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    Transparency Study Shows Corruption Widespread In Ex-Soviet States, Balkans
    Dec03

    Transparency Study Shows Corruption Widespread In Ex-Soviet States, Balkans

    A new study by the antigraft group Transparency International (TI) suggests that corruption remains rampant across much of the former Soviet Union and the Balkans. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Next Energy Minister Will Be Bought and Paid For, As Usual
    Dec03

    Ukraine’s Next Energy Minister Will Be Bought and Paid For, As Usual

    A month after Ukrainian general elections, there is still no new government, and elite power circles are playing a very dangerous game with the country’s most important ministry–energy. It’s a game from which Ukraine will not recover for decades in the best-case scenario. The past week has seen a flurry of media activity...

    News of the day from across the globe, Dec. 3
    Dec03

    News of the day from across the globe, Dec. 3

    Mexico’s most corruption-plagued municipal police forces would be replaced by state police within two years under a bill President Enrique Peña Nieto has submitted to Congress. In September, a drug cartel-infiltrated municipal police force in the Guerrero state city of Iguala detained 43 students and turned them over to the gang, which...

    Award winning journalist says truth is under fire in Ukraine
    Dec03

    Award winning journalist says truth is under fire in Ukraine

    …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Reaches Another Cease-Fire With Separatists
    Dec03

    Ukraine Reaches Another Cease-Fire With Separatists

    Ukraine reached a cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists today. The agreement, reported by The New York Times, was between the Ukrainian military and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR.) It begins on Friday, with the removal of heavy weaponry starting on Saturday. A similar cease-fire was signed on September 5 but has since dissolved, with...

    Is Moldova the next Crimea? Russia is worried
    Dec03

    Is Moldova the next Crimea? Russia is worried

    A top Russian policymaker issued a warning to Moldova as election results showed pro-EU parties were edging toward victory. …read more Source:...

    NATO alliance approves quick reaction against Russia
    Dec03

    NATO alliance approves quick reaction against Russia

    The 28 member countries will improve defences against Russia’s aggression and other threats, a decision largely spurred by the country’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Crisis: Parliament Forms New Government With Three Foreign Nationals At Key Posts
    Dec03

    Ukraine Crisis: Parliament Forms New Government With Three Foreign Nationals At Key Posts

    Ukraine’s parliament approved a new government Tuesday expected to push for closer ties with Western Europe and away from Russia. The government is led by Arseny Yatsenyuk, who has been prime minister since February. All ministerial candidates were nominated by President Petro Poroshenko and approved by parliament. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine moves forward with government formation
    Dec03

    Ukraine moves forward with government formation

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada voted Tuesday evening to approve the appointment of cabinet ministers put forth by the majority coalition. …read more Source: United Press...

    NATO to form rapid-response force amid continued tensions in Ukraine, Middle East
    Dec02

    NATO to form rapid-response force amid continued tensions in Ukraine, Middle East

    BRUSSELS — NATO officials said Tuesday that they will form an interim military force equipped to deploy quickly if the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East spill across borders. The spearhead force, formally known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, will use 3,000 to 4,000 troops from Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. It is...