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    ‘Madmen’ must not be allowed to get nuclear material, says US President Barack Obama
    Apr01

    ‘Madmen’ must not be allowed to get nuclear material, says US President Barack Obama

    U.S. President Barack Obama urged world leaders on Friday to do more to safeguard nuclear facilities to prevent “madmen” from groups like Islamic State from getting their hands on a nuclear weapon or a radioactive “dirty bomb.” Speaking at a nuclear security summit in Washington, Obama said there was a persistent and...

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama
    Apr01

    Kadyrov: Putin Should Get Nobel Prize, Not Obama

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has called for the world to take U.S. President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and give it to a more deserving candidate—Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov has often referred to himself as “a servant of Allah and a footsoldier of Putin.” The Chechen leader has named a street after Putin in his capital of Grozny and...

    Obama says nuclear terrorism threat remains despite progress
    Apr01

    Obama says nuclear terrorism threat remains despite progress

    President Barack Obama warned on Friday of a persistent threat of terrorists getting their hands on nuclear materials despite progress in reducing such risks, and called on world leaders to do more to safeguard nuclear facilities. “There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they would...

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid
    Apr01

    US to Provide Ukraine With Additional $335M in Security Aid

    The White House says the United States will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The new aid was announced Thursday after a meeting between U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington. The White House also said that Biden told Poroshenko that efforts to form a stable,...

    [Ticker] Upsurge in Ukraine violence ahead of Dutch referendum
    Apr01

    [Ticker] Upsurge in Ukraine violence ahead of Dutch referendum

    OSCE monitors have reported a “sharp increase in the number of ceasefire violations” in east Ukraine in recent days including use of heavy weapons such as Grad rocket launchers. The fighting, which comes days ahead of a Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine relations, killed a Ukrainian soldier and injured eight others. …read more...

    [Agenda] EU-Turkey migrant swap to begin next WEEK
    Apr01

    [Agenda] EU-Turkey migrant swap to begin next WEEK

    Big week to see start of EU migrant returns to Turkey, sensitive talks in Poland on judicial reform, and a Dutch referendum on EU relations masquerading as a vote on Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia
    Apr01

    Poroshenko exhorts the West to continue sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the United States and other Western powers to continue their sanctions on Russia to help end its “direct armed aggression against my state.” Addressing a large forum at the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol on March 30 discussing Ukraine’s continuing battle for freedom,...

    Shokin dismissed  as procurator general
    Apr01

    Shokin dismissed as procurator general

    KYIV – The Verkhovna Rada voted on March 29 to dismiss the highly unpopular Procurator General Viktor Shokin after months of pressure from reformers and American diplomats, who were disappointed with his resistance to and alleged sabotage of anti-corruption efforts. Mr. Shokin was dismissed on the eve of Ukrainian President Petro...

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic
    Apr01

    Yegor Soboliev: Corruption in law enforcement is catastrophic

    KYIV – The Samopomich (Self-Reliance) party has emerged as among the most popular in Ukraine, even ranking first in some polls. And although its founder and head Andriy Sadovyi is among Ukraine’s most popular politicians (having served as Lviv mayor since 2006), a key reason for Samopomich’s success has been the passionate pursuit of...

    Podcast: A Less Perfect Union
    Apr01

    Podcast: A Less Perfect Union

    The Russia-Belarus Union state turns 20-years-old this weekend. What does it teach us about Moscow’s quest to restore its dominance over the former Soviet space today? Listen to the new Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...