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    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukranian military pilot jailed in Russia for allegedly killing two Russian journalists, launched a hunger strike Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, according to her lawyer. Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on Twitter that she started a “dry” hunger strike, in which she is refusing both food and water. Feigin...

    Ukraine’s president denies wrongdoing after Panama Papers link him to offshore accounts
    Apr06

    Ukraine’s president denies wrongdoing after Panama Papers link him to offshore accounts

    Petro Poroshenko say it was necessary to create an offshore holding company to put his candy business in a blind trust when he became president of Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: Toronto...

    These 5 Facts Explain the Massive Political Fallout from the Panama Papers
    Apr06

    These 5 Facts Explain the Massive Political Fallout from the Panama Papers

    Political scandals in Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and other emerging markets feed the deep suspicions ordinary people have that political and business elites are gaming the system to enrich themselves. Resentment over widening wealth gaps is also fueling populist U.S. presidential campaigns in both parties. Against this backdrop, the...

    Corruption and Lack of Economic Freedom Are Common Themes in Panama Papers
    Apr06

    Corruption and Lack of Economic Freedom Are Common Themes in Panama Papers

    As The Atlantic has reported, “Disclosures from the Panama Papers are rocking the global political elite.” Although not all of the activities alleged in the papers may ultimately be determined to be unethical or illegal, it is instructive to look at the correlations between many of the people named in the papers and the scores of their countries...

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge
    Apr06

    How A Dutch Referendum On European Union Trade Could Send Ukraine Over The Edge

    Voters in the Netherlands are heading to the polls Wednesday to decide whether Ukraine is on a path to eventually join the European Union two years after a revolution turned the country away from Moscow and toward Brussels. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Panama Papers Fallout: Iceland’s PM Resigns, Ukraine’s President Pressured, Billionaire Responds
    Apr06

    Panama Papers Fallout: Iceland’s PM Resigns, Ukraine’s President Pressured, Billionaire Responds

    Less than 48 hours after the first stories were published based on the Panama Papers, a massive leak of 11.5 million files from a Panama law firm known for setting up offshore companies, Iceland’s prime minister has resigned, at least… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    US ‘Information War’ and the Embryonic Kerry–Lavrov Détente
    Apr06

    US ‘Information War’ and the Embryonic Kerry–Lavrov Détente

    Stephen F. CohenIs the recent tsunami of anti-Putin news reports meant to undermine US–Russian negotiations on Syria and Ukraine? …read more Source: The...

    Putin Heavy Heads Up New Anti-Activist Squad
    Apr06

    Putin Heavy Heads Up New Anti-Activist Squad

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has triggered concern from the opposition after announcing the formation of a new National Guard, headed by his ex-chief of security, answering to Putin himself. The Kremlin issued an official decree on Tuesday evening, signed by Putin, in which he ordered that Interior Ministry rapid response and riot police...

    Building a Language to Communicate With Extraterrestrials
    Apr06

    Building a Language to Communicate With Extraterrestrials

    The Allan Telescope Array, a radio telescope for combined radio astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill / WikimediaLast July, the Russian billionaire Yuri Milner launched a campaign called the Breakthrough Initiatives, a $100-million dollar donation to be doled out to scientists working on the...

    Poroshenko Defends Himself Over ‘Panama Papers’ Leak
    Apr06

    Poroshenko Defends Himself Over ‘Panama Papers’ Leak

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has defended himself in the massive leak of records on offshore accounts that has named political officials, businesspeople, and celebrities from around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...