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    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era
    Dec08

    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era

    A Russian court for the first time has sentenced an activist to three years in prison under a 2014 law for repeatedly protesting without permission. Amnesty International called for activist Ildar Dadin to be released immediately after a judge at Moscow’s Basmanny Court issued the decision Monday. The sentence was a year longer than what...

    Can Putin Bomb His Way Out of Sanctions?
    Dec08

    Can Putin Bomb His Way Out of Sanctions?

    A Russian Defense Ministry briefing in Moscow Sergei Karpukhin / ReutersIn Syria, some of Europe’s leading powers find themselves allied with Vladimir Putin in the military campaign against ISIS; in Ukraine, the Europeans have combined forces with the Americans to contain the Russian president’s imperialistic advances. The tangled...

    Joe Biden Urges Lawmakers in Ukraine to Fulfill Promise of Uprising
    Dec08

    Joe Biden Urges Lawmakers in Ukraine to Fulfill Promise of Uprising

    The American vice president, addressing the Parliament in Kiev, called on politicians to limit the power of business moguls and to reject self-interest. …read more Source: The New York...

    Biden: Ukraine Threatened By Russia And Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden: Ukraine Threatened By Russia And Corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden highlighted twin threats, Russia and corruption, in a landmark speech to the Ukrainian parliament. Biden was applauded warmly as he said the United States would never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and told lawmakers they had the chance to make a truly free, democratic Ukraine for the first time ever....

    Poland Arrests Ukrainian Wanted In U.S.
    Dec08

    Poland Arrests Ukrainian Wanted In U.S.

    A prosecutor in Poland says a Ukrainian man has been arrested at the request of the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of stealing and laundering at least $10 million. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Air France to resume flights to Tehran after nuclear deal
    Dec08

    Air France to resume flights to Tehran after nuclear deal

    PARIS (AP) — Air France will resume flights to Tehran for the first time in more than seven years, as part of resuming European trade with Iran following a hard-fought deal to curb its nuclear activities. The airline announced in a statement Tuesday that it “is supporting the resumption of commercial exchange with Iran” and will operate flights...

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in his speech at the Ukrainian Parliament has warned Kiev against backsliding in the fight against corruption. Biden said on Tuesday that Ukraine should do more to fight corruption or it will lose international support. Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 following months of...

    Biden warns Ukraine of backsliding on corruption
    Dec08

    Biden warns Ukraine of backsliding on corruption

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Ukraine against backsliding in the fight against corruption. In a speech at the Ukrainian Parliament, Biden said Ukraine should do more to fight corruption or it will lose international support. Biden, who has been in Kiev since Sunday, previously assured Ukraine of U.S. support...

    Biden warns Ukraine of backsliding on corruption
    Dec08

    Biden warns Ukraine of backsliding on corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Ukraine against backsliding in the fight against corruption. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Poland jails Ukrainian man wanted in US for $ millions theft
    Dec08

    Poland jails Ukrainian man wanted in US for $ millions theft

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prosecutor in southern Poland says a Ukrainian man has been put under arrest on a request from the U.S. where he is wanted on suspicion of stealing and laundering at least $10 million. Boguslaw Marcinkowska, spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, said Tuesday that the 45-year-old man, identified only as Oleksander K.,...