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Fighting False News in Ukraine, Facebook Fact Checkers Tread a Blurry Line

New York Times
MOSCOW — To understand the complexity of policing online disinformation, consider the small Ukrainian fact-checking group StopFake. Earlier this year, Facebook hired StopFake to help curb the flow of Russian propaganda and other false news across its platform in Ukraine. StopFake, like all of Facebook’s outside fact checkers, signed a......

Hostage Situation Ends When Ukraine Prez Recommends Joaquin Phoenix Movie

Play video content Антон Геращенко / Facebook A hostage situation in Ukraine ended safely when the country’s president met one of the gunman’s odd demands — posting a video encouraging folks to watch a Joaquin Phoenix movie. Here’s the deal … a heavily armed man took 13 people hostage on......
New York Times - World

Armed Man Seizes Hostages on City Bus in Ukraine

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — An armed man seized a city bus and took around 20 people hostage in western Ukraine on Tuesday after posting complaints online about the country’s politics, according to the police and local news outlets. The man......

Ukraine ex-leader warns of Russian ‘fifth column’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEx-president Petro Poroshenko spoke to BBC’s Jonah Fisher Ukraine’s ex-president Petro Poroshenko has accused his successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, of pursuing him in the courts out of a desire for “revenge”. Mr Poroshenko marched with several thousand of his supporters to a pre-trial......

Floods Afflict Ukraine as It Tries to Control the Coronavirus

MOSCOW — Rain-swollen rivers inundated towns, breached dams and stranded villagers in western Ukraine on Wednesday, in what officials called the region’s worst flooding in more than a decade — with the response this time complicated by the coronavirus epidemic. As the water rose, one hospital was partially evacuated, but......
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NATO chief sees no ‘imminent threat’ against allies in face of China, Russia tensions

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg DENIS LOVROVIC | AFP | Getty Images NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sees no imminent threats to members of the 30-country alliance, even in the face of a rising China and worsening relations with Russia, he......
New York Times - Politics

Bolton Says House Should Have Investigated Trump for Impeachable Actions Beyond Ukraine

New York Times
John R. Bolton, the former national security adviser, says in his new book that the House in its impeachment inquiry should have investigated President Trump not just for pressuring Ukraine to incriminate his domestic foes but for a variety of instances when he sought to intervene in law enforcement matters......

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