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    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    Mar25

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. The black box has been recovered from the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday morning, carrying 144 passengers, as it was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. 2. Kraft Foods is reportedly in talks to be acquired by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital....

    Ukraine’s President Fires Powerful Regional Governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s President Fires Powerful Regional Governor

    Ukraine’s president fires powerful governor, setting stage for possible political unrest …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine’s president fires powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president fires powerful regional governor

    The episode is threatening to sow renewed political instability in Ukraine, which is struggling with a Russian-backed separatist conflict in eastern regions neighboring Dnipropetrovsk and a sinking economy. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine’s president fires powerful regional governor
    Mar25

    Ukraine’s president fires powerful regional governor

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has fired the billionaire governor of an eastern region following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government. Poroshenko’s office said in a statement Wednesday that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk.read more...

    Powerful Ukrainian Governor Resigns
    Mar25

    Powerful Ukrainian Governor Resigns

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to dismiss a powerful oligarch as governor of one of the country’s regions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine President Dismisses Billionaire Ally From Governor’s Role
    Mar25

    Ukraine President Dismisses Billionaire Ally From Governor’s Role

    President Petro O. Poroshenko let go Igor V. Kolomoisky; the men had been having a dispute over the future of two state-owned companies in which Mr. Kolomoisky owned a minority stake. …read more Source: The New York...

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast
    Mar25

    Moody’s Cuts Ukraine Credit Rating on Negative Forecast

    Moody’s Investors Service cut Ukraine’s credit rating to its second-lowest level Tuesday, while warning that creditors faced deep losses in debt-restructuring negotiations with bondholders. A statement from the credit rating agency said default on repayment of $40 billion in aid from the International Monetary Fund was...

    Must-see QP: How legal are Canadian airstrikes in Syria?
    Mar25

    Must-see QP: How legal are Canadian airstrikes in Syria?

    Adrian Wyld/CP Maclean’s is your home for the daily political theatre that is question period. If you’ve never watched, check out our primer. Today, QP runs from 2:15 p.m. until just past 3. We livestream and liveblog all the action. The must-see moment Stephen Harper once dissed Vladimir Putin and then showed off that he told another...

    Russian Intelligence Agents Arrest Sergey Skirta: Ukrainian Man Allegedly Stole Industrial Secrets
    Mar25

    Russian Intelligence Agents Arrest Sergey Skirta: Ukrainian Man Allegedly Stole Industrial Secrets

    A Ukrainian man was arrested by Russian intelligence agents last month for allegedly trying to steal industrial secrets from Russian companies, Russian authorities announced Tuesday. The undisclosed information Sergey Skirta allegedly sought to pass on to Ukrainian companies for a fee could have potentially caused millions of rubles in damage,...

    Europe Ups Its Game
    Mar25

    Europe Ups Its Game

    Twin announcements from Germany and Sweden offer hope that Western Europe may finally be spooked enough to start paying more for defense. First up is Germany, which has announced a plan to increase its military spending significantly, Defense News reports: The German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel has approved plans to increase defense...