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    While Ukraine’s oligarchs squabble, Putin laughs
    Mar26

    While Ukraine’s oligarchs squabble, Putin laughs

    As if its festering conflict with Russia and war-torn economy weren’t enough, Ukraine is facing a growing self-inflicted problem: a showdown between the government in Kyiv and an influential billionaire with his own private army. Sadly, this is not a righteous fight on either side. The standoff — which started last week — entered a new...

    Ukraine’s stability under threat after president fires pro-Kiev tycoon
    Mar26

    Ukraine’s stability under threat after president fires pro-Kiev tycoon

    KIEV, Ukraine — In a major test of Ukraine’s fragile political stability, President Petro Poroshenko Wednesday dismissed a billionaire regional ally who had established his own power base near the front-lines of pro-Russian rebels.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Russia Military Update: Russian Armed Forces Will Draft Thousands Of Crimea Residents This Year
    Mar26

    Russia Military Update: Russian Armed Forces Will Draft Thousands Of Crimea Residents This Year

    Russian armed forces will draft thousands of Crimea residents this year regardless of their ethnic origin, according to Tass, a state media outlet. Up to 5,000 people are expected to join Russia’s military under a law passed Wednesday that established special rules for exemptions and deferments from the draft for residents of Crimea and...

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’
    Mar26

    Senior US Official: Corruption Ukraine’s ‘Second War’

    The United States is closely watching signs of possible major anti-corruption moves in Ukraine involving the forced resignation of a billionaire governor and the arrest of two top state emergency officials. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for the resignation Tuesday of Ihor Kolomoisky, a powerful businessman who had been serving as...

    Decoder: The Plague
    Mar26

    Decoder: The Plague

    The first victim of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa was almost certainly a 2-year-old boy in the small village of Meliandou in southeastern Guinea. Since his death in December 2013, the disease—whose previous outbreaks killed at most hundreds of people, and generally in rural areas—has infected thousands of people across West Africa, as well as...

    Ukraine’s stability under threat after dismissal of tycoon
    Mar26

    Ukraine’s stability under threat after dismissal of tycoon

    KIEV, Ukraine — In a major test of Ukraine’s fragile political stability, President Petro Poroshenko’s Wednesday dismissed a billionaire regional ally who had established his own power base near the front-lines of pro-Russian rebels. Kolomoisky, one of Ukraine’s richest men, had been a staunch backer of Kiev, widely credited for...

    Washington and Ankara Need Couples Therapy
    Mar26

    Washington and Ankara Need Couples Therapy

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom Barack Obama once described as a “close friend,” no longer appears to enjoy that status. Under President Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey, one of the most prominent and long-standing members of NATO, is running out of friends in the West. The Center for American...

    3 Dead as Passenger Bus Hits Mine in East Ukraine
    Mar25

    3 Dead as Passenger Bus Hits Mine in East Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three people were killed and six injured on Wednesday when a passenger bus struck a landmine in eastern Ukraine where government forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists, Interfax news agency said, quoting police. A local police official, Ilya Kyva, said the bus had been carrying about 20 passengers from...

    4 killed when bus hit land mine in eastern Ukraine
    Mar25

    4 killed when bus hit land mine in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say a bus accidentally hit a land mine in eastern Ukraine, killing 4 and wounding 11 people. …read more Source: U.S....

    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine
    Mar25

    US Senator Supports Arms Shipments to Ukraine

    Russia’s relations with the West are at a low point, a senior member of the U.S. Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee said, due to Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula one year ago and Moscow’s continuing support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, especially in that country’s eastern Donbas region. Senator...