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    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.
    Apr15

    Ukraine Just Got a New PM. What It Needs Is Reform.

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia A fresh face isn’t enough to fix corruption. The resignation on Sunday of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the man who became Ukraine’s “kamikaze” prime minister in the aftermath of the 2014 Maidan Revolution, created an immediate power vacuum in Kyiv. But that vacuum was filled predictably quickly with the...

    Biden Urges Speedy Reforms In Call With New Ukrainian PM Hroysman
    Apr15

    Biden Urges Speedy Reforms In Call With New Ukrainian PM Hroysman

    The White House says U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged new Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman to quickly implement reforms in a telephone call after Ukraine’s parliament approved the new premier on April 14. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Recovers 4 Stolen Dutch Paintings
    Apr15

    Ukraine Recovers 4 Stolen Dutch Paintings

    Ukrainian officials have announced the recovery of four paintings from a trove of Dutch Golden Age art that was stolen from a Dutch museum more than a decade ago.At a Thursday briefing showing the four paintings, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said work will continue to… …read more Source:...

    Inside The Siberian Cafe Dedicated To Vladimir Putin
    Apr15

    Inside The Siberian Cafe Dedicated To Vladimir Putin

    If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy a leisurely meal with Russian President Vladimir Putin staring at you, here’s your chance. All you need to do is travel to Siberia.Welcome to President Cafe, an eatery dedicated to honoring the glory of Putin and Russia. The cafe, which is located in the eastern Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, opened last...

    Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer
    Apr15

    Russia rejects criticism of fly-by near US Navy destroyer

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s defense ministry has rejected complaints by U.S. officials who said Russian attack planes buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea this week. The U.S. European command says the Russian planes buzzed a U.S. ship multiple times Monday and Tuesday in what the U.S. officials described as an...

    Panama Papers and Political Turmoil Deal Ukraine a Reality Check
    Apr15

    Panama Papers and Political Turmoil Deal Ukraine a Reality Check

    KYIV, Ukraine—The sniper’s bullet went into the head of the man standing in front of Valentyn Onyshchenko. Blood and brain matter sprayed into Onyshchenko’s face with enough force to break the then-21-year-old’s eyeglasses. “Like a robot” he weaved through the thousands of protesters gathered in central Kyiv for the February...

    Will Kiev’s New Government Fight Ukraine’s 1 Percent?
    Apr15

    Will Kiev’s New Government Fight Ukraine’s 1 Percent?

    Ukraine has a new prime minister and cabinet. Can they root the endemic corruption that has plagued the country? …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainian president’s ally is elected as new prime minister
    Apr14

    Ukrainian president’s ally is elected as new prime minister

    MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament was elected the country's new prime minister Thursday in a vote that the government hopes will end a months-long political crisis but which reformers say gives Ukraine's oligarchs a free hand in running the country…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine recovers 4 stolen Dutch paintings
    Apr14

    Ukraine recovers 4 stolen Dutch paintings

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials have announced the recovery of four paintings from a trove of Dutch Golden Age art that was stolen from a Dutch museum more than a decade ago. At a Thursday briefing showing the four paintings, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said work will continue to recover other pieces of art burglarized from the...

    Failed Obama ‘Reset’ Has Encouraged Russian Aggression
    Apr14

    Failed Obama ‘Reset’ Has Encouraged Russian Aggression

    People seem a bit surprised—even perplexed—by the breathless news reports and video of Russian warplanes “buzzing” an American warship operating in international waters in the Baltic Sea this week. The reality is that they shouldn’t be. That, of course, isn’t to say that we shouldn’t be deeply troubled for the safety of our...