over the ownership of fixed-line telecoms group Ukrtelecom, The Financial Times reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...