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    Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt Erdogan
    Apr06

    Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt Erdogan

    Turkey on Wednesday launched an investigation after a hacker or hackers posted a database online containing the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens — more than half of the country’s population — and a message taunting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The population of Turkey is around 78 million. Experts say the leak...

    Ukraine PM Says Oil To Be Added To List Of Banned Russian Goods
    Apr06

    Ukraine PM Says Oil To Be Added To List Of Banned Russian Goods

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he will introduce a ban on oil products from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Ally Warns Open War With Ukraine Would Last Just Four Days
    Apr06

    Putin Ally Warns Open War With Ukraine Would Last Just Four Days

    The speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament has said Ukraine would last “a maximum of four days” in open conflict with Russia, state news agency RIA Novosti has reported. Sergey Naryshkin, speaker of the Duma and leading member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, spoke to Russian lawmakers and visiting...

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukranian military pilot jailed in Russia for allegedly killing two Russian journalists, launched a hunger strike Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, according to her lawyer. Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on Twitter that she started a “dry” hunger strike, in which she is refusing both food and water. Feigin...

    Ukraine’s president denies wrongdoing after Panama Papers link him to offshore accounts
    Apr06

    Ukraine’s president denies wrongdoing after Panama Papers link him to offshore accounts

    Petro Poroshenko say it was necessary to create an offshore holding company to put his candy business in a blind trust when he became president of Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Toronto...

    These 5 Facts Explain the Massive Political Fallout from the Panama Papers
    Apr06

    These 5 Facts Explain the Massive Political Fallout from the Panama Papers

    Political scandals in Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and other emerging markets feed the deep suspicions ordinary people have that political and business elites are gaming the system to enrich themselves. Resentment over widening wealth gaps is also fueling populist U.S. presidential campaigns in both parties. Against this backdrop, the...

    Corruption and Lack of Economic Freedom Are Common Themes in Panama Papers
    Apr06

    Corruption and Lack of Economic Freedom Are Common Themes in Panama Papers

    As The Atlantic has reported, “Disclosures from the Panama Papers are rocking the global political elite.” Although not all of the activities alleged in the papers may ultimately be determined to be unethical or illegal, it is instructive to look at the correlations between many of the people named in the papers and the scores of their countries...

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge
    Apr06

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge

    Voters in the Netherlands are heading to the polls Wednesday to decide whether Ukraine is on a path to eventually join the European Union two years after a revolution turned the country away from Moscow and toward Brussels. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    US ‘Information War’ and the Embryonic Kerry–Lavrov Détente
    Apr06

    US ‘Information War’ and the Embryonic Kerry–Lavrov Détente

    Stephen F. CohenIs the recent tsunami of anti-Putin news reports meant to undermine US–Russian negotiations on Syria and Ukraine? …read more Source: The...

    Panama Papers Fallout: Iceland’s PM Resigns, Ukraine’s President Pressured, Billionaire Responds
    Apr06

    Panama Papers Fallout: Iceland’s PM Resigns, Ukraine’s President Pressured, Billionaire Responds

    Less than 48 hours after the first stories were published based on the Panama Papers, a massive leak of 11.5 million files from a Panama law firm known for setting up offshore companies, Iceland’s prime minister has resigned, at least… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...