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    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice
    Aug16

    The Tribe: A Silent Movie With a Powerful Voice

    Drafthouse Films As if a movie about deaf, school-aged Ukrainian gangsters made entirely without dialogue weren’t an unlikely enough premise for a hit movie, The Tribe—by writer/director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy—is also a real downer. One reviewer said it had her “sobbing uncontrollably with my hands over my head;” another called it the...

    Germany’s Steinmeier Warns Of ‘Explosive’ Ukraine Crisis
    Aug16

    Germany’s Steinmeier Warns Of ‘Explosive’ Ukraine Crisis

    Germany’s foreign minister says the situation in eastern Ukraine is “explosive” and that urgent talks must be held to prevent “a new military escalation spiral.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cultivating Ties: Ukraine Feeds China’s Growing Appetite For Crops
    Aug16

    Cultivating Ties: Ukraine Feeds China’s Growing Appetite For Crops

    Ukraine’s economy is reeling as the conflict with Russia-backed rebels in the east drags on, but all is not doom and gloom. Agriculture is on the rebound, and one of Moscow’s geopolitical allies – China – has emerged as one of Ukraine’s biggest crop purchasers. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps
    Aug16

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps

    Moscow (AFP) – Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russia’s Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the back of lower oil prices and Western...

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols
    Aug16

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols

    KIEV, Ukraine — When Ukraine broke from the Soviet Union in 1991, it never bothered to clear away the hammers and sickles that marked it as a workers’ paradise. […] it is making a belated effort to declare independence from the communist past — and workers are racing through the country to take down old Soviet symbols. The latest...

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine
    Aug15

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. KIEV, Ukraine—This was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but suddenly it became complicated. They had been crawling in the woods to stay concealed when the jeep with four separatists inside pulled up and parked along the road a few hundred meters away. They had two options: Start...

    Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade
    Aug15

    Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of fighter jets soared, tanks rumbled and hundreds of troops marched in a Polish military parade, a show of force on the national armed forces’ holiday.Poland’s new President Andrzej Duda received the parade in downtown Warsaw on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Defense Minister Tomasza...

    Civilians Killed In Eastern Ukraine Following Surge In Shelling
    Aug15

    Civilians Killed In Eastern Ukraine Following Surge In Shelling

    Three civilians have been killed in eastern Ukraine during what government forces said was record high shelling since the start of a fragile cease-fire in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gay Activists In Odesa Cancel Gay-Pride Festival After Court Ruling
    Aug15

    Gay Activists In Odesa Cancel Gay-Pride Festival After Court Ruling

    Gay rights activists in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa says they will not go ahead with a planned gay-pride festival after a local court banned the event. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.
    Aug15

    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have become the largest, most powerful, and exceedingly profitable financial institutions. And they can’t wait to get out of this predicament. Central banks are not profit centers. Their main task is to keep inflation on target, while making sure that economic...