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    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders
    Mar05

    Ukraine Peace Process Flounders

    There has been no breakthrough in the latest diplomatic attempt to implement a peace deal in eastern Ukraine, but observers say the so-called Minsk agreements are not “dead” yet. In Paris on Thursday, foreign ministers from France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine — the so-called Normandy Format — tried to get the peace process back on...

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections
    Mar05

    France Calls for Timetable for Ukraine Prisoner Exchange, Elections

    France’s foreign minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, called for a timetable for elections in eastern Ukraine and for release of prisoners on Thursday after meeting with his counterparts from Germany, Russia and Ukraine. While there has been no breakthrough in the region, VOA’s Nike Ching reports there is a concern Russia is using the talks...

    Gazprom Goes Hat in Hand to China for a Loan
    Mar05

    Gazprom Goes Hat in Hand to China for a Loan

    Gazprom is having cash flow problems, which is why it turned to the Bank of China for a 2 billion euro loan this week. The FT reports: The Russian state-controlled gas group agreed the five-year loan — one of the largest ever from a Chinese lender to a Russian company — with Bank of China’s London branch at a meeting in Shanghai on...

    What Ukraine needs now
    Mar04

    What Ukraine needs now

    Two years ago, the people of Ukraine toppled the criminal and tyrannical regime of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych after police opened fire on protestors in Kyiv’s Independence Square. Over 100 people were murdered for making one simple demand of their government — that Ukraine’s citizens be treated with dignity. Those...

    Ukraine To Stay Out of EU and NATO For 20 Years, Says Jean-Claude Juncker
    Mar04

    Ukraine To Stay Out of EU and NATO For 20 Years, Says Jean-Claude Juncker

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has dashed Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU and NATO anytime soon, estimating that it will take at least two decades before the former Soviet state is a member of either. “Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-to-25 years, and not of NATO...

    High school whiz kid was 23-year-old Ukrainian man
    Mar04

    High school whiz kid was 23-year-old Ukrainian man

    Artur Samarin stayed in the U.S. after his visa expired and spent four years as Asher Potts. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia threatens U.S. with further sanctions after Obama prolongs penalties
    Mar04

    Russia threatens U.S. with further sanctions after Obama prolongs penalties

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Moscow reserves the right to reciprocate against Washington after President Obama this week renewed sanctions imposed as a result of the 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. “We regret to note that the United States continues to enthusiastically play the anti-Russian...

    Brazilian Police Question Ex-President in Corruption Probe
    Mar04

    Brazilian Police Question Ex-President in Corruption Probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilian police on Friday were questioning former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and searching his home and other buildings linked to him as part of the sprawling corruption case at the oil giant Petrobras. Silva’s spokesman, Jose Crispiniano, confirmed that police were at addresses belonging to Silva, including his...

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy
    Mar04

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy

    In the city of Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan, the ribbon of St. George, a black-and-orange symbol of resurgent Russian patriotism that was adopted by separatists in Ukraine, hangs from every second car’s rear-view mirror. Most people in this town and the surrounding region are ethnic Russians, distinct from the mainly Muslim ethnic...

    It Is High Time for EU to Stand Up To Creeping Illiberal Democracy in Europe
    Mar04

    It Is High Time for EU to Stand Up To Creeping Illiberal Democracy in Europe

    The Founders Fathers of the European Union (EU) believed that economic integration was the key to political prosperity in Europe. They integrated the coal and steel industries of Germany and France to disincentivize the main Continental European rivals from starting a Third World War. Since the modest start in 1951 the EU has grown into the most...