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    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter
    Jul07

    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery
    Jul07

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery

    A letter to Ukraine’s prime minister that is supposedly written by a U.S. senator appears to be a Russian forgery. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
    Jul07

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 6 (UPI) — Russia continues to flex its might in semi-autonomous region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?
    Jul07

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?

    As we’ve been saying for a while now, endemic corruption is the biggest obstacle to a truly open and westernized Ukrainian society. Yet even after the Yanukovych’s thugs martyred the “heavenly hundred” protesters and caused Ukraine’s Maidan movement to boil over into a real uprising that overthrew the dictator (and got a certain...

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4
    Jul07

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4

    On July 4th, two pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers approached the US West coast, causing the Air Force to scramble to intercept the planes before they breached US airspace. Fox News reports that the first incident occurred at 10:30 am ET off the coast of Alaska, when NORAD identified the Russian planes and two F-22s hurried to intercept...

    Here are the most expensive places to drink beer around the world
    Jul06

    Here are the most expensive places to drink beer around the world

    What can better determine the cost of a city than the price of a nice cold beer? Go Euro recently released its 2015 Beer Price Index, which combined data from 75 cities around the world, using the cost of the most popular local beer and top five most commonly imported ones. Just like you want to avoid eating a club sandwich in Geneva,...

    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...