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    Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections
    Feb25

    Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany, on a visit to Kiev, are expressing concerns about the political tensions that are impeding reform efforts in Ukraine and about the persisting conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Associated Press writes. Here is more from the Associated Press article: The two countries have been trying to help resolve the...

    China is the fastest-growing exporter of weapons in the world
    Feb25

    China is the fastest-growing exporter of weapons in the world

    Ng Han Guan/APChina’s exports of major arms soared 88 percent between 2006 and 2015, and the country is now behind only the U.S. and Russia when it comes to exporting weapons around the globe, according o a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). China isn’t the only nation that has seen a boost...

    U.S. Envoy Urges Ukraine To Become Agricultural ‘Superpower’
    Feb25

    U.S. Envoy Urges Ukraine To Become Agricultural ‘Superpower’

    Ukraine signed a deal with U.S. agriculture giant Cargill to build a major grain export terminal that Washington’s ambassador said could help turn the embattled nation into an agricultural “superpower.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia Lift Bans On Cargo Truck Transits On February 25
    Feb25

    Ukraine, Russia Lift Bans On Cargo Truck Transits On February 25

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accepted a Russian proposal on February 24 to lift mutual bans on cargo truck transits the two countries imposed earlier this month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Man City cruises past Dynamo Kiev
    Feb25

    Man City cruises past Dynamo Kiev

    Manchester City took a giant stride towards the quarterfinals of the Champions League after an emphatic 3-1 win at Dynamo Kiev. …read more Source:...

    North Korea is facing expanded sanctions over its recent nuclear tests
    Feb25

    North Korea is facing expanded sanctions over its recent nuclear tests

    REUTERS/KCNAUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States and China have agreed on a draft resolution that would expand U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test and hope to put it to a vote in the coming days, council diplomats said on Wednesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two council...

    EU Chief: Brexit Would Change Europe Forever for the Worse
    Feb25

    EU Chief: Brexit Would Change Europe Forever for the Worse

    BRUSSELS—Highlighting the European Union’s love-hate relationship with Britain, major groups in the EU legislature on Wednesday urged Britons to vote to remain in the EU but chided their prime minister for hijacking the bloc with a local “glorified cockfight” that could fundamentally undermine its unity. EU President Donald Tusk insisted...

    Al-Qaeda is taking control of a pivotal Middle East country
    Feb25

    Al-Qaeda is taking control of a pivotal Middle East country

    REUTERS/Khaled AbdullahThe 11-month-long chaotic civil war in Yemen has reached a decisive moment. The Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni government forces are now about 30 miles from the capital, Sana’a. The city was captured in September 2014 by a coalition of Shiite Houthi rebels and elite military units loyal to the country’s former...

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting
    Feb25

    US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Spike in East Ukraine Fighting

    A senior official said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” about an escalation in the conflict between government forces and pro-Russia separatist rebels in recent weeks in eastern Ukraine, despite a series of cease-fire attempts. Reports from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have indicated that a majority of cease-fire...

    One of the world’s most-wanted Nazis just won a big legal victory
    Feb25

    One of the world’s most-wanted Nazis just won a big legal victory

    Wikimedia CommonsIt’s been twenty years since Helmut Oberlander’s Canadian citizenship was revoked, and he was ordered deported. But he’s not heading back home yet. The 92-year-old’s eviction from Canada has been delayed again after winning another victory in a federal courtroom. A judge ordered the justice system to...