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Ukraine’s New President Dissolves Parliament and Calls a Snap Election

Volodymyr Zelensky wants to consolidate power with a Parliament led by his new political party. He said his first priority is ending a prolonged separatist conflict.
Tags: Elections, News, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, Poroshenko, Politics And Government, Vladimir V, Petro Olekseyevich, Legislatures and Parliaments, Volodymyr, Zelensky


Ukrainian president calls snap election moments after his inauguration – video

Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature still dominated by politicians loyal to his predecessorUkraine's leader takes office and immediately calls snap election Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


Comedian Inaugurated as Ukraine’s New President Immediately Disbands Parliament

Disbanding the Supreme Rada was one of his campaign promises
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Ukraine, Overnight, Onetime


Ukraine's leader takes office and calls snap election

Volodymyr Zelenskiy aims to win seats in parliament where new party is not representedUkraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced plans to dissolve parliament, setting up a clash between the country’s entrenched political class and its new leader.Zelenskiy, a comedian with no prior political experience, won a landslide victory in elections last month, amid anger over corruption and a grinding war with Russian-backed separatists in the cou...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


Ukraine's leader takes office and immediately calls snap election

Volodymyr Zelenskiy aims to win seats in parliament where new party is not representedUkraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature still dominated by loyalists of his predecessor.Zelenskiy, a comedian with no prior political experience, won the presidency by a landslide last month but his new party has no representation in parliament, making ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


Why Ukraine has become ensnared in US collusion claims

A Kiev prosecutor revives allegations that Ukraine worked with Democrats to damage the Trump campaign.
Tags: News, US, Ukraine, Kiev, Trump


After Ukraine-Biden Scandal Fizzles, Trump Demands Probe Into China Ties

The Ukraine-Biden scandal ran out of steam this week. So what’s the next big thing for Trump and the right-wing media machine? The answer seems to be a China-Biden scandal. In a preview of a Sunday interview with Fox News’ Steve Hilton, Trump demanded an investigation into the former Vice President’s apparent ties to China. Allegations that Hunter Biden took advantage of his father’s position to sign a lucrative business deal with the Bank of China apparently stem from Peter Schweizer’s 2018 ...
Tags: News, China, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Hilton, Fox News, Biden, Rudy Giuliani, Steve, Clinton, Trump, Hunter, Don, Schweizer, Bank of China, Peter Schweizer


Ukraine Air: Fly From Tel Aviv To JFK For $539 Round-Trip!

Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EST on Monday, 5/20. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets. Limited seats are available on each date.  You must stay for at least one Saturday night for the lowest fares. Use a card like Sapphire Preferred or Sapphire Reserve to earn 2 or […]
Tags: Deals, Tel Aviv, Ukraine, Priceline, Priceline Tickets, Sapphire Preferred, Israel Flights, Sapphire Reserve, Round Trip


Meet The Orthodox Jewish Millennials Who Wear Wigs On Their Own Terms

Why is May 2019 different from all other months? It’s Jewish American Heritage Month for one, a period that feels especially important to mark given the rising insecurity coursing through Jewish American life. Because visibility is more important than ever before, Refinery29 brings you our celebration of Jewish American culture. L’chaim!Ahead of her wedding this June, 26-year-old Tirzah Gestetner has done all the things expected of a modern bride-to-be. She has decided on a location: Thailand, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Australia, America, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Ukraine, Thailand, Judaism, Italy, Manhattan, City Council, Baltimore, Zelda, Garcia


Ukraine says oil transit to Europe suspended until Monday

Ukraine's pipeline operator Ukrtransnafta confirmed on Friday that Russian oil flows transiting it to Europe were suspended, but said normal oil transmission would resume from Monday.
Tags: Europe, Money, Ukraine, businessNews, Ukrtransnafta


Council of Europe votes to maintain Russia's membership

Human rights body had stripped Moscow of its voting rights over 2014 Crimea annexationRussia will remain in the Council of Europe after ministers at the human rights organisation moved to end a bitter dispute following the annexation of Crimea.Meeting in Helsinki, ministers of the 47-nation body voted overwhelmingly in favour of a declaration that said “all member states should be entitled to participate on an equal basis” in the council’s committee of ministers and parliamentary assembly. Conti...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Crimea, Moscow, Council of Europe, Helsinki


Perfect Storm, Part II

One of the particular characteristics of the Trump presidency is the way Trump consistently creates drama – some by design, some not – that makes it hard to see the broader outline of events. Nowhere is this more clear than in considering the 2020 election. We’re inundated by reports about the President’s turbo-powered campaign, his vast fundraising, new kinds of micro-targeting, negotiations with foreign governments to attack domestic political opponents. In fact, though the President remains v...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Ukraine, Best, Fox News, Biden, Giuliani, Justice Department, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Josh Marshall, HARRIS, Buttigieg, Joe Biden Trump, Editor’s Blog


Ukraine’s coalition collapses in blow to president-elect

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s ruling parliamentary coalition has collapsed in what represents a setback for the country’s president-elect’s plans to hold early elections. The speaker in the Supreme Rada said Friday that he has received a notification from lawmakers about the breakdown of the coalition, which was made up of various parties including lawmakers […]
Tags: News, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Kiev Ukraine, Supreme Rada


Council of Europe restores Russia’s voting rights

MOSCOW (AP) — The Council of Europe, the continent’s main human rights body, adopted a declaration Friday that restores Russia’s voting rights following a spat related to its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Foreign ministers from the council’s 47 member states voted overwhelmingly to support a declaration that says that all […]
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Crimea, Moscow, Council of Europe


Council of Europe to discuss Russia’s voting rights

MOSCOW (AP) — The Council of Europe has gathered for a ministerial meeting that could restore Russia’s voting rights in the continent’s main human rights watchdog. The council suspended Russia’s voting rights after it annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014 in a move that Ukraine and almost all of the world views as illegal. The […]
Tags: News, Russia, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Council of Europe, The Council of Europe


Travel News: May 17, 2019

Taco Bell is Opening a Hotel in Palm Springs This Summer Travel Pulse Today, Taco Bell announced that they’re bringing a “Tacoasis” to one of California’s most popular getaways, Palm Springs. The fast-food giant is launching a limited time property called, The Bell: A Taco Bell Hotel and Resort, that will infuse all the things you love about tacos with hospitality.   American Airlines opens Flagship Lounge at DFW Travel Weekly American Airlines’ newest Flagship Lounge is now operating at Dallas...
Tags: Travel, California, Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Palm Springs, Taco Bell, American Airlines, News And Deals, Transat A T Inc, Flagship Lounge, Hikkaduwa, Travel Pulse Today Taco Bell, Taco Bell Hotel, DFW Travel Weekly American Airlines, Dallas Fort Worth Airport Flagship Lounges, Associated Press Sipping


Key Development

The out-going top prosecutor in Ukraine – who Rudy Giuliani had been courting/pressuring to open investigations into Joe Biden has announced he’s not playing ball. He says there’s no probe, no reason to open a probe, etc. Yuriy Lutsenko said he didn’t want “Ukraine to again be the subject of US presidential elections.” This is clearly part of the reason Rudy canceled his trip and accused official in Kiev of being anti-Trump. Lutsenko also said that Giuliani had asked him whether the US Ambassado...
Tags: News, US, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Rudy, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Kiev, Josh Marshall, Lutsenko, Yuriy Lutsenko, Editor’s Blog


Ukraine Prosecutor Says No Probe Into Biden, Despite Giuliani’s Efforts

Ukraine’s attorney general equivalent says that his country is not investigating Joe Biden or his son Hunter over their activities in the Eastern European nation, despite coaxing from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani for them to do so, Bloomberg reports. “I do not want Ukraine to again be the subject of U.S. presidential elections,” Ukraine prosecutor general Yuriy Lutsenko told Bloomberg. Conservative media began to push a narrative earlier this year of the Biden family’s supposedly nefarious ac...
Tags: News, New York City, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, New York Times, Biden, Giuliani, Justice Department, Rudy Giuliani, Warsaw, Kiev, Trump, Hunter, U S Justice Department, Barr


KORG’s nutekt NTS-1 is a fun, little kit – and open to ‘logue developers

KORG has already shown that opening up oscillators and effects to developers can expand their minilogue and prologue keyboards. But now they’re doing the same for the nutekt NTS-1 – a cute little volca-ish kit for synths and effects. Build it, make wild sounds, and … run future stuff on it, too. Okay, first – even before you get to any of that, the NTS-1 is stupidly cool. It’s a little DIY kit you can snap together without any soldering. And it’s got a fun analog/digital architecture with os...
Tags: Music, Japan, Diy, Keyboards, Tech, Ukraine, Developers, Code, Gear, Stories, Effects, Analog, Kits, Sdk, Synths, Music Tech


GozNym Cyber-Crime Gang Which Stole Millions Busted

An international crime gang which used malware to steal $100m from more than 40,000 victims has been dismantled. From a report: A complex police operation conducted investigations in the US, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The gang infected computers with GozNym malware, which captured online banking details to access bank accounts. The gang was put together from criminals who advertised their skills on online forums. The details of the operation were revealed at the headquarters of the ...
Tags: Tech, Ukraine, Europol, The Hague, US Bulgaria Georgia Moldova


U.S., European Officials Stop Attempt to Hack $100 Million

A federal grand jury in Pittsburgh charged ten members of the network, and other criminal prosecutions have begun in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, the European Union’s agency for law enforcement cooperation Europol said in a statement. Five Russian nationals charged in the indictment are on the run, the agency said, including the developer of the malware. In what Europol called a "highly specialized and international criminal network," the members -- spread across Georgia, Moldova, Bulgaria, U...
Tags: Science, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, Europol, Pittsburgh, Georgia Moldova, Georgia Moldova Bulgaria Ukraine


Ukraine: The New Form Of A Power Purchase Agreement Under The Feed-In Tariff And The Offtake Procedure Approved By The Energy Regulator - Redcliffe Partners

On 26 April 2019, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (the "NEURC") adopted regulation No. 641 "On the Approval of the Normative Acts Governing the Activity of the Guaranteed Buyer and
Tags: News, Ukraine, Energy Regulator Redcliffe Partners, NEURC


Ukraine’s new president set to be sworn in next week

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted to swear the new president into office next week, opening the possibility of a snap parliamentary election. The Supreme Rada on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to set the date for Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s inauguration for May 20. Zelenskiy, a popular comedian with no political experience, has said that he will […]
Tags: News, Ukraine, Ap, Nation, Moscow, Supreme Rada, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


7-foot Ukrainian center Volodymyr Markovetskyy signs with Kyle Smith, Washington State

PULLMAN – When the Cougars take the basketball court next season, a 7-foot, 230-pound center from Ukraine will be in their midst. Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer Deion James inked […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ukraine, Washington State, Cougars, Cougar Basketball, Colorado State, Kyle Smith, Volodymyr Markovetskyy, Truskavets Ukraine, Deion James


Choco Leibniz biscuit heiress apologises over Nazi labour remarks

Verena Bahlsen says comments were ‘thoughtless’ amid calls for a boycott of brandThe heiress of a German biscuit empire has apologised for stirring outrage with remarks that appeared to play down the hardship suffered by dozens of people forced to work at the family business under Nazi rule.Verena Bahlsen, whose father owns the Bahlsen company that makes some of Germany’s most famous biscuits including Choco Leibniz, said her remarks that the firm did nothing wrong when it employed 200 forced la...
Tags: Food, Europe, Germany, World news, Ukraine, Nazi, Biscuits, Nazism, Forced Labour, Bahlsen, Choco Leibniz, Verena Bahlsen


Trans-Dniester: The disputed 'smuggler's haven' ruled by Moldovan 'football kings'

Sheriff Tiraspol are the 'kings' of Moldovan football, but their power and backing comes from a disputed territory on the Ukraine border.
Tags: Football, Ukraine, Tiraspol


Ukraine could nationalise PrivatBank again if needed: central bank

The central bank would push to nationalise PrivatBank a second time if a court ruled to annul a 2016 decision to take Ukraine's largest lender into state ownership, a top central bank official told Reuters.
Tags: Money, Ukraine, businessNews, PrivatBank


Is Your City’s Transportation Network Vulnerable to a Cyberattack?

It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing another headline related to a dramatic cybersecurity breach. You may even feel desensitized to them, taking the “that will never happen to me” mentality. But the truth is, it can happen to anyone, anywhere at anytime. In fact,  there are 1.46 billion data breaches each month, on average. As the internet of things (IoT) moves from theoretical to reality, we need to think beyond virtual identity theft and shift our attention toward much larger...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Congress, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ukraine, Cybersecurity, Transit, Washington Dc, Autos, Dallas, Commuting, Pentagon, Connected Car, Department Of Homeland Security


Biden Swipes At Rudy’s ‘Inappropriate’ Ukraine Trip: ‘It’s Sort Of Giuliani’s Style’

2020 Democratic candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden took a swipe at Rudy Giuliani in an interview published on Tuesday after the President’s lawyer almost traveled to Ukraine to push the government to open an investigation into his son, Hunter Biden. “It’s sort of Giuliani’s style and this administration,” Biden told New Hampshire local station WMUR. “It is inappropriate. Unrelated to me, it’s just inappropriate to send your lawyer to a foreign government to try to get them to do so...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Ukraine, New Hampshire, Biden, Rudy, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, WMUR, 2020 Elections, Hunter Biden, Cristina Cabrera


Donald Trump says he is 'absolutely' ready to send troops to confront Iran

Donald Trump yesterday suggested he is ready to send “a hell of a lot” of troops to confront Iran in the Middle East amid warnings that the two countries are stumbling towards a war. The comments come amid mounting diplomatic and military tensions in the Persian Gulf after Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels attacked an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia and an unidentified attacker attempted to sabotage tankers. Mr Trump said reports that the Pentagon has already drawn up plans to deploy 120,000 soldiers to t...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Iraq, Russia, US, European Union, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times