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    Ukraine’s Economy Minister Resigns Over Stalled Reforms
    Feb03

    Ukraine’s Economy Minister Resigns Over Stalled Reforms

    Ukraine’s Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius has submitted his resignation, citing frustration that major government reforms have been blocked. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko: Greater Risk Of Open War With Russia Now
    Feb03

    Poroshenko: Greater Risk Of Open War With Russia Now

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the risk of open war between Russia and Ukraine is greater now than it was a year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The War in Ukraine Is Back
    Feb03

    The War in Ukraine Is Back

    Violence in East Ukraine is spiking but Western pols are silent. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Obama military spending to tackle Putin
    Feb03

    Obama military spending to tackle Putin

    President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still unsettled by Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression
    Feb03

    Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    In another acknowledgment that sanctions and diplomacy haven’t deterred Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, the Obama administration said Tuesday it wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to reassure NATO allies still anxious over Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. The spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new...

    Farmers are trying to turn Russia into an ‘agricultural superpower’
    Feb03

    Farmers are trying to turn Russia into an ‘agricultural superpower’

    The very first thing Alexander Sayapin has to say to a Western journalist who’s made a long trek out to his start-up dairy some 150 miles from Moscow? “Thank you for the sanctions.” The sanctions Mr. Sayapin is referring to, a near-complete ban on food products imported from the European Union, were actually imposed by the...

    Hard lessons emerge from cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid
    Feb03

    Hard lessons emerge from cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid

    The ongoing investigation into a cyberattack that experts have linked to a December blackout in Ukraine reveals how vulnerable other power suppliers are to malware attacks. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian president: The risk of ‘open war’ with Russia is ‘more serious than last year’
    Feb03

    Ukrainian president: The risk of ‘open war’ with Russia is ‘more serious than last year’

    Daniel Biskup Germany’s leading newspaper, Bild, has published an exclusive interview with Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko. In partnership with Bild, Business Insider has published an English translation below. Poroshenko talked about ongoing tensions with Russia, as he has been pressing Western allies to maintain sanctions on the...

    Watch: Drone Explores Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Power Plant
    Feb03

    Watch: Drone Explores Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Power Plant

    After the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, Soviet authorities established an “exclusion zone” within a 19-mile radius of the power plant to protect nearby inhabitants from dangerous radiation. The towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat, which had nearly 120,000 residents before the disaster, are now almost empty. Although a small...

    The Pope Looks East Toward Russia and China
    Feb03

    The Pope Looks East Toward Russia and China

    “Following Francis” is a monthly blog on the latest happenings of Pope Francis. It is prepared exclusively for The WorldPost by Sébastien Maillard, Vatican correspondent for La Croix, Rome. ROME — Pope Francis is about to leave for a five-day trip throughout Mexico. This country is among the most visited by recent popes,...