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    Riga Summit Likely To Disappoint Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
    Apr28

    Riga Summit Likely To Disappoint Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

    The latest draft of the Eastern Partnership declaration prepared for the bloc’s Riga summit next month contains little good news for EU hopefuls Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and highlights the shrinking ambitions of the European Union in its eastern neighborhood. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    These Are the Most Influential World Leaders on Twitter (and Why That Doesn’t Matter)
    Apr28

    These Are the Most Influential World Leaders on Twitter (and Why That Doesn’t Matter)

    Because of its near total ubiquity, it’s easy to overlook just how crucial Twitter has become to the public work of international diplomacy, where its used for both public outreach and propaganda. Nine years after the service’s founding, the social media tool has been so widely adopted by world leaders and their governments that it...

    Ex-Boxer Fights to Save Kiev
    Apr28

    Ex-Boxer Fights to Save Kiev

    Vitali Klitschko hung up his gloves for politics, seeking Western investment for the capitol of a country that Russia wants back. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian leader’s firm says assets seized in Russia
    Apr28

    Ukrainian leader’s firm says assets seized in Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Russian authorities have seized the assets of a confectionery factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the… …read more Source:...

    Finland dropped 6 depth charges on a suspected Russian submarine but says it doesn’t want to ‘create a farce’
    Apr28

    Finland dropped 6 depth charges on a suspected Russian submarine but says it doesn’t want to ‘create a farce’

    The Finnish government is refusing to confirm whether it believes that a submarine — presumably from Russia — entered its territorial waters because it’s worried about a repeat of the “farce” that Swedish authorities got themselves into after submarine sightings there last October. Commodore Olavi Jantunen, chief of operations...

    In New TV Spots, Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Misappropriating’ Victory Day
    Apr28

    In New TV Spots, Ukraine Accuses Russia Of ‘Misappropriating’ Victory Day

    New Ukrainian public-service announcements show that Russia has no monopoly on patriotic feelings about the victory over Nazi Germany. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russia separatists firing rockets again in violation of ceasefire deal, Ukraine says
    Apr28

    Pro-Russia separatists firing rockets again in violation of ceasefire deal, Ukraine says

    Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Nuclear Power is Russia’s New Weapon of Choice
    Apr28

    Nuclear Power is Russia’s New Weapon of Choice

    Russia is using cut-price nuclear energy deals as leverage to influence EU states and shore up long-term alliances in the Middle and Far East, according to energy analysts. Analysis of recent deals secured by Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom reveals a costly drive by Moscow to lock countries including Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovakia,...

    Polling Shows Russian Worries Over Economy
    Apr28

    Polling Shows Russian Worries Over Economy

    Two new opinion polls indicate that concern is growing among Russians that sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union in response to the Ukraine crisis could trigger financial upheaval in their country. The Russia-based National Financial Research Agency reported that 61 percent of Russians surveyed believed that sanctions...

    Pro-Russia separatists firing rockets again in violation of ceasefire deal, Ukraine says
    Apr28

    Pro-Russia separatists firing rockets again in violation of ceasefire deal, Ukraine says

    KYIV, Ukraine — Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday. The army said in a statement that Pro-Russia rebels fired Grad rockets Monday evening at the government-held town of Avdiivka, which lies on the...