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    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water
    Sep15

    Coal Mines In Eastern Ukraine Threatened By Rising Water

    The closure of coal mines in separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine is causing serious trouble for miners working nearby. As groundwater fills up the disused mineshafts, it seeps into the operational ones — and brings a risk of imminent flooding that threatens countless livelihoods. (Current Time TV) …read more Source:...

    North Korea’s Bitcoin and Kenya’s New Railway: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    North Korea Is Dodging Sanctions With a Secret Bitcoin Stash Yuji Nakamura and Sam Kim | Bloomberg “North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which could be used to avoid trade restrictions including new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council.Hackers from Kim Jong Un’s...

    North Korea’s Bitcoin and Kenya’s New Railway: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    North Korea Is Dodging Sanctions With a Secret Bitcoin Stash Yuji Nakamura and Sam Kim | Bloomberg “North Korea appears to be stepping up efforts to secure bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which could be used to avoid trade restrictions including new sanctions approved by the United Nations Security Council.Hackers from Kim Jong Un’s...

    Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas
    Sep15

    Poroshenko to make repeat bid for U.N. peacekeepers in Donbas

    KYIV – Historically, Ukraine has been in the top tier of contributors to United Nations peacekeeping missions in conflict zones worldwide. Now, one of the intergovernmental body’s truce contingents might land in eastern Ukraine, where Russia has waged an unprovoked war since April 2014, a month after it illegally annexed the Ukrainian...

    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine
    Sep15

    Saakashvili returns to Ukraine

    Police serve him with notice on breaching border LVIV – Ukrainian border-control authorities have formally read out a document to Mikheil Saakashvili on what officials said was his illegal entry into Ukraine on September 10. The ex-Georgian president and former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region was served the notice on September 12 in...

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv
    Sep15

    Ukrainian World Congress celebrates its 50th anniversary in Kyiv

    KYIV – The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) held its 50th anniversary commemoration at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv on August 26. Joining the UWC leadership and representatives of its international network were Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and First Lady Maryna Poroshenko; Head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Patriarch Filaret of...

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games
    Sep15

    The little hockey country that could: South Korea has big plans for the Winter Games

    It was loud and it was raucous. The patter of thunder sticks mixed with cheers and some screams, echoed through the year-old arena. In the stands, co-ordinated dancing was led by an eight-person team of conductors. This was the eager anticipation of 5,800 spectators brimming over for a rare event. This was hockey night in Gangneung, South Korea....

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge:  New threat to regional stability
    Sep15

    Russia’s Kerch Strait bridge: New threat to regional stability

    After illegally annexing Crimea in 2014, Russia declared it would build a 12-mile-long road-and-rail bridge across the Kerch Strait, connecting mainland Russia to the occupied Crimean peninsula. And last year (2016), with construction under way, Moscow officials promised that the building of this massive bridge would “in no way limit [maritime]...

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine
    Sep15

    U.S. Coal Shipment Arrives In Ukraine

    The first shipment of coal from the United States has arrived in Ukraine, part of a deal between a Ukrainian state-owned energy firm and a Pennsylvania-based mining company. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...