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    The Atlantic Daily: The Next Day
    Dec14

    The Atlantic Daily: The Next Day

    What We’re FollowingMoore Loss: Alabama voters elected Doug Jones, a Democrat, as their next U.S. senator in a historic upset that followed a series of strategic mishaps by Republicans. The victory comes as a blow to President Trump, who failed to mobilize his supporters at both the primary and the general levels of the race. The Republican...

    4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World
    Dec14

    4 Winter Solstice Rituals From Around the World

    Thousands of people around the globe will herald the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. The solstice, which falls on Dec. 21 this year, marks the first...

    Ukraine MP Calls to Expedite Anti-corruption Court Legislation
    Dec14

    Ukraine MP Calls to Expedite Anti-corruption Court Legislation

    Pressure to expedite creation of special court comes amid concerns that Kyiv is backsliding on promised reforms …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Not To Receive EU Money As Kyiv Fails To Fully Meet Requirements
    Dec14

    Ukraine Not To Receive EU Money As Kyiv Fails To Fully Meet Requirements

    Ukraine will not receive the third tranche of the European Union’s financial assistance as Kyiv failed to meet some of the EU requirements, the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk
    Dec13

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk

    Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets — this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name. The self-styled Donetsk and next-door Luhansk “people’s republics” broke away from central rule in 2014 after months of violent...

    US Arms Sale to Georgia a Long-Overdue Show of Support for Eurasian Ally
    Dec13

    US Arms Sale to Georgia a Long-Overdue Show of Support for Eurasian Ally

    The U.S.- Georgian relationship was taken to a new level on Nov. 20, when President Donald Trump approved something that never occurred during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office. That would be an estimated $75 million deal to sell Javelin anti-tank missiles to the Eastern European republic of Georgia. After 25 years of...

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk
    Dec13

    War-scarred Neighborhoods Dot Ukraine’s Rebel-held Donetsk

    Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets — this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name. The self-styled Donetsk and next-door Luhansk “people’s republics” broke away from central rule in 2014 after months of violent...

    Russian General Named in Bellingcat MH17 Report Plans to Sue
    Dec10

    Russian General Named in Bellingcat MH17 Report Plans to Sue

    A senior Russian general who was accused in a recent investigation of being a coordinator of separatist forces in eastern Ukraine and of possibly playing a role in the downing of a civilian airliner in July 2014 has said he plans to sue the authors of the report for defamation. Retired General Nikolai Tkachyov told Novaya Gazeta on Saturday that...

    Ukrainian Author of Manafort Op-ed Says He Sought Input to Avoid Errors
    Dec10

    Ukrainian Author of Manafort Op-ed Says He Sought Input to Avoid Errors

    The author of an article that U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller believes former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a gag order said Saturday that he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors. On Friday, Mueller unveiled evidence against Manafort to try to convince a judge that he wrote the...

    Saakashvili Declares Hunger Strike Following Arrest in Kyiv
    Dec10

    Saakashvili Declares Hunger Strike Following Arrest in Kyiv

    Ukrainian opposition politician and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has declared a hunger strike, his lawyer told journalists on Saturday. Attorney Ruslan Chornolutskiy released a letter from Saakashvili calling on supporters to protest in Kyiv on Sunday and to call for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko. Also Saturday, a...