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    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday.The Kremlin strongman and the disgraced billionaire reportedly cracked open a bottle of...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.Instead, he found himself charged with treason and facing a possible 15 years in prison.Kravtsov worked for Russia’s GRU...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    The Russian government increasingly has portrayed any cooperation with foreign companies or nationals as a potential security threat, a throwback to Soviet times when any interaction with foreigners aroused suspicion. The eclectic group of Russians charged with treason this year includes a mother of seven, a Sochi traffic controller, a Black Sea...

    Russia steps up campaign to brand people with Western ties as ‘traitors’ amid Ukraine conflict
    Sep19

    Russia steps up campaign to brand people with Western ties as ‘traitors’ amid Ukraine conflict

    When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russians With Western Ties Increasingly Branded ‘Traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians With Western Ties Increasingly Branded ‘Traitors’

    Russia steps up campaign to brand people with Western ties as ‘traitors’ amid Ukraine conflict …read more Source: ABC...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: U.S. Judge Tosses Tymoshenko Lawsuit
    Sep19

    World Briefing: Ukraine: U.S. Judge Tosses Tymoshenko Lawsuit

    A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by Yulia V. Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate. …read more Source: The New York...

    U.S. Court Dismisses Ex-Ukrainian Leader’s Suit Against Political Foes
    Sep19

    U.S. Court Dismisses Ex-Ukrainian Leader’s Suit Against Political Foes

    A U.S. court judge dismissed a lawsuit by former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko accusing her political opponents of running a U.S.-based racketeering enterprise that led to her imprisonment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Chief To Make First Visit To Ukraine Next Week
    Sep19

    NATO Chief To Make First Visit To Ukraine Next Week

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will next week make his first visit to Ukraine to hold talks with top officials and launch a joint disaster-management exercise, the alliance said September 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Removes European Reporters From Ban List
    Sep19

    Poroshenko Removes European Reporters From Ban List

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an order September 18 to revoke a ban on several journalists of British, Spanish and German citizenship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Weekend Roundup: Connecting Minds Across Cultures
    Sep19

    Weekend Roundup: Connecting Minds Across Cultures

    “Forty years of crisscrossing the planet has led me to suspect that the world isn’t growing smaller,” the inveterate traveler and literary journalist Pico Iyer laments. “If anything, the differences, the distances between us, are growing greater than they’ve ever been. In the Age of Information, many of us know less...