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    Svitolina upset by Rybarikova 1st round of Istanbul Cup
    Jul20

    Svitolina upset by Rybarikova 1st round of Istanbul Cup

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Second-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was beaten 6-1, 6-3 by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the first round of the Istanbul Cup on Monday. …read more Source: CNS...

    Gaidar’s Daughter Plans Social Reforms In Ukraine’s Odesa
    Jul20

    Gaidar’s Daughter Plans Social Reforms In Ukraine’s Odesa

    A Russian activist and politician who last week agreed to serve as a deputy governor in the tense Ukrainian region of Odesa has vowed to launch social reforms and help fight corruption there. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine

    Ukrainian and US troops launched fresh drills Monday near the war-torn country’s Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly resurgent Kremlin. …read more Source: USA...

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies
    Jul20

    Russian Scientists Squeezed by Sanctions, Kremlin Policies

    Artur Bilsky’s Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago. The request was turned down “categorically,” said Bilsky, a researcher at the institute. Hundreds of other Russian scientists are reporting similar experiences of being refused sale of...

    U.S. & Ukrainian forces launch joint military drills near Polish border
    Jul20

    U.S. & Ukrainian forces launch joint military drills near Polish border

    Jared M. FeldschreiberYAVORIV, Poland, July 20 (UPI) — Ukrainian and U.S. troops launched new joint military drills on Monday near the Polish border. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Confused Person’s Guide to the Iran Deal
    Jul20

    The Confused Person’s Guide to the Iran Deal

    The 12 steps should be self-evident, but please consult the Arab Street for further information. (Karl Sharro / Institute of Internet Diagrams) In recent days, some Arab leaders have warned darkly about the consequences of the new nuclear agreement with Iran. But how controversial is the deal in Arab countries, really? How do Arabs feel? As ever...

    Lithuania begins dismantling last Soviet-era statues
    Jul20

    Lithuania begins dismantling last Soviet-era statues

    Workers in Lithuania have begun dismantling the last Soviet statues in the capital, following calls prompted by the Ukraine crisis that symbols of Soviet occupation be removed. …read more Source: CTV...

    Russia Elections 2016: Crimea Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya To Run For Russian Parliament?
    Jul20

    Russia Elections 2016: Crimea Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya To Run For Russian Parliament?

    The Prosecutor General for Crimea may run for Russian parliament in the 2016 elections, reported Izvestia, a Russian newspaper, according to Sputnik News. Natalia Poklonskaya, the pro-separatist prosecutor general in Crimea, was designated an “action target” by the U.S. government in December 2014 for “illegally seizing state...

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Eyeing Russia, US leads fresh military drills in Ukraine

    Yavoriv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian and US troops launched fresh drills Monday near the war-torn country’s Polish border in a bid to show unity and resolve in the face of an increasingly resurgent Kremlin.The annual Rapid Trident exercises involve 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries and last for just under two weeks.Their immediate aim...

    Russian Ex-PM’s Daughter Under Fire for Leaving for Ukraine
    Jul20

    Russian Ex-PM’s Daughter Under Fire for Leaving for Ukraine

    The daughter of a former Russian prime minister has accepted the job of deputy governor in a Ukrainian region, a decision that has sparked criticism in both Russia and Ukraine. Maria Gaidar’s appointment Friday as deputy governor of Odessa, now led by former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, has been painted as a betrayal in Russia....