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    Ukraine Passes Bills on Eastern Autonomy
    Sep16

    Ukraine Passes Bills on Eastern Autonomy

    (DONETSK, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed two bills on granting greater autonomy to the rebellious regions in the east as well as amnesty for most of those involved in the fighting that gripped the region since April. The Tuesday vote in a closed session comes on the same day that parliament planned to ratify a trade deal with...

    Ukrainian parliament ratifies deal to deepen EU ties
    Sep16

    Ukrainian parliament ratifies deal to deepen EU ties

    Tuesday’s vote draws a line under the issue that last year sparked Ukraine’s crisis …read more Source: The Globe and...

    ZEW index of German market optimism falls for ninth month as array of European concerns weigh
    Sep16

    ZEW index of German market optimism falls for ninth month as array of European concerns weigh

    A key survey of German investor optimism fell in September for the ninth month in a row as the crisis in Ukraine, economic stagnation in Europe and the upcoming independence referendum in Scotland weighed on sentiment. …read more Source: FOX...

    German investor sentiment falls ninth month in a row: ZEW
    Sep16

    German investor sentiment falls ninth month in a row: ZEW

    Berlin (AFP) – Investor sentiment in Germany fell for the ninth month in a row in September amid jitters about the economic fallout from global crises, a survey indicated on Tuesday.The widely watched investor confidence index calculated by the ZEW economic institute fell by 1.7 points to 6.9 points in September, it said in a...

    Ukraine Offers Special Status to Rebellious East
    Sep16

    Ukraine Offers Special Status to Rebellious East

    Parliament passed a law on Tuesday offering territories held by pro-Russia rebels self-governance for three years, but the rebels say they will only accept full independence. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine passes bills on eastern autonomy
    Sep16

    Ukraine passes bills on eastern autonomy

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed two bills on granting greater autonomy to the rebellious regions in the east as well as amnesty for most of those involved in the fighting that gripped the region since April. The Tuesday vote in a closed session comes on the same day that parliament planned to ratify a trade deal with...

    Russian Security Forces Raid Crimean Tatar Assembly
    Sep16

    Russian Security Forces Raid Crimean Tatar Assembly

    Russian security forces raided the Crimean Tatar assembly, the Mejlis, in Simferopol on September 16. RFE/RL’s correspondent reported that 10 police officers and six armed, masked men in military uniforms had surrounded the Mejlis and were not letting anyone enter or leave the building. Most of the Crimean Tatar minority opposed...

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis Raided, Searched By Police
    Sep16

    Crimean Tatar Mejlis Raided, Searched By Police

    Russian security forces have raided the Crimean Tatar assembly and the home of one of its members. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia will struggle to help firms under sanctions, former finance minister says
    Sep16

    Russia will struggle to help firms under sanctions, former finance minister says

    Alexei Kudrin has become almost the lone voice among the Russian elite to criticise government policy in dealing with the fallout from the Ukraine crisis …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine Village Hopes for Chance to Rebuild
    Sep16

    Ukraine Village Hopes for Chance to Rebuild

    NOVOSVITLIVKA, Ukraine — The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120 pupils at a time. Today, the building is a dusty, rocket-riddled wreck. Scatterings of bullet holes in...