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    Ukraine’s Giant Easter Egg Festival Is A Feast For The Eyes
    Apr28

    Ukraine’s Giant Easter Egg Festival Is A Feast For The Eyes

    While many Christians in the world emptied out their Easter baskets weeks ago, for Orthodox Christians, the celebration is just getting started.Easter falls on May 1 on the Orthodox Christian calendar. There’s no mistaking the festive atmosphere in Kiev, Ukraine, where residents are marking the occasion with an annual Easter Egg festival.In...

    Turkish leadership’s mentality unchanged 101 years after Armenian Genocide: Shavarsh Kocharyan
    Apr28

    Turkish leadership’s mentality unchanged 101 years after Armenian Genocide: Shavarsh Kocharyan

    “Erdogan’s statement is a confession of the fact that the mentality of the Turkish leadership has not changed even after 101 years after the Armenian Genocide,” Armenian Deputy Foreign Minster Shavarsh Kocharyan said. The comments come after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said “Armenia is playing with fire” and reminded about “more...

    Russia Tries to Arrest Sister of Jailed Pilot Nadiya Savchenko
    Apr28

    Russia Tries to Arrest Sister of Jailed Pilot Nadiya Savchenko

    As talks continue to try to secure the safe return of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who was controversially jailed in Russia last month, Russian authorities have now also tried to arrest her sister. Savchenko was sentenced to 22 years in prison for being complicit in the killing of two Russian journalists in East Ukraine in 2014. Her trial...

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby
    Apr28

    In the loop April 28: Chernobyl, Italian-Austrian border, Google competition, tobacco lobby

    This week POLITICO’s lobbying reporter James Panichi talks with energy reporter Kalina Oroschakoff about the 30 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Antitrust and competition reporter Nicholas Hirst joins to discuss the Commission’s accusations against Google for abusing its dominant position on the market. Jacopo Barigazzi...

    EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength
    Apr28

    EU in trouble as Eurosceptic parties gain in strength

    VIENNA (AP) — Even before a vehemently anti-EU party won strong support in Austria, the European Union’s top official acknowledged that the 28-nation bloc was in trouble. “We are facing very tough times,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told parliamentarians this month. “We are not very popular when we advocate for...

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)
    Apr28

    ‘Highly likely’ Ukraine will receive next IMF loans in June – finance minister (Reuters)

    By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine thinks it is highly likely to receive its next aid tranche of $1.7 billion (£1.1 billion) from the International Moneta… …read more Source: The West...

    Chernobyl is symbol of shaky EU-Ukraine ties
    Apr28

    Chernobyl is symbol of shaky EU-Ukraine ties

    Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up exactly 30 years ago. Since April 26, 1986, European peers have poured millions of pounds into the ex-Soviet state to help stop a bad situation getting worse. As such, it’s a symbol of the highs – and lows – of efforts to bring Ukraine closer to the European Union.The explosion at...

    Orlando Bloom visits Donbass as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
    Apr28

    Orlando Bloom visits Donbass as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    KIEV. KAZINFORM – British actor Orlando Bloom has arrived in Donbass as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, a UNICEF representative in Ukraine said on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    French Lawmakers Urge Government not to Renew Russia Sanctions
    Apr28

    French Lawmakers Urge Government not to Renew Russia Sanctions

    NNA – The French parliament on Thursday adopted a resolution urging the government not to back the extension of sanctions against Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Thierry Mariani, a lawmak …read more Source: National News...

    Orlando Bloom visits war-scarred east Ukraine
    Apr28

    Orlando Bloom visits war-scarred east Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine – Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom has paid an unannounced visit to war-scarred eastern Ukraine in his role as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. Ukrainian television showed the 39-year-old British actor, who made his breakthrough as Legolas in The Lord of the … …read...