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    Ukraine is no Greece or Puerto Rico and needs IMF help now
    Jul06

    Ukraine is no Greece or Puerto Rico and needs IMF help now

    Greece is a deadbeat nation, Puerto Rico is a party that lives beyond its means, but last year war-torn Ukraine made more interest payments to its lenders than it spent trying to defend itself against Russia. I just returned from a trip to Ukraine and learned that Ukraine was forced to make a $75 million bond payment to Russia, the perpetrator...

    Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story
    Jul06

    Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered… …read more Source:...

    Record Number of Jews Flee Russia
    Jul06

    Record Number of Jews Flee Russia

    Jewish citizens of Russia are fleeing to Israel at a record pace amid concerns for their safety and the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and ongoing support for separatists in Ukraine has alarmed Jews in the country, where any dissenters to...

    Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Denied Jury Trial
    Jul06

    Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Denied Jury Trial

    Russian investigators have rejected a request by jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to be tried by a jury and for the proceedings to be moved to Moscow instead of Voronezh, the city where she is being held. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Is a Mess, But It’s Still No Greece
    Jul06

    Ukraine Is a Mess, But It’s Still No Greece

    Ukraine may be about to default — but it’s still determined to get its financial house in order. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force
    Jul06

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force

    The first 2,000 recruits of a new Ukrainian police force fanned throughout the capital Kyiv over the weekend, intended by the government as a visible sign of its commitment to shake off a deep-rooted culture of corruption in public institutions. Trained by U.S. and Canadian forces, and given less militaristic uniforms and the name...

    Isolated? Putin Prepares to Host Two Major Summits
    Jul06

    Isolated? Putin Prepares to Host Two Major Summits

    Far from being isolated after fueling separatist violence in Ukraine and annexing Crimea 16 months ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin this week is hosting two major summits of groupings whose overlapping membership accounts for two-fifths of the world’s population. …read more Source: CNS...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, July 6
    Jul06

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, July 6

    U.S.-led coalition aircraft unleashed a series of strikes targeting the Islamic State group’s stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria in what the coalition said Sunday was one of its most sustained aerial operations carried out in Syria to date. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were locked in...

    Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash
    Jul06

    Malaysia wants a tribunal for Malaysia Airlines crash

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Malaysia has told the U.N. Security Council that it plans to submit a resolution that would establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last year. …read more Source: CNS...

    Step inside the tiny Soviet country that doesn’t technically exist
    Jul05

    Step inside the tiny Soviet country that doesn’t technically exist

    We all take pride in our roots, but photographer Anton Polyakov has a unique love for his homeland. Polyakov was born and raised in the breakaway province of Transnistria, an approximately 125-mile-long sliver of territory along the Dniester River running between Moldova and Ukraine. In the aftermath of the USSR’s collapse in the early 90s,...