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    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...

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes
    Oct28

    Ukraine scores diplomatic breakthrough: ‘Security first, elections next,’ the West concedes

    After long resisting Western pressure to implement the political points in the Minsk agreements, Ukraine scored a diplomatic victory last week when the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed two important resolutions. The first resolution officially defines the conflict in Ukraine as Russian aggression, countering those who...

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award
    Oct28

    Portman receives Shevchenko Freedom Award

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) received the Shevchenko Freedom Award, the highest accolade awarded by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), the nation’s largest representation of Ukrainians in America. As noted by the UCCA, the award, named after Ukraine’s poet-laureate and national hero Taras Shevchenko, is...

    Dutch PM asks opposition’s help on Ukraine agremeent
    Oct28

    Dutch PM asks opposition’s help on Ukraine agremeent

    Mark Rutte is facing a parliament imposed deadline of 1 November to find a response to the Dutch “No” in a referendum on an EU-Ukraine trade deal. …read more Source:...

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees
    Oct28

    What It Takes to Settle Refugees

    What do Burlington, Vermont; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Erie, Pennsylvania have in common? Despite their different locations and economic histories and political orientations, all three have been consciously incorporating and welcoming refugees into their towns for decades. They have played this role starting with the waves of refugees to the...

    Germany to send tanks to Russian border
    Oct28

    Germany to send tanks to Russian border

    Germany has confirmed it is sending Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania as part of NATO plans to reinforce the Baltic States. But the presence is largely symbolic, since Russia is still militarily superior in the region. Protecting Lithuania from Russia is to be Germany’s responsibility, according to the new NATO defense plans that emerged at this...

    Top Putin aide’s emails reveal direct ties with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine conflict
    Oct28

    Top Putin aide’s emails reveal direct ties with pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine conflict

    Emails from one of Vladmir Putin’s top aides have been released by a Ukrainian group and allege the Kremlin controlled the Crimean separatists movement that led to Russia taking over the region. …read more Source: USA...