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    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands
    Nov10

    Verkhovna Rada passes more laws to meet IMF and Maidan demands

    KYIV – Ukraine’s reformist yet occasionally obdurate legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, moved ahead this week with more bills to further enhance a constantly overdue pro-European agenda on the back of promises of the 2014 Revolution of Dignity. A more representative electoral bill was approved in the first of two readings on November 7. It...

    Groysman pitches Ukraine  as business opportunity for Canada
    Nov10

    Groysman pitches Ukraine as business opportunity for Canada

    OTTAWA – During his first-ever visit to Canada, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman remarked, in an exaggerated way at the Ukrainian Day on Parliament Hill reception organized by the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program, that “every day in Canadian history” has had a Ukrainian element in it. But that comment made on October 31 somewhat...

    Trump Rails Against China’s ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices
    Nov10

    Trump Rails Against China’s ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

    DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Promising to put “America first” in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam Friday to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work. “From this day forward we will...

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce  resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs introduce resolution on 85th anniversary of Holodomor

    WASHINGTON – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.), on November 7 introduced a resolution commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide. The resolution honors the estimated 7 million to 10 million Ukrainian people who...

    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip
    Nov10

    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip

    DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force Once, White House press secretary Sarah...

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics
    Nov10

    As Russian support for Ukrainian war ebbs, Kremlin mulls new ‘hybrid’ tactics

    Vladimir Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea gave him a big political boost, and Russians still overwhelmingly support the annexation of that Ukrainian peninsula. But support for Russian forces and their clients in the Donbas is declining, with ever more Russians against backing these breakaway groups and expressing fears that the conflict there...

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners
    Nov10

    Erdoğan brokers deal with Putin to release Crimean Tatar prisoners

    September and October saw a fresh wave of house searches, arrests and increasing oppression of regime critics on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula. But on October 25, two Crimean Tatar political prisoners, Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, were freed and extradited to Turkey after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brokered a deal with...

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”
    Nov10

    Former FBI counter-spy on Mueller, Trump and Putin: “Russia is winning”

    Robert Mueller; Vladimir Putin; Donald Trump (Credit: AP/Getty/Salon) Where there’s smoke, there is usually fire. It may seem like a month ago, but only last week a grand jury impaneled by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments in the Russia scandal. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign...

    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan
    Nov10

    Canada Making Diplomatic Push For Ukraine’s UN Peacekeeping Plan

    Canada is making a significant diplomatic push to gather international support behind Ukraine’s UN peacekeeping plan, its foreign minister has announced. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)
    Nov10

    Russia and America Are Conducting Massive Nuclear Exercises (and No One Cares)

    Lyle J. Goldstein Security, North America Nuclear weapons exercises in both Russia and the United States go mysteriously unreported in leading American newspapers. Both Russia and the United States undertook major tests of their respective nuclear forces at the end of October 2017. Oddly, that was not sufficiently newsworthy and no coverage...