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    Blackout Hits Crimea After Power Line Blasts, Russia Says
    Nov22

    Blackout Hits Crimea After Power Line Blasts, Russia Says

    Russia says the Crimean Peninsula has been plunged into darkness, following reports of explosions at four main power lines supplying electricity from Ukraine to the disputed territory. It wasn’t clear early Sunday whether the blasts occurred in Ukrainian territory or in Crimea, which Russia annexed last year despite international outrage...

    Saboteurs blow up transmission towers, knocking out power to Crimea, Russian government says
    Nov22

    Saboteurs blow up transmission towers, knocking out power to Crimea, Russian government says

    MOSCOW — The Russian government announced a state of emergency in the disputed Crimean peninsula late Saturday evening after power to the region was suddenly cut in an apparent act of sabotage in neighboring Ukraine. Two electricity transmission towers were destroyed in at least one explosion Saturday evening in Ukraine’s Kherson region,...

    Ukraine Marks Euromaidan’s Second Anniversary
    Nov21

    Ukraine Marks Euromaidan’s Second Anniversary

    People across Ukraine are marking the Day of Dignity and Freedom, a holiday commemorating the 2013 beginning of the Euromaidan protests that ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
    Nov21

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping

    Over Merkel’s decade in charge, she has presided over Germany’s strong re-emergence on the world scene — showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of renewable energies and embracing a role as a key negotiator in the Ukraine conflict and a moral authority in Europe’s migrant crisis. At home, the...

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
    Nov21

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping

    BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone. Over Merkel’s decade in charge, she has presided over Germany’s strong re-emergence on the world scene — showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering...

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
    Nov21

    Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping

    Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone. Over Merkel’s decade in charge, she has presided over Germany’s strong re-emergence on the world scene — showing leadership in the European financial crisis, pioneering the use of...

    Poroshenko Hails EU Parliaments’ Ratification Of Association Agreement
    Nov21

    Poroshenko Hails EU Parliaments’ Ratification Of Association Agreement

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the parliaments of all European Union member states have completed the process of ratifying the bloc’s Association Agreement with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kuwait arrest raises specter of Ukraine black market as source of arms for ISIS
    Nov20

    Kuwait arrest raises specter of Ukraine black market as source of arms for ISIS

    The arrest in Kuwait of a Lebanese man with ties to the Islamic State has raised the specter that Ukraine’s notorious illicit arms market may be a source of weapons for the the militant group. One senior Ukrainian official with access to intelligence agency reports told Mashable on Friday that it is “plausible” the man, arrested...

    Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Ukraine Decommunization Process
    Nov20

    Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Ukraine Decommunization Process

    November 21 marks the completion of a key phase in Ukraine’s push to get rid of place names and public art honoring figures from the Soviet Union. But in some locales — including the country’s second-largest city, Kharkiv — the local authorities are doing all they can to stymie the effort. …read more Source: Radio...

    Religious leaders of Ukraine appeal to President Obama
    Nov20

    Religious leaders of Ukraine appeal to President Obama

    WASHINGTON – Representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations met with Obama administration officials on November 9, delivering a letter to the president calling for the U.S. government to play a greater role in delivering aid to the millions in Ukraine in dire need of humanitarian assistance as the...