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    Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk
    Mar29

    Ukrainian Protestants Say Religious Intolerance Rising In Donetsk

    Protestants from the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine say they are being persecuted by the Russian Orthodox Church. Many evangelicals have left because of a crackdown on religious freedom.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy
    Mar29

    Ruble bounce rare ray of sunshine for crisis-hit Russian economy

    Moscow (AFP) – It’s been a torrid time of late for the Russian economy as the fallout from Ukraine and tumbling oil prices have plunged the country into financial crisis.But an unexpected recent rebound by the ruble has partially reversed months of pain for the nosediving national currency and fired hope among harried officials in...

    New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism
    Mar29

    New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

    Washington (AFP) – When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch.The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter’s new livestream app Periscope, which became a window for the breaking news event.The event...

    ‘Unity Rally’ In Dnipropetrovsk Aims To Mend Ex-Governor’s Rift With Kyiv
    Mar29

    ‘Unity Rally’ In Dnipropetrovsk Aims To Mend Ex-Governor’s Rift With Kyiv

    Residents of the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk have held what they called a “unity rally” meant to help mend a rift between President Petro Poroshenko and the regional governor he recently fired. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Residents in Eastern Ukraine City Rally Against Separatism
    Mar29

    Residents in Eastern Ukraine City Rally Against Separatism

    The participants from Dnepropetrovsk had hoped to help mend a rift between President Petro O. Poroshenko and the regional governor he fired and to ease worries that Ukraine is also now at risk of unraveling into privately ruled fiefs. …read more Source: The New York...

    News Analysis: Fragile Cease-Fire in Ukraine Inspires Little Confidence in West
    Mar29

    News Analysis: Fragile Cease-Fire in Ukraine Inspires Little Confidence in West

    Western diplomats and analysts are predicting a further escalation of tensions, possibly including the placement of Russian nuclear weapons in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: The New York...

    Greek PM Tsipras Says Europe Union Is Desired
    Mar29

    Greek PM Tsipras Says Europe Union Is Desired

    (Adds progress of talks in paragraph 8) By Costas Pitas ATHENS, March 28 (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday that he sought no rift with Europe after his cash-strapped country submitted a list of reforms to its lenders in a bid to secure much-needed funds. Tsipras’s leftist government …read more...

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv
    Mar28

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv

    A summit between European Union officials and Ukraine’s leaders is scheduled to be held in Kyiv at the end of April. A statement on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s official website said that during a Saturday phone conversation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “the parties have agreed … that...

    Meet the ‘pocket army’ funded by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky
    Mar28

    Meet the ‘pocket army’ funded by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky

    Billionaire banking tycoon Igor Kolomoisky was appointed governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a region in the east of the country that includes Ukraine’s third-largest city, in March last year. He had one job: prevent the territory from falling into the hands of pro-Moscow rebels. Although he was a close ally of President Petro...

    EU’s Juncker postpones Kiev visit due to kidney stones
    Mar28

    EU’s Juncker postpones Kiev visit due to kidney stones

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has postponed plans to visit Kiev on Monday because he needs to receive… …read more Source:...