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    Ukraine calls for visa-free travel as EU drags its feet
    Nov16

    Ukraine calls for visa-free travel as EU drags its feet

    KIEV/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament called on the European Union on Wednesday to grant the former Soviet republic visa-free travel, a day before the bloc is due to debate the matter, with sources pointing to hesitation on the side of Germany and France. …read more Source: The...

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “temporary occupation of Crimea” and condemned Russia for rights abuses such as discrimination against some Crimeans. …read more...

    Bikershop expanding abroad
    Nov16

    Bikershop expanding abroad

    Bikershop, the fledgling Polish distributor of sports equipment, announced on Wednesday that it plans to expand its operations to Ukraine and Czechia in the coming year. The company’s CEO stated that the moves would take place in spite of halting expansion in Poland. “Last year, we opened two new stores, and (this year), one new… This...

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
    Nov16

    Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Putin’s decree, published Wednesday on the Kremlin’s website, comes a day after the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee...

    The European Union to hold conference on fighting corruption
    Nov16

    The European Union to hold conference on fighting corruption

    On 17-18 November 2016 at Hyatt Hotel in Bishkek the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic will hold an annual Seminar for Civil Society Organisations on fighting corruption. The seminar will gather more than 200 participants from all over Kyrgyzstan in representation of civil society organisations, professional associations,...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption
    Nov16

    Op-Ed Contributor: Why Ukraine Is Losing the War on Corruption

    I know from Georgia the challenges of reforming a post-Soviet state, but the leadership in Kiev is failing to rein in its kleptocrats. …read more Source: The New York...

    UN Panel Condemns Rights Abuses In Crimea, Calls For Monitoring
    Nov16

    UN Panel Condemns Rights Abuses In Crimea, Calls For Monitoring

    A United Nations panel has condemned human rights abuses in Crimea and pressed Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014. The UN General Assemblys human rights …read more Source: Big News...

    How Trump’s victory could give Russia another win
    Nov16

    How Trump’s victory could give Russia another win

    Before President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory last week, European leaders seemed certain to renew sanctions on Russia for its ongoing aggression against Ukraine. The sanctions are up for renewal at a meeting next month, and Moscow has done nothing to meet Western conditions. On the contrary, Russian military attacks in Aleppo, in...

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway
    Nov16

    Poroshenko’s Spanish Hideaway

    A secret luxury villa used by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been revealed by new mandatory asset declarations for Ukrainian public officials. Poroshenko has been criticized for allegedly trying to hide the property — though he insists he’s been open and transparent. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    The Morning Vertical, November 16, 2016
    Nov16

    The Morning Vertical, November 16, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...