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    The New Greek Oligarchy
    Jan05

    The New Greek Oligarchy

    Ivan Ignatyevich Savvidis has played many unusual roles in his life—one of the great tobacco tycoons of Eurasia, a member of Russia’s Duma, a confidante of Vladimir Putin —but it is his latest one that is now sounding off alarm bells throughout Europe. Savvidis is the parvenu of Greece’s oligarchic scene. Since the onset of the...

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel
    Jan05

    Fans unfollow Dutch actress for vacationing in Israel

    Victoria Koblenko posting a photo from Jerusalem. (Instagram) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — One of the Netherlands’ best-known actresses said hundreds of people unfollowed her on social media because she posted pictures from her visit to Israel. Victoria Koblenko, an award-winning movie, television and theater actress and journalist with 151,000...

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts
    Jan05

    Dismantling of oligarchic economy main goal for 2018, say experts

    KYIV – Ukraine can expect to see its economy grow only modestly over the previous year by 2.9 percent, or to $113 billion, if declared, albeit muted, reforms continue, say three Kyiv-based policy centers and an economist in Washington. Despite Russia’s unprovoked war that Kyiv has managed to contain, the country’s biggest internal...

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv
    Jan05

    Ukrainian activist lawyer stabbed to death in Kyiv

    KYIV – Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv “a challenge to the state” as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA
    Jan05

    Anne Applebaum receives honorary doctorate at NaUKMA

    KYIV – Anne Applebaum, journalist, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, received an honorary doctorate at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (known by the acronym NaUKMA) during a ceremony on December 16, 2017, in a packed university auditorium filled by over 750 students. Many of the students asked excellent questions after...

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war
    Jan05

    Crimean peninsula as playground for Russian-Ukrainian spy war

    A Russian court in occupied Sevastopol back on November 16, 2017, sentenced Ukrainian former military expert Dmitry Shtyblykov to five years imprisonment in a strict penal colony (Regnum, November 16). Mr. Shtyblykov worked at the think tank Nomos, which, prior to the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014, operated in Sevastopol. A year earlier,...

    Germany Calls For Setting Up UN Peacekeeping Mission In Ukraine Before Russian Election
    Jan05

    Germany Calls For Setting Up UN Peacekeeping Mission In Ukraine Before Russian Election

    Germany’s foreign minister is calling for the establishment of an armed UN peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine before Russia’s March presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    McMaster Says U.S. Must Reveal ‘Insidious’ Russian Meddling To Prevent Further Attacks
    Jan05

    McMaster Says U.S. Must Reveal ‘Insidious’ Russian Meddling To Prevent Further Attacks

    Top White House adviser H.R. McMaster says one of the most important tasks in defending U.S. national security is to reveal Russia’s “insidious” interference in elections worldwide to prevent Moscow from meddling again in the democratic process. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump Aide Sues U.S. Counsel Probing Alleged Russian Election Meddling
    Jan05

    Trump Aide Sues U.S. Counsel Probing Alleged Russian Election Meddling

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman has sued Special Counsel Robert Mueller, alleging that the prosecutor overreached by pursuing charges that are unrelated to his mission to investigate alleged Russian interference in the presidential election. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    McMaster Says U.S. Must Reveal ‘Insidious’ Russian Meddling To Prevent Further Attacks
    Jan05

    McMaster Says U.S. Must Reveal ‘Insidious’ Russian Meddling To Prevent Further Attacks

    Top White House adviser H.R. McMaster says one of the most important tasks in defending U.S. national security is to reveal Russia’s “insidious” interference in elections worldwide to prevent Moscow from meddling again in the democratic process. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...