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    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East
    Jan04

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine To Call For UN Peacekeeping Mission In Conflict-Torn East

    Ukraine assumed its duties Friday as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and was already preparing Monday to call for a peacekeeping mission to be sent to the Donbass region, where a war between government forces and Russia-backed rebels continues. The move is likely to trigger objections from the Kremlin, which...

    Serena Williams withdraws from Hopman Cup
    Jan04

    Serena Williams withdraws from Hopman Cup

    World number one Serena Williams suffered an early season injury setback as she withdrew from her opening Hopman Cup tie with inflammation in her knee. Williams, 34, was scheduled to play Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the women’s singles on Monday morning in Perth, Australia, but she pulled out just minutes before the start. The match...

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold
    Jan04

    Ukrainians say farewell to ‘Soviet champagne’ as decommunisation law takes hold

    New regulations in Ukraine ban streets, towns and products from glorifying communismThis past New Year’s Eve marked the last time Ukrainians could pop open “Soviet champagne”, as the Kiev factory that makes it announced it is changing the popular drink’s name, due to a controversial law on decommunisation in the country.The...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016
    Jan04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, January 4, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Rick Rowden explains why the optimists’ case for economic growth in Africa has failed to pan out – and what needs to be done to turn things around. Erica Marat warns that Ukraine’s much-praised police reforms could lead to trouble … …read more...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Prompts Meme Craze In Russia After Twitter Gaffe
    Jan04

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Prompts Meme Craze In Russia After Twitter Gaffe

    In one day Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko has transformed himself from his country’s President to the cover star of almost every major magazine, on Twitter at least. The Ukrainian leader, whose country is currently caught in an uneasy ceasefire with Russian-backed separatists in its eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions, tweeted what he...

    Kremlin: Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dies Unexpectedly
    Jan04

    Kremlin: Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dies Unexpectedly

    The Kremlin says the head of Russia’s military intelligence agency, which is known as the GRU, has died unexpectedly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2016
    Jan04

    These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2016

    At the beginning of each year Eurasia Group, the political risk consultancy I founded and oversee, publishes a list of the top 10 political risk stories for the 12 months ahead. These are the risks and trends we believe are most likely to move markets in 2016. We’ve opened the year with a serious spat between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and a...

    Williams out of Hopman opener with swollen knee
    Jan04

    Williams out of Hopman opener with swollen knee

    World number one Serena Williams suffered an early season injury setback yesterday as she withdrew from the United States’ opening Hopman Cup tie with inflammation in her knee. Her withdrawal helped the Ukraine pairing of Elina Svitolina and Alexandr Dolgopolov record a 2-1 round robin opening win over the US in the mixed teams tournament....

    Poroshenko’s Photoshop Fun Unleashes Torrent Of Russian Memes
    Jan04

    Poroshenko’s Photoshop Fun Unleashes Torrent Of Russian Memes

    The Ukrainian president’s “joke” magazine cover takes aim at Putin, elicits Russian mockery. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Abe says summit with Putin needed to resolve territorial row
    Jan04

    Abe says summit with Putin needed to resolve territorial row

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin must take place in order for the countries to forge a peace treaty. Japan and Russia never signed a peace treaty after World War II because of conflicting claims over islands north of the Japanese island of Hokkaido, which Japan calls its...