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    World Powers Condemn Violence, Urge Ukraine To Affirm Reforms
    Sep01

    World Powers Condemn Violence, Urge Ukraine To Affirm Reforms

    World powers condemned the violence outside Ukraine’s parliament August 31 and urged legislators to keep up their work decentralizing the government through measures that carry out the Minsk peace accord. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians are fighting in the streets over a new constitution
    Sep01

    Ukrainians are fighting in the streets over a new constitution

    Clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital on Monday were the worst since President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February 2014 and a new government was installed. One National Guard officer was killed when a grenade exploded near parliament. The protest was organized by nationalists opposed to planned constitutional changes...

    Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed
    Sep01

    Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded. The decentralization of power was a condition demanded by...

    US Military Deploys Drones to Latvia on Training Mission
    Sep01

    US Military Deploys Drones to Latvia on Training Mission

    The U.S. military has deployed two MQ-1 Predator reconnaissance drones and 70 airmen to Latvia on a training mission as part of U.S. efforts to reassure European allies the United States is committed to their security, the Pentagon said on Monday. The deployment of the MQ-1 Predators to Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia over the weekend was the first...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 1
    Sep01

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Sept. 1

    The so-called rumors were related to China’s continuing stock market uncertainty, the recent industrial explosions in Tianjin and the military parade scheduled for Thursday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ministry said. Xinhua, the state-run news agency, said Monday that the ministry’s actions were...

    Grenade Explodes During Ukraine Clashes; 1 Officer Killed
    Sep01

    Grenade Explodes During Ukraine Clashes; 1 Officer Killed

    KIEV, Ukraine— As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 wounded. It was the worst violence in the capital since the government took power...

    1 dead, 100 injured in Ukraine clashes
    Aug31

    1 dead, 100 injured in Ukraine clashes

    One national guard member was killed and 100 people were injured in clashes in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, August 31, 2015
    Aug31

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, August 31, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Taras Kuzio warns that Ukraine is losing its last chance to break the financial and political might of the oligarchs. Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez explains how Colombian refugees are paying with their homes to shore up Venezuela’s regime. Emily Crane Linn highlights...

    Ukrainian schoolchildren attend military camp
    Aug31

    Ukrainian schoolchildren attend military camp

    As Ukraine fends off Russian-backed separatists and troops, kids aged 11-15 get a taste for war training in the summer …read more Source:...

    Suspected Grenade Thrower In Kyiv Caught On Camera
    Aug31

    Suspected Grenade Thrower In Kyiv Caught On Camera

    A man throwing what appeared to be a grenade during a protest in Kyiv was caught on video by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty cameras. The violence erupted after parliament approved a draft constitutional amendment granting more autonomy to the eastern Ukrainian regions. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...