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    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...

    Russia and North Korea Play Nice:  Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian Dance with Kim Jong-un
    Mar24

    Russia and North Korea Play Nice: Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian Dance with Kim Jong-un

    Russia and North Korea make up the latest international odd couple. President Vladimir Putin reached out to one of the poorest and least predictable states on earth. So far the new Moscow-Pyongyang axis matters little. But Russia demonstrated that it can make Washington pay for confronting Moscow over Ukraine. The Democratic People’s...

    House Votes In Favor Of US Lethal Aid For Ukraine, But Obama’s Tipping Point Not Reached Yet
    Mar24

    House Votes In Favor Of US Lethal Aid For Ukraine, But Obama’s Tipping Point Not Reached Yet

    A resolution prompting the White House to offer military assistance to Ukraine has passed in the House by 348-48 votes. The measure calls on President Barack Obama to give lethal aid to Ukraine, as the conflict with pro-Russian rebels nears the one-year mark. …read more Source: International Business...

    Is Russian Literature Dead?
    Mar24

    Is Russian Literature Dead?

    Speaking at an event in January to launch the “Year of Literature,” a series of public events and projects extolling the virtues of Russian letters, President 
Vladimir Putin laid out his mission to raise the “prestige and influence in the world” of his country’s writers. Generations of American readers weaned on Leo Tolstoy and Boris...