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    The European Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine
    Dec18

    The European Commission Backs Visa-Free Travel for Georgia, Ukraine

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    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship
    Dec18

    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship

    On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of reforms that would greatly increase the power wielded by the Prime Minister and render the president’s role in the Armenian political process ceremonial. Even though decreased presidential...

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say
    Dec18

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say

    A Ukrainian website with links to Canada plans to continue to publish personal information about Russian pilots flying bombing missions in Syria, despite concerns such details are putting aircrews at risk from Islamist extremists. Russia has protested to the Canadian government about the website, which has its servers in Montreal, and has...

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel
    Dec18

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel

    Special to WorldTribune.com Ukraine’s 90 percent increase in military spending prompted by Russia’s annexing of Crimea marked the largest defense budget growth in the world for 2015. Iran and Israel paced the Middle East in defense spending growth while several […] The post Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel...

    Ukraine not to repay Russia debt
    Dec18

    Ukraine not to repay Russia debt

    Ukraine won’t make a $3 billion debt repayment due to Russia this weekend because Moscow refused to agree to terms already accepted by other international creditors, Ukraine’s Prime Minister said on … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF
    Dec18

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF

    Ukraine’s lawmakers appeared poised to reject a long haggled-over tax overhaul plan today, after a compromise seemed within reach last week. Officials from the IMF warned that if Kyiv was unable to pass the measures, further disbursements from the Fund’s $17.5 billion bailout program could be endangered. The most recent $1.7 billion...

    Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says
    Dec18

    Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says

    Nord Stream II, a proposed new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, is not in the EU’s interests, the European Council President Donald Tusk has said. “In my perspective, Nord Stream [II] does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependency,” Tusk said at a press conference in Brussels on Friday, according to euobserver.com....

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016
    Dec18

    EU Ambassadors Agree to Extend Sanctions on Russia to end-July 2016

    European Union envoys have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine by another six months until 31 July 2016, newswires reported on Friday. The sanctions, which apply to Russia’s oil, military and energy sectors as well as individuals linked to the Ukraine conflict, were to expire on 31...

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher
    Dec18

    Lithuanian city names park for native Jewish philosopher

    (JTA) — Lithuania’s second-largest city named a park for Emmanuel Levinas, a late Jewish philosopher who was born there before moving to France. Levinas, whose writings greatly influenced Bernard-Henri Levy, another French Jewish thinker, was honored by the city council of Kaunas on Monday, the news site Jewish.ru reported. Born to a Jewish...

    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says
    Dec18

    Russia-backed Nord Stream II Not in EU Interests, Donald Tusk Says

    Nord Stream II, a proposed new Russia-Germany gas pipeline, is not in the EU’s interests, the European Council President Donald Tusk has said. “In my perspective, Nord Stream [II] does not help diversification, nor would it reduce our energy dependency,” Tusk has said at a press conference in Brussels on Friday, according to euobserver.com....