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    Ukraine’s Ex-President Accuses Kyiv of Sabotaging His Testimony
    Nov25

    Ukraine’s Ex-President Accuses Kyiv of Sabotaging His Testimony

    Ukraine’s ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has accused Kyiv of “setting up a provocation” to “sabotage” his video testimony in a Ukrainian court trial of five former policemen charged with fatally shooting scores of antigovernment protesters in Kyiv in 2014. Yanukovych, now living in exile in Russia, briefly...

    EC: Russia, Ukraine to Meet in Brussels for Gas Talks
    Nov25

    EC: Russia, Ukraine to Meet in Brussels for Gas Talks

    Russia and Ukraine are about to meet in Brussels with officials from the European Commission to discuss the resumption of gas supplies to Ukraine, halted after Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, the EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said on Friday. “A three-way meeting will take place in Brussels in the...

    Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach: Spokesman
    Nov25

    Hackers Attack EU Executive but no Data Breach: Spokesman

    Hackers attacked the European Commission’s computers on Thursday, flooding the EU executive’s servers with digital service requests, but while connection speeds were affected, there was no data breach, the Commission said. “Yesterday afternoon the Commission was targeted by an attempt to saturate our internet connection,”...

    Japan PM: Russian Missile Deployment on Disputed Isles ‘Regrettable’
    Nov25

    Japan PM: Russian Missile Deployment on Disputed Isles ‘Regrettable’

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday Russia’s deployment of missile systems on islands in the western Pacific isles that are also claimed by Tokyo was “regrettable”. His comments came less than a month before Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit Japan for talks aimed at progress on the decades-old...

    Juncker: EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End
    Nov25

    Juncker: EU-Ukraine Visa Deal By Year-End

    A final decision on visa liberalization for Ukraine to the EU’s Schengen zone is likely to be made by the end of the year, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. Speaking at the EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels on Thursday, Juncker said that he was “confident” that a deal would be reached in 2016. European Council...

    Ukraine, EU Hopeful About US Support for Russia Sanctions
    Nov24

    Ukraine, EU Hopeful About US Support for Russia Sanctions

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko expressed guarded optimism Thursday that a U.S. administration under president-elect Donald Trump will continue to back sanctions against Russia. At a summit with top European Union officials in Brussels, Poroshenko said Trump had raised the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east of Ukraine in...

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’
    Nov24

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’

    The European Parliament has warned that “hostile propaganda” by Russia against the EU is growing, while urging member states to increase their efforts to counter disinformation. The move drew an angry response from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who lashed out at the European Parliament for lecturing Russia on democracy. Lawmakers...

    Putin: Russia Will Take ‘Countermeasures’ to NATO Expansion
    Nov21

    Putin: Russia Will Take ‘Countermeasures’ to NATO Expansion

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will take steps to counter NATO’s expansion to nations on its borders. In remarks made as part of a documentary film produced by American filmmaker Oliver Stone, to be aired Monday night by Russia’s REN-TV, Putin suggested Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine was motivated by fear over...

    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest
    Nov21

    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest

    Yulia Zaripova, the Russian gold medalist in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, was among 12 more athletes sanctioned Monday after testing positive in a reanalysis of their doping samples. Zaripova was among seven medalists — all from countries of the former Soviet Union — disqualified...

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth
    Nov21

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth

    The head of Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency compared its first failed attempt to launch an online wealth declaration program to a little bird hitting a glass window. The tool eventually got off the ground in October. But this handed the NAZK a more formidable task – to sift one-by-one through more than 100,000 forms submitted by...

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