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    Ukraine Central Bank Gets Tough With Owners of Private Banks
    Apr20

    Ukraine Central Bank Gets Tough With Owners of Private Banks

    Ukraine will closely track assets belonging to owners of banks to stop the offering of sweetheart loans to shareholders – a practice that helped bankrupt 40 percent of the banking sector, a deputy governor of the central bank said. So far the regulator has been praised for its clean-up of banks, required under a $17.5 billion IMF-led bailout...

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Country’s East
    Apr20

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Country’s East

    Ukraine says three of its soldiers have been killed in the country’s east — the heaviest toll reported in the region in nearly two months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    30 Years After Blast, Desolation and Activity at Chernobyl
    Apr20

    30 Years After Blast, Desolation and Activity at Chernobyl

    Thirty years after the world’s worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future. The plant is derelict. After the No. 4 reactor exploded in the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, its other reactors were gradually taken out of...

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians
    Apr20

    EU executive pushing for visa liberalization for Ukrainians

    The European Union’s executive wants to grant Ukraine citizens visa-free travel for up to 90 days in the 28-nation bloc, rewarding the east European nation for judicial and security reform. …read more Source: FOX...

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 
    Apr20

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 

    The latest clampdown on a Crimea news site run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has drawn international condemnation, with the United States denouncing it as “the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices” on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 
    Apr20

    Crackdown On RFE/RL’s Crimea Site Sparks International Condemnation 

    The latest clampdown on a Crimea news site run by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) has drawn international condemnation, with the United States denouncing it as “the Russian government’s growing crackdown on independent voices” on the annexed peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions
    Apr20

    Austrian president voices doubts over Russia sanctions

    Austria’s president says he believes the sanctions imposed on Russia after its annexation of Crimea could be relaxed next year if there is progress in peace talks between Moscow and Kiev. …read more Source: FOX...

    NATO, Russian Officials Meet For First Time in Two Years
    Apr20

    NATO, Russian Officials Meet For First Time in Two Years

    The NATO-Russia Council has convened for the first time since 2014, with recent tensions between Russia and the United States high on the agenda. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Wednesday’s meeting is especially important because of last week’s incidents, when the United States accused Russian warplanes of flying within a...

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine
    Apr20

    Pope recalls Chernobyl and ‘forgotten’ conflict in Ukraine

    Pope Francis is calling attention to the suffering in Ukraine caused by what he terms the “forgotten” armed conflict between government forces and Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: FOX...

    EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel To Ukrainians
    Apr20

    EU Proposes Visa-Free Travel To Ukrainians

    The European Union has proposed offering visa-free travel in Europe to Ukrainians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...