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    EU parliament backs visa-free travel for Ukraine
    Sep27

    EU parliament backs visa-free travel for Ukraine

    BRUSSELS: Ukrainians´ hopes of securing visa-free travel to the European Union received a boost on Monday when a key committee of the European Parliament backed their cause, but further hurdles remain. Ukraine, an ex-Soviet republic of 45 million people, faces stiffer resistance from some EU member states at a time of heightened public concern...

    Smooth sailing for Halep and Wozniacki at Wuhan Open
    Sep27

    Smooth sailing for Halep and Wozniacki at Wuhan Open

    WUHAN, China — Former French Open finalist Simona Halep took less than 70 minutes to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open, advancing Monday when fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu retired in the second set of their second-round match. The No. 4-seeded Halep was leading 6-3, 2-0 when Begu retired with a back injury amid warm and humid...

    New Russian military base 100km from Ukraine ‘almost ready’
    Sep27

    New Russian military base 100km from Ukraine ‘almost ready’

    Russia is completing the construction of a large military base in the southern Rostov region, some 100 kilometres from the border with Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia says Ukraine complicit in MH17 downing
    Sep27

    Russia says Ukraine complicit in MH17 downing

    Russia accuses Ukraine of complicity in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, just days before official investigators are due to release their criminal report. …read more Source: ABC...

    Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre
    Sep26

    Marking 75 years since the infamous Babi Yar massacre

    “There is no Ukrainian history without Jewish history.” …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    This Soviet Cartoon Was Too Much for Romania’s Communist Censors
    Sep26

    This Soviet Cartoon Was Too Much for Romania’s Communist Censors

    A scene from an episode of the Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi” not approved by Communist Romanian censors. According to the documentary “Chuck Norris vs Communism,” Romania’s state censorship board had been deleting scenes from the classic Soviet cartoon “Nu Pogodi” before broadcasting it on state TV during the 1980s. For instance, in the first...

    [Ticker] MEPs back visa freedom for Ukrainians
    Sep26

    [Ticker] MEPs back visa freedom for Ukrainians

    The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee (Libe) on Monday (26 September) backed a report on granting visa freedom to Ukrainian nationals within the Schengen area. The committee gave centre-right politician Mariya Gabriel the mandate to start negotiations with EU governments. Gabriel said that Ukraine had met the benchmarks set by...

    Russia accuses Kiev over MH17 ahead of Dutch probe release
    Sep26

    Russia accuses Kiev over MH17 ahead of Dutch probe release

    Aviation experts recreated the wrecked cockipt of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as part the Dutch investigation into the downing of the Boeing 777 over Ukraine in 2014 -AFP photo MOSCOW: Russia on Monday sought to deflect blame over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, accusing Kiev just days before the results of a Dutch criminal probe...

    EU Parliament Backs Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine, Hurdles Remain
    Sep26

    EU Parliament Backs Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine, Hurdles Remain

    From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT. Hopes of the people of Ukrainian securing visa-free travel to the European Union received a boost on Monday when a … continue reading EU Parliament Backs Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine, Hurdles Remain …read more Source: ASHARQ...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 26, 2016
    Sep26

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 26, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Tunisia’s former president, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, argues that the country’s ruling coalition doesn’t really represent its people. Ilya Lozovsky sees signs of hope for Ukrainian democracy in the country’s maturing civil society. Robert Looney...