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    Czech President Feuds With US Ambassador Over Ukraine
    Apr07

    Czech President Feuds With US Ambassador Over Ukraine

    PRAGUE—Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador are in a rare public dispute over Zeman’s decision to attend a Russian military parade, and the country’s prime minister and Czech lawmakers are siding with the American. In an interview with online publication Parlamentni Listy on Sunday, Zeman bristled at the envoy’s...

    Why Putin Needs to Read ‘War and Peace’
    Apr07

    Why Putin Needs to Read ‘War and Peace’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a secret fascination with Leo Tolstoy. As a young KGB agent, he purportedly made a pilgrimage to the Leo Tolstoy Museum and Estate at Yasnaya Polyana. In 2012, he named the writer’s great great grandson Vladimir Tolstoy his cultural advisor. He made War and Peace a prominent set piece in the opening...

    Ukraine President to Let Rebel Regions Vote for More Autonomy
    Apr07

    Ukraine President to Let Rebel Regions Vote for More Autonomy

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr07

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian president lifts objections to referendum on giving more powers to restive regions …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: The World’s Second-Highest Inflation
    Apr07

    Ukraine: The World’s Second-Highest Inflation

    Venezuela has the dubious honor of registering the world’s highest inflation rate. According to my estimate, the annual implied inflation rate in Venezuela is 252%. The only other country in which this rate is in triple digits is Ukraine, where the inflation rate is 111%. The only encouraging thing to say about Ukraine’s shocking...

    Ukrainian president eases opposition to vote on regional power
    Apr07

    Ukrainian president eases opposition to vote on regional power

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. The conflict between Russia-backed rebels and government troops in eastern Ukraine has claimed...

    Ukraine Leader Denounces Federalization as Way to Break Up Country
    Apr07

    Ukraine Leader Denounces Federalization as Way to Break Up Country

    President Petro O. Poroshenko said he was so certain Ukrainians would reject the idea, which Russia endorses, that he offered to put it to a referendum. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poland is building a series of watchtowers along its border with Russia
    Apr07

    Poland is building a series of watchtowers along its border with Russia

    Poland is so concerned over the possibility of Russian aggression that it has decided to beef up its security systems along its border with Russia, Newsweek reports citing the Polish press. Warsaw has proposed a project that would construct a series of six 24-hour surveillance watch towers along Poland’s border with the Russian exclave of...

    Nonviolent Movements Are Best Chance for Democracy. And They Must Be Helped.
    Apr06

    Nonviolent Movements Are Best Chance for Democracy. And They Must Be Helped.

    As the bombing campaign of Houthi positions in Yemen continued and Saudi Arabia and Egypt threatened ground invasion, the men and women of Taizz, Yemen’s third largest city, came out in thousands last week to protest the Houthi’s take over of their city. The Taizz residents used the most effective weapon they had, but which the...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to… …read more Source:...