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    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force
    Sep15

    Ukraine to nearly double size of police force

    Ed AdamczykKHERSON , Ukraine, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Ukraine will nearly double the number of its police officers by the end of the year, Internal Affairs Minister Arsen Avakov said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia betting West will accept Syrian leader Assad, for a while at least
    Sep15

    Russia betting West will accept Syrian leader Assad, for a while at least

    In ramping up its military involvement in Syria’s civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group’s spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition, writes the Associated Press in an analysis...

    Vladimir Putin Phones Elton John After Singer Requested Meeting on LGBT Rights
    Sep15

    Vladimir Putin Phones Elton John After Singer Requested Meeting on LGBT Rights

    Singer Sir Elton John announced on Tuesday that he had received a phone call from an unlikely source — Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Thank you to President Vladimir Putin for reaching out and speaking via telephone with me today,” John posted on Instagram. “I look to forward to meeting with you face-to-face to discuss LGBT equality in...

    Hasidic Jews Celebrate New Year In Ukraine
    Sep15

    Hasidic Jews Celebrate New Year In Ukraine

    Hasidic Jews from around the world gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Uman is a pilgrimage site and the burial place of Jewish spiritual leader Rebbe Nachman, a great grandson of the founder of Hasidism. (By RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia could have a dark ulterior motive for propping up Assad’s regime in Syria
    Sep15

    Russia could have a dark ulterior motive for propping up Assad’s regime in Syria

    There may be more at play with Russia’s expanding role in Syria than just influence in the Middle East. Kemlin authorities reportedly have an ulterior motive for supporting the regime of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad: Getting jihadists out of Russia, where they might attack the homeland, and sending them into Syria. Russia...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 15, 2015
    Sep15

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 15, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Hannah Thoburn describes the struggles of a Crimean Tatar radio station that has fled Crimea to Kiev to continue operating in the wake of the Russian occupation. Christian Caryl dismantles the Russian and Chinese argument that “Western democracy” is responsible …...

    Former Kremlin insider expects 2-year economic downturn
    Sep15

    Former Kremlin insider expects 2-year economic downturn

    MOSCOW (AP) — A close associate of Vladimir Putin, who recently lost his job as Russia’s railways chief in a reshuffle seen as a sign of increasing Kremlin infighting, says the nation’s economic downturn will last at least two more years amid ongoing Western sanctions.Speaking in his first interview with a Western media outlet since...

    U.S. Envoy Tells Russia’s Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea
    Sep15

    U.S. Envoy Tells Russia’s Neighbors: Having Putin As Your Only Friend Not A Good Idea

    U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Daniel Baer says former Soviet republics should enhance their relations with the European Union and the United States and avoid dependence on Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Court Extends Savchenko’s Detention By Another Six Months
    Sep15

    Russian Court Extends Savchenko’s Detention By Another Six Months

    A Russian court has ruled that Ukrainian helicopter pilot Nadia Savchenko must stay in a Russian jail for at least another six months as her trial continues. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Early Trading and Tax Hints
    Sep15

    Early Trading and Tax Hints

    Also Deutsche Bank cuts, Ukrainian hackers, spoofers, insider traders, Tom Hayes, just a lot of enforcement stuff. …read more Source:...