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    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches
    Apr11

    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches

    Fighting was reported on April 11 around the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka. Russia-backed separatists pounded Ukrainian government positions with artillery and mortar shells. Cease-fire violations have been on the rise. A week earlier, RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek spent a tense night in the trenches with Ukrainian troops. (RFE/RL’s...

    As Ukraine PM resigns, is government running out of time?
    Apr11

    As Ukraine PM resigns, is government running out of time?

    Volodymyr Groysman, an ally of President Poroshenko, is likely to take the spot – a move some see as strengthening the president’s hand in pushing reform. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukraine Looks Toward New Government Following PM’s Resignation
    Apr11

    Ukraine Looks Toward New Government Following PM’s Resignation

    Ukraine is looking to create a new coalition government, following Sunday’s resignation of embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Yatsenyuk announced his resignation saying he hoped it would give Ukraine a chance to adopt new electoral, constitutional and judicial reforms, as well as join the European Union and NATO. Ukraine President...

    France seeks G20 tax haven blacklist, EU sanctions on evaders
    Apr11

    France seeks G20 tax haven blacklist, EU sanctions on evaders

    PARIS (Reuters) – France will seek tougher EU sanctions on people who help to facilitate tax evasion and a G20 blacklist of uncooperative tax… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Calls It Quits, Pressure Mounts to Form New Coalition
    Apr11

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Calls It Quits, Pressure Mounts to Form New Coalition

    KYIV, Ukraine—In a televised address Sunday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced he would step down Tuesday, marking the end of a two-month-long political crisis. “We cannot allow destabilization of the executive branch during a war,” Yatsenyuk said. Ukrainian forces are still battling combined Russian-separatist forces in a...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Ukraine gets a new government, same corrupt politics
    Apr11

    Leonid Bershidsky: Ukraine gets a new government, same corrupt politics

    When he resigned on Sunday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said he was proud of his government’s achievements. They will, he predicted, be appreciated in due time. That may be so, but just now he is one of Ukraine’s most despised men, someone who failed to make the country more European but instead made deals with...

    This Is How the Oil Crisis Has Impacted Military Spending
    Apr11

    This Is How the Oil Crisis Has Impacted Military Spending

    A report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has revealed that most of the world’s nations hiked their military budgets last year, marking the first increase in spending since the 2008 crisis. It seems that the only ones not taking part in this military spending hike are some of the world’s biggest oil producers....

    U.S. Alliances: Trump Is Not So Stupid
    Apr11

    U.S. Alliances: Trump Is Not So Stupid

    At a recent news conference, President Obama called into question Donald Trump’s fitness for office by criticizing his policy stances on ceding living space to Russia as another great power and pushing wealthy U.S. allies to do more to defend themselves, so the United States wouldn’t need to continue to bear most of that burden....

    Why Ukraine isn’t out of the woods just yet
    Apr11

    Why Ukraine isn’t out of the woods just yet

    Optimism over Ukraine’s economic prospects in the wake of the Prime Minister’s resignation are likely to be short-lived. …read more Source:...

    New Leadership, Same Old Ukraine
    Apr11

    New Leadership, Same Old Ukraine

    Unpopular President Petro Poroshenko is consolidating power instead of pushing rapid change. …read more Source:...