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    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament
    Apr10

    Ukrainian MPs Caught Voting Illegally For Colleagues In Parliament

    Ukrainian MPs have been caught voting illegally for their colleagues in parliament. It has been going for years and several Ukrainian political parties engage in the unlawful practice. A two-week investigation by RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service revealed numerous cases of illegal voting by the country’s lawmakers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits
    Apr10

    After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits

    Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession. …read more Source: Business...

    G-7 leaders pressure Russia to stop backing Syria’s Assad
    Apr10

    G-7 leaders pressure Russia to stop backing Syria’s Assad

    RELATED CONTENTColumn: Why removing Syria’s Assad from power is so complicatedWestern allies applaud strike on Syria amid questions of next stepsU.S. investigating whether Russia was part of Syrian chemical weapons attack LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations were gathering in Italy on Monday for a...

    Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy
    Apr10

    Obama’s anti-ISIS envoy on why Trump desperately needs a Syria strategy

    Gen. John Allen warns that “military force should not be an afterthought.” “Using military force without a broader strategy is a pretty empty gesture. It’s actually quite dangerous.” That’s the blunt assessment of retired Gen. John Allen, who led the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate an international effort against...

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad
    Apr10

    G7 looks to press Russia to stop backing Assad

    In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departs Rota, Spain, on March 29, 2017. Price/U.S. Navy via AP) LUCCA, Italy – Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S....

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams
    Apr10

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams

    KYIV – To North Americans it’s “soccer,” but to the rest of the world it’s “football” – the term most commonly used to describe the globe’s premier spectator sport. Ukraine during the week of April 3-7 saw practitioners of what Brazilian soccer legend Pele coined “the beautiful game” in a cross-Atlantic duel of three separate...

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign

    Ukraine’s central bank Governor Valeria Gontareva tendered her resignation on Monday following a hate campaign and even death threats at a time when the country is enduring a deep recession. …read more Source:...

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine
    Apr10

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout program in exchange for Kyiv implementing reforms and tackling corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on April 3 that the approval was “further...

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas,  slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries
    Apr10

    Kyiv stops trade with occupied Donbas, slaps sanctions on Russian bank subsidiaries

    President Petro Poroshenko recently banned cargo traffic between the areas held by Moscow-backed militants in the Donbas area and slapped sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks. This appears logical, given the continuing Russian occupation of Crimea and assistance to the rebels. However, Mr. Poroshenko acted only...

    Ukraine’s Reformist Central Bank Chief Resigns Amid Pressure
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s Reformist Central Bank Chief Resigns Amid Pressure

    Ukrainian central bank chief Valeria Hontareva has resigned amid political pressure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...