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    Ukraine, on Anti-graft Drive, Mulls Selling Stakes in State Firms
    Dec09

    Ukraine, on Anti-graft Drive, Mulls Selling Stakes in State Firms

    Ukraine will conduct audits of state companies with a view to selling stakes on international markets, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday, as part of the new government’s drive to reform corrupt and inefficient state institutions. Around 1,500 state firms cannot be privatized by law at present, but the Kyiv government will...

    Netherlands gets wreckage from Ukraine plane crash
    Dec09

    Netherlands gets wreckage from Ukraine plane crash

    AMSTERDAM — A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster arrived at a Dutch military base Tuesday, as the official investigation into the cause of the crash continues nearly five months after the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Boston...

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Reaches Netherlands
    Dec09

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Reaches Netherlands

    AMSTERDAM—A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster arrived at a Dutch military base Tuesday, as the official investigation into the cause of the crash continues nearly five months after the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. Flight 17 was shot down on July 17 over territory held by pro-Russia...

    MH17 wreckage arrives in Netherlands, 5 months later
    Dec09

    MH17 wreckage arrives in Netherlands, 5 months later

    A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster arrived at a Dutch military base Tuesday, as the official investigation into the cause of the crash continues nearly five months after the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Collapse of Industrial Heartland Reverberates Across Ukraine
    Dec09

    Collapse of Industrial Heartland Reverberates Across Ukraine

    The sweeping collapse of industry in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions has reverberated across the country, posing serious economic problems for the government and the rebels alike. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine’s Border Wall With Russia Will Cost Over $500 Million
    Dec09

    Ukraine’s Border Wall With Russia Will Cost Over $500 Million

    Ukraine has put together both a timeline and budget for a major project meant to secure their independence from Russia: a wall. The wall will take as long as four years to build, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said during a government meeting, as reported by Itar-Tass. The budget rings in at just over half a billion dollars, $517.3...

    Opera Star Under Fire For Backing Ukraine Separatists
    Dec09

    Opera Star Under Fire For Backing Ukraine Separatists

    Opera star Anna Netrebko is under fire for backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Netherlands gets wreckage from Ukraine plane crash
    Dec09

    Netherlands gets wreckage from Ukraine plane crash

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A convoy of eight trucks carrying wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster arrived at a Dutch military base Tuesday, as the official investigation into the cause of the crash continues nearly five months after the plane went down in eastern Ukraine. International teams seeking to retrieve human remains and salvage...

    Putin Is Infiltrating European Politics With Shocking Effectiveness
    Dec09

    Putin Is Infiltrating European Politics With Shocking Effectiveness

    Putin has become shockingly effective at influencing European politics through a host of far-right parties. The following chart, from the Center for Eurasian Strategic Intelligence (CESI), shows Russia’s growing influence within six different European Union countries. The parties, located in the UK, France, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, and...

    Ukraine peace talks delayed but ceasefire largely holds
    Dec09

    Ukraine peace talks delayed but ceasefire largely holds

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Planned peace talks between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were postponed on Tuesday but a ceasefire appeared to be largely holding along the frontline in the ex-Soviet republic’s war-shattered east. The Ukrainian foreign ministry said negotiations with the insurgents involving Russian and European envoys in...