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    Snowballs in Siberia and Smog in New Delhi: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Nov11

    Snowballs in Siberia and Smog in New Delhi: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Canada and Denmark Fight Over Island With Whisky and Schnapps Dan Levin | The New York Times “International disputes over territory can be ugly affairs, waged with all the nastiness of a divorce, backed with the force of armies. Just in the last few years, China has built islands topped with military bases to back its claim to vast stretches of...

    Bones unearthed during contested dig at former Jewish cemetery in Ukraine
    Nov11

    Bones unearthed during contested dig at former Jewish cemetery in Ukraine

    Meylakh Sheykhet at the digging site in the Old Jewish Cemetery of Lviv, Ukraine, Nov. 7, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz) LVIV, Ukraine (JTA) — City workers in a Ukraine city suspended their digging at a former Jewish cemetery amid controversy over the unearthing of human remains at the site. Pieces of skull and limbs were among the bones discovered last...

    Far-right nationalists congregate on Polish Independence day
    Nov11

    Far-right nationalists congregate on Polish Independence day

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Far-right nationalists, burning flares and carrying Polish flags, marched in large numbers through the streets of Warsaw on Friday to mark Poland’s Independence Day, a yearly ritual that has become one of the largest far-right gatherings in Europe. Some participants burned a Ukrainian flag at the march, which comes...

    Saakashvili Launches ‘New Force’ In Ukraine
    Nov11

    Saakashvili Launches ‘New Force’ In Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili announced he was launching a new force to clean up Ukrainian politics, four days after resigning as governor of Odesa region. Saakashvili was president of Georgia, 2008-2013, and came to Ukraine after its pro-Western “Maidan” revolution in 2014. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free...

    Poroshenko congratulates Trump
    Nov11

    Poroshenko congratulates Trump

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Donald Trump on winning the presidential elections in the United States that took place on November 8. “My sincere congratulations to Donald Trump on being elected president of the United States and to the friendly American nation on democratic expression of will. This is a symbol of true democracy...

    Ukrainian Canadian labor minister seeks to improve workplace safety in Ukraine
    Nov11

    Ukrainian Canadian labor minister seeks to improve workplace safety in Ukraine

    Special to The Ukrainian Weekly OTTAWA – In the days leading up to her first anniversary as Canada’s minister of employment, workforce development and labour, MaryAnn Mihychuk had the chance to use her pre-political professional skills in a visit to her ancestral homeland. Ms. Mihychuk, who serves as the Liberal Member of Parliament for the...

    U.S. ambassador to Ukraine visits Joint Multinational Training Group
    Nov11

    U.S. ambassador to Ukraine visits Joint Multinational Training Group

    YAVORIV, Ukraine – U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch visited the soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U) and toured the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here October 27. The visit began with a briefing from Col. Nick Ducich, commander of JMTG-U and Lt. Gen. Pavlo Tkachuk, commander of...

    Ukraine’s e-declarations
    Nov11

    Ukraine’s e-declarations

    Tens of thousands of Ukrainian officials filed electronic declarations of their assets, meeting the midnight October 30 deadline that had been imposed. And, not only did officials have to declare their own assets but also those held in the names of their family members. . Thus, their incomes and assets became publicly available in a […]...

    November 16, 2012
    Nov11

    November 16, 2012

    Four years ago, on November 16, 2012, Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Yurii Boiko announced on Inter TV plans to reduce Ukraine’s dependence on Russian natural gas supplies, and even suggested the possibility that Russia would take Ukraine to the international court. “We know there will be arguments, even court battles with our Russian...

    Ukraine Scrambles to Bolster US Support
    Nov11

    Ukraine Scrambles to Bolster US Support

    Ukrainian authorities are laying the groundwork for President Petro Poroshenko to visit Washington early next year, hoping to shore up U.S. support against Russia and allay concerns about what a Donald Trump presidency means for Kiev. Ukraine has relied on Western support and economic aid since street protests in 2014 which toppled a...