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    Ukrainian Communist Party Chief Summoned For Questioning
    Apr01

    Ukrainian Communist Party Chief Summoned For Questioning

    Ukrainian Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko has been summoned by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) for questioning over a recent trip to Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Stepping Over the Border in Divided Cyprus
    Apr01

    Stepping Over the Border in Divided Cyprus

    On the 11th of March, a group of artists gathered on the northern side of Nicosia, the last divided capital city in the world. They were all there to take part in a European Union-funded residency, aiming to bridge the border between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities. The island of Cyprus has long been a contested area, its...

    Ukraine’s Security Service Apprehends ‘Bombers’ In Odesa
    Apr01

    Ukraine’s Security Service Apprehends ‘Bombers’ In Odesa

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has detained three people suspected of involvement in a series of explosions in the southeastern city of Odesa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire hasn’t been fully implemented
    Apr01

    Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire hasn’t been fully implemented

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the situation in Ukraine had become calmer in the weeks following… …read more Source:...

    The World Is Changing Before Our Very Eyes
    Apr01

    The World Is Changing Before Our Very Eyes

    Today the familiar contours of the post Cold War era (1991-2015) are changing before our very eyes. A new set of rising powers — Russia, China and Iran — are challenging the post-Cold War status quo dominated by the United States and Europe. The Russians in the last seven years in Europe and the Caucasus have seized South Ossetia and...

    Russian Army Conscription Begins In Crimea As Peninsula Drifts Further From Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russian Army Conscription Begins In Crimea As Peninsula Drifts Further From Ukraine

    In the year since Russia annexed Crimea, it has taken strides to integrate the peninsula into the Russian legal and economic systems: Moscow has introduced the ruble, issued passports to residents and implemented russian laws in the former Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: International Business...

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pensions in Russian rubles
    Apr01

    Rebels in eastern Ukraine pay pensions in Russian rubles

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Russia-backed rebel authorities in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday started paying pensions in Russian rubles.Yekaterina Matyushchenko, the finance minister in the Donetsk region’s separatist government, said pension payments to retirees in the rebel-controlled areas will total 1.9 billion rubles (over $30 million) in...

    American Farmer Among the Winners in Sanctions-Hit Russia
    Apr01

    American Farmer Among the Winners in Sanctions-Hit Russia

    MOSCOW—Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine. Walker, sporting a bushy beard reminiscent of a Russian peasant from past centuries, uses his Siberian dairy smallholding to support his missionary work....

    Russia Claims ‘Take Or Pay’ Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Claims ‘Take Or Pay’ Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russia’s energy minister says his country has a “take or pay” deal for natural gas with Ukraine that, in the absence of any fresh agreement, comes into effect on April 1. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Won’t Extradite Mikhail Saakashvili To Georgia To Face Criminal Charges
    Apr01

    Ukraine Won’t Extradite Mikhail Saakashvili To Georgia To Face Criminal Charges

    Ukraine will not honor Georgia’s request for the extradition of its former President Mikhail Saakashvili, according to a report. Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004 to 2013, faces criminal abuse of power charges in his homeland for the use of force to quell protests in 2007. …read more Source: International...