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    UN anti-torture body resumes Ukraine visit
    Aug31

    UN anti-torture body resumes Ukraine visit

    Geneva: A UN torture prevention group said on Wednesday it would resume a visit to Ukraine that it had halted in protest over access issues following “positive talks” with the Ukrainian government. Last May, the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) announced that it had suspended its mission to Ukraine after being denied...

    Ukraine’s Asset-Declaration System ‘Ready To Go’
    Aug31

    Ukraine’s Asset-Declaration System ‘Ready To Go’

    Ukraine is to officially launch on September 1 a delayed online system that monitors the incomes and assets of government officials. I …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Holocaust museum condemns attack on Ukrainian Roma
    Aug31

    U.S. Holocaust museum condemns attack on Ukrainian Roma

    (JTA) — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum condemned an attack on Roma villagers in southern Ukraine. Dozens of Roma, also known as Gypsies, fled their homes in the village of Loshchynivka, after a mob of local villagers destroyed their property and set fire to at least one home on Sunday night. The mob attack came after a local man was...

    Ukraine ends Soviet-era visa-free deal with North Korea
    Aug31

    Ukraine ends Soviet-era visa-free deal with North Korea

    Ukraine has revoked a Soviet-era deal that allowed visa-free travel for North Koreans, the latest setback for isolated North Korea which has been under growing pressure since the UN Security Council imposed toughened new sanctions in March. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Don’t Look Now, But Russia’s Got Ukraine Surrounded
    Aug31

    Don’t Look Now, But Russia’s Got Ukraine Surrounded

    Moscow has been quietly laying the groundwork to keep its neighbor destabilized for years to come. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Seek EU Help in Getting Radar Data
    Aug31

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Seek EU Help in Getting Radar Data

    Frustrated relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine are appealing to the EU’s top diplomat to put pressure on Russia, Ukraine and the United States to hand over intelligence and radar data to investigators. An international team of investigators is seeking to file criminal...

    The USA isn’t yet Ready to Settle Relations with Russia: U.S. Department of State
    Aug31

    The USA isn’t yet Ready to Settle Relations with Russia: U.S. Department of State

    The USA isn’t yet ready to settle its relations with Russia. John Kirby, Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, told about this, “Ukrinform” reports. “Our views haven’t changed. It’s not yet time to return to ordinary relations with Russia due to wider framework of the issues, on account of our concerns on...

    Mob attacks Roma community in Ukraine after man arrested in connection with rape, murder of girl
    Aug31

    Mob attacks Roma community in Ukraine after man arrested in connection with rape, murder of girl

    MOSCOW — Several dozen people in a Roma community in southern Ukraine were forced to flee their homes after a mob tore through their neighborhood over the weekend, breaking windows, tearing down fences and even setting a house on fire while the heavily outnumbered police stood by and watched. The violence in the small town, Loshchynivka, was...

    Mob attacks Roma community in Ukraine after man arrested in connection with rape, murder of girl
    Aug31

    Mob attacks Roma community in Ukraine after man arrested in connection with rape, murder of girl

    Residents said tensions between non-Roma and Roma, already high, boiled over after the girl’s body was found. After her death, hundreds demanded the Roma be expelled …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Burger King’s menu tribute to scrotum-nailing artist
    Aug31

    Burger King’s menu tribute to scrotum-nailing artist

    A fast-food chain is launching a range of burgers in honor of Russian performance artist Petr Pavlensky, best known for nailing his scrotum to the cobbles of Red Square. To celebrate six years of its branch in St. Petersburg, Pavlensky’s home city, Burger King is releasing a series of limited edition burgers, each “in tribute” to the...