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    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue
    Oct07

    Schooled in Scandal: What Makes Ukraine a Hotbed of Intrigue

    Russian hacking, secret payments to Paul Manafort, suspicions of missile technology smuggled to North Korea — seemingly all illicit roads lead back to one country. …read more Source: The New York...

    Blockbuster Or Flop? Russia’s Flick About Crimea Takeover Gets Lackluster Reception
    Oct07

    Blockbuster Or Flop? Russia’s Flick About Crimea Takeover Gets Lackluster Reception

    Russia’s opposition claims officials are offering free showings of a new movie about the Kremlin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea in order to lure would-be protesters away from antigovernment rallies on October 7, President Vladimir Putin’s birthday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada
    Oct07

    The Russia Lobby Flops in Canada

    On Wednesday night, Canada’s lower house of Parliament voted unanimously to approve its own version of the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 U.S. law sanctioning Russian officials involved in human rights abuses. That law has become a famously radioactive issue in U.S.-Russian relations, first triggering a retaliatory ban on American adoptions of...

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament
    Oct07

    Smoke Bomb In Ukrainian Parliament

    A smoke grenade and scuffles disrupted the Ukrainian parliament on October 6. A member of the nationalist Svoboda, or freedom, party tossed the smoke grenade just after legislators gave their preliminary approval to two bills. The Svoboda lawmaker later said he was protesting against what he called an “unconstitutional” measure...

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns
    Oct07

    Ukraine’s Exploding Munition Depots Give Ammunition To Security Concerns

    Ukraine’s munition depots keep blowing up, giving ammunition to allegations of sabotage and to warnings about the dangers of aging Soviet infrastructure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman
    Oct07

    Ukraine arrests 3 alleged terrorists accused of targeting Jews in Uman

    (JTA) — Ukrainian police arrested three men they said were terrorists who, in their efforts to pit ethnic groups against one another, also targeted Jews in the central city of Uman. The men were arrested earlier this month at a border crossing while carrying explosives, according to the KP news site. Citing unnamed officials from the regional...

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family
    Oct07

    Home Match: a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family

    One crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, who is torn between playing football and looking after her family.Alina’s life has always been based around playing football and she was considered for the Ukrainian football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is...

    Moscow faces 130 fake bomb calls, evacuates 100,000 people
    Oct07

    Moscow faces 130 fake bomb calls, evacuates 100,000 people

    People are checked by security guards before entering GUM, State Shop, at Red square in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)Moscow (AP) — Moscow on Friday faced over 130 fake bomb calls that prompted the evacuation of some 100,000 people from shopping malls, schools, railway stations and office buildings. It was the most massive flurry...

    Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket’s toxic fuel fears
    Oct07

    Inuit call for halt on satellite launch over rocket’s toxic fuel fears

    Inuit in Canada and Greenland are calling for a stop to a rocket launch next week, over fears the rocket’s fuel may contaminate a rich Arctic ecosystem they rely on for food. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine parliament extends insurgents? self-rule by one year

    KIEV: A raucous Ukrainian parliament on Friday extended by another year the self-rule of its two Russian-backed insurgent regions of Lugansk and Donetsk under a set of strict conditions. The vote has been welcomed by Ukraine’s Western partners but bitterly opposed by hard-core nationalists who set off flares outside the chamber during the...