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    Old Dog, New Trick: ‘Inspector Rex’ Hoax Shows Ukrainian Journos’ Gullibility
    Feb15

    Old Dog, New Trick: ‘Inspector Rex’ Hoax Shows Ukrainian Journos’ Gullibility

    Around a dozen Ukrainian media outlets recently reported the revival of a beloved Austrian TV series that follows a detective and his faithful German shepherd. The problem? It was all a hoax. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tear gas clouds Kosovo’s independence anniversary
    Feb15

    Tear gas clouds Kosovo’s independence anniversary

    PRISTINA (AFP) – Eight years after ethnic Albanians joyously declared Kosovos independence from Serbia, chaotic scenes of MPs releasing tear gas in their parliament hardly give the impression of a successfully functioning state.But Albin Kurti, an opposition deputy and ringleader of the recent dramatic protests, says such radical measures...

    Russian, Ukraine trucks at standstill after trade blocks
    Feb15

    Russian, Ukraine trucks at standstill after trade blocks

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 15 (UPI) — Escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine has forced hundreds of trucks to a standstill as the countries feud over international trade laws. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU lifts most sanctions against Belarus
    Feb15

    EU lifts most sanctions against Belarus

    EU countries agreed Monday to lift most of the sanctions the bloc had imposed against Belarus in recognition of steps taken by the former Soviet state over the past two years, but said some human rights concerns remain. Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels decided not to extend restrictive measures against 170 individuals and three companies in...

    Syria Hospitals Hit: At Least 22 Dead, 8 Missing
    Feb15

    Syria Hospitals Hit: At Least 22 Dead, 8 Missing

    Two hospitals and a school building in northern Syria have been struck on Monday morning, leaving at least 22 people dead, and eight others missing. Fifteen people were killed when a hospital and a school building that was housing displaced people were struck in Azaz, in Syria’s Aleppo province. A hospital employee known as Moudhar told CNN...

    News24.com | Ukraine bans transit of trucks from Russia
    Feb15

    News24.com | Ukraine bans transit of trucks from Russia

    Ukraine has banned the transit of Russian trucks across its territory in a tit-for-tat response to an escalating trade war between the feuding ex-Soviet states. …read more Source:...

    ANALYSIS – Russia militarizing Crimea
    Feb15

    ANALYSIS – Russia militarizing Crimea

    Recent drills have seen large-scale deployment of military equipment, weapons to peninsula …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine deputy prosecutor resigns, saying cases blocked
    Feb15

    Ukraine deputy prosecutor resigns, saying cases blocked

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian deputy general prosecutor has resigned, saying he made the decision because of what he calls endemic corruption in the country’s judicial system and a lack of political will. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine and Russia in truck stand-off
    Feb15

    Ukraine and Russia in truck stand-off

    Ukraine banned Russian trucks from crossing its territory Monday, following a similar move by Moscow over the weekend. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday that “madmen and bandits … are trying to stop our heavy goods vehicles,” after activists in western Ukraine began stopping trucks on Thursday. Russian trucks are now stopped in...

    Ukrainian Government on the Ropes?
    Feb15

    Ukrainian Government on the Ropes?

    Ukraine’s government took another hit today when a senior prosecutor resigned because he believed the government had become too corrupt. Reuters: The resignation, the second exit of a Western-backed reformer in under a fortnight, came a day before a possible no confidence vote in parliament that could topple Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk...