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  • Ukraine Quiet on Orange Anniversary

    11/21/2006 2:14:46 PM PST · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 415+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Wednesday, November 22, 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV -- No orange banners hang from the street lamps; no stage is being erected on Kiev's Independence Square; no festivities are planned. Quietly is how Ukraine plans to commemorate what has become for many a bittersweet occasion: the second anniversary Wednesday of the Orange Revolution. Ukraine's topsy-turvy politics have made any official celebration of the mass protests awkward. Viktor Yanukovych, whose fraud-tarnished presidential victory sparked the uprising, is back in his old job as prime minister. And the Orange Revolution team is again in the opposition. Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko's popularity is so low that a recent opinion poll...
  • Corpus Christi Halloween Mass - Diocese of Orange (Devil hands out Holy Communion)

    11/06/2006 8:34:22 AM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 80 replies · 1,917+ views
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  • Ukrainian communist leader to bloc UPA rehabilitation law

    10/14/2006 8:42:12 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 353+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | Oct 14, 2006
    KIEV, October 14 (Itar-Tass) -- Ukrainian Communist Party leader Pyotr Simonenko said his party would block a draft law giving former members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) the status of 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War if President Viktor Yushchenko signed it. “The presidential decree will have no force if the Supreme Rada has not passed relevant laws,” Simonenko said on Saturday at a rally of protest against a nationalist march in the centre of Kiev on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. “We will find supporters in the parliament, sons and grandsons of the generation...
  • Tensions spike as Georgia alleges coup

    09/10/2006 2:22:57 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 15 replies · 406+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 11, 2006 | Daria Vaisman and Fred Weir
    Tensions [...] are soaring again with last week's sensational allegations of a Moscow-backed coup d'état planned to overthrow President Mikhael Saakashvili. Georgian security forces last week rounded up about 30 opposition leaders and charged 14 of them with treason in a purported plan to stage disturbances in Tbilisi, leading to an opposition seizure of power. Most of those arrested were officials of the pro-Moscow Justice Party, [...] Others were activists of the opposition Conservative Monarchists and of the Anti-Soros Movement, a coalition of groups that accuses billionaire George Soros of "interfering" in Georgian politics by funding pro-Western nongovernmental organizations and...
  • Political uncertainty in Ukraine persists

    09/04/2006 10:46:58 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 127+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 08/ 08/ 2006 | Vyacheslav Igrunov
    MOSCOW. (Vyacheslav Igrunov for RIA Novosti) - The political crisis in Ukraine has been resolved, but uncertainty persists. The new government is still suffering from the painful compromise that brought about its establishment. On the one hand, most key posts in the government have been given to people free of ideological intoxication and capable of constructive, pragmatic actions. They know why gas should be stored in underground depots in summer, why international commitments should be honored, and why their country should not clash with those on whom its development depends. They are First Deputy Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and Naftogaz...
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    08/20/2006 4:35:56 PM PDT · by samuel.s.oh · 574+ views
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  • The first steps of the new Ukraine government [TV clip in Russian]

    08/06/2006 12:23:02 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 4 replies · 221+ views
    Channel One Russia ^ | Aug 6, 2006
    European Union called Victor Yanukovych to continue the reforms, started by his predecessors. Click to see TV clip: http://www-download.1tv.ru/video/2006_08/0608062103.asf
  • Ukraine's Orange Revolution undone?

    08/04/2006 4:09:14 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 33 replies · 443+ views
    MOSCOW – President Viktor Yushchenko reached across the Orange Revolution's barricades Thursday and nominated his arch rival to lead Ukraine's government out of nearly five months of political paralysis. The deal, reached as a constitutional deadline that expired Wednesday night, creates a "grand coalition" between the pro-Western Mr. Yushchenko's Our Ukraine movement and Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions, which favors closer ties with Russia. Ukraine's parliament, the Supreme Rada, is expected to elect Mr. Yanukovych as prime minister on Friday. Critics suggest the accord has betrayed the Orange Revolution and played into Moscow's hands. Some, including Yushchenko's former ally Yulia...
  • The Non-Listening President

    08/02/2006 2:59:01 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | Aug 03 2006 | Dr. Taras Kuzio
    One of the most surprising aspects of the Viktor Yushchenko administration has been its unwillingness, or disinterest, in public relations and public opinion, whether in Ukraine or abroad. The Yushchenko administration and Our Ukraine ignored public opinion in Ukraine among Orange Revolution supporters, and that of the USA and the West in general, which called for a revived Orange coalition following the March elections. A coalition was only put together on the eve of the June deadline but it immediately collapsed and led to the current political crisis. In ignoring domestic and foreign public opinion and advice, the Yushchenko administration...
  • Yushchenko Has Deadline to Accept Rival

    08/02/2006 2:32:58 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 31 replies · 355+ views
    The Tribune Democrat ^ | Wed, Aug 02 2006 | Mara D. Bellaby
    KIEV, Ukraine — After four months of wrangling, Ukraine's pro-Western president faced a midnight deadline Wednesday to decide whether to accept his chief political rival as the country's next prime minister. President Viktor Yushchenko can also dissolve parliament and call new elections, but doing so would prolong the political turmoil that has seized this ex-Soviet republic since March's indecisive parliamentary election. A return to power for Viktor Yanukovych, a former prime minister, would complete a startling comeback. His attempt to win the presidency in the 2004 election was marred by fraud and triggered the mass protests known as the Orange...
  • Ukraine talks break off without deal

    07/30/2006 12:51:47 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 445+ views
    TheState.com ^ | Sat, Jul. 29, 2006 | MARA D. BELLABY
    KIEV, Ukraine - Marathon talks to end Ukraine's political paralysis broke off early Saturday without an agreement between President Viktor Yushchenko and the pro-Russian parliamentary majority that has nominated his former Orange Revolution rival as prime minister. Yushchenko spent more than 10 hours negotiating with Victor Yanukovych, whose fraud-marred run for the presidency in 2004 sparked the Orange Revolution protests that swept Yushchenko to power, and the country's new parliament speaker, Oleksandr Moroz. Yanukovych's nomination as premier earlier this month was an embarrassing setback for Yushchenko, whose popular support has suffered amid infighting and allegations of corruption and incompetence against...
  • Ukraine President’s Party Sets Conditions for Joining Coalition

    07/16/2006 6:02:42 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 14 replies · 244+ views
    The New Your Times ^ | July 15, 2006 | Judy Dempsey
    KIEV, Ukraine, July 14 — Ukraine’s political landscape shifted radically on Friday when President Viktor A. Yushchenko’s pro-Western party, Our Ukraine, said that under certain conditions it would join a coalition with its archrival, the pro-Russian Party of the Regions led by Viktor F. Yanukovich. Our Ukraine is insisting that a new government exclude the Communists, who were part of an earlier coalition proposal. Another contentious issue is control over who would become the next prime minister. [...] The Socialist Party, which opposes economic reforms and Ukraine’s joining NATO, would also join the proposed coalition. The Socialists’ participation in a...
  • Ukraine's pro-democracy reforms in doubt

    07/12/2006 5:01:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 41 replies · 382+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 12, 2006 | Fred Weir
    MOSCOW – Orange is out, at least for the moment, as Ukraine's political roller coaster seems set to reject at least some results of 2004's pro-democracy revolt and vault Moscow-leaning politician Viktor Yanukovich back into the country's driver's seat. After a week of wild surprises in the 450-seat Supreme Rada, Mr. Yanukovich's Party of Regions announced Tuesday that it had formed a new "anticrisis coalition," holding a slender 12-seat majority, with the Communists and the formerly Orange-allied Socialists. Oleksandr Moroz, the Socialist leader, announced that he had forwarded Yanukovich's name to President Viktor Yushchenko as the new coalition's choice for...
  • Orange County band rocks Al Asad

    07/10/2006 4:04:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 352+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brian J. Holloran
    AL ASAD, Iraq (July 10, 2006) -- Hollowell, a band from Orange County, Calif., entertained a crowd of service members at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation building here June 29. According to Jared Daniels, bassist for Hollowell, the band decided to come out to Iraq to show their support for the men and women fighting for our country. "The is the best way we can think of to say thank you to all of the troops," said Daniels, a native of Orange County, Calif. "We need to show our support for everything the men and women over here are doing....
  • Ukraine's socialists accuse president over coalition collapse

    07/07/2006 7:24:21 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 45 replies · 571+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 07/ 07/ 2006
    KIEV, July 7 (RIA Novosti) - Ukraine's Socialist Party blames President Viktor Yushchenko for a virtual collapse of a coalition majority formed in the country's parliament in June, a party member said Friday. Ivan Boky said, "The president ruined the coalition by nominating Petro Poroshenko for the post of [Supreme Rada] speaker." The coalition of Western-leaning forces broke up when the Party of Regions, holding 186 seats in the Rada, and the Socialist and Communist parties with 33 and 21 seats respectively joined forces late Thursday to elect Socialist leader Oleksandr Moroz as speaker. The three parties are currently holding...
  • Pro-Russian parties form new governing coalition in Ukraine

    07/07/2006 12:56:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 36 replies · 579+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | July 7, 2006 | Yana Dlugy
    Pro-Russian parties form new governing coalition in Ukraine by Yana Dlugy KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's pro-Russian parties formed a new governing coalition in a stunning move that promises to slow the pro-Western course taken by the ex-Soviet nation after the "orange revolution." In front of reporters in parliament, the Regions Party and the Communists signed a coalition agreement with the Socialists, who in a surprise move had defected from the pro-Western "orange" camp the previous day. The coalition said it was open to other parties. "We're not closing the doors," said Viktor Yanukovych, the leader of Regions. "They are open...
  • Turkmenistan: Ukraine Gas Contract Invalid

    07/01/2006 6:33:56 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 290+ views
    MSN Money ^ | June 30, 2006
    ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) - Turkmenistan on Friday said its natural gas contract with Ukraine for 2006 was invalid, as it continues to pressure Ukraine to pay about 50 percent more than what it currently pays for Turkmen gas. [...] Turkmenistan's gas supplies have taken on even greater importance for Ukraine after a bitter dispute in January with Russia over gas prices, but Kiev has repeatedly stalled on agreements to pay off debts, and Turkmen officials have repeatedly criticized Kiev. [...] "Turkmenistan proposed Ukraine sign a contract on gas deliveries to Ukraine for the fourth quarter at a price of US$100...
  • Die Orange-Revolution in der Ukraine [Orange Revolution in the Ukraine]

    06/29/2006 6:28:34 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 315+ views
    ZDFmediatech ^ | 28 June, .2006 | von Peter Scholl-Latour
    [Babel Fish Translation, use your wit :)] A coup of the secret services Everyone remembers the stormy enthusiasm of the orange revolution on the Meidan of Kiew, which help the separatism to the victory. The heroes of this national Ukrainian rising of the people, at her point president Viktor Juschenko, lost since then their prestige. Its party "Nascha Ukraina" came with the recent parliamentary election on miserable 13 per cent - and in the Donezk basin the Ukrainian nationalism played never a large role. Above all it was in the meantime confirmed that enduring the "revolutionary measures" was financed...
  • Neftegaz Ukrainy may reduce gas supplies to Europe illegally

    06/23/2006 7:04:42 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 50 replies · 446+ views
    RosBusinessConsulting ^ | 23 June, 2006
    Kiev 17:45 Neftegaz Ukrainy admits the possibility of unauthorized tapping of gas pipelines if its underground gas reserves run out this winter, as stated in the company's letter to the Ukrainian PM Yury Yekhanurov of June 8, 2006. "Under such conditions Ukraine will be forced to tap off gas which is supposed to be transported further, thereby giving Russia grounds for accusing Ukraine of theft and presenting the country as an unreliable partner in the eyes of the European community," the document reads. The company explained that if the planned volume of gas was not injected into the underground gas...
  • United Ukraine parties to form new gov't

    06/22/2006 12:19:36 PM PDT · by lizol · 2 replies · 220+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2006 | NATASHA LISOVA
    United Ukraine parties to form new gov't By NATASHA LISOVA, Associated Press Writer Thu Jun 22, 8:04 AM ET KIEV, Ukraine - Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko announced in parliament Thursday that she and other allies from Ukraine's Orange Revolution had reunited into as a majority coalition and would start forming a government. "Today we start our struggle so that our country can be democratic," Tymoshenko said. "We were given a second chance, and ... if we don't use this second chance, then the Ukrainian people will say it serves us right." The coalition of pro-Western reformers who aim to...
  • Yushchenko's Party in Talks With Old Foe

    06/15/2006 8:45:16 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 12 replies · 260+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | Friday, June 16, 2006
    KIEV -- President Viktor Yushchenko's Our Ukraine announced Thursday that it was in talks with the pro-Russian Party of the Regions to create a governing coalition amid a continuing struggle to form a new government 11 weeks after parliamentary elections. Party of the Regions leader Viktor Yanukovych predicted that a coalition would be formed by Tuesday. "We held the first preliminary consultations with the Party of the Regions," Our Ukraine's Roman Zvarych said in parliament. "But we propose holding multilateral negotiations as well as bilateral [talks] with any political force to find a way out." Ukraine's government has been paralyzed...
  • New Political Scandal on the Ukraine

    06/02/2006 7:50:46 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 306+ views
    Channel One Russia ^ | June 2, 2006
    In city of Dnepropetrovsk the Communist deputies and deputies from the Party of Regions [Yanukovych] were not admitted to the session of provincial council. Entrance for the elected officials was blocked by the dense cordon of soldiers from Special Forces. In order to enter the chamber, parliamentarians broke the side doors and after the battle they got into their work seats. Party of Regions requested the Attorney General of the Ukraine to open criminal case against the responsible.
  • The shaky foundations of the “new Cold War”

    05/16/2006 11:57:27 PM PDT · by vertolet · 79 replies · 700+ views
    Johnson's Russia List ^ | Mon, 8 May 2006 | Vlad Sobell
    The conflict has little to do with Russia’s neo-imperialism, but a lot to do with Western reluctance to foot the bill of Soviet de-colonisation. • The “genuine democracies” created in the former Soviet Union in the wake of the so-called “colour revolutions” are failing to deliver political stability and economic prosperity. Insofar as they have failed to reduce dependence on subsidised Russian gas, they are also implicitly failing to deliver real independence. • Ukraine’s demands for continued supplies of cheap Russian/CIS gas in effect mean that Kiev is promoting the preservation of Soviet economic structures. Thus, it is implicitly promoting...
  • Ukraine: free elections, kamikaze president

    03/30/2006 9:58:03 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies · 348+ views
    Open Democracy, UK ^ | March 28, 2006 | Taras Kuzio
    An "orange coalition" is still the most likely outcome of a Ukrainian election won by the revolution's opponent, says Taras Kuzio. ANALYSIS & COMMENTARY: By Taras Kuzio Open Democracy, London, UK, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Ukraine held its fourth parliamentary elections on 26 March in an atmosphere totally different to earlier elections. President Viktor Yushchenko can be credited with ensuring that it has been Ukraine's first free and fair poll since the country became an independent state in January 1992. The democratic breakthrough initiated by the orange revolution of November 2004-January 2005 has been consolidated. This is in stark contrast...
  • Ukraine and the Second Cold War

    03/30/2006 9:51:16 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 22 replies · 627+ views
    Keiv Post ^ | Mar 29 2006 | Roman Kupchinsky
    Ignore the broad smiles, firm handshakes, cheerful backslapping and toasts raised to "everlasting friendship" between well-dressed, smiling Russians, intense Germans, glib Americans and deceptive Brits. The Second Cold War has already begun. If forced to be perfectly frank, every diplomat, spy or banker from Boston to Baku would acknowledge this. Anyone who reads the press or watches television must have noticed by now that the most dynamic, aggressive and self-assured force in the world today is Russia. Daily reports in the media announce that Russian state-controlled gas giant Gazprom is buying a pipeline network here or a European gas company...
  • High Calorie Survival Bars? Anybody tried em?

    03/25/2006 2:53:50 PM PST · by sociotard · 9 replies · 1,938+ views
    Are those 1200 calorie survival bars I see advertised actually edible? Do they really last 5-7 years? I've always (always here means for about 2 years) made sure I had enough food stockpiled in my house for a couple of weeks and water for two or three. My mom, however, decided that not only should I do that, I should have a portable 72 hour kit too. She made one for all her kids. They're big orange backpacks that contain just about everything a person would need to survive for three days. I actually think its kind of cool, and...
  • Background Note: Belarus [Lukashenko the cruel dictator]

    03/21/2006 8:11:37 AM PST · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 285+ views
    [...] The constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, the authorities restrict this right in practice. Although Article 16 of the 1996 amended constitution that resulted from the illegal referendum reaffirms the equality of religions and denominations before the law, it also contains restrictive language that stipulated that cooperation between the state and religious organizations "is regulated with regard for their influence on the formation of spiritual, cultural, and country traditions of the Belarusian people." [...] In March 2004 the government began forcing state employees (some 80% of Belarusian workers) to sign short-term work contracts. Although contracts may be concluded...
  • He Was Born Skvortsov, on the Rolls He's Shpak

    03/21/2006 5:41:32 AM PST · by A. Pole · 62 replies · 895+ views
    Moscow News ^ | Tuesday, March 21, 2006 | Oksana Yablokova
    CHERNOVTSY, Ukraine -- Thousands of Ukrainians with Russian last names may not recognize their names on voters' rolls when they try to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday. Their names have been translated into Ukrainian. Central Elections Commission officials are urging regional officials to recheck the rolls, and lawmakers have taken steps to allow voters to challenge the spelling of their names in court. But opposition politicians are warning that many voters in the country's east and south could end up disenfranchised. Taras Chernovil, the deputy campaign chief of the pro-Moscow Party of the Regions and a leading candidate, accused local...
  • Happy 161st Birthday Florida, the 27th State! (March 3, 1845)

    03/03/2006 3:03:33 PM PST · by bd476 · 5 replies · 419+ views
    Florida Capital: TallahasseeState abbreviation/Postal code: Fla./FLGovernor: Jeb Bush, R (to Jan. 2007)Lieut. Governor: Toni Jennings, R (to Jan. 2007)Senators: Mel Martinez, R (to Jan. 2011); Bill Nelson, D (to Jan. 2007)U.S. Representatives: 25Historical biographies of Congressional membersSecy. of State: Glenda Hood, R (to Jan. 2007)Atty. General: Charlie Crist, R (to Jan. 2007)Chief Financial Officer: Tom Gallagher, R (to Jan. 2007)Organized as territory: March 30, 1821Entered Union (rank): March 3, 1845 (27)Present constitution adopted: 1969Motto: In God we trust (1868)State symbols: flower orange blossom (1909) bird mockingbird (1927) song “Suwannee River” (1935) Nickname: Sunshine State (1970)Origin of name: From the...
  • Florida Citrus Growers in Limbo (material ommissions alert)

    02/20/2006 7:50:41 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 8 replies · 445+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 2/20/06 | TRAVIS REED, Associated Press Writer
    Ellis Hunt's family has made a living growing citrus since the 1920s, when his grandfather went into the business with two brothers. The industry is all they know. Today, the third-generation farmer wonders how long he can maintain his company's share of Florida's $9 billion industry after one of the worst growing seasons in recent memory. "My personal goal is to have our 100th year anniversary in 2022, so I guess I've got to make it 16 more years," Hunt said. "We're trying to stay in the business unless we're forced out." Four hurricanes that struck or brushed Florida in...
  • Some Conspiracies ARE Real: England 1688

    02/12/2006 7:23:58 PM PST · by B-Chan · 54 replies · 1,348+ views
    Brucelewis.com ^ | 2006.02.13 | B-Chan
    Some Conspiracies are Real Today, 13 February 2006, is the 318th anniversary of the so-called "Glorious Revolution" -- the coup d'etat that deposed the rightful King of England, HM James II Stuart, and imposed the rule of the Dutch prince William of Orange and his wife Mary upon the United Kingdom. This was not the result of some minor dynastic quibble. There was no doubt in anyone's mind that James II was the rightful king. His deposition was instead the result of a genuine conspiracy between a group of traitors to overthrow the native-born Catholic King of England and award...
  • Turkmenistan will raise the price of natural gas 150%

    02/11/2006 3:54:03 PM PST · by struwwelpeter · 13 replies · 491+ views
    Grani.ru ^ | February 11th, 2006 10:19
    This fall, Turkmenistan is preparing to raise the price of its exported natural gas by one and a half times - to $100 per thousand cubic meters. This was declared on Friday by the president of Turkmenistan, Sapamurat Niyazov, according to a report by Reuters. "Europe has problems now. The prices of the energy sources are rising. We will also gradually raise our prices," said Niyazov during a news program on the government television station. "We have been selling for 44 dollars, now we are selling for 65, but from the ninth or tenth month of this year will we...
  • Ukraine turns back to Moscow as Orange Revolution is betrayed

    02/03/2006 5:34:59 AM PST · by A. Pole · 137 replies · 1,387+ views
    The Times ^ | February 03, 2006 | Jeremy Page
    KIEV - The last time The Times saw Viktor Yanukovych, the burly former convict and then Prime Minister of Ukraine looked like a broken man. His victory in a presidential election had just been overturned after a fortnight of massive protests centred on Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. Viktor Yushchenko, who led the Orange Revolution and went on to win the election re-run, was being hailed around the world as a democratic hero who had wrenched the country of 47 million people out of Russia’s stifling embrace. Mr Yanukovych was vilified as a Kremlin stooge. Just over a year later, however,...
  • Councilman wants to crack down on immigration law

    01/16/2006 9:51:43 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 396+ views
    north county times ^ | 1-16-06 | LAURA MITCHELL
    MURRIETA ---- Councilman Doug McAllister is proposing that Murrieta become one of the first cities in California to have its Police Department enforce federal immigration laws. McAllister is asking the council to allow Murrieta police to have the authority to be able to question suspects about their residency once they are detained or arrested. He's not getting much support from the rest of the council, though. The program is already being used in a few states and being pursued in Costa Mesa, which would be the first city in California to have an agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
  • Ukraine's President To Get Pricey Plane (gems and gold for the new Orange King)

    12/27/2005 10:58:11 PM PST · by jb6 · 68 replies · 2,266+ views
    Luxist ^ | Dec 26th 2005
    Ukraine's president Viktor Yuschenko is getting quite the present, a fancy new plane. ITAR-TASS reports that Ukraine has raised 12 million dollars for a luxury plane for President Viktor Yushchenko. The presidential An-74 plane was decorated with amber, mahogany and 18K gold and is being tested at the Kharkov aircraft plant. The lining of the interior features rare gems and the lamps and handles are all gold per the demands of the first lady, Yekaterina Yushchenko.
  • Walid Harfouch “The arson of my car was ordered by the President’s Adviser”(Lybia-Yushchenko link)

    12/10/2005 7:51:43 PM PST · by jb6 · 2 replies · 257+ views
    Ukraine Forum ^ | 7 December 2005
    Paparazzi magazine publisher Walid Harfouch in the exclusive interview to forUm called who had ordered and executed the arson of his Bentley. The interview was given on December 2 in order to protect Walid Harfouch from possible consequences of publishing the documental evidences against the President’s close circle. “Most likely some high authorities have got to know that we have all information concerning the case. I want this information will be posted before the official publication” commented Harfouch. WH - During our investigation carried out independently from Ukrainian authorities, we have found out the name of real client of the...
  • Ukraine plays hard ball with Russia on gas (give us special discounts or we'll steal)

    12/09/2005 6:00:20 PM PST · by jb6 · 36 replies · 478+ views
    9 Dec 2005, 16:40 GMT - Mr Putin apparently feels that the changing political and economic climate in Ukraine means that the country is increasingly able to pay market prices for Russian gas. Mr Putin's comments will widely be seen as evidence of a hardening of Moscow's attitude to Kiev in the aftermath of the 'Orange Revolution' that brought a pro-western government to power in Ukraine. However, the Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoted Mr Putin as saying that the ongoing dispute over gas prices would not sour relations between the two countries. Whether that proves to be the case in...
  • Ukrainian opinion divided over "orange revolution" - poll

    11/19/2005 3:01:07 AM PST · by mym · 10 replies · 775+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 20:49 | 18/ 11/ 2005
    KIEV, November 18 (RIA Novosti) - Almost half of Ukrainians have a negative view of the "orange revolution" and its consequences, according to a survey conducted November 15-17 by the Ukrainian center for regional information issues. Of those polled, 47.7% gave a negative response, 23.2% had a positive view, and 26.5% considered the events to be both positive and negative. The remaining 2.6% were undecided. A total of 1,450 people were polled in various Ukrainian regions. Anniversary celebrations of the "orange revolution" will be held at Maidan Square in Kiev November 22, one year after thousands of opposition supporters rallied...
  • Ukraine's GDP Grew by 2.8% During 10 Months- Yekhanurov

    11/14/2005 9:49:41 PM PST · by jb6 · 5 replies · 204+ views
    Union ^ | 14.11.2005
    The gross domestic product of Ukraine grew by 2.8% during 10 months of the current year. According to an UNIAN correspondent, Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov claimed this, opening session on budget issues today. ?I have a hope somewhere in my soul that we?ll work better un October, but it?s good that with plus?, sad he. The Prime Minister stressed once again that he hopes GDP will make 3.8% on the results of the year 2005
  • Free-speech concerns raised, closing of student-run TV station supported, criticized

    10/26/2005 6:22:06 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies · 566+ views
    Syracuse Post Standard ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2005 | By Pam Greene
    SYRACUSE NY--Producers from the student-run "Over the Hill" show approached The Daily Orange because HillTV, the student-run Syracuse University television station, had refused to air the show without prior script approval. "Over The Hill" producers felt that trampled their rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, said Emily Wasco, the station's entertainment director, on Tuesday night. Instead, the student paper ran a report on the show's content, which featured jokes about rape, race and eating disorders. The article sparked outrage from students and faculty and led Chancellor Nancy Cantor to shut down the television station. Tuesday night, some...
  • Orange County, Calif., native joins Corps for many reasons

    10/21/2005 4:12:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 293+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 21,2005 | Cpl. Shane Suzuki
    AR RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 21, 2005) -- Lance Cpl. James Loomis joined the Marine Corps for a number of reasons. While some people join for adventure or college money, others join for the chance to travel and experience other cultures. Loomis, a machine gunner from Orange County, Calif., enlisted in the Corps for all those reasons and more. Loomis, who is with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, grew up in southern California and always knew that the world had more to offer than the odd jobs he worked before enlisting. “I didn’t have any scholarships for college and...
  • GETTING DIVORCED IN AN ORANGE WAY (Ukraine)

    10/06/2005 2:17:54 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Ukrains'ka Pravda ^ | October 3, 2005 | Victor Bondaryuk
    By Victor Bondaryuk for Ukrains'ka Pravda (UP) in Ukrainian Translated into English by Eugene Ivantsov Kyiv, Ukraine The shock that overwhelmed the entire Ukrainian society after scandal in Yushchenko's team seems to subside. The avalanche of rubbish, evoked by the scandal, was so muddy that Ukrainian people, as a rule, didn't give a damn about competent thoughts and analyses and made their own conclusions. Spin doctors' attempts to show their exceptional intellect can't stand competition with common sense of ordinary people. Old grandmas with three successful marriages turned out to make deeper analysis than those so called experts and corrupt...
  • A storm sweeps the post-Soviet space

    10/04/2005 5:20:34 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 400+ views
    Asia Times Online ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | M K Bhadrakumar
    The last 10 days of September were pivotal in the transition saga of the "post-Soviet space". The events in their rush seemed like a delayed summer storm blowing across the immense deserts of the Central Asian steppes, smashing up the debris of fanciful notions accumulated over the past decade and a half, and offering clarity to the landscape. It all began in Ukraine in the midriff of Eurasia, where by early September the signs of what many had already anticipated began appearing - the inevitable unraveling of the eight-month-old "Orange" revolution. There was scarcely any foreplay in what was happening....
  • Wonders of the Visible World

    09/28/2005 6:16:04 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 359+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/28/05 | vanity
    Wonders of the Visible World In the 1690’s Cotton Mather wrote a clerical treatise on witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts , entitled “ Wonders of the Invisible World”. (Today’s tales are not about witchcraft: but some of the stories here – in our very visible world - are a bit on the “strange” side !) Warsaw: A rather precocious 18 month-old child took quick advantage of the fact somebody had left the keys in the ignition of the family car. The child somehow started the engine and put the car in “reverse” – whereupon the car ran over the child’s mother...
  • 'Caveman' Conditions in Texas Follow Rita

    09/27/2005 4:41:12 PM PDT · by anymouse · 32 replies · 1,150+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/27/05 | ABE LEVY
    PORT ARTHUR, Texas - Nearly four days after Hurricane Rita hit, many of the storm's sweltering victims along the Texas Gulf Coast were still waiting for electricity, gasoline, water and other relief Tuesday, prompting one top emergency official to complain that people are "living like cavemen." In the hard-hit refinery towns of Port Arthur and Beaumont, crews struggled to cross debris-clogged streets to deliver generators and water to people stranded by Rita. They predicted it could be a month before power is restored, and said water and sewer systems could not function until more generators arrived. Red tape was also...
  • "The End of the Orange Revolution"

    09/23/2005 3:27:42 PM PDT · by jb6 · 29 replies · 696+ views
    Forum Ukraine ^ | 13 September 2005 | Anders Ĺslund
    This government has been an unmitigated disaster of socialist populism This has been a miserable year for the Ukrainian economy. Last year, Ukraine enjoyed an economic growth of no less than 12.1 percent, but that had declined to 3.7 percent during the first seven months of 2005. Moreover, output has declined by almost every month and so has industrial production that fell by 2.4 percent in July over July last year. Construction and investment are falling ever more. A huge trade surplus last year has been eliminated in the last months. Clearly, Ukraine is on the way toward 2-3 percent...
  • Orange County resident out to "Help Our Troops"

    09/22/2005 4:51:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 313+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 22, 2005 | Lance Cpl. Antonio Rosas
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Sept. 22, 2005) -- Just about anywhere you look these days, yellow ribbons and bumper stickers adorn vehicles across the country indicating Americans support for their military. However, some patriots like Kristen M. Maddox, 21, from Santa Ana, Calif., chose to do a little more in order to express her gratitude of servicemembers job overseas. Not content with several programs which claim to aid those deployed in foreign countries, Maddox decided to take matters into her own hands and concentrate instead on the specific needs of those who serve through her program HOT, or...
  • 'Gatemouth' Brown, legendary singer and guitarist, dies

    09/11/2005 10:41:12 AM PDT · by weegee · 5 replies · 372+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | 9, 11, 2005 | By DOUG SIMPSON
    'Gatemouth' Brown, legendary singer and guitarist, dies Musician fled to Orange before Hurricane Katrina wiped out his Slidell, La., home BATON ROUGE, LA. - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown , the singer and guitarist who built a 50-year career playing blues, country, jazz and Cajun music, died Saturday in his hometown of Orange, where he had gone to escape Hurricane Katrina. He was 81. Brown had been battling lung cancer and heart disease, said Rick Cady , his booking agent. Cady said the musician was with his family at his brother's house when he died. Brown's home in Slidell, La., a bedroom...
  • Germ Sours Florida Citrus Industry

    08/25/2005 7:08:09 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 16 replies · 584+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 25, 2005 | John-Thor Dahlburg
    FORT PIERCE, Fla. — For more than 40 years, grapefruit grew juicy and ripe on this 1,200-acre grove inland from the Atlantic. Now there is little left but the jagged branches of torn-up trees, and spicy smoke fills the hot midday air as one by one, they are burned to powdery ash. Last year's hurricanes dropped a bacteriological bomb on Florida's already sorely challenged citrus industry, widely dispersing a virulently contagious germ that causes citrus canker — a disease harmless to humans and animals but ruinous to oranges and grapefruit. Florida officials say the possibility that hurricanes could further scatter...
  • Ukraine leader's son in new controversy

    08/03/2005 12:05:28 PM PDT · by jb6 · 4 replies · 381+ views
    AFP ^ | Wed Aug 3,
    KIEV (AFP) - Controversy has enveloped the son of Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko for a second time in a week, amid reports that the 19-year-old owned the copyright to the lucrative trademarks of last year's "orange revolution." ADVERTISEMENT The new scandal erupted as the legal chief of Yushchenko's campaign tried to put to rest a controversy that flared last week, after local media reported that Yushchenko's eldest son, Andriy, appeared to be living beyond his declared means. "Andriy Yushchenko has author's rights to all political brands that were used during the 'orange revolution,'" Mykola Katerynchuk was quoted as saying during...