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    Ukrainian Police Detain Top Officials During Televised Meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Police Detain Top Officials During Televised Meeting

    Ukrainian police detained Emergency Situations Service head Serhiy Bochkovskiy and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy in the midst of a government session being broadcast live on television on March 25. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the two were being investigated on suspicion of corruption connected to offshore companies. (Reuters) …read...

    EU Criticizes Azerbaijan, Notes Ukraine’s Challenges In Annual Reports
    Mar25

    EU Criticizes Azerbaijan, Notes Ukraine’s Challenges In Annual Reports

    The EU sharply criticized Azerbaijan’s government, saying there was a “regression in the democratic transition process and with regard to human rights and fundamental freedoms” in the South Caucasus nation in 2014. It also said of Ukraine that reform was conducted in the “very diffcult” context of economic troubles...

    Ukraine Police Detain Top Official At Televised Government Session
    Mar25

    Ukraine Police Detain Top Official At Televised Government Session

    Ukrainian police have interrupted a government session being broadcast live on television and detained Emergency Situations Service head Serhiy Bochkovskiy and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy, leading both officials away in handcuffs. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Officials Detained During Government Meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian Officials Detained During Government Meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukrainian police have detained the head of the state emergency service and his deputy on suspicion of fraud during a televised government meeting. The two officials were escorted out of Wednesday’s meeting in handcuffs by police officers. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the men have been detained on suspicion of...

    Meet the private army controlled by sacked Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky
    Mar25

    Meet the private army controlled 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 — to prevent the territory from falling into the hands of pro-Moscow rebels. Although he was a close ally of President Petro...

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Battalion Gears Up For More Fighting
    Mar25

    Ultra-Nationalist Ukrainian Battalion Gears Up For More Fighting

    The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists. The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia has a reputation as a fierce pro-government fighting force in the almost...

    Ukrainian officials detained during government meeting
    Mar25

    Ukrainian officials detained during government meeting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have detained the head of the state emergency service and his deputy on suspicion of fraud during a… …read more Source:...

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell
    Mar25

    10 things you need to know before the opening bell

    Here is what you need to know. Heinz and Kraft Foods announced a mega merger. The deal gives Heinz a 51% ownership in “The Kraft Heinz Co,” and 49% ownership to Kraft shareholders. Kraft shareholders are set to receive both stock and a $16.50 special dividend. The deal was financed by a $10 billion contribution from Berkshire Hathaway...

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president dismisses powerful regional governor

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Interpol ‘Reviewing’ Rape Case Against Ukrainian Lawmaker
    Mar25

    Interpol ‘Reviewing’ Rape Case Against Ukrainian Lawmaker

    Interpol says it is looking into rape accusations against Mykola Knyazhytskiy, a Ukrainian lawmaker whose name was placed on its wanted list earlier this week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...