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    Activists: Human Rights Violations Rampant in Russian-Held Crimea
    Dec12

    Activists: Human Rights Violations Rampant in Russian-Held Crimea

    Ukrainian activists say human rights violations are rampant in Crimea, the Russian-annexed peninsula of Ukraine, including people being forced to acquire Russian citizenship and intimidation of nationalists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Regional Spats, ‘Climate Justice’ Hijack Paris Talks on Global Warming
    Dec12

    Regional Spats, ‘Climate Justice’ Hijack Paris Talks on Global Warming

    PARIS—Competing national interests and even personal rivalries have cast a cloud over the international summit on climate change meeting here, and the issue of “climate justice” has proven to be a significant stumbling block in the way of any meaningful deal. At various points during the two-week conference, realpolitik took over, overshadowing...

    Darth Vader’s Day
    Dec12

    Darth Vader’s Day

    Valentyn Ogirenko / ReutersWhile the world awaits the debut of the latest Star Wars installment, Ukraine’s Darth Mykolaiovych Vader has some chores to do. He’s got to iron his cloak, vacuum his apartment, and prepare dinner for his family. The Odessa resident, who enjoyed the spotlight earlier this year when he ran for office, invited...

    Ukraine Parliament Turns Into ‘Fight Club’ As Legislator Attacks Prime Minister
    Dec12

    Ukraine Parliament Turns Into ‘Fight Club’ As Legislator Attacks Prime Minister

    If you think partisan bickering in Congress is tense, check out the Ukrainian Parliament. It makes Capitol Hill seem downright genial by comparison.A massive brawl broke out Friday in the Supreme Rada, Ukraine’s legislative chamber, when Parliament member Oleh Barna physically dragged Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from the...

    Hollywood can have Star Wars but Ukraine gets Darth Mykolaiovych Vader
    Dec12

    Hollywood can have Star Wars but Ukraine gets Darth Mykolaiovych Vader

    Darth Vader was bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake enjoys more mundane pursuits: local politics, walking the family dog and a spot of embroidery. The Ukrainian citizen, who has changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader, ran for the post of local mayor in October, his political backers dressed as Stormtroopers. In his...

    A Sith Lord’s Story
    Dec12

    A Sith Lord’s Story

    A day in the life of Ukraine’s Darth Mykolaiovych Vader …read more Source: The...

    Brawls in Ukraine’s Parliament Are Almost as Good as Hockey Fights
    Dec11

    Brawls in Ukraine’s Parliament Are Almost as Good as Hockey Fights

    Fights broke out in Ukraine’s parliament Friday, and it was far from the first time. …read more Source: Foreign...

    WATCH: Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament as deputy tries to drag PM away
    Dec11

    WATCH: Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament as deputy tries to drag PM away

    Scuffles involving several dozen lawmakers have erupted at Ukraine’s parliament after one deputy tried to drag the prime minister away from the rostrum. …read more Source: Global...

    Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry
    Dec11

    Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry

    Ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s planned visit to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov poured cold water on hopes of finding common ground with the United States.“As long as Obama’s deputy Joe Biden goes around Europe recommending continued...

    Army Commander: Russia Could Cut Off U.S., NATO Allies from the Baltics
    Dec11

    Army Commander: Russia Could Cut Off U.S., NATO Allies from the Baltics

    Russia could split NATO’s defenses by launching an offensive from the enclave of Kaliningrad near Poland, the commander of U.S. Army Europe warned this week. The Soviet Union annexed Kaliningrad—a territory sandwiched between Poland to the south and Lithuania to the east—after World War II. It has continued to be of great strategic...