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    Nyet, thanks: Congress greets new Russian envoy with closed doors
    Mar07

    Nyet, thanks: Congress greets new Russian envoy with closed doors

    Russia’s new ambassador to the United States has been described as both ruthless and charming. Since his arrival in Washington six months ago, he has emphasized the charm — hosting parties, giving speeches and even launching a bluegrass-backed embassy podcast at a moment of bitter U.S.-Russian relations.But Anatoly Antonov says he has been...

    Aide to U.A.E. with ties to Team Trump is cooperating with Mueller investigation
    Mar07

    Aide to U.A.E. with ties to Team Trump is cooperating with Mueller investigation

    An adviser to the United Arab Emirates who attended a meeting in early 2017 that connected participants close to both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is now cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and testified before a grand jury last week. The New York Times writes: Mr. Mueller appears to be examining the influence of foreign money on...

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east
    Mar07

    Scholar lectures on reflective essays by victims of war in Ukraine’s east

    EDMONTON, Alberta – The Edmonton branch of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Canada on December 13, 2017, sponsored a presentation by Marianna Novosolova on the topic “In Search of Their New Selves: Reflective Essays by Victims of the War in Eastern Ukraine.” This open lecture was arranged in conjunction with the University of Alberta’s...

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard
    Mar07

    Government and Ukroboronprom deadlocked over debt, production problems at shipyard

    Where there is bureaucracy and waste, inevitably there has been the opportunity for ongoing corruption. And such a situation is only aggravated by misplaced state secrecy. In Ukraine, there perhaps has been no greater symbol of ongoing poor decision making, planning, bureaucracy and waste than the Ukrainian naval vessel Ukrayina. The Ukrayina, a...

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017
    Mar07

    Ukraine faced mixed fortunes, missed opportunities in 2017

    Ukraine missed some chances to improve the domestic situation last year, with the fight against corruption not as efficient as Western creditors expected and the economy growing at only a sluggish pace. Among the country’s achievements in 2017 were the long-awaited ratification of the association and free trade agreement plus a visa-free...

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns
    Mar07

    Controversial bill on war-ravaged Donbas passes amid human rights concerns

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament passed a controversial bill that pro-presidential lawmakers say aligns legislation closer to reality on the ground in war-torn Donbas. Exactly 280 deputies – 56 more than needed – voted on January 18 for President Petro Poroshenko’s measures to name Russia as an aggressor state and designate areas Kyiv...

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial
    Mar07

    Crimean court jails activist in retrial

    A court in Ukraine’s Russia-controlled Crimea region has sentenced pro-Kyiv activist Volodymyr Balukh to three years and seven months in a high-profile retrial on a weapons- and explosives-possession charge. The Rozdolne District Court on January 16 also ordered Mr. Balukh to pay a 10,000-ruble ($175 U.S.) fine. …read more Source: The...

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates
    Mar06

    New Federal Charges Filed Against Manafort, Gates

    Paul Manafort, former campaign leader for Donald Trump, and business partner Rick Gates face a new raft of federal charges in Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia-related probe for the Department of Justice. A grand jury indictment filed this afternoon accuses the two men of hiding millions of dollars in income from Manafort’s...

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe
    Mar06

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel’s probe of Trump’s campaign and Russia’s election interference. The plea by Rick Gates...

    Poland’s Holocaust law upends one activist’s decade of progress in interfaith relations
    Mar06

    Poland’s Holocaust law upends one activist’s decade of progress in interfaith relations

    Bogdan Bialek, right, and Michal Jaskulski during a 2016 discussion in Warsaw about the film made about his interfaith efforts in Poland. (Courtesy of the makers of “Bogdan’s Journey”) (JTA) — The Catholic journalist Bogdan Bialek is used to being called a traitor in Poland for his commemorations of Jewish victims of a 1946 pogrom in his...