Category Archives: In the News

In the News: From “The Czech Republic” to “Czechia”

The Czech Republic is currently undergoing a name change. In a way, at least. As France is officially known as The French Republic, or Slovakia is officially known as The Slovak Republic, so the Czech Republic wants to officially shorten … Continue reading

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Volodymyr Hroisman – Ukraine’s New Prime Minister

As an update to the news earlier this week here, the Ukrainian Parliament has approved the appointment of Volodymyr Hroisman (also spelled Groysman) as the new Prime Minister of Ukraine. He is the 16th Prime Minister since it’s establishment in 1990. He … Continue reading

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In the News: Ukraine’s Prime Minister Resigns

Earlier this week, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned amid pressure and supposed corruption in the Ukrainian government. This is a huge move, as the country is already struggling politically both with domestic and international affairs. As the New York … Continue reading

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From Lenin Street to Lennon Street to … Slovyans’ka Street

As an update to this post: Local residents and authorities recently refused to rename the Ukrainian street in Kalyny after the Beetles co-founder, as a nationwide trend to desovietize the nation. Formerly, the street was named after Soviet leader Vladimir … Continue reading

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In the News: Vladimir Putin and Rupert Murdoch’s ex wife are “serious”?

The Boston Globe opens this rumor succinctly: “No, it apparently isn’t an April Fool’s joke.” It continues: Russian President Vladimir Putin is dating Wendi Deng, the ex-wife of billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Us Weekly, which isn’t famous for breaking news … Continue reading

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Update on Savchenko: Russia Adamant on Her Release

A small update from my previous post; last we heard, Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyer stated that there were “very good signals” that the Ukrainian pilot, who was recently sentenced to 22 years imprisonment by a Russian court, would be released through an … Continue reading

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Immortality in the Computer? One Russian Thinks So

Humans want to conquer death. We always have. From something that science-fiction authors would have only dreamed of five years ago: one Russian millionaire, Dmitry Itskov, wants to put his brain in a computer, making him immortal and free from … Continue reading

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