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    A Hoax Plot, Cloaked in a Ukrainian Interview
    Apr14

    A Hoax Plot, Cloaked in a Ukrainian Interview

    The intrigue began last week when The New York Times received a letter on official-looking stationery marked “President of Ukraine.” …read more Source: The New York...

    NBA’s Only Ukrainian Player Embraces His Adopted US City
    Apr14

    NBA’s Only Ukrainian Player Embraces His Adopted US City

    For nearly four-and-a-half years, Ukrainian basketball player Alex Len has been building his career in the United States. His country is very different now from when he left it. No one could have predicted then that Ukraine would be torn apart by the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Now, this NBA player has become a big hope...

    Russia-Occupied Crimea Suspends Council Representing Tatar Minority
    Apr14

    Russia-Occupied Crimea Suspends Council Representing Tatar Minority

    The chief prosecutor of the Russia-occupied Crimea has ordered the suspension of a council that represents the region’s Tatar ethnic minority. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Pro-Western Parties Agree On New Government
    Apr14

    Ukraine’s Pro-Western Parties Agree On New Government

    Ukraine’s two largest pro-Western political parties reportedly reached agreement late on April 13 about a new pro-EU government that will be headed by parliament speaker Volodymyr Hroysman, an ally of President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine, a Jewish wunderkind is tapped to be prime minister
    Apr14

    In Ukraine, a Jewish wunderkind is tapped to be prime minister

    Vlodymir Groysman would be Ukraine’s first openly Jewish prime minister and its youngest. (Wikimedia Commons) VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (JTA) — Like many Ukrainian mayors, Vlodymir Groysman used to visit his local synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah. But unlike most of them Groysman, the former mayor of Vinnytsia, did not visit the synagogue...

    Panama Papers’ Armenia Disclosures Could Help the Country Address Graft
    Apr14

    Panama Papers’ Armenia Disclosures Could Help the Country Address Graft

    Panama Papers disclosures have put Mihran Poghosyan, head of Armenia’s Compulsory Enforcement Service, and two of his uncles on the hot seat. (CC BY-SA 4.0 / Mamuli Qartughar) Compared with the tidal waves of fury that the Panama Papers have generated in some countries, the revelations about Armenia have produced barely a ripple. The...

    Prosecutor Orders Suspension of Tatar Assembly in Crimea
    Apr14

    Prosecutor Orders Suspension of Tatar Assembly in Crimea

    The chief prosecutor of Crimea has ordered a suspension of the council representing the region’s Tatar ethnic minority.Tatars make up about 15 percent of the region’s nearly 2 million people and have been broadly opposed to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    What Is the Connection Between the “Labor Bill,” Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ?
    Apr13

    What Is the Connection Between the “Labor Bill,” Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ?

    In Marseille, the second largest city of France, on April 5, 2016 took place another rally against the bill which aims at reforming French Labour Law. Over a thousand people march between the Canebière and Préfecture. Then one group walks up rue Paradis and stops in front of the Israeli Consulate general in Marseille and some demonstrators shout:...

    Prosecutor orders suspension of Tatar assembly in Crimea
    Apr13

    Prosecutor orders suspension of Tatar assembly in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The chief prosecutor of Crimea has ordered a suspension of the council representing the region’s Tatar ethnic minority.Tatars make… …read more Source:...

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year
    Apr13

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year

    Russia has pushed back the completion date of a showcase multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea by one year, saying the original plan had to be adjusted to take account of the weight of the trains that will cross it. The Kremlin sees the bridge, which will span the Kerch Strait, as vital to integrating...