Saturday, March 31, 2018

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia, Iran on April 4

Russia expels Ukrainian diplomats from three cities – source

Does the new tax law short-change empty-nesters?

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

A Colder War With Russia?

Another US State recognizes the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide

Nord Stream 2 is tool of political blackmail for Russia

Financial Times: Poland’s president in new clash with ruling Law and Justice party

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda has vetoed a law that would have demoted officials involved in the imposition of martial law in Poland 37 years ago, in his latest clash with the ruling Law and Justice party.

Ukraine’s government drags its feet on US naval aid

How Trump got to ‘yes’ on the biggest purge of Russian spies in U.S. history

Russia’s Unhappy Energy Marriage with China

Update: Top five things to know about tips and tip pooling under California law

Trump’s Affairs and the Future of the Nondisclosure Agreement

Ukrainian President reported on his revenues, expenditures and charity

The total amount of income received by Petro Poroshenko in 2017 equals UAH 16 303 874. 336,000 of them are the salary that the Head of State fully transfers year by year for charitable purposes. UAH 15 795 874 - interest on deposits. These and other data can be found in the electronic declaration of Petro Poroshenko for 2017, which today will be available in open access.
From the amount of annual income, Petro Poroshenko paid the personal income tax at a rate of 18%, which applies to the salary and interest on deposits. 1.5% of the military charge also applies to the given income.

Trump’s good cop-bad cop routine with Russia is looking untenable

The Easter Effect and How It Changed the World

Protect Civil Society in Ukraine

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Washington, DC
March 30, 2018

The United States strongly encourages the government of Ukraine to repeal legislation that requires the asset declarations from civil society and international members of state-owned-enterprise supervisory boards. Ukraine’s asset declaration system should hold public officials accountable and not place unnecessary burdens or pressure on civil society. This punitive law targets those very individuals who seek to increase transparency and accountability in Ukraine, fulfilling the promises of the Euromaidan and the Ukrainian people’s aspirations for a democratic country governed by the rule of law. We urge the Ukrainian government to expeditiously cancel the asset declaration requirements, in line with recommendations by the Venice Commission, and, in the interim, provide a temporary amnesty for those individuals who do not file declarations by the upcoming deadline.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lutsenko asks for the sacking of SAP Nazar Kholodnitsky (as expected)

U.S. visa applicants to be asked for social media history - State Department

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Operations

Кемерово: 85% поддержки власти, а виновата Украина

Trump tells aides not to talk publicly about Russia policy moves

Выстрелить государству в висок. Лилия Шевцова – о западне

French Ambassador to Ukraine: Corruption undermines foreign investors' trust in Ukraine (Video)

Andrew McCabe: legal fund for battle with Trump reaches $300,000 in hours

Can Publishing a Review on Social Media Be Defamatory?


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Russia to shut down US consulate in St Petersburg as it expels diplomats

What You Need to Know About a Renault-Nissan Merger

Chinese Special Economic Zones: How do they benefit your company?

What are Special Economic Zones?

The Next Hot Area Of Law: Privacy

The demand for lawyers who understand privacy is high -- and will only get higher in the years ahead.

Kyiv: Russia should return Kuban to Ukraine

Poroshenko enacts law introducing photo, video recording of illegally parked cars

Boris Johnson: there are now just too many countries who have felt the disruptive and malign behaviour of the Russian state

My Lord Mayor, Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen.
I’m going to talk about Britain’s global role and our work with our allies around the world but I turn first to the events of this remarkable week because never before has there been a collective expulsion of Russian diplomats on the scale that we have seen over the last few days.
As I speak there are now 27 countries that have themselves taken the risk of kicking out people whose presence they deem to be no longer conducive to the public good.

NATO Moves Toward Readying More Troops to Confront Russian Threat

It's time we lost our 'cyber-naivety'

Degree, aggravation, and other criminal distinctions

U.S. judge refuses to toss suit against Trump on foreign payments

What US-Based Companies Need to Know About the GDPR, and Why Now?

FBI looked into Trump plans to build hotel in Latvia with Putin supporter

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The EU cries foul – Poroshenko insists

Who are the allies of Vladmir Putin and Russia in Germany?

Poroshenko approves Annual National Program of Ukraine-NATO cooperation


Here Are All the Reasons It’s a Bad Idea to Let a Few Tech Companies Monopolize Our Data

“It’s no good fighting an election campaign on the facts,” Cambridge Analytica’s managing director told an undercover reporter, “because actually it’s all about emotion.” To target U.S. voters and appeal to their hopes, neuroses, and fears, the political consulting firm needed to train its algorithm to predict and map personality traits. That required lots of personal data. So, to build these psychographic profiles, Cambridge Analytica enlisted a Cambridge University professor, whose app collected data on about 50 million Facebook users and their friends. Facebook, at that time, allowed app developers to collect this personal data. Facebook argued that Cambridge Analytica and the professor violated its data polices. But this was not the first time its policies were violated. Nor is it likely to be the last.

Ex-Ukrainian President Yushchenko: Moscow poisoned the Skripals as they poisoned me

'Victory for Kremlin' as Germany approves gas pipeline

Ukraine and Israel rounded off negotiations on signing FTA agreement, claims Volodymyr Groysman

Manhul tapped to head Ukraine's National Agency on Corruption Prevention

Gideon v. Wainwright and the role of public-defense lawyers

Blockchain and the Legal Landscape (video)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Виталий Портников: Пойдёт ли Путин на введение международной администрации на Донбасс?

Estonia shutters Versobank

Gazprom refuses to supply gas, pay off debt to Ukraine - Naftogaz

NATO Braces for Putin’s Next Military Move in Eastern Europe

Nord Stream 2 receives full set of permits in Germany

A mere 4% of Ukrainian workers in Poland engaged in intellectual work – poll

Green-card marriages

Women Don’t Do Mass Shootings, It’s Mostly Young White Men

Russia's EU friends decline to expel diplomats

Chief Prosecutor suspects Medvedchuk of plotting coup in Ukraine together with Ruban, Savchenko

Putin’s Favorite Tactic Has Finally Backfired

Monday, March 26, 2018

Черные дни Кемерово

В Кузбассе произошел один из крупнейших по количеству жертв пожаров в истории страны

NATO ambitions

LawPay: The Trusted Payment Partner for Law Firms

Eight Steps to Avoid Getting Sued Over Your Investigation

Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption

Spy poisoning: Russian diplomats expelled across US and Europe

The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in the UK.

Statement by the President of Ukraine on the expulsion of 13 Russian diplomats from the Ukrainian territory

In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury (UK), Ukraine, in a spirit of solidarity with our British partners and transatlantic allies, as well as in coordination with EU countries, decided to expel 13 of the remaining few Russian diplomats from the Ukrainian territory. As it is known, our diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation are de facto frozen.
Russia once again confirmed its dismissive attitude not only to the sovereignty of independent states, but also to the value of human life. Ukraine feels it every day in the occupied Ukrainian Crimea and Donbas.

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the world in response to Russia’s use of a military-grade chemical weapon on the soil of the United Kingdom, the latest in its ongoing pattern of destabilizing activities around the world. Today’s actions make the United States safer by reducing Russia’s ability to spy on Americans and to conduct covert operations that threaten America’s national security. With these steps, the United States and our allies and partners make clear to Russia that its actions have consequences. The United States stands ready to cooperate to build a better relationship with Russia, but this can only happen with a change in the Russian government’s behavior.

Poltorak : Ukraine to build military bases according to NATO standards

End of the Nondisclosure Agreement? Not So Fast

Protect Your Data. Then Hope for a Tech Revolution.

Зубов пояснил, в чем украинский язык превосходит русский

Changes for H-1B visa applications

M&A in the USA

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CHECK-IN KIEV: Ryanair launches flights to Kiev in Ukraine – a stag-do favourite with beds from £3 a night and beers as low as 50p

RYANAIR will fly to Ukraine from London Stansted from this October.

Public Council for Integrity withdraws from the judicial vetting process