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    Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Visits Mariupol Trenches
    Jun15

    Ukraine’s President Poroshenko Visits Mariupol Trenches

    Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko today paid a visit to his country’s war stricken Donetsk region to inspect progress on defence capabilities, as violence in nearby towns continues to increase. Poroshenko visited the strategic stronghold Mariupol as Ukraine continues with its plan to build 300 fortification sites in different regions of...

    Russia Threatens Retaliation If U.S. Sends Weapons to Baltics
    Jun15

    Russia Threatens Retaliation If U.S. Sends Weapons to Baltics

    Russia has threatened to provide an “adequate response” to the prospect of increased U.S. military presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, after the governments of both Poland and Lithuania confirmed that they are in talks with Washington about storing heavy US arms. The relationship between Russia and the West has deteriorated to...

    Ukraine’s artillery duels again take toll on civilians
    Jun15

    Ukraine’s artillery duels again take toll on civilians

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Crackling forth over radio, the voice ordered tanks to take position in a residential area in Donetsk, the stronghold of separatist rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 15, 2015
    Jun15

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, June 15, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Ievgen Vorobiov explains why the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region has reignited a struggle inside the country’s political elite. Nafees Syed takes Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to task for failing to...

    Narendra Modi’s Surprisingly Successful Selfie Diplomacy
    Jun15

    Narendra Modi’s Surprisingly Successful Selfie Diplomacy

    New Delhi — Last month, in front of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang posed for Modi’s smartphone and snapped a photo. “It’s selfie time! Thanks Premier Li,” Modi tweeted to his 13 million Twitter followers. The photo of the two men–together...

    Artillery duels in Ukraine war once again taking their toll on civilian lives
    Jun15

    Artillery duels in Ukraine war once again taking their toll on civilian lives

    Crackling forth over radio, the voice ordered tanks to take position in a residential area in Donetsk, the stronghold of separatist rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Sudan’s President Evades Arrest in South Africa, Highlighting ICC’s Weaknesses
    Jun15

    Sudan’s President Evades Arrest in South Africa, Highlighting ICC’s Weaknesses

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The escape of Sudan’s President from an arrest warrant demonstrates the International Criminal Court’s weaknesses, just as it prepares to venture into even more politically-charged cases in places like the Palestinian territories and Ukraine. The Hague-based court has no enforcement powers of its own, and...

    Ukraine’s artillery duels again take toll on civilians
    Jun15

    Ukraine’s artillery duels again take toll on civilians

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Crackling forth over radio, the voice ordered tanks to take position in a residential area in Donetsk, the stronghold of separatist rebels in east Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine’s Artillery Duels Again Take Toll on Civilians
    Jun15

    Ukraine’s Artillery Duels Again Take Toll on Civilians

    Artillery duels in Ukraine war once again taking their toll on civilian lives …read more Source: ABC...

    ‘Gifts, Prizes, Winnings’ A Windfall For Ukraine Judges
    Jun15

    ‘Gifts, Prizes, Winnings’ A Windfall For Ukraine Judges

    Several judges at a prominent Kyiv court have reported large sums of money from “gifts, prizes, and winnings” on official income declarations. Anticorruption activists suspect the public servants are using this column in the declarations to “legalize” bribe money. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...