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    Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Ratified Despite Tremendous Pressure From Russia
    Sep17

    Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Ratified Despite Tremendous Pressure From Russia

    BRUSSELS—Members of the Ukrainian Parliament and the European Parliament voted today to ratify an agreement that sparked unrest in Ukraine almost a year ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,called the vote “historic.” The association agreement lays a framework for political cooperation and better trade relations between the two, requiring...

    Ukraine ratifies association with EU, grants concessions to rebels
    Sep17

    Ukraine ratifies association with EU, grants concessions to rebels

    New deal lowers trade tariffs between Europe and Ukraine and requires Ukrainian goods to meet European regulatory standards. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine lawmakers OK EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels
    Sep17

    Ukraine lawmakers OK EU pact, autonomy and amnesty for rebels

    Ukrainian lawmakers Tuesday endorsed an association agreement with the European Union, making a decisive turn in favor of closer relations with Western neighbors in spite of the 10-month-old conflict that possibility has ignited with Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko must first sign the autonomy bill and bring it into force, Alexander...

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain
    Sep17

    Future of Former Ukraine President’s Estate Remains Uncertain

    More than six months after Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych fled revolution to Russia, authorities have yet to gain control of his palatial estate. Protesters have occupied the grounds and opened it to tourists, but they are also refusing to turn it over to the state. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Mezhigirya, north of...

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge
    Sep17

    Russia Urges Calm as Currency Continues Plunge

    Moscow urged the Russian public not to panic Tuesday, as its battered currency, the ruble, plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar. The national currency fell below 38 rubles per dollar amid investor worries about the impact of new Western sanctions aimed at punishing Moscow for its role in the Ukraine crisis. Deputy Russian Finance...

    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support
    Sep17

    Q&A: Ukraine’s Donbas Battalion Commander Seeks US Support

    The commander of Ukraine’s famed Donbas Battalion, Semen Semenchenko, is in Washington this week to lobby U.S. officials for stepped-up non-lethal aid and possible West Point training for his men. Semenchenko, who was recently wounded during an attack on the eastern city of Ilovaysk and walks with a cane, arrived just ahead of Ukrainian...

    5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty
    Sep17

    5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    Clockwise from top left, supporters of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party (Getty); French Jews fighting pro-Palestinian rioters on a Paris street (Via YouTube); Jewish refugees from Eastern Ukraine (Cnaan Liphshiz); in Sarcelles, France, pro-Palestinian rioters broke shop windows and set fires in July. (Cnaan Liphshiz) THE HAGUE,...

    75 years on, Polish brothers relive Soviet invasion
    Sep17

    75 years on, Polish brothers relive Soviet invasion

    Warsaw (AFP) – The Soviets rode in on horseback, rifles dangling on rope. Boguslaw Kamola watched in horror from the woods as they occupied his city in eastern Poland. Then the shots rang out.”This dog was dashing across the field, and one of the soldiers reached for his rifle and fired at him,” he recalls. “They...

    Pussy Riot Comes to Harvard and Gets an Incomplete
    Sep17

    Pussy Riot Comes to Harvard and Gets an Incomplete

    Two members of the Russian protest/music group Pussy Riot came to the Harvard campus Monday night to describe their thinking behind the movement that captured the world’s attention. The panel discussion at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard School of Government drew a packed house of more than 150 Harvard students and faculty to see the women...

    Thanks To Putin, Space Travel Is About American Prestige Again
    Sep17

    Thanks To Putin, Space Travel Is About American Prestige Again

    On Tuesday afternoon, NASA administrator Charlie Bolden announced that SpaceX and Boeing would be testing a manned spacecraft by the end of the year, a vehicle capable of delivering humans to the International Space Station or any other point within low-earth orbit. SpaceX’s Dragon 2, or Boeing’s CST-100, would be the first...