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    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst
    Jun30

    Ukraine to Creditors: Do Your Worst

    Ukrainian delegates, IMF staff, and representatives of foreign creditors led by the Franklin Templeton group are to meet in Washington today. As it mulls its economic options, Kiev has clearly been listening to Bob Dylan, who wrote that “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.”Ukraine will be arguing that it just doesn’t...

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink
    Jun30

    This German entrepreneur just patented the word ‘Grexit’ for a vodka drink

    German entrepreneur Uwe Dahlhoff has trademarked the term “Grexit” — used to refer to the possible Greek exit from the eurozone — and plans to use it to market a new vodka drink. The 47-year-old from Hamm, western Germany, has mocked up labels for the new Grexit drink featuring a sad looking Angela Merkel in the background and Greek...

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, authorities said …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Prosecutor says still no suspects identified in investigation into downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Prosecutor says still no suspects identified in investigation into downing of MH17

    The flight heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was brought down July 17 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire
    Jun30

    Firefighters forced to enter off-limits zone around destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor to fight forest fire

    KIEV, Ukraine — Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. It was unclear if the blaze has hit parts of the zone heavily contaminated by radiation from the 1986 reactor explosion and fire, although authorities said the flames swept...

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17
    Jun30

    Investigators still have no suspects in downing of MH17

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prosecutor leading an international criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine’s battlefields said Tuesday the probe has not yet identified specific suspects for possible prosecution, but that he is optimistic it will ultimately be a success. Earlier...

    Forest fire hits destroyed Chornobyl reactor’s exclusion zone
    Jun30

    Forest fire hits destroyed Chornobyl reactor’s exclusion zone

    Fire has engulfed a large section of the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chornobyl plant in Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities said on Tuesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says
    Jun30

    Ukraine’s NATO Entrance Amid Russian Aggression ‘At Least 6-7 Years’ Away, Poroshenko Says

    It will take several years of work and a nationwide referendum for Ukraine to meet the minimum standards required to join the NATO military alliance, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday. Ukraine is one of several Eastern European nations whose leaders have broached the possibility of joining NATO amid an increase in Russian military...

    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness
    Jun30

    Ukraine office to help prospective immigrants to Israel prove Jewishness

    (JTA) – Rabbis from Israel and Ukraine opened an office in eastern Ukraine that will help prospective immigrants to Israel prove they are Jewish. The office, which opened last week in Dnepropetrovsk, aims to facilitate the process for people who seek to immigrate to Israel under its Law of Return for Jews and their kin and is the joint initiative...

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve
    Jun30

    The Daily Vertical: The Aces Up Putin’s Sleeve

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...