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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    In rare test, Merkel to face down party rebels on refugees
    Dec09

    In rare test, Merkel to face down party rebels on refugees

    In past years, Angela Merkel has been feted like a superstar at annual meetings of her Christian Democratic Union party, earning thunderous ovations for defending German interests in the euro crisis and facing down Vladimir Putin over Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs
    Dec08

    Activists call for united front against Ukraine’s corrupt oligarchs

    KYIV – If there’s anything that Ukrainians can agree on, it’s that the country’s headed for an enormous crisis next year that promises to alter the current state of affairs, particularly the ongoing domination of the nation’s corrupt oligarchy. Not only have Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy...

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial
    Dec08

    Candle-lighting remembrance is first to be held at new Holodomor Memorial

    WASHINGTON – This year’s candle-lighting remembrance ceremony in Washington for the millions of people who died in Joseph Stalin’s genocidal famine, the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, was unique. For the first time, the annual commemoration took place at the site of the Holodomor Memorial, constructed this year and dedicated three...

    Russia warns of penalties  on Kyiv after failed trade talks
    Dec08

    Russia warns of penalties on Kyiv after failed trade talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. “It is a very probable scenario that there will not be an agreement before January 1,” when the EU trade pact goes into effect, and that […]...

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea

    Ukraine partially restored power to Crimea on Tuesday, after a series of explosions last month damaged high voltage lines supplying electricity to the peninsula, annexed by Russia in March, 2014. Electricity started flowing again along one of the four power lines destroyed by blasts during protests against Russia’s annexation of Crimea....

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine
    Dec08

    Former U.S. ambassadors, generals, members of Congress demand more funding for Ukraine

    On November 18, a diverse group of military and foreign policy leaders released a letter urging Congress to enhance and expand U.S. economic, military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine as part of the final negotiations on fiscal year 2016 appropriations. The signatories include former ambassadors, military leaders and officials in Democratic...

    IMF changes rule on debt as Ukraine faces Russia deadline (AFP)
    Dec08

    IMF changes rule on debt as Ukraine faces Russia deadline (AFP)

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday changed a rule that would have blocked its financial aid program to Ukraine in the event the country defaulted on debt owed to Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership
    Dec08

    The Meaning of Montenegro’s NATO Membership

    NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to become the alliance’s twenty-ninth member has significance far beyond the Connecticut-size Balkan country. First, despite current European crises, and in the face of Russian opposition, the alliance members held fast to a core element of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty, NATO enlargement, thereby...

    Russia to seek IMF meeting on status of Ukraine's debt
    Dec08

    Russia to seek IMF meeting on status of Ukraine's debt

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Tuesday Moscow would seek a meeting of the International Monetary Fund’s board of directors to decide whether Ukraine’s debt to Moscow should be considered official rather than commercial. …read more Source: The...

    Crunch time for Mourinho as Chelsea fate hangs in balance
    Dec08

    Crunch time for Mourinho as Chelsea fate hangs in balance

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts during a team training session at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters London, December 8 Jose Mourinho faces a decisive moment in his fight to save his job as the Chelsea manager bids to avoid a catastrophic exit from the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday. Mourinho is on...