Bilous was responsible for improved privatization processes during his term but use of the improved tools was almost totally unsuccessful in the face of strong resistance from entrenched state leadership


Photo: Ihor Bilous

“Signing the Istanbul Convention and introducing bylaws that would introduce criminal liability for domestic violence will be important, but the relevant authorities should also understand that they play a role in increasing general public awareness and filling the vacuum left by a lack of legislation and procedural guidelines,” said Soren Sonderstrup, EUAM Gender Adviser


Analyst: “With Astarta’s forward-looking EV/EBITDA being close to 3.3x, we believe the stock still has some growth potential in 2017…overall, we are keeping our positive view on AST PW stock.”


“…the Putin powers that be can’t escape a more final judgment of history. After all, Latynina says, while the Kremlin’s ‘Vremya’ program is being watched by ‘six million pensioners,’ Navalny’s film about the corruption of the core elite has been watched by ‘35 million young people.’”

Ash: “I think we are likely entering a tricky domestic political time for Ukraine, with the resignation of Gontareva being just one piece in the jigsaw.”


Analyst: As possible successor - “Local media have mentioned Raiffeisenbank Aval Head Volodymyr Lavrenchuk, advisor to Alfa Bank Head Roman Shpek, NBU Council Head Bogdan Danylyshyn, and the head of state Ukreximbank, Oleksandr Hrytsenko. Several other candidates are also being rumored, including foreigners.”


Jihad is spreading violence -- and succeeding. Of the last sixteen years, notes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with ninety-three countries experiencing attacks and 32,765 people killed.


FILE - The April 10, 2016 file photo shows Law and Justice leader, the twin brother of former President of Poland Lech Kaczynski, Jaroslaw Kaczynski delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark the sixth anniversary of the crash of the Polish government plane in Smolensk, Russia, that killed 96 people on board including Kaczynski and his wife Maria. 


“…the Moscow Patriarch under Kirill is going along in order to demonstrate its loyalty to the state and the institutions that not long along worked so hard to destroy religion as such.”


Photo: Archdeacon Kurayev


Member of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Eskender Bariev said this in a statement to the Crimean news agency QHA.



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