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    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline

    KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) — In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with...

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s richest man plays both sides of war’s frontline

    KRASNODON, Ukraine (AP) — In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned… …read more Source:...

    Savchenko Goes On Trial In Russia
    Sep22

    Savchenko Goes On Trial In Russia

    The high-profile trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko is beginning in a Russian court on September 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What People Around the World Think of America After Trump’s Bewildering Rise
    Sep22

    What People Around the World Think of America After Trump’s Bewildering Rise

    ‘Trump represents the America we love to hate.’ Americans are no strangers to embarrassing exports (sorry for “Grey’s Anatomy” and Papa John’s pizza, Planet Earth!). And our political nutbaggery is no exception. But when it comes to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, we may have outdone...

    U.S. considers Russian intentions, involvement in Syria
    Sep22

    U.S. considers Russian intentions, involvement in Syria

    GWEN IFILL: Now we return to the root of what’s forced millions from their homes: the conflict in Syria. With multiple factions and common enemies in play, the war has become even more complicated, as Russia now steps up its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by moving additional military men and weaponry into Syria and expanding...

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels

    NATO’s secretary general is calling on Russia to stop supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, calling a fragile cease-fire in place insufficient. During his first official visit to Ukraine since becoming NATO chief last year, Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that a cease-fire in the eastern part of the country is mostly holding....

    Tatars Block Land Route Into Crimea From Ukraine
    Sep22

    Tatars Block Land Route Into Crimea From Ukraine

    A Tatar leader said no trucks had been allowed in since Sunday, and Germany warned Ukraine and Russia to avert elections planned by separatists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Another sign that things are going horribly wrong in 3 of the world’s largest economies
    Sep21

    Another sign that things are going horribly wrong in 3 of the world’s largest economies

    UK construction machinery firm JCB has said that it will cut 400 jobs around the world, mostly due to a massive slow down in business in Russia, China and Brazil. This is a horrible sign for three of the biggest economies in the world. “In the first six months of the year, the market in Russia has dropped by 70%, Brazil by 36% and China by...

    Russia claims Syria embassy shelled as Putin meets Netanyahu
    Sep21

    Russia claims Syria embassy shelled as Putin meets Netanyahu

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia on Monday demanded “concrete action” after a shell landed in its embassy compound in Damascus, as President Vladimir Putin tried to reassure Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu over an alleged military buildup in the war-torn country. Moscow said a mortar fell on the embassy compound in the Syrian capital on...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 21, 2015
    Sep21

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 21, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Christian Caryl remembers a Europe that tore down its walls — and laments that it is now putting them back up. Ilya Lozovsky profiles a new Ukrainian political movement that’s leading the struggle for clean government. Frank Brown takes stock … …read...