The Pale of Settlement was a western region of Imperial Russia with varying borders that existed from 1791 to 1917, in which permanent residency by Jews was allowed and beyond which Jewish permanent residency was generally prohibited. However, Jews were excluded from residency in a number of cities within the Pale...
Sunday, April 30, 2017
On April 24, the European Values Think-Tank released a new major study examining how individual member states of the European Union perceive the threat coming from the Russian Federation. More than 450 policy documents, intelligence reports, and other sources were used to assess how Russia's aggressive behavior impacts the foreign and security policies of the twenty-eight EU countries, from Estonia to Portugal.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Employment relationships are presumed to be “at-will” in all U.S. states except Montana. The U.S. is one of a handful of countries where employment is predominantly at-will. Most countries throughout the world allow employers to dismiss employees only for cause. Some reasons given for our retention of the at-will presumption include respect for freedom of contract, employer deference, and the belief that both employers and employees favor an at-will employment relationship over job security.
Russian Foreign Minister also said that he plans to discuss the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, the ceasefire and the Astana talks with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Al-Safadi
Украинский юридический фронт в не объявленной с обеих сторон войне России против Украины, кажется, охватил уже все международные судебные площадки — подано около десятка исков к РФ, включая арбитражные производства, инициированные государством в лице НАК "Нафтогаз Украины" и Ощадбанка.
Welcome to another Friday’s Five. This week is a discussion about issues facing restaurants, hotels, and other industries where tipping and gratuities are left for employees. This simple concept is surprisingly complex for employers. Here are five issues employers should understand about tips in California.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has chosen a new central bank governor on the recommendation of the incumbent governor, Valeriya Gontareva, who proposed the candidacy of the head of a Ukrainian bank with Austrian capital, according to a Ukrainian news outlet.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Fitch Ratings-London-28 April 2017: Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ukraine's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'B-' with a Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Ukraine's senior unsecured foreign- and local-currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B-' and the sovereign's short-term senior unsecured local currency bonds at 'B'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'B-' and the Short-Term Foreign-Currency and Local-Currency IDRs at 'B'.
EU launches EUR 6 million project to support ‘model police stations’ in 20 Ukrainian districts and new model of public order policing based on Scandinavian approach
The April 2016 “Panama Papers” leak highlighted the attraction for transnational actors of the confidentiality available in certain offshore financial centres. Some of these jurisdictions have laws that make it a criminal offence for banks to disclose information about their clients, providing powerful protection for individuals and corporations who wish to keep their financial affairs private.
The , a non-profit dedicated to providing free, public access to primary legal materials, has announced plans to download all of the free opinions and order available on PACER, the federal courts’ system for electronic access to court records.
PM at the meeting with leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce:Ukraine demonstrates economic upturn which will lead to leverage of investment
On the outcomes of the activities of 2016 as well as of the first quarter of 2017 the country demonstrates a positive trend of gradual economic upturn, and this should be the basis and the key to leverage investment in the country and to ensure implementation of successful projects in the real sector. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the meeting with the leadership of the American Chamber of Commerce. The meeting was also attended by Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the USA in Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
President on the return of funds stolen by former senior officials to the state budget: This is a restoration of justice
President Petro Poroshenko held a meeting with Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko and NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov and thanked them for a marvelous work on the return of funds stolen by former senior officials. “It is very important that we finally do not hype our intentions, but report on the results. And the result is 40 billion hryvnias transferred to the state budget,” the President emphasized.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Ukrainian army is ready for a possible declaration of martial law in case of an open armed aggression by the Russian Federation, Deputy Defense Minister Ihor Pavlovskiy said, according to LIGA.net.
President Donald Trump’s top economic team unveiled what they called the biggest tax cut in US history, proposing a sharp reduction in corporate taxes and a simplification of individual rates they said would unleash economic growth.
A divisive Russian energy project dripping with geopolitical tension reached a major milestone this week. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump natural gas from Russia into Northern Europe, lined up financial backing from the western energy industry on Monday despite a barrage of protest from many European Union members fearful of Moscow’s hold on Europe’s energy supplies.
New Action Plan to help regions defend biodiversity and reap the economic benefits of nature protection
Kyiv's Solomyansky district court has ruled that pre-trial restrictions that are now applicable to suspended head of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine Roman Nasirov should be extended for another two months, according to an UNIAN correspondent.
President: Ukraine and Belarus to coordinate efforts on celebration of the 345th anniversary of Hetman Pylyp Orlyk – author of the first European Constitution
A few weeks ago an entry appeared relating to Mayor Turkhanov that concluded “………. a somewhat unwelcome setback to a recent and on-going local media blitzkrieg that has been nothing short of a “Trukhangelical” campaign to whitewash his (criminal) history and project an image of papal infallibility when it comes to running City Hall.”
Despite statements from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the incontrovertible laboratory results proving the use of sarin in the Khan Sheikhun area of southern Idlib in Syria, pro-Kremlin outlets kept to last week's practice of muddying the waters with disinformation about the issue.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini met Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on April 24th. During their joint press conference she made the following remarks:
On my side also I found the exchanges we started this morning – and that we will continue after this press point – useful, constructive. It is always better to have a direct dialogue and, indeed, even if this is my first visit in my current capacity [as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission] to Moscow, Sergey and I had several occasions to meet during these last two-and-a-half years, to work together – as well as our teams – constantly coordinated on certain issues.
On April 26, the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU member states (COREPER) supported the move to grant the Ukrainians a visa-free travel across the EU, the Council of the European Union told an UNIAN correspondent in Brussels.
A new Military Law Enforcement training centre hosted an opening ceremony of training course. Col. Vasyl Maksymenko, Deputy Chief of Central Directorate of Military Law Enforcement, stressed that the Ukrainian army was undergoing development under active support of international partners and in compliance with NATO standards.
In the course of the events on the anniversary of Chornobyl accident, the Head of State was informed on the given decision of the EU ambassadors. “Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union has just approved a historic decision to grant visa-free regime and open the doors of Europe to Ukraine,” Petro Poroshenko noted and congratulated Ukrainians on this historic decision.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
CFTC Adds 71 Names to Its List of Foreign Entities that Illegally Solicit U.S. Residents to Trade Binary Options and Forex
The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near Pripyat, in what was then part of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union (USSR).
Trump administration interested in strengthening U.S. business in Ukraine – Ukraine's finance minister
Anastasia Zadorozhna, who holds the position of chief specialist of the Legal Support and Scientific Analytical Department of the Lustration Department at the Justice Ministry, scored 19.05 points.
The Tenth Kyiv Security Forum—an important foreign affairs conference conducted annually by the Open Ukraine Foundation—occurred on April 6-7. Headed by Ukraine’s former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his wife Terezia, the conference underscored an important message: the need for the West to stay engaged and maintain security in the borderlands between Russia and Central Europe, particularly in Ukraine, the most important country in Eastern Europe between the Baltic and Black seas.
Ukraine has shut down all power supplies to the occupied part of Luhansk region, according to the operator of the country's power grids, state-run national energy company Ukrenergo.
Arizona Enacts Laws Providing for Legal Recognition of Certain Electronic Signatures and Other Records
Monday, April 24, 2017
The European Union does not recognize the annexation in Crimea and hopes for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said at a joint press conference in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Monday, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia.
Cooperation of Ukraine and Poland in the oil and gas industry will contribute to enhancement of the energy security
Statement by HRVP Federica Mogherini on the killing of an OSCE SMM monitor in a non-government controlled part of eastern Ukraine
Today’s news from Pryshyb - a part of the Luhansk region not currently controlled by the government of Ukraine - that a member of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission has been killed by a mine is a tragic reminder of the urgent need for progress on a peaceful resolution of the conflict, which has already taken many innocent lives.
Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron (French: [emanɥɛl makʁɔ̃]; born 21 December 1977) is a French politician, senior civil servant, and former investment banker. Born in Amiens, he studied Philosophy at Paris Nanterre University, completed a Master's of Public Affairs at Sciences Po, and graduated from the École nationale d'administration (ENA) in 2004. He worked as an Inspector of Finances in the Inspectorate General of Finances (IGF) and then became an investment banker at Rothschild & Cie Banque.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Не надо лгать себе. Хотя бы себе! Трудно Вам согласиться со мной, но советская военщина - самая оголтелая, самая трусливая, самая подлая, самая тупая из всех, какие были до неё на свете. Это она "победила" 1:10! Это она бросала наш народ, как солому, в огонь - и России не стало, нет и русского народа. Мы войну выиграли завалив немцев горами трупов и залив их морем крови.
Petro Poroshenko during his London visit voiced his tough assessments of the situation in Donbas. For the first time in a few months, the Normandy Four leaders held phone talks. The presidential campaign in France ends with a massive finish of candidates. The International Court of Justice in The Hague has recognized its jurisdiction over Ukraine's lawsuits against Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to strengthen his personal powers in Turkey.
"В современном мире, где конкурируют не товары или услуги, а модели и эффективность управления, Украина имеет шанс стать конкурентоспособным государством только при условии построения эффективной, ответственной и прозрачной исполнительной власти."
Saturday, April 22, 2017
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Brazilian Chief of Staff, Antonio Palocci, told judge Sergio Moro during questioning on Thursday that he is willing to give ‘names, addresses and operations carried out’. According to the former official the information he has would keep Lava Jato investigators busy for ‘another year’.
When the Russian Supreme Court banned Jehovah's Witnesses and ordered the confiscation of the denomination's property on Thursday, it wasn't the first time. The faithful were outlaws in the Soviet Union, too, until that country's final year. The stubborn group will fight on -- but the court has delivered another chilling reminder that President Vladimir Putin's Russia is even less free than the USSR was.
Week’s balance: growth against all odds, pension-related "unprofessionalism" and snow-covered harvest
Experts forecast growth of Ukrainian economy despite the blockade of the occupied territories of Donbas; the authorities continue their hot discussions with "terribly unprofessional" IMF officials; while the agriculture ministry calculates losses from cyclones – these are the main economic news of the outgoing week.