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    Denmark to lead anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine
    Sep15

    Denmark to lead anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine

    Denmark has been chosen to lead a 120 million kroner EU project that aims to fight corruption in Ukraine. The foreign minister, Kristian Jensen, will officially present the initiative in Kiev on Friday. “Corruption is a substantial challenge in Ukraine – in the daily lives of both businesses and citizens. Corruption damages the growth potential...

    Ukraine Takes Russia To WTO Over Transit Restrictions
    Sep15

    Ukraine Takes Russia To WTO Over Transit Restrictions

    Ukraine has filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge Russia over restrictions on freight transit. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Sep15

    EU extends Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    EU sanctions designed to deter Russian aggression in Ukraine were prolonged by six months Thursday, with the bloc’s foreign affairs ministers agreeing there had been insufficient change to warrant lifting the measures. The asset freeze and a travel ban against 146 people and 37 firms, most of them Russians, were first introduced in March...

    Ukraine army, pro-Russians both report truce violations
    Sep15

    Ukraine army, pro-Russians both report truce violations

    The Kiev government and pro-Russia forces have reported violations of a ceasefire agreement that started at midnight on Wednesday. …read more Source: Iran...

    U.S. Foreign Policy for Sale? Behind the Trump Organization’s Vast Financial Network
    Sep15

    U.S. Foreign Policy for Sale? Behind the Trump Organization’s Vast Financial Network

    A sweeping new investigation has raised questions about the little-known Trump Organization and potential conflicts of interest should Trump become president. The investigation published in Newsweek magazine reveals the Trump Organization is a vast financial network that stretches from New York City to India, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Argentina,...

    New ceasefire in Donbass proves fragile hours after starting
    Sep15

    New ceasefire in Donbass proves fragile hours after starting

    Residents of the town of Avdiivka, near Donetsk, are skeptical about the new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine that began on Thursday. Shortly after going into effect, it was broken at least twice. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Analysis: Russian Military Activities from South China Sea to Sevastopol
    Sep15

    Analysis: Russian Military Activities from South China Sea to Sevastopol

    Russian troops participating in the Kavkaz-2016 exercise Donald Thieme | USNI Russia is simultaneously conducting operations along the eastern Ukraine border, participating in large bilateral naval exercises with China in the South China Sea and conducting large-scale amphibious exercises in the Black Sea around the Crimean peninsula. The Russian...

    Ukraine: accusations of ceasefire violations hours after truce
    Sep15

    Ukraine: accusations of ceasefire violations hours after truce

    Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier and France’s Jean Marc Ayrault visited eastern Ukraine on Thursday, hours after Russian-backed separatists and Kiev agreed to a new unilateral… …read more Source:...

    Busted Anti-Corruption Official Cashed Out $120 Million
    Sep15

    Busted Anti-Corruption Official Cashed Out $120 Million

    Another week, another major arrest among the siloviki in Russia: on Sunday, the FSB detained deputy chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Committee for Economic Security and Combating Corruption, Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko. The special forces officers found $120 million of cash, in dollars bills, during searches conducted in the...

    [Ticker] EU upholds freeze on former Ukraine leader’s assets
    Sep15

    [Ticker] EU upholds freeze on former Ukraine leader’s assets

    The EU court on Thursday upheld a decision by member states, last year, to extend the life of an asset freeze on former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. It said that ongoing criminal investigations in Ukraine pointed to state embezzlement on a scale the magnitude of which was “to undermine the legal and institutional foundations of...