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Ukraine adopts controversial "Donbas reintegration" bill. Here is what will change

Ukrainian servicemen. Illustrative photo. Credit: Wikimedia commons 2018/01/18 - 23:44 News On 18 January 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament, or Verkhovna Rada, adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbas in its second reading, with 280 out of the total 450 deputies voted in favor. The law gives Ru

EUROMAIDANPRESS.COM - 2018-01-18 20:44:58

CNN Names New Moscow Bureau Chief

As more stories of global significance continue to pour out of Russia in 2018, CNN believes now is the right time to strengthen its bureau in Moscow. Nathan Hodge is joining the network from The Wall Street Journal to take on the role of CNN Moscow bureau chief. Hodge was WSJ's Moscow bureau chief f

ADWEEK - 2018-01-18 20:01:24

Five projects which will strengthen the Ukrainian Army in the new year

2018/01/19 - 01:28 Analysis & Opinion, War in the Donbas 2017 is over. The final stage of the testing of project "Vilkha" (a guided missile using MLRS "Smerch" as a launcher) has concluded. The machine fires four rockets at the testing ground near Odesa. The distance to the target - 70 kilometers.

EUROMAIDANPRESS.COM - 2018-01-18 22:28:59

Rising Oil Prices Buoy Russia's Economy, Despite Sanctions

MOSCOW - In Russia, as in Texas and other energy dependent regions around the globe, a rising tide (of oil) lifts all boats. That helps explain why on Thursday, as four American senators asked the State Department and other government agencies to blacklist two senior officials, the Russian stock mar

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 19:29:25

'Work of Art' Outside Auschwitz Lands 2 in Prison

(Newser) – The Auschwitz museum called the March incident "outrageous and unacceptable." It turned out to be worthy of punishment, too. A dozen people who showed up naked outside its gates, chained themselves to each other, and slaughtered a sheep—allegedly as a protest against the war in Ukraine—w

NEWSER - 2018-01-18 19:47:13

Expert discusses Ukraine monitoring mission

Harry Sarles | Army University Public Affairs The Army Culture, Regional Expertise and Language Management Office, with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Command and General Staff College, presented an educational opportunity Jan. 12 at the Lewis and Clark Center on Fo

FORT LEAVENWORTH LAMP - 2018-01-18 21:50:00

What the EU Is Preparing Next for London in Brexit Talks

BRUSSELS - The European Union's 27 states are preparing to launch negotiations with Britain on the post-Brexit transition period, and are starting to map out the bloc's future relationship with the first ever country to leave. Below are the key elements of the latest EU thinking based on conversatio

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-18 19:21:29

Russia launched a powerful new frigate - but there are still lingering problems for the program's future

An Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate built by Russia's United Shipbuilding CorporationUnited Shipbuilding CorporationRussia commissioned its newest frigate, Admiral Makarov, just before the end of 2017.The ship is an Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate, but plans for the class' full implementation are

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-01-18 21:05:06

World Bank welcomes Ukraine president's comments on corruption law

KIEV (Reuters) - The World Bank is encouraged by signs from the Ukrainian president that a draft law to create an anti-corruption court could be revised following international criticism, the lender's Ukraine director Satu Kahkonen said. Ukraine's Western backers want the authorities to establish a

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 16:09:11

Ukraine passes bill to get occupied regions back from Russia

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HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-01-18 14:30:16

Ukraine faces a heightened risk of instability in 2018

While Ukraine may not be hitting the front pages, its geopolitical position certainly makes it a country to watch in 2018. This year may prove to be a bellwether moment for the country, as it steers towards presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled in 2019. On the one hand, Ukraine is engag

GLOBALRISKINSIGHTS.COM - 2018-01-18 18:52:32

Ukrainian pop star plays Flushing Saturday

Fear not, for Ukrainian singing star Tina Karol is headed this way, bringing the spirit and traditions of her home country's Christmas to America, including, for one performance only this Saturday, a stop at Colden Auditorium on the Queens College campus. You may ask: Isn't it a bit late for Christm

QCHRON.COM - 2018-01-18 18:30:00

Meet the 13 (killer) startups selected for STATION F's Fighters Program

Can a former prison inmate, a cancer survivor, and low-income profiles build killer startups? We believe so. And we are proving it. Today we are launching the STATION F Fighters Program with 13 incredible startups. But these are no ordinary startups. The Fighters Program, in a nutshell, is part of S

MEDIUM - 2018-01-18 15:02:54

Ukraine passes privatisation law needed for IMF aid

January 18, 2018 / 12:20 PM / a few seconds ago KIEV, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday aimed at making the privatisation of more than 3,000 mostly loss-making state companies faster and more transparent, a step needed for Kiev to secure more aid from the International

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 12:19:57

Hostile Turkey warns U.S.-backed Kurds, aims to sideline Washington

Simmering for years, the full outbreak of hostilities between American-backed forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is now finally at a boil. Turkey, an unreliable NATO ally at best, has again made clear that the U.S. is not welcome in the neighborhood. President Erdogan just threatened

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-01-18 10:00:00

Ukraine - Humanitarian Response Concept of Operations, 18 January 2018

Due to ongoing instability and conflict in Ukraine since April 2014, areas primarily in the eastern part of the country have experienced a deteriorating humanitarian situation. Heavy shelling and armed conflict have led to significant displacement of people. The population in the most affected areas

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 12:15:24

Trump team's connections with Deutsche Bank draw renewed focus from Mueller

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is following the money, but money doesn't always talk. Though much of the public discussion of the Russia election meddling investigation has been on "contacts" between Trump figures and potential representatives of Moscow, recent reports show the probe now includes

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-01-18 12:03:00

Deadbeat Dictator: Assad Isn't Paying His Debts to Putin

As the Syrian president piles up IOUs with the Kremlin and the mullahs of Iran, he's hoping he can cover the debts with Syrian oil. But Moscow wants its money now. To the charges against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad of mass murder, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity can now be added an

DAILY BEAST - 2018-01-18 10:14:48

Prominent Russian Website Publishes Virulent Anti-Semitic Screed

The Russian-Ukrainian political journalism world was stunned, but not particularly surprised, yesterday when a well known pro-Kremlin propaganda outlet published a lengthy anti-Semitic manifesto proclaiming that it was time to "drop the Jew taboo." Russia Insider, an English language publication wit

TABLET MAGAZINE - 2018-01-18 12:06:19

Full house for Sweden against Turkey in February World Cup Qualifiers

The attendance of 7,506 spectators is set to be a record for a Sweden national team game, as mentioned on FIBA. The sellout against Turkey is all the more impressive as the Swedes opened their World Cup Qualifiers Group B campaign with two losses in November, at home to Ukraine and away to Latvia in

EUROHOOPS.NET - 2018-01-18 09:22:30