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Ukraine’s Embattled Prime Minister Resigns

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine’s embattled prime minister announced Sunday that he is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis. In his weekly televised address, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation


**LIVE WIRE** Dutch EU Referendum May Not Pass Turnout Threshold

Dutch voters go to the polls today to vote in one of the country’s only major referendums in its 400 year history. Voters were able to take part in the referendum on the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine from 7am this morning.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on December 15, 2015

John Kerry Meets Putin to Discuss Syria, Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, with the future of Syria high on the agenda.


Ukraine Mulls Sanctions on Russia for 22-Year Sentence of Ukrainian Pilot

A Russian court has sentenced Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison over the deaths of two Russian journalists. The development has led Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to consider sanctions against the Russian officials responsible for the trial.

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Moscow Wants To Boost Trade With Israel

The Times of Israel reports: Wrapping up a two-day visit to Russia, President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday met with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for talks aimed at strengthening bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries. In light

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Gazan Indicted For Planning Attacks On Jews In Ukraine, Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: A Gazan man who spent years living in Ukraine was indicted on Thursday in the Beersheba District Court for planning attacks against Jews in Ukraine and in Israel. Sami Haviv, 30, was charged in an indictment filed

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U.S. Wages Cyber-War Against Islamic State, Braces for Counterattack

One of the missions for U.S. special forces troops deployed against ISIS in Iraq will be gathering intelligence for American cyber-commandos, who are already striking the Islamic State’s computer systems. The Obama administration has warned American utility companies about the danger of cyberattacks against our infrastructure, possibly as a result of hostilities in the Middle East.

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Ukraine Submits Anti-Stalin Crimean Tatar Song to Eurovision 2016

Ukraine – which, under attack by Putin’s Russia, was not able to attend Eurovision 2015 – has chosen to submit to Eurovision 2016 a Crimean-Tatar song about the 1944 forced deportation of the entire population of Crimea’s native Tatar people by the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin.


Germany Pressing Russia To Come To Peace Over Ukraine

Germany’s foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don’t have forever to


Statue of Controversial Bolshevik Leader Toppled in Ukraine

Ukrainian activists in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk on Friday night toppled a statue of controversial Bolshevik leader Grigory Petrovsky, implicated in a famine that killed millions in the 1930s, city hall said. Several young men toppled the 12-tonne bronze

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Cyber-Attack May Have Taken Down Ukraine’s Power Grid

Security experts across the world are increasingly worried about the possibility of a cyber-attack that would target infrastructure – anything from communications and traffic control to electric power or utility services. Just such an attack is believed to have occurred on December 23 in Ukraine.


Vladimir Putin Security Report Labels United States a ‘Threat’

An updated assessment of Russian national security, signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year’s Eve, names the United States as a threat, along with NATO. The report does not, however, list Syria as a threat, even though Russia is currently bombing rebel forces in that country.

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Holocaust Denial Rising Across Eastern Europe

The testimonies are fading away, the memorial sites are turning into entertainment centers, and the historical story is seen as just another “Jewish narrative”. If anyone thought that Holocaust denial was a marginal phenomenon among a few anti-Semites and Israel


Turkey Accuses Russia of Hacking Government Websites

Several Turkish websites belonging to both private companies and government agencies came under cyberattack this week. Some in Turkey claim Russian hackers are responsible, suggesting the attacks might be the result of rising tensions between Turkey and Russia.