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    Saakashvili Resigns as Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region
    Nov07

    Saakashvili Resigns as Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili tendered his resignation as governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region on Monday, accusing highly-placed officials in Kyiv of obstructing his attempts at reform. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft when he was president of Georgia from 2004-2013, was appointed...

    Britain Invests Billions in Cybersecurity in Face of Russian Threat
    Nov04

    Britain Invests Billions in Cybersecurity in Face of Russian Threat

    Britain says it will spend more than $2 billion on cybersecurity and recruit 1,000 more intelligence officers as the country’s intelligence services warn of increasingly aggressive espionage tactics by Moscow, a charge the Kremlin denies. The $2.3 billion investment is aimed at countering emerging threats to national security. British...

    Serbia Hosts Joint Military Exercises With Russia
    Nov03

    Serbia Hosts Joint Military Exercises With Russia

    Serbia and Russia began joint military exercises on Serbian territory on Thursday in a move likely to reinforce increased East-West tensions just as a five-day NATO drill in neighboring Montenegro draws to a close. Serbia is trying to balance its traditionally warm ties with Russia, a fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian nation, with its push for...

    Russia Braces for Another Hit Over Olympic Doping
    Nov03

    Russia Braces for Another Hit Over Olympic Doping

    Russia spent $50 billion on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, making it the most expensive in history and among the most impressive. Russia dominated the Sochi games, winning 33 medals and attracting a new generation of winter sports fans. “At the moment Sochi is a resort that is easily accessible, and people want to ski there, so after the Sochi...

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid Path to EU
    Nov03

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid Path to EU

    A new law in Ukraine forcing senior officials to declare their wealth has revealed the scale of riches held by those in power. Analysts say the revelations show how far Ukraine still has to go to eradicate corruption, as Henry Ridgwell reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid EU Path
    Nov02

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid EU Path

    A new law in Ukraine forcing senior officials to declare their wealth has revealed the scale of riches held by those in power. Members of the Cabinet alone hold $7 million in cash. Other lawmakers declared luxury cars, expensive watches and artwork. Analysts say the revelations show how far Ukraine still has to go to eradicate corruption. The...

    Ukrainians Shocked as Politicians Declare Vast Wealth
    Oct31

    Ukrainians Shocked as Politicians Declare Vast Wealth

    An anti-corruption reform requiring senior Ukrainian officials to declare their wealth online has exposed a vast difference between the fortunes of politicians and those they represent. Some declared millions of dollars in cash. Others said they owned fleets of luxury cars, expensive Swiss watches, diamond jewelry and large tracts of land –...

    Moldovans Electing President for 1st time in 20 years
    Oct30

    Moldovans Electing President for 1st time in 20 years

    Moldovans began voting Sunday for a president in an election that could move the former Soviet republic closer to Europe or push it back into Russia’s orbit. It is the first time in 20 years citizens have directly voted for their president in a country where many are angry about high-level corruption. Both the European Union together with...

    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?
    Oct28

    Is Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov Still in Moscow’s Favor?

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the man President Vladimir Putin picked more than a decade ago to rule the southern Russian republic of Chechnya, is a rare case of a low-level provincial official overshadowing Moscow-based politicians and celebrities. The Chechen ruler has become something of a media star in Russia: just in the past month, he has launched his...

    Dutch PM May Submit Bill to Revoke Support for EU-Ukraine Treaty on Monday
    Oct28

    Dutch PM May Submit Bill to Revoke Support for EU-Ukraine Treaty on Monday

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said his government may submit a bill revoking his country’s support for the treaty establishing closer ties between the European Union and Ukraine. Rutte has said rejection of the association agreement would be a mistake and would weaken European unity, but that if efforts to find a compromise...

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