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    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube
    Mar17

    Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube

    Exhaustive efforts to tear down Ukraine’s largest remaining monument to Vladimir Lenin bore fruit on Thursday when workers prized the late Soviet leader’s statue from its plinth in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    President Donald Trump Would Be A Global Threat On Par With Jihadi Terrorism, Warns Economic Research Firm
    Mar17

    President Donald Trump Would Be A Global Threat On Par With Jihadi Terrorism, Warns Economic Research Firm

    The prospect of Donald Trump becoming the president of the United States, and the ripple effect that would have on the world, is beginning to freak a lot of people out. A geopolitical research firm attempted to quantify that panic by ranking a possible Trump presidency on its list of risks to global economic security, on par with the rising...

    Ukraine Tears Down Giant Lenin Statue
    Mar17

    Ukraine Tears Down Giant Lenin Statue

    Ukraine has torn down its largest remaining statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’
    Mar17

    A Ukrainian-Georgian ‘Dance Battle’

    Dancers from two celebrated groups — Ukraine’s Virsky Ensemble and Georgia’s Rustavi Ensemble — are touring Ukrainian cities with an acrobatic dance showdown. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case
    Mar17

    Putin Tells Obama Not to ‘Meddle’ in Savchenko Case

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected U.S. President Barack Obama’s request that he free captured Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, a Kremlin spokesman told the Interfax news agency. Savchenko is held in Russia under allegations of assisting in the killing of two Russian journalists, while fighting in Ukraine in 2014. Her verdict is due...

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis
    Mar17

    Let us not make Ukraine a forgotten crisis

    Today I am visiting Ukraine for the third time since I started my mandate as European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management well over a year ago. My trip to eastern Ukraine comes at a time when the ongoing human suffering in the region is out of the spotlight of the international media. We cannot allow Ukraine to become a...

    Ukraine’s President Calls EU Visa Liberalization A ‘Win-Win’
    Mar17

    Ukraine’s President Calls EU Visa Liberalization A ‘Win-Win’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told RFE/RL in Brussels that Kyiv has completed the reforms needed to move forward on implementing visa-free travel to the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Calls EU Sanctions For Russia An ‘Effective Reaction’ To Savchenko Case
    Mar17

    Poroshenko Calls EU Sanctions For Russia An ‘Effective Reaction’ To Savchenko Case

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on the EU to move forward with proposed sanctions on Russia over the imprisonment of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. Poroshenko told RFE/RL in Brussels that Savchenko’s continued detention in Russia is a “brutal violation of national and international law.” …read more...

    Orbital View: Ukraine’s White Whale
    Mar17

    Orbital View: Ukraine’s White Whale

    There’s something fishy about this photo, posted by Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev: A photo posted by Oleg Artemyev (@olegmks) on Mar 14, 2016 at 4:28pm PDT The caption identifies this whale-like formation as the Tendra Spit, located in the Black Sea. Speaking of whales, a new study suggests that the southern right whale population is...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel

    Ukraine’s president tried to reassure the European Union on Thursday that his country would soon overcome a political crisis that has rattled Western lenders and he won support for Kyiv’s cherished goal of visa-free travel in Europe for its citizens. Ukraine’s unpopular prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, survived a parliamentary...