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    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks

    The Ukrainian central bank is stepping up efforts to edge Russian state-owned commercial banks out of the local market, though that process should be gradual to avoid disruptions, one of its deputy chiefs said Tuesday. Five Russian state-owned banks operate in Ukraine, including three in the top 20, and they hold a combined market share of 8.6...

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks
    Feb07

    Trump says media ‘doesn’t want to report’ extremist attacks

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of deliberately minimizing coverage of the threat posed by the Islamic State group, saying news outlets “have their reasons” for not reporting what he described as a “genocide” underway at the hands of the group. The president did not immediately offer evidence...

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars
    Feb07

    The modern world’s mass violence is almost entirely due to civil wars

    A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fires an anti-aircraft weapon from Tel Tawil village in the direction of Islamic State fighters positioned in the countryside of the town of Tel Tamr February 25, 2015. (Rodi Said/Reuters) Political entities have never been free of interior strife, from disputes to riots,...

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Trump Vows To ‘Find Out’ Nature of Separatist Forces in Ukraine

    Trump says he “would be surprised” if forces are “uncontrolled” but unsure. …read more Source:...

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
    Feb07

    Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet

    Donald Trump has vowed to put “America first,” but who comes second, and third, and 193rd? Barack Obama may have been more willing than his predecessors to “question why America’s enemies are its enemies, or why some of its friends are its friends,” as Jeffrey Goldberg once wrote in The Atlantic, but Trump has thrown U.S. allies and...

    Liga president meets Ukrainian ambassador about Zozulya
    Feb07

    Liga president meets Ukrainian ambassador about Zozulya

    MADRID (AP) – The Spanish league says its president has met with Ukraine’s ambassador to Spain to discuss Roman Zozulya, a Ukrainian player at the center of a fan protest that could leave him without a team. The league says in a statement that Javier Tebas and ambassador Anatoliy Scherba … …read more Source: The Washington...

    German, Polish leaders highlight ties, points of contention
    Feb07

    German, Polish leaders highlight ties, points of contention

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo stressed Tuesday the importance of deepening their neighboring nations’ ties, but also touched on points of contention during the German leader’s first visit to Poland under its populist government. From this time, we know how important...

    Lavrov Says Trump Position On Ukraine Differs From Obama’s
    Feb07

    Lavrov Says Trump Position On Ukraine Differs From Obama’s

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he views U.S. President Donald Trump’s opinion about the conflict in Ukraine as “a qualitative change” compared to that of Barack Obama. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Google Remakes the Satellite Business, by Leaving It
    Feb07

    Google Remakes the Satellite Business, by Leaving It

    Last week, Google pushed one of the most interesting sectors in Silicon Valley toward maturity—and brought a milestone in cartography closer to reality. It accomplished all that, paradoxically, by getting out of the market.From a business standpoint, here’s the news: Google sold its in-house satellite business, known as Terra Bella, to...

    Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin
    Feb07

    Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

    If Trump’s talking to Putin can help end the bloodshed in Ukraine or Syria, it would appear to be at least as ethical an act as pulpiteering about our moral superiority on the Sunday talk shows. …read more Source: The New...