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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 4/21-Monday 4/22/2019

    04/22/2019 4:03:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/21/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Eight churches and hotels were targets of bombing attacks in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday with 290 reported dead and about 500 wounded. The acts of terrorism involved suicide bombers.... A report published on "Israel National News" says that 24 were hurt in Munich when a man shouting "Allahu Akhbar" entered a church.... The election results in Ukraine confirm the exit polls showing a landslide victory for Volodymyr Zelensky, actor and comedian.... The leader of Turkey's political opposition attacked at a soldiers funeral.... The FBI has arrested a man said to be part of militia group that was detaining people who...
  • Ukrainian Presidential Debate Sparks Envy Among Russians And Belarusians

    04/21/2019 3:30:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | Apr 2019
    Many commentators have suggested that the greatest threat to the authoritarian regime in Russia would be a Ukraine that successfully navigated the difficult passage to economic development and political freedom, but apparently even Ukraine’s moves in that direction are a problem for the Kremlin. That is because, as the SerpomPo telegram channel put it, the chief reaction of Russians to the debates between the two Ukrainian presidential candidates is envy, envy that each of those who watched as many Russians did could decide for himself or herself who won and how they would if they could vote, something not possible...
  • Political Newcomer Volodymyr Zelensky projected to win Ukraine's presidential race

    04/21/2019 12:12:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    CNN Edition ^ | Apr 21, 2019 | Kara Fox
    Political newcomer and television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky on Sunday declared victory in Ukraine's presidential elections after exit polls showed he was on track for a landslide win against incumbent and chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko. "We did it together. Thanks to everyone! Now there will be no pathetic speeches, I just want to say -- thank you," Zelensky said amongst loud cheers from a crowd of supporters. Projections put Zelensky at 73.2%, giving him a significant lead over Poroshenko, who has won just 25.3%, according to an exit poll published by Ukinform. Shortly after the exit poll, Poroshenko conceded defeat. Zelensky's...
  • Comic likely to top first round as Ukraine chooses president

    03/31/2019 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 7 replies
    AFP via Yahoo Australia ^ | March 31st, 2019 | by Olga SHYLENKO with Vasyl TRUKHAN
    A comedian whose political experience is limited to playing the president on TV vowed to tackle Ukraine's corruption, as he voted Sunday in the first stage of a presidential election he is tipped to win. Actor Volodymyr Zelensky's bid began as a long shot but he has leapfrogged establishment politicians amid public anger over graft and stagnating living standards. "A new life is beginning, a good life, without corruption, without bribes," the 41-year-old told journalists as he voted with his wife at a Kiev polling station. If elected, the entertainer will take the reins of a country fighting Russia-backed separatists...