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    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey
    Feb26

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey

    Outside the government building in Comrat, the capital of Gagauzia, a group of gardeners takes care of plants in a small plot next to a statue of Russia’s communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin. Across the street is a Turkish library named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The statue and the library together point to the dilemma faced by the...

    The War in Ukraine Will Never Stop
    Feb26

    The War in Ukraine Will Never Stop

    Despite the supposed truce, the front moves back and forth, destroying civilian lives and property at every turn. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Here’s how European countries are using refugees for political gain
    Feb26

    Here’s how European countries are using refugees for political gain

    EPA/Georgi LicovskiAfter no fewer than five emergency summits, a solution to Europe’s refugee crisis remains elusive. The list of failures is long and growing including the failure to deliver “hotspots”, reception centres meant to process refugees who arrive in frontline states such as Italy and Greece, and to provide humanitarian...

    U.S. Says Cyber Attack Caused Ukraine Power Outage
    Feb26

    U.S. Says Cyber Attack Caused Ukraine Power Outage

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A December power outage in Ukraine affecting 225,000 customers was the result of a cyber attack, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, marking the first time the U.S. government officially recognized the blackout as caused by a malicious hack. Security experts had already widely concluded that the...

    Iowa lawmakers are close to passing a law that would allow children to use handguns
    Feb26

    Iowa lawmakers are close to passing a law that would allow children to use handguns

    Reuters/Pavel RebrovOne of Iowa’s legislative bodies has passed a bill to allow children to handle handguns. The state’s House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would permit children under age 14 to use “a pistol, revolver or the ammunition” while under direct parental supervision. The bill — which was...

    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption
    Feb26

    Two Years After Uprising, Ukraine Still Battling Corruption

    Two years after the Ukraine’s Euromaidan, the mass uprising that toppled the Russia-backed regime in 2013 and brought a pro-Western government to power, the country is still battling the corruption that the Euromaidan sought to purge. Last week, Ukraine’s government barely survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, triggered by the...

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs
    Feb26

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs

    via U.S. Air ForceUS Air Force personnel failed to comply with Depression Era congressional laws that require them to give preferential treatment to American-made products in one-third of contracts reviewed by the Defense Department’s top internal watchdog. The Pentagon’s inspector general appraised 54 contracts valued at over $19...

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics
    Feb26

    Latvian FM: Substantial NATO Presence Needed in Baltics

    Latvia’s foreign minister says NATO needs to increase its presence in the Baltic region, given Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and continued support for separatists in eastern Ukraine. Edgars Rinkēvičs told VOA’s Russian service that the Western military alliance’s decisions and measures in support of collective...

    ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Free’: A Ukrainian POW Returns Home
    Feb25

    ‘I Can’t Believe I’m Free’: A Ukrainian POW Returns Home

    KYIV, Ukraine—Vadym Krypychenko was sure he was going to die. His vehicle had broken down along the front lines in eastern Ukraine near the village of Verkhniotroitske. It was Aug. 10, 2015, only four days before the end of his military service commitment and his scheduled return home. Krypychenko, a private in the Ukrainian army’s 53rd...

    23-year-old Ukrainian man posed as American high school honours student
    Feb25

    23-year-old Ukrainian man posed as American high school honours student

    Police say a high school honours student just months from graduation is a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired. …read more Source: Global...