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    Ukrainians’ Outlook on Life Getting Bleaker as Uneasy Ceasefire Continues
    Jan05

    Ukrainians’ Outlook on Life Getting Bleaker as Uneasy Ceasefire Continues

    The quality of life in Ukraine fell to a record low in 2015, according to a recent poll by U.S. survey agency Gallup. The economic crisis in Ukraine exacerbated by the still unresolved conflict in its eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions, has prompted 79 percent of Ukrainians to consider themselves “poor” in 2015, up from 62 percent in 2014. Over...

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha
    Jan05

    Tennis: Ferrer crashes out in first round in Doha

    DOHA (AFP) – Defending champion David Ferrer crashed out in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday, beaten in three sets by Ukraines Ilya Marchenko, ranked number 94 in the world.Ferrer, the number four seed, struggled throughout, losing his serve in the very first game and eventually going down 7-6, 3-6, 2-6 in an eventful clash...

    Cyberattack On Ukrainian Power Grid Looks To Some Like An Apocalyptic First
    Jan05

    Cyberattack On Ukrainian Power Grid Looks To Some Like An Apocalyptic First

    Electronic-security experts claim a blackout in Ukraine last month marks the first time they can pin a major power outage directly on a targeted cyberattack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Where is Russia actually Mordor? In the world of Google Translate.
    Jan05

    Where is Russia actually Mordor? In the world of Google Translate.

    MOSCOW – Those who tried to use Google Translate to switch Ukrainian into Russian this week may have found an unexpected message in their documents: the “Russian Federation” turned into “Mordor,” and Russia’s top diplomat was translated as a “sad little horse.” It was unclear whether the cheeky messages were the result of a hack […]...

    Bellingcat: New evidence against Russian soldiers on MH17
    Jan05

    Bellingcat: New evidence against Russian soldiers on MH17

    Dutch prosecutors are to look at fresh evidence on the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine found by citizen journalist platform Bellingcat. Eliot Higgins explains why Bellingcat believes Russian soldiers were involved. …read more Source:...

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury
    Jan05

    Serena retires from Hopman Cup match with knee injury

    Serena Williams of the United States prepares to serve against the Legendari Japan Warriors player Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Germany during their women’s singles match in the International Premier Tennis League in Pasay City, Philippines, December 7, 2015. Photo: Reuters PERTH: World number one Serena Williams retired from her Hopman Cup...

    Ukraine Calls on U.N. To Send Peacekeepers to War-Torn East
    Jan05

    Ukraine Calls on U.N. To Send Peacekeepers to War-Torn East

    Ukraine has proposed a series of measures to the U.N. for the resolution of the conflict in the country’s east, including a request to consider sending a U.N. peacekeeping mission. Vladimir Yelchenko, Ukraine’s permanent representative to the U.N. presented U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with several proposals on how the...

    Bellingcat: Evidence against Russian soldiers
    Jan05

    Bellingcat: Evidence against Russian soldiers

    Dutch prosecutors are to look at fresh evidence on the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine found by citizen journalist platform Bellingcat. Eliot Higgins explains why Bellingcat believes Russian soldiers were involved. …read more Source:...

    What Analysts Miss about the Russian Orthodox Church
    Jan05

    What Analysts Miss about the Russian Orthodox Church

    A recent, long article in the Christian Science Monitor profiles the revival of Orthodoxy’s political influence in Russia, arguing that religion is filling the void left by the collapse of Communism. A taste: [J]ust before the mid-December blastoff of the latest Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, the countdown procedure was...

    Serena Williams withdraws at Perth, injury toll grows
    Jan05

    Serena Williams withdraws at Perth, injury toll grows

    Serena Williams retired during the second set of her Hopman Cup match in Perth on Tuesday, completing a day of injuries and upsets for the leading players on the women’s tour less than two weeks from the Australian Open. Williams, who missed the U.S. team’s opening loss to Ukraine on Monday because of inflammation in her left knee,...