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    Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukrainians Oppose Federalization While Russians Support Kremlin
    Nov27

    Ukraine Conflict Update: Ukrainians Oppose Federalization While Russians Support Kremlin

    Authorities in Kiev said Thursday a federal state is not an option, just as opinion polls in Russia indicated most citizens believe Kremlin statements Russia is not involved in the Ukraine conflict — but would support the decision if it did happen. The news comes on the same day Ukraine’s lawmakers voted to keep pro-Western Prime...

    East Or West? Divided Moldova’s Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire
    Nov27

    East Or West? Divided Moldova’s Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire

    On November 30, voters will weigh in on the European-integration path Moldova has followed actively since 2009. But the country is deeply divided, and forces supporting closer relations with Moscow and the Russia-led customs union are making themselves heard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite Cease-Fire, Ukraine Conflict Grinds On, With Deaths Mounting
    Nov27

    Despite Cease-Fire, Ukraine Conflict Grinds On, With Deaths Mounting

    The Ukrainian military says it has recorded 3,412 rebel cease-fire violations, while separatists accuse Ukraine of shelling the eastern city of Donetsk. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine President Calls OnParliament to Fight Corruption
    Nov27

    Ukraine President Calls OnParliament to Fight Corruption

    MOSCOW—Ukraine’s president set out a strongly reformist agenda during the inaugural session of parliament Thursday, calling for the immediate overhaul of a justice system he said was corrupted from the top down. Petro Poroshenko said a successful reform program would enable Ukraine to consider applying for European Union membership within...

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?
    Nov27

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

    Who paid for the Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral this year? …read more Source:...

    New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption
    Nov27

    New Ukraine parliament called to fight corruption

    Combatting corruption and re-orienting Ukraine toward Europe, and away from Russia, have been dominant themes of national politics since former President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February after months of protest. Since a vote last month that ushered in a raft of pro-Western parties, Yanukovych’s Party of Regions is no longer...

    Ukrainian Parliament Confirms Yatsenyuk As Prime Minister
    Nov27

    Ukrainian Parliament Confirms Yatsenyuk As Prime Minister

    Ukraine’s parliament voted to keep Arseniy Yatsenyuk as the country’s prime minister on November 27. Yatsenyuk leads a new, five-party pro-Western coalition government. The legislature met for the first time since elections in October and began business with a rousing rendition of the national anthem. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    Ukraine’s most pro-Western parliament in history holds first session
    Nov27

    Ukraine’s most pro-Western parliament in history holds first session

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s eighth parliament held its first session on Thursday after snap elections last month ushered in the most Western-friendly group of lawmakers ever, including several from the Euromaidan revolution that ousted the country’s Russia-leaning president in February. All 423 elected deputies were sworn in during an...

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?
    Nov27

    Who’s behind Christmas tree at Paris’ Notre Dame?

    PARIS (AP) – Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government. Amid high tension between Russia and the West over violence in Ukraine, Russia’s ambassador to France says the “tree is a message of peace.” When … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Starring Spy? Russia’s Anna Chapman Features in Video
    Nov27

    Starring Spy? Russia’s Anna Chapman Features in Video

    The famed spy-turned-reality star Anna Chapman is featured in a new propaganda video glorifying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. …read more Source:...