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    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Reaches Deal On Visa-Free Travel for Ukraine and Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU leaders...

    The Morning Vertical, December 8, 2016
    Dec08

    The Morning Vertical, December 8, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Revenge
    Dec08

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Revenge

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’
    Dec08

    UN: East Ukraine’s Civilians Face ‘Host Of Rights Violations’

    The United Nations says civilians in eastern Ukraine are facing “a host of human rights violations” due to the “failure” by the parties to the conflict between government forces and Russia-backed separatists to implement a peace accord signed in February 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact
    Dec08

    Russia Promotes Soviet Legend Over Fact

    Russia’s controversial minister of culture, Vladimir Medinsky, in October called a Soviet legend about 28 soldiers who died defending Moscow from invading Nazis in World War II “sacred” and anyone who questions it “scum.” A ministry-supported feature film dramatizing the story, “Panfilov’s 28,” was released to cinemas...

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub
    Dec08

    Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub

    Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors. U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov. 27, said Pentagon officials familiar...

    EU States, Parliament Remove Key Obstacle To Visa-Free Travel For Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU States, Parliament Remove Key Obstacle To Visa-Free Travel For Ukraine, Georgia

    European Union member states and the European Parliament have struck a deal to end a dispute that had been holding up a decision to allow Ukrainians and Georgians to visit the bloc without needing a visa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia
    Dec08

    EU Unblocks Visa-free Travel for Ukraine, Georgia

    The European Union will soon let Ukrainians and Georgians visit the bloc without needing a visa after diplomats and lawmakers struck a deal on Thursday to end an internal EU dispute that had been holding up the promised measures. Agreement on a mechanism for suspending such visa waivers in emergencies ends mounting embarrassment for some EU...

    Lawyers For Crimean Journalist Charged With Separatism Start Studying Case
    Dec08

    Lawyers For Crimean Journalist Charged With Separatism Start Studying Case

    Lawyers for Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist and contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), say their client has received the final written charges from the Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The many contradictions of Trump’s secretary of state candidates
    Dec08

    The many contradictions of Trump’s secretary of state candidates

    At first blush, they seem remarkably alike: 10 older white men, all successful in their chosen fields, and all willing to serve the country if called upon by the incoming president, Donald Trump. But take a closer look at Trump’s batch of secretary of state candidates and the similarities fade quickly. One candidate has called for bombing...