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    Despite Criticism, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Still Has Much Support
    Sep17

    Despite Criticism, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Still Has Much Support

    Just over three months after taking office, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is facing some increased opposition based largely on controversial decisions he has made in the country’s conflict with Russia. But as the president heads to Washington and New York to seek more help in the fight, he still commands significant support at home....

    Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary
    Sep17

    Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

    Though she was half joking, her comment revealed an anxiety Poles express frequently these days — that Russian aggression in Ukraine could spread, upending this NATO and European Union member’s most peaceful and prosperous era in centuries. The woman was the third Pole in the past couple weeks to advise me to think twice about investing in...

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3
    Sep17

    Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said.The city council of Donetsk confirmed that shells had hit a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered on the government-controlled airport has caught many residential...

    Ukraine’s Cryptic, Clever (And Always Insulting) Lexicon Of War
    Sep17

    Ukraine’s Cryptic, Clever (And Always Insulting) Lexicon Of War

    As the conflict simmers in eastern Ukraine, supporters from both camps fight on in a war of words. The result is a torrent of new slurs — often cryptic, at times inventive, always insulting. Here are some of the most common terms. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.N.’s Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia
    Sep17

    U.N.’s Climate Change Push Gains DiCaprio, but Loses India, China and Russia

    Global turmoil and violence in Iraq and Syria will join climate change as key topics at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, which opened Tuesday. Calling it “the defining issue of our time,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said climate change will join the “horrendous violence in Iraq and Syria” carried out by Islamic...

    Arrest of Tycoon Scares Russia’s Business Community
    Sep17

    Arrest of Tycoon Scares Russia’s Business Community

    MOSCOW—The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country’s business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country’s then-richest man and expropriating his companies. The criminal case against 65-year-old...

    Tycoon’s arrest sends shock wave through Russia
    Sep17

    Tycoon’s arrest sends shock wave through Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian telecoms and oil tycoon has sent shock waves through the country’s business community, with some fearing a return to the dark days of a decade ago, when the Kremlin asserted its power by imprisoning the country’s then-richest man and expropriating his companies. Market watchers are almost...

    Canada and Ukraine, leaders re-affirm co-operation and unity in Ottawa
    Sep17

    Canada and Ukraine, leaders re-affirm co-operation and unity in Ottawa

    Canada and Ukraine cemented their commitment to each other in speeches by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to a joint sitting of the House of Commons and the Senate in Ottawa on Wednesday (September 17). Both leaders underlined the historic connection of the two countries and the fact...

    Ukraine To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty
    Sep17

    Ukraine To Screen One Million Civil Servants For Loyalty

    KIEV, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be screened for loyalty under new legislation to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous ousted administration. “According to our calculation, one million civil servants of...

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    Sep17

    2 Killed in Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has left two civilians dead, the first reported since Ukrainian lawmakers voted to grant the region self rule. Municipal officials said two civilians were killed, and three injured, during heavy shelling in a residential neighborhood, but it is unclear when the shelling took place....