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    Poland Drops Passport Plan That Angered Ukraine, Lithuania

    Poland’s government says it is abandoning a plan to include images in Polish passports of landmarks that are now within the borders of Ukraine and Lithuania. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    Saakashvili Plans to Unite Ukraine Opposition Against President

    A day after forcing his way past border guards back into Ukraine, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he would unite the opposition against his former ally President Petro Poroshenko and planned to campaign for support. Saakashvili wants to unseat Poroshenko at the next election, accusing the president of reneging on promises to...

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president
    Sep11

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The president of Azerbaijan has pardoned an Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the pardon on Monday for Alexander Lapshin and it went into effect immediately, Haaretz reported. In July, Lapshin, 40, who also...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

    A court in Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Crimea region has sentenced a prominent Crimean Tatar leader, Akhtem Chiygoz, to eight years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine
    Sep11

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who is stripped of citizenship there and in Ukraine, is an exceptional position: He’s a stateless ex-head of state. …read more Source: The New York...

    Saakashvili Supporters Force Entry Into Ukraine

    Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast, managed to get him through a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing near the village of Shehyni in Ukraine late on September 10. Ukrainian authorities had previously stopped him from entering the country by train earlier that day. RFE/RL...