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    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President
    Apr01

    Ukraine Refuses to Extradite Georgia’s Ex-President

    Ukraine turns down Georgia’s request for former president’s extradition …read more Source: ABC...

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.
    Apr01

    FP’s Situation Report: Iran nuclear talks continue past the deadline; U.S. resumes weapons shipments to Egypt; Nigeria elects former military strongman as president; Iraq claims victory in Tikrit; and much more from around the world.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Iran nuclear talks continue as the supposed deadline comes and goes. Iran, the United States, and the other members of P5+1 are still unable to seal a deal. FP’s John Hudson on the remaining points of contention: “They include: how quickly U.N. Security Council sanctions on Iran will be lifted in the...

    Health Services Struggle To Cope In War-Torn Ukraine
    Apr01

    Health Services Struggle To Cope In War-Torn Ukraine

    An acute shortage of medicines has been reported in areas of eastern Ukraine held by Russian-backed separatists. Many pharmacies are closed, and hospitals are unable to care for patients with some serious conditions. In areas controlled by the government, health services are also feeling the strain. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West
    Apr01

    Putin is ‘Playing the Madman’ to Trick the West

    Muammar Gaddafi deployed a clever strategy to make sure he was always in the minds of leaders and ordinary citizens around the world: he pretended to be unhinged to confuse and frighten his adversaries. Lately Vladimir Putin seems to have adopted a similar strategy, appearing alternately depressed, out of touch with reality, or else disappearing...

    Last Crimean Tatar TV station shuts down after Russia denies license
    Apr01

    Last Crimean Tatar TV station shuts down after Russia denies license

    Andrew V. PestanoSIMFEROPOL, Russia, April 1 (UPI) — The last television channel broadcast in the Crimean Tatar language in Crimea was shut down after Russian authorities denied the station a broadcast license. …read more Source: United Press...

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia
    Apr01

    Police Surround Poroshenko-Owned Chocolate Factory In Russia

    Police have surrounded a Russian chocolate factory owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s company, Roshen. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says It Would Buy Russian Gas At $250
    Apr01

    Ukraine Says It Would Buy Russian Gas At $250

    Ukrainian Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn says Ukraine is not currently buying gas from Russia’s Gazprom and will resume if a price of $250 per 1,000 cubic meters is agreed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president
    Apr01

    Ukrainian Jewish billionaire resigns as governor amid dispute with president

    (JTA) — The Ukrainian Jewish billionaire Igor Kolomoisky resigned as governor of the Dnepropetrovsk region amid a dispute with President Petro Poroshenko over control of two state-owned firms. Kolomoisky, who has poured millions of his own wealth into preparing Ukraine’s army to fight against Russia, sent Poroshenko his resignation letter...

    A drama-filled March, and manufacturing madness
    Apr01

    A drama-filled March, and manufacturing madness

    It’s a brand new month, a brand new quarter and, hopefully, spring. March was undeniably a hectic month, with diverging trends around the globe: as the ECB finally launched their quantitative easing program and the U.S. continued to be the world’s economic bright spot, the euro and the dollar inched suddenly close to parity. So far,...

    Ukraine Euromaidan Investigation ‘Lacked Independence’: Council Of Europe
    Apr01

    Ukraine Euromaidan Investigation ‘Lacked Independence’: Council Of Europe

    An advisory panel of the Council of Europe has alleged that Ukrainian officials’ investigation into the deadly violence that took place during the Euromaidan protests in 2013 was flawed and lacked independence. A report by the panel, published Tuesday, found that the government’s probes into the violent suppression of protests that...