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    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Vote To Allow Trade Embargo Against Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to allow the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists
    Dec24

    Court Extends Jail For Russians Accused Of Fighting With Separatists

    Kyiv’s Holosiiv District Court extended the detention of two Russians alleged to be members of Russia’s armed forces until at least February 20. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s ‘shadow economy’ is one of the largest in the world and its still growing

    REUTERS/StaffLeonid is not exactly what you would expect from a black market money dealer. He is young, well-built, handsome, and well-dressed. The upmarket café he chose to meet in is the kind that serves its meals on slates and offers menus in English as well as Ukrainian. Leonid orders tea and adds honey before he begins to speak quietly,...

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?
    Dec24

    Ukraine’s brawling parliament hopes to learn from Israel’s — but who’s really worse?

    Israel’s honorary consul in Ukraine, Oleg Vyshniakov, left, posing with officials from the Ukrainian parliament at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Dec. 16, 2015. (Dmitry Spicheko) When Israelis rank the things that make them proud of their country, the Knesset is rarely first on the list. Or second. Or third. In a survey in April, Israelis put...

    Salute to Vienna at Arsht
    Dec24

    Salute to Vienna at Arsht

    Knight Concert Hall presents a Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday with The Strauss Symphony of America and dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and international … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russia’s Legal Battle for Ukraine Debt Fraught With Politics
    Dec23

    Russia’s Legal Battle for Ukraine Debt Fraught With Politics

    Russia plans to sue Ukraine in an English court to recover a multibillion-dollar loan Moscow made to Kyiv in December 2013, just weeks before Ukraine’s then-President, Viktor Yanukovych, facing a popular uprising, fled to Russia. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered officials to prepare a lawsuit against Ukraine for refusing...

    Putin to Firefighters: No Christmas Pay for You
    Dec23

    Putin to Firefighters: No Christmas Pay for You

    It’s not a merry time of year for Russia’s firefighters. The Times reports: Russian firefighters and other emergency services employees face a bleak Christmas after they were told that their salaries would go unpaid.The workers were advised to take out bank loans. “The ministry has no money,” an unnamed accountant at the emergencies...

    Photos: Canada’s military photographers chronicle land, air and sea operations
    Dec23

    Photos: Canada’s military photographers chronicle land, air and sea operations

    Defence Watch makes use of the Canadian Forces Combat Camera/CF imaging technician photos. Here are some of the most interesting photos of the last little while, captured by the CF’s photographers during operations and exercises: Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Moncton, a Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessel, at anchor in Albert...

    Kyiv, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Violating Holiday Cease-Fire
    Dec23

    Kyiv, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Violating Holiday Cease-Fire

    Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed separatists accused each other of violating a holiday cease-fire on December 23, just hours after the truce came into effect in Ukraine’s conflict-torn east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling
    Dec23

    Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling

    On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd interviewed GOP front runner for the White House, Donald Trump. Trump was in classic form, calling himself the “Earnest Hemingway” of social media and still promoting the undocumented phenomenon of widespread celebration of the terror event of September 11th in New Jersey. Not surprisingly, the...