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    To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on ex-Cold War Border
    Aug24

    To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on ex-Cold War Border

    Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 200 meters (660 feet) long and 3.5 meters...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Strikes Martial Tone on Independence Day
    Aug24

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Strikes Martial Tone on Independence Day

    Troubled Ukraine put on a show of its military strength on independence day on Wednesday and President Petro Poroshenko said the country had to rely on its own might rather than international guarantees. A march-past of army, navy and airforce units and hardware in the capital was intended to highlight the capability of Ukraine’s military,...

    Russia’s Embattled Opposition Hopes for Voice in Parliament after Elections
    Aug23

    Russia’s Embattled Opposition Hopes for Voice in Parliament after Elections

    Russia’s embattled opposition political parties hope to win a voice in the Kremlin-dominated parliament in the upcoming September 18 elections. Allegations of fraud during the 2011 parliamentary elections sparked mass protests against President Vladimir Putin’s rule. But the crackdown that followed was bolstered by nationalist fervor...

    Kremlin Says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to Meet to Discuss Ukraine on Sept 4-5 at G20
    Aug23

    Kremlin Says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to Meet to Discuss Ukraine on Sept 4-5 at G20

    The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine on September 4-5 in China on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Russia’s Vladimir Putin held a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, the Kremlin said,...

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces
    Aug20

    Biden, Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urge End to Conflict With Pro-Russian Forces

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Friday for a resolution in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A White House statement said Biden and Poroshenko spoke by telephone and “expressed deep concern over the recent surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine, where cease-fire...

    DC Firm Questions Its Ties to Ukraine Group Linked to Manafort
    Aug20

    DC Firm Questions Its Ties to Ukraine Group Linked to Manafort

    A prominent Washington lobbying firm has hired investigators to determine whether it was improperly working with pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians who also employed Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Podesta Group said Friday that it had hired a law firm to examine its relationship...

    In Russia, 25 Years Since Failed Soviet Coup Go Largely Unmarked
    Aug19

    In Russia, 25 Years Since Failed Soviet Coup Go Largely Unmarked

    Few Russians are marking Friday’s 25th anniversary of a coup attempt which heralded the demise of the Soviet Union, a holiday ignored in official circles because of its revolutionary, anti-establishment nature. On August 19, 1991, eight hard-line Communist leaders seized power from Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, declaring him ill. In...

    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels
    Aug18

    3 Ukrainian Troops Killed in Fighting with Pro-Russian Rebels

    Three Ukraine troops were killed and six wounded in recent fighting with pro-Russian separatist in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said Thursday. The Ukrainian presidential envoy for the operation in the east, Olexander Motuzyanyk, says during the past 24 hours, separatists have shelled government positions along the 30-kilometer buffer zone...

    New Online Income Declaration System Flops in Ukraine
    Aug16

    New Online Income Declaration System Flops in Ukraine

    Ukrainian efforts to stamp out tax evasion and corruption among public officials in line with commitments to the IMF hit a setback Monday when a new online income declaration system flopped at launch. Under the new system, some 50,000 senior civil servants will initially have to declare all their earnings and list property and other assets...

    Russia: Preparing an Offensive or Maneuvering for Easing of Sanctions?
    Aug15

    Russia: Preparing an Offensive or Maneuvering for Easing of Sanctions?

    What is President Vladimir Putin planning for Ukraine? Kyiv officials argue Russia’s leader is accumulating pretexts to justify a major assault with the aim of securing a land route through Ukraine’s southeast regions to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula Moscow annexed weeks after the 2014 ouster of Putin’s ally Viktor Yanukovych....

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