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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks:’ Russia
    Dec09

    Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks:’ Russia

    MOSCOW/KIEV: Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday for changing its long-established lending rules to keep supporting Ukraine and called Kiev’s authorities “crooks” who are unlikely to repay a $3 billion debt to Moscow. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Ukraine has 10 days after the Moscow-held Eurobond...

    IOC VP: Brazil economic crisis will inevitably affect Rio Olympics
    Dec09

    IOC VP: Brazil economic crisis will inevitably affect Rio Olympics

    The political and economic turmoil in Brazil will “inevitably” affect next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a senior IOC official said Wednesday. That statement came as Brazilian organizers declared that preparations remain fully on track for the games despite the grim financial situation. With the opening ceremony less than...

    DC Exports Corruption
    Dec09

    DC Exports Corruption

    Vice President Joseph Biden is in Ukraine this week, encouraging the government in Kyiv to reform and root out corruption. But there’s a complication, according to the New York Times: The credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of...

    Suicide attempt on Yerevan’s Kievyan Bridge prevented
    Dec09

    Suicide attempt on Yerevan’s Kievyan Bridge prevented

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    Is Ukraine’s power deficit leaving Crimea open to the Russian bear’s embrace?
    Dec09

    Is Ukraine’s power deficit leaving Crimea open to the Russian bear’s embrace?

    Over the last six months or so Crimea hasn’t been in the news that much. Then a few electrical pylons on Ukrainian soil carrying electricity throughout the peninsula were toppled by several well-placed bombs. The next day the entire peninsula and part of Ukraine, were cut off from electricity. More than three quarters of Crimea’s 2.2...

    Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine’s EU Progress
    Dec09

    Stolen Art Hampers Ukraine’s EU Progress

    Could a few dozen Dutch paintings derail trade talks? …read more Source:...

    Russia threatens to sue Ukraine
    Dec09

    Russia threatens to sue Ukraine

    Legal battle over repayment of $3bn in debt …read more Source: Financial...

    EU Russia Sanctions Extended? Italy Blocks European Union’s Proposal To Renew Legislation Amid Disagreements
    Dec09

    EU Russia Sanctions Extended? Italy Blocks European Union’s Proposal To Renew Legislation Amid Disagreements

    The Italian government blocked European Union attempts Wednesday to extend sanctions against Russia, calling on the 28-country bloc to discuss the matter in full first. The EU envoy had hoped to pass the economic sanctions, which were imposed on Moscow last year over its involvement in Ukraine, without delay after an informal agreement was...

    Diplomat Magazine: Three Women from E. Europe in Race for UN’s Top Job
    Dec09

    Diplomat Magazine: Three Women from E. Europe in Race for UN’s Top Job

    For the first time since the creation of the United Nations 70 years ago, female candidates are being mentioned among the likely successors of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Venetia van Kuffeler writes in an article in the December-January issue of London-based Diplomat magazine. Bulgarian-born Irina Bokova and Kristalina Georgieva as well as...

    AP EXPLAINS: The rise of German Chancellor Angela Merkel
    Dec09

    AP EXPLAINS: The rise of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year, just a few weeks after she marked 10 years at the helm of Europe’s biggest economic power. Merkel, 61, is the European Union’s longest-serving head of government and has been a serial winner of Forbes magazine’s title of...