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    IMF, Kyiv Agree On Conditions For Next $1.7 Billion Bailout Payment
    Jul03

    IMF, Kyiv Agree On Conditions For Next $1.7 Billion Bailout Payment

    The International Monetary Fund said July 2 that it has reached agreement with Kyiv on steps needed to release $1.7 billion in much-needed bailout funds. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    One Belarusian company reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream
    Jul03

    One Belarusian company reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream

    One milk-processing factory in Slonim, Belarus reportedly started paying its employees in sour cream rather than in Belarusian rubles, according to the Belarus Digest. But this isn’t the only case of economic troubles in the former Soviet Republic. On Thursday hundreds of Chinese migrant construction workers were protesting after not...

    Ukraine NATO Membership: Nationwide Referendum Could Be Limited By Proposed Law, Official Says
    Jul02

    Ukraine NATO Membership: Nationwide Referendum Could Be Limited By Proposed Law, Official Says

    A proposed law in Ukraine’s parliament could limit the country’s ability to hold a nationwide referendum in the future on possible entry into NATO or the European Union, an official said Thursday. Days earlier, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko established a rough timeline for the country’s entrance into the alliance and...

    Ukraine Hopes To Produce Its Own Enriched Uranium With Help From US Company
    Jul02

    Ukraine Hopes To Produce Its Own Enriched Uranium With Help From US Company

    A private U.S. nuclear energy company could begin helping Ukraine in the production of enriched uranium, the fuel in nuclear power plants, according to a statement on Thursday from Kiev’s nuclear authority, Yadernoye Toplivo. The meeting, which took place on June 23 in Kiev between ConverDyn and Ukrainian officials, is another indication of...

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific
    Jul02

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific

    North Korea has featured prominently in the discourse on Asia-Pacific security in recent months. Its long-range nuclear missile testing efforts, alleged involvement in the Sony hacking incident, and declaration of cyber-war with the United States, have alarmed Western policymakers. Also, North Korea’s announcement of a year of friendship...

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States
    Jul02

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States

    The Russian prosecutor general’s office is to review the legality of the recognition of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, according to the state news agency Interfax. A “source familiar with the situation” told the agency that two Russian parliamentary deputies had requested that the...

    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials
    Jul02

    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials

    VIENNA — A diplomatic row is brewing between Russia and Finland over Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials who are on a sanctions blacklist over the crisis in Ukraine.Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament, was among those barred from traveling to Helsinki this weekend for a...

    Report Warns EU Of Corruption Risk In Five Eastern European Countries
    Jul02

    Report Warns EU Of Corruption Risk In Five Eastern European Countries

    A new report warns that a lack of progress fighting corruption in five Eastern European countries hampers democratic progress and undermines the prospect of greater economic and political cooperation with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?
    Jul02

    Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?

    All of Europe has its eyes on Greece. Sunday, July 5th there will be a referendum that could be the first step toward the end of the European Union as we know it. A European Union that, once again, has failed.In the past two years, the European Union has had to deal with three crises, one on the political level (Ukraine) and two on the economic...

    Russia to boycott OSCE meeting after diplomat barred
    Jul02

    Russia to boycott OSCE meeting after diplomat barred

    Jared M. FeldschreiberVIENNA, July 2 (UPI) — Russia announced it will boycott a meeting of the OSCE because Ukraine-related sanctions have barred prominent lawmaker Sergei Naryshkin from attending. …read more Source: United Press...