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    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine
    Dec08

    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

    As the vice president aims to curb corruption in Ukraine, his son, Hunter, sits on the board of a Ukrainian company that the American ambassador has accused of having “illicit assets.” …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters
    Dec08

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters

    A Washington-area Ukrainian Catholic Church will be setting up an unusual table at its annual Christmas bazaar this weekend — a collection point for supplies for Ukrainian troops battling Russian-backed separatists in the old country. The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church of Silver Spring, Md., says it will accept “new …...

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.
    Dec08

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.

    Joe Biden’s message to Ukraine on Tuesday was crystal clear: Don’t screw this up The vice president didn’t mince words when he spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, ministers and lawmakers inside parliament during his fifth trip to the country on Tuesday. He warned Kiev against backsliding in its fight against...

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption

    U.S. Vice President used a landmark address to the Ukrainian parliament to deliver a message of steadfast American support, but also to call for more action against corruption. There was a standing ovation as he pledged the United States would never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But Biden also said elected officials must remove...

    NATO Moves Forward with Montenegro
    Dec08

    NATO Moves Forward with Montenegro

    NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to become its 29th member is an important step forward for the Alliance. The Brussels ministerial meeting on December 2 overcame any latent opposition to further NATO enlargement, demonstrated that the Alliance does not retreat in the face of Moscow’s threats, and indicated its commitment to bringing...

    Biden visits Ukraine with a warning for its leaders
    Dec08

    Biden visits Ukraine with a warning for its leaders

    U.S. Vice President voices West’s growing impatience with pace of reforms to tackle corruption …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian ultra-nationalists hold trove of stolen Dutch paintings for $74 million ransom
    Dec08

    Ukrainian ultra-nationalists hold trove of stolen Dutch paintings for $74 million ransom

    AMSTERDAM — A trove of Dutch Golden Age paintings stolen a decade ago is being held for ransom by a Ukrainian far-right militia group with “contacts on the highest political levels,” a museum in the Netherlands said Monday. Westfries Museum in Hoorn said it believed the 24 looted artworks, which had an estimated value of 10 million euros...

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning
    Dec08

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning

    In an unexpected renewal of a feud between the Kremlin and Russia’s former richest man, exiled tycoon and ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was summoned for questioning in Moscow on Tuesday. Khodorkovsky posted on social media a copy of the summons, which was delivered to the Moscow home of his 82-year-old father, who was himself questioned...

    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...