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    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017
    Mar07

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017

    Ukraine missed some chances to improve the domestic situation last year, with the fight against corruption not as efficient as Western creditors expected and the economy growing at only a sluggish pace. Among the country’s achievements in 2017 were the long-awaited ratification of the association and free trade agreement plus a visa-free...

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns
    Mar07

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that pro-presidential lawmakers say aligns legislation closer to reality on the ground in war-torn Donbas. Exactly 280 deputies – 56 more than needed – voted on January 18 for President Petro Poroshenko’s measures to name Russia as an aggressor state and designate areas Kyiv...

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial
    Mar07

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial

    A court in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge. The Rozdolne District Court on January 16 also ordered Mr. Balukh to pay a 10,000-ruble ($175 U.S.) fine. …read more Source: The...

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east
    Mar07

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada on December 13, 2017, sponsored a presentation by Marianna Novosolova on the topic “In Search of Their New Selves: Reflective Essays by Victims of the War in Eastern Ukraine.” This open lecture was arranged in conjunction with the University of Alberta’s...

    Munich Security Conference 2018 – City Center becomes a restricted area
    Mar07

    Munich Security Conference 2018 – City Center becomes a restricted area

    This year’s Munich Security Conference (MSC) will be held from February 16 – 18th, 2018 at the “Hotel Bayerischer Hof” again. On the agenda are, in particular, the future and ability of the EU to act and its relations with Russia and the United States. Further points of discussion will be the threat to the liberal national...

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
    Mar06

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference. The plea by Rick Gates...

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates
    Mar06

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates

    Paul Manafort, former campaign leader for Donald Trump, and business partner Rick Gates face a new raft of federal charges in Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia-related probe for the Department of Justice. A grand jury indictment filed this afternoon accuses the two men of hiding millions of dollars in income from Manafort’s...

    US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows
    Mar06

    US share of global sales of soybean and grains to shrink as South American competition grows

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture sees U.S. corn and soybean exports generally increasing over the coming decade but the U.S. share of global sales will shrink as competition from South American producers heats up, the government said in its annual report. …read more Source:...

    New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case
    Mar06

    New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case

    New charges have been filed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates, but the charges were put under seal by the court, obscuring the nature and import of the development. The new charging document filed in federal court in Washington could be a superseding...

    Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI
    Mar06

    Trump-Russia inquiry: lawyer who worked with Manafort pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    Alex van der Zwaan charged with making false statements to special counsel investigating Trump campaign and its ties to RussiaA lawyer who previously worked with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, marking another major development in the investigation into possible collusion between the...