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    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili
    Jul26

    Ukraine strips citizenship of ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili

    Ukraine’s president has rescinded the citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who moved to Ukraine to become leader of one of its most corruption-plagued regions and later … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties
    Jul26

    Sanctions bill hits hurdle in Senate over NKorea penalties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House’s decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation. The penalties on Moscow are for its meddling in the presidential...

    US Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview with Russian Comedians
    Jul26

    US Energy Secretary Duped Into Fake Interview with Russian Comedians

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry optimistically discussed expanding American coal exports to Ukraine and other energy matters during a lengthy phone call this month with a Russian pranks …read more Source: Big News...

    Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year
    Jul26

    Tourist tax to fund Eurovision in Lisbon next year

    The nightmare question of how to fund the Eurovision Song Contest after Portugal’s spectacular win in Kiev last May has finally been settled. With Lisbon’s MEO arena the undisputed ‘best place’ for the event, the capital’s controversial tourist tax will be used to the full. Lisbon mayor Fernando Medina explained to...

    Russia’s Loss, Whose Gain?
    Jul26

    Russia’s Loss, Whose Gain?

    Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet EurasiaSamuel Charap & Timothy J. ColtonRoutledge, 2017, 212 pp., $21.95 A recent book by Samuel Charap and Timothy Colton—two outstanding Russia experts of two distinctly different generations—will probably not go unnoticed given its grandly pessimistic title. Their...

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship
    Jul26

    Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has stripped one-time ally Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, the migration service said on Wednesday, spelling the likely end of the former Georgian president’s political aspirations in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Georgia’s ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili loses Ukrainian citizenship
    Jul26

    Georgia’s ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili loses Ukrainian citizenship

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has issued a decree to annul the Ukrainian citizenship of the former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili It means that Saakashvili will no more be a Ukrainian citizen …read more Source:...

    Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship
    Jul26

    Ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former ally turned rival Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, local media reported Wednesday. Saakashvili wrote on Facebook that “deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship is another step to the foundation of a dictatorship.” Saakashvili, who was president of Georgia in 2004-2007 and...

    EU Adds Russians, Entities To Crimea Sanctions Over Siemens Case 
    Jul26

    EU Adds Russians, Entities To Crimea Sanctions Over Siemens Case 

    RFE/RL has learned that the European Union has added four Russian individuals and three Russian entities to its sanctions list after revelations that four gas turbines from the German company Siemens were “illegally” diverted from Russia to Ukraine’s occupied Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rick Perry, U.S. energy secretary, falls for Russian prankster posing as Ukrainian prime minister
    Jul26

    Rick Perry, U.S. energy secretary, falls for Russian prankster posing as Ukrainian prime minister

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently spent a 22-minute phone call speaking with a Russian prankster posing as Ukranian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Mr. Perry, convinced he was speaking to Ukraine’s prime minister, spoke July 19 about a range of topics including sanctions against Russia, coal exports, natural gas … …read...