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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko: Rebel Elections Threaten Peace Deal

    A leader of Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine signed a decree on Wednesday to hold local elections, a move President Petro Poroshenko condemned as a risky and irresponsible decision that threatened a cease-fire deal. Under the terms of the much-violated Minsk peace agreement, reached in February, local elections were meant to be held in...

    The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York
    Sep16

    The Obama administration is worried that Putin is about to pull a fast one in New York

    US President Barack Obama is considering meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he comes to New York this month for the United Nations General Assembly, but the Obama administration doesn’t know if that’s a good idea. White House officials are reportedly trying to decide whether the two leaders should meet to “work...

    On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin
    Sep16

    On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster Is No Match for Putin

    Donald Trump is the latest Republican presidential candidate to falsely assess the impact of President Barack Obama’s engagement in Ukraine. The former Soviet nation is in the middle of a bloody proxy war with Russia that started last year, after Ukrainians revolted against and overthrew the corru …read more Source: The New...

    OSCE Urges Full Probe 15 Years After Gongadze’s Disappearance
    Sep16

    OSCE Urges Full Probe 15 Years After Gongadze’s Disappearance

    The OSCE’s media-freedom representative has highlighted the 15th anniversary of the disappearance of Ukrainian investigative journalist Heorhiy Gongadze by reiterating her call for authorities in Kyiv to fully investigate the crime. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian pranksters claim Putin hoax call to Elton John
    Sep16

    Russian pranksters claim Putin hoax call to Elton John

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian pranksters say they fooled Elton John into believing that Russian President Vladimir Putin had given him a call.The British star on Tuesday posted a message on Instagram, thanking Putin for calling him to discuss gay rights in Russia and inviting him for a meeting in Moscow. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied...

    Ukraine’s Failed Tech Revolution
    Sep16

    Ukraine’s Failed Tech Revolution

    Snapchat’s acquisition of a local startup is another reminder of what could have been. …read more Source:...

    Fighting eases in east Ukraine as Russia backs off support for separatists
    Sep16

    Fighting eases in east Ukraine as Russia backs off support for separatists

    A long-sought cease-fire is holding in Ukraine for the first time since a February truce. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Seeks To Blunt Russia’s UN Veto Power
    Sep16

    Ukraine Seeks To Blunt Russia’s UN Veto Power

    Ukraine has stepped up its effort to restrict Russia’s use of its veto in the UN Security Council, which Kyiv says has enabled the Kremlin to block international action to punish Moscow for “aggression.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Separatists Plan Elections On Different Dates Than Rest Of Ukraine
    Sep16

    Separatists Plan Elections On Different Dates Than Rest Of Ukraine

    The self-proclaimed leader of Ukraine’s breakaway Donetsk region, Aleksandr Zakharchenko, has signed a decree that schedules elections for local self-government bodies on October 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These are the countries that are going to get hit hardest if the Fed hikes rates tomorrow
    Sep16

    These are the countries that are going to get hit hardest if the Fed hikes rates tomorrow

    The Federal Reserve makes a momentous decision on Thursday, and it may finally raise US interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis. That’s not just big news for the United States. It’s big news for economies around the world, and the dollar has more influence than any other currency globally. Some emerging markets...