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    Video: Russia Celebrates Seven Years of ‘Reset’ With Simulated Attacks on U.S. Warship
    Apr14

    Video: Russia Celebrates Seven Years of ‘Reset’ With Simulated Attacks on U.S. Warship

    I present you with two videos — the first was seven years ago last month, and it’s one of the more cringe-worthy moments in recent diplomatic history:The second is from the Baltic Sea this week, featuring the USS Donald Cook and Russian SU-24 attack aircraft:CBS has the details:Yet again Russian jets made provocatively close passes to...

    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts
    Apr14

    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday he is “extremely concerned” about the widespread creation of offshore companies by wealthy people around the world to evade taxes, saying it takes large sums away from governments who need the money to fight poverty. Kim told a news conference in Washington he was distressed by the scope...

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’
    Apr14

    Vladimir Putin’s view on Ukraine’s new PM: ‘Nothing’

    Vladimir Putin told Russians in a marathon citizens’ phone-in Thursday that they should holiday in the Crimean peninsula rather than Turkey, and he “doesn’t even know” Ukraine’s new prime minister. And the Russian leader dodged a question from a 12-year-old who asked who Putin would save if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko...

    EU welcomes ‘crucial’ approval of new Ukraine Prime Minister Hroisman
    Apr14

    EU welcomes ‘crucial’ approval of new Ukraine Prime Minister Hroisman

    The European Union has described Ukraine’s parliamentary approval of Volodymyr Hroisman as prime minister as a “crucial development at a time when… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine awaits new government to fulfill promises of Maidan
    Apr14

    Ukraine awaits new government to fulfill promises of Maidan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Swept into office by the mass protests that deposed the Russia-friendly president two years ago, Ukraine’s new leaders promised that the country would soon be welcomed into Europe as a thriving new democracy. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin tells Russians to stay away from Turkey in Q&A session
    Apr14

    Putin tells Russians to stay away from Turkey in Q&A session

    In a nearly four-hour long Q&A session with Russian citizens during the annual call-in event, the country’s President Vladimir Putin called on Russians to avoid traveling to Turkey for safety reasons. Putin answered to nearly 80 questions ranging from the slumping economy to the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, while he responded in a...

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as prime minister
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as prime minister

    The fast-rising new premier is a Poroshenko protégé who only two years ago served as mayor of the small western Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia …read more Source: Gulf...

    Crimean Tatar leader slams Russia’s suspension of Mejlis
    Apr14

    Crimean Tatar leader slams Russia’s suspension of Mejlis

    Move to suspend Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People ‘declaration of war,’ Crimean Tatar leader Kirimoglu says …read more Source: World...

    Uman hotel refuses to rent rooms to Jews, Ukrainian Jewish leader says
    Apr14

    Uman hotel refuses to rent rooms to Jews, Ukrainian Jewish leader says

    (JTA) — A hotel in Uman is refusing to rent out rooms to Jews, a leader of Ukraine’s Jewish community said. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote Thursday on Facebook that an administrator at Uman City Plaza told him the policy was in place because the last time that Jews were allowed to stay at the hotel,...

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body
    Apr14

    Opponents of Russian annexation persecuted in Crimea: Europe rights body

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s leading human rights organization said on Thursday that Crimea’s indigenous Muslim Tatars and other opponents of the region’s annexation by Russia face persecution including police intimidation and brutality. …read more Source:...