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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Joe Biden Says U.S. Is Still Backing Ukraine
    Dec07

    Joe Biden Says U.S. Is Still Backing Ukraine

    During a visit to Kiev, the vice president assured Ukrainian leaders that Russian cooperation in Syria would not change America’s position. …read more Source: The New York...

    US VP says Moscow should return Crimea to Ukraine
    Dec07

    US VP says Moscow should return Crimea to Ukraine

    The US vice-president says Moscow should return the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Father of California shooter says son ‘agreed with IS ideology’: report
    Dec07

    Father of California shooter says son ‘agreed with IS ideology’: report

    The father of Syed Farook, who with his wife shot dead 14 people in San Bernardino, California, says his son approved the ideas of the Islamic State group and was fixated with Israel, the Italian daily La Stampa reported Sunday. “He said he agreed with (IS chief Abu Bakr) al-Baghdadi’s ideas for creating the Islamic State, and he was...

    Vladimir Putin: ‘No touching, licking or biting’
    Dec07

    Vladimir Putin: ‘No touching, licking or biting’

    Some may find Vladimir Putin and his policies hard to swallow, but that’s not a problem with a life-sized chocolate statue of the Russian president. Artist Nikita Gusev created the 154-pound statue as part of the Festival of Chocolate fair in St. Petersburg. It shows Putin alongside his dog Connie. The artist says chocolate is the perfect...

    Ukraine ‘3%’ away from EU visa-free green light
    Dec07

    Ukraine ‘3%’ away from EU visa-free green light

    EU warns Ukraine on anti-corruption reforms ahead of visa-free report. Ukraine more interested in stopping German-Russian gas pipe. …read more Source:...

    Dutch Golden Age Art Stolen From Museum Traced to Ukraine
    Dec07

    Dutch Golden Age Art Stolen From Museum Traced to Ukraine

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A trove of Dutch Golden Age art stolen from a provincial Dutch museum nearly 11 years ago has been linked to a volunteer nationalist militia in Ukraine, the museum announced Monday. The Westfries Museum in the northern town of Hoorn went public with claims that the 24 paintings snatched in a burglary on Jan. 9, 2005,...

    Ukraine’s Corruption Battle: The Fight Against Graft Goes Online
    Dec07

    Ukraine’s Corruption Battle: The Fight Against Graft Goes Online

    Natalia Shyrba had never even been to the southwestern Ukrainian city of Odessa when she decided to move there in August to take an unpaid job fighting one of the country’s biggest problems: corruption. The 26-year old who was born in Ukraine left behind a comfortable life in Philadelphia to help build an online government platform where...

    Biden Calls On Russia To Stop ‘Continued Aggression’ Against Ukraine
    Dec07

    Biden Calls On Russia To Stop ‘Continued Aggression’ Against Ukraine

    On a visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden announced $190 million in new financial and said the United States will never accept Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Life Is Not A (Foreign) Beach For Russians
    Dec07

    Life Is Not A (Foreign) Beach For Russians

    When a top Russian tourism official said that beach and sea vacations were a foreign idea, it triggered a tsunami of anger — especially when the same official was found to have owned property on a tropical Indian Ocean island. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stolen Dutch art found in Ukraine ‘risks being sold illegally’ (AFP)
    Dec07

    Stolen Dutch art found in Ukraine ‘risks being sold illegally’ (AFP)

    The Hague (AFP) – Two dozen 17th-century Dutch paintings stolen a decade ago have resurfaced in Ukraine, a Dutch museum revealed Monday, warning that the works were in danger of being sold on the black market after its own efforts to retrieve them failed. …read more Source: The West...