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How the EU broke Ukraine (with help from Russia)
Four years after the EU’s push for closer ties with Ukraine provoked Russia and helped start a revolution, the country is ravaged by war and nearly broke. So as EU leaders gather in Brussels Friday to celebrate the Eastern Partnership, their foreign policy initiative to strengthen relations with cou
Ukrainian exchange student will spend year in Nevis
Mariya Berezovets - a 16-year-old exchange student from Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine - arrived in Nevis in early September. She left behind a bustling city of 700,000. Life in a small, northern Minnesota town has been a radically different change of pace, but Mariya, who goes by "Marie," likes it. She's en
Moldova Strengthens Ties With NATO
Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say Moldova is seeking to establish closer links with the U.S. and NATO, with the announcement of a new security cooperation center opening in the former Soviet republic. The agreement was inked on Thursday, in a move that saw Moldova's pr
In the East, the EU is leaving its partners behind
Ask any of the EU’s six “Eastern Partners” what the Eastern Partnership policy means to them, and you’re likely to get several answers. Ask the EU, and you’ll get something else entirely. In response to these differences — which will once again be on display as leaders gather in Brussels for the fi
Russia casts shadow over EU’s eastern summit
There wasn’t one mention of Russia in the official declaration approved on Friday by EU leaders and the six former Soviet republics that form the so-called Eastern Partnership. But the shadow cast by the Kremlin over the summit was impossible to ignore, as was the EU’s uncertainty over what to do ab
EU, ex-Soviet states push ties in face of 'hostile' Russia
Brussels (AFP) - Leaders from the EU and six former Soviet states gathered in Brussels on Friday to discuss deepening ties, with worries about Russian influence looming and thorny subjects like the war in Ukraine off the official agenda. The set-piece will focus on 20 "deliverables" -- plans to help
EU offers Eastern Partnership members money, motivation
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels. Provided by Deutsche Welle Although she's only acting German chancellor, Angela Merkel wil
Dozens of JCCs worldwide to share $1.6 million for joint programs
(JTA) - A new partnership between dozens of Jewish community centers in 15 countries has yielded a pool of $1.6 million for joint projects through 2020. The pool was created during the JCC Global World Conference in Tarrytown, New York earlier this month. It includes tens of thousands of dollars in
No breakthrough in Brexit talks as new deadline approaches
British Prime Minister Theresa May, second right, speak with European Council President Donald Tusk, second left, during a round table meeting at an Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. European Union leaders meet with their counterparts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Ukraine agrees to sign EU summit declaration: officials
November 24, 2017 / 12:52 PM / Updated 16 minutes ago BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and six former Soviet republics, including Ukraine, agreed a joint summit declaration on Friday that aims to help bring the countries closer to the West, overcoming Kiev's objections, two EU officials said.
Ukraine's Promise of EU Membership Remains Elusive
BRUSSELS - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev's ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc. As fighting escalated in Ukraine's industrial east, EU leaders held a summit with Ukrainian President Petro Po
Ohio mom finds out she was switched at birth, reunites with biological family
MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio - An Ohio mom was reunited with her biological family after finding out she had been switched at birth and raised by another family. Tatiyana Muradyan, who goes by Tania, tells WJW she always thought something was different growing up in the Republic of Moldova, a small country b
One of Europe's Least Visited Countries Also Happens to Have the Biggest Wine Cellar
Of course you've heard of Ukraine and Romania. But did you know that wedged between those two countries is the Republic of Moldova? If not, you're not alone. Moldova is one of the least visited countries in Europe. But don't cry for Moldova. The tiny nation has something no one else has: Miletii Mic
A Moldavian Girl Follows The Doors (Part 2): In Kos Town, Greece.
Hello, dear reader. If you read my first article you already know about me and my passion for doors. If not, I will remember you. My name is Midrigan Adriana, I am 20 years old, born in Republic of Moldova, but now living and studying at The University of Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Iasi, Romania.
Ukraine gets two Christmases - December 25 and January 7
Christmas in Kyiv, 2016. Photo: Olena Makarenko 2017/11/18 - 07:31 News Ukrainian lawmakers have voted to make December 25, celebrated as Christmas by the majority of the world's Christians, as an official state holiday, besides January 7. This means that, starting from 2017, Ukraine will official
Clovis Expressed Staunchly Pro-Russian Views A Year Before Campaign
Sam Clovis, an academic and one-time rightwing talk radio host, was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, switching his allegiance from Rick Perry to Trump in August 2015. He has also become a key part of the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and R
Third Committee Approves 11 Draft Resolutions, as Tensions around Safe Drinking Water, Youth Policies Force Recorded Votes on Previously Agreed Language
GA/SHC/4222 GENERAL ASSEMBLY THIRD COMMITTEE SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 49TH MEETING (AM) Representative of Kyrgyzstan Decries Text as Imbalanced, Proposes Amendments The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved 11 draft resolutions today, ranging from the protection of human right
They played for Arsenal and Tottenham - but who got the better deal?
They played for Arsenal and Spurs - but who got the better deal? There's no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, but the north Londoners' fierce rivalry hasn't prevented a number of players representing both clubs down the years. Some have enjoyed success in both a red and white shirts,
Race to Aid Eastern Europe's Forgotten Survivors
In 1941, Iraida Solomonova, an 18-year-old slave laborer in Kuibyshev, U.S.S.R., was arrested by the NKVD, the Soviet secret police. She was tortured and jailed for a year. She then spent 10 years in a Kazakhstan gulag, where she endured hard labor, hunger, insect infestations and malaria before exi
Moldova to Use Blockchain Identities to Fight Child Trafficking
Moldova, an impoverished nation whose children are preyed on by sex slave traffickers, plans to use blockchain technology to eradicate child trafficking, in cooperation with United Nations officials, according to Thomson Reuters. The U.N. Office for Project Services (UNOPS) recently met with officia