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    Podcast: Putin’s Strongman Club
    Aug12

    Podcast: Putin’s Strongman Club

    Are the autocrats of the world trying to unite? Vladimir Putin is working overtime to build alliances with the illiberal regimes of the world. Is it a true challenge to the West? Or an act of desperation? Listen to this week’s Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UNIS promotes #SupportUkraine campaign
    Aug12

    UNIS promotes #SupportUkraine campaign

    WASHINGTON – Earlier this year, the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), the Washington public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), initiated the #SupportUkraine campaign to bring more attention to the situation in Ukraine, the plight of Ukrainians enduring the ravages of war in eastern Ukraine, and...

    Friends in Congress
    Aug12

    Friends in Congress

    Congress is now in recess and the Ukrainian National Information Service has advised Ukrainian Americans that this is a good time to continue the #SupportUkraine campaign it initiated earlier this year. UNIS, the Washington-based public affairs bureau of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, is urging Ukrainian community representatives to...

    Trade body rules against Russia in tariff dispute with EU
    Aug12

    Trade body rules against Russia in tariff dispute with EU

    BERLIN (AP) — A World Trade Organization panel has found largely in the European Union’s favor in a dispute over tariffs imposed by Russia on some agricultural and manufactured goods. The ruling released Friday was the first involving Russia since it joined the global trade body in 2012. The case was launched by the EU in October 2014. The...

    Campers of all ages enjoy learning about Ukrainian heritage at Soyuzivka
    Aug12

    Campers of all ages enjoy learning about Ukrainian heritage at Soyuzivka

    KERHONKSON, N.Y. – This year’s heritage camps at Soyuzivka took place in July with over 80 children from three countries – the United States, Canada and Ukraine – attending. Discover Your Heritage Camp (July 10-16) this year focused on Ukraine’s royalty during the Princely Era (Kniazha Doba). The campers learned about the evolution of...

    Australian soccer club supports war-affected kids in Ukraine
    Aug12

    Australian soccer club supports war-affected kids in Ukraine

    VICTORIA, Australia – A soccer club from New South Wales, the Western Sydney Wanderers has generously donated uniforms to a youth soccer team in the war-torn city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine. Australian Ukrainian Jaroslav Duma came into contact with the youth team, Kolos, during a recent visit to Ukraine to volunteer with the not-for-profit […]...

    Terms of Estrangement
    Aug12

    Terms of Estrangement

    When Barack Obama’s chances of re-election looked uncertain in May 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu came to the White House to lecture its occupant. In front of “astonished” journalists and “furious” White House aides, Netanyahu publicly rejected the framework for peace the President had endorsed the day before. Our Separate...

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says
    Aug12

    Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine, PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it didn’t even do after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east. …read more Source: CTV...

    A Shtetl Returns to Ukraine and the Agony of North Korean Olympians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Aug12

    A Shtetl Returns to Ukraine and the Agony of North Korean Olympians: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    The Olympics Are Tough for All Athletes. For North Koreans, They’re Worse. Adam Taylor | The Washington Post “North Korea is well-known around the world as a ‘Hermit Kingdom’—a country whose citizens tend to have little to no access to the wider world and whose government has an antagonistic relationship with most other governments....

    Russia Could Break Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine, PM Says
    Aug12

    Russia Could Break Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine, PM Says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Russia could break diplomatic ties with Ukraine over reported security incidents in Crimea, something it did not do even after annexing Crimea or throwing its support behind separatist rebels in the east.State news agencies on Friday… …read more Source:...