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    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names
    Oct23

    The surprising real names of A-list celebrities and the stories behind their stage names

    Sometimes you need to change your name to make it as a star in Hollywood or the music business. When Michael Keaton accepted his best actor Golden Globe for “Birdman,” he told the crowd his birth name was actually Michael Douglas. He changed his name early in his career to avoid confusion with the actor and TV host Mike Douglas. He is...

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine
    Oct23

    Complicated local election rules draw wide criticism in Ukraine

    KYIV – Just as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko failed to ensure open party list voting in the 2014 parliamentary elections, now the local elections to take place on October 25 will also occur without genuine open party lists, which is widely considered the optimal voting system for Ukraine. Instead, Ukraine’s Parliament in July...

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council
    Oct23

    Ukraine vows to challenge Russia during stint on U.N. Security Council

    On October 15, Ukraine won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent veto-wielding member Russia. Ukraine won the mandate to represent Eastern European countries on the council. Four other countries – Egypt, Japan, Senegal, and Uruguay – were also elected...

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy
    Oct23

    In Ukraine’s east: Russian hybrid war and Euro-hybrid democracy

    PART II Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande have prevailed on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to accommodate pseudo-elections in the Russian-controlled territory into a special Ukrainian law. Mr. Poroshenko himself, and the Ukrainian body politic at large, had even recently...

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections
    Oct23

    The political situation in Ukraine on the eve of nationwide local elections

    October 15 Ukraine is nearing its third nationwide election campaign since the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s kleptocratic regime early last year. The ballot marathon commenced with presidential and parliamentary votes in 2014, and is now being followed by local elections on October 25 (Kyiv Post, October 14). Many observers, analysts and even...

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl
    Oct23

    Podcast: Backyard Brawl

    All eyes may be on Syria, but that doesn’t mean all is quiet in Russia’s backyard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    This Statue of Vladimir Lenin Was Turned Into Darth Vader in Ukraine
    Oct23

    This Statue of Vladimir Lenin Was Turned Into Darth Vader in Ukraine

    A statue of former Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin was turned into the iconic Star Wars’ villain, Darth Vader. В Дарта Вейдера скульптор превратил заводской памятник Владимиру Ленину, который подлежал демонтажу. Одесса!!! pic.twitter.com/IQXWj1kxK5 — Feldman (@EvgenyFeldman) October 22, 2015 “Everything glows, everything changes, old figures...

    Pope Francis: Ukraine  will always be in my heart
    Oct23

    Pope Francis: Ukraine will always be in my heart

    VATICAN CITY – During an official visit to the Vatican to participate in the pontifical synod on the family, Patriarch Sviatoslav met with Pope Francis and once again informed him about the dire situation in Ukraine. The pontiff and the primate of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (UGCC) met on October 14. Patriarch Sviatoslav told Pope […]...

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender
    Oct23

    Ukraine marks first Day of the Defender

    KYIV – October 14 was marked for the first time this year as the Day of the Defender of Ukraine – to honor the courage and heroism of the defenders of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity. The date coincides with the religious feast day of St. Mary the Protectress (Pokrova). On the occasion of […] …read more...

    A textbook publisher’s “revisions”
    Oct23

    A textbook publisher’s “revisions”

    A newly revised and updated edition of a geography textbook for students age 11-14 published by Oxford University Press was much too hasty in updating international borders. Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia in March 2014, is identified in the “new and improved” textbook as being part of Russia. Amazingly,...