Friday, June 23, 2017

Diversifying from Russia: Don’t stop now...

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine based on the findings of the independent auditor Ernst & Young (EY) has decided to inject another UAH 38.5 billion into PrivatBank (Kyiv), Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said. editor-in-chief Huzhva facing up to 10 years in prison, seizure of property

Editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Ihor Huzhva is facing up to 10 years in prison along with the seizure of property, according to the article of the Criminal Code mentioned by the Ukrainian prosecutor general's press secretary in his case.

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

StranaUA searched – Editor Igor Guzhva arrested

Kolomoisky comments on EY audit report on nationalized PrivatBank

Turchynov announces check of all from occupied territories who want to get biometric passport

Ukrainian President about the continuation of the European sanctions: Sanctions give an opportunity for Russia to start fulfilling the Minsk agreements

Emmanuel Macron au Figaro : «L'Europe n'est pas un supermarché»

Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

Don't look now, but the US-Russia relationship is getting very bad

Trump wanted better ties with Russia. He isn’t getting it.

Hong Kong Permits Third Party Funding of Arbitration

Partnering for Success: The Role of the Partnership in Legal Tech

Theresa May makes 'fair and serious' offer on rights of EU citizens in UK

Solicitor’s start-up aims to tackle the big issue

New York City Mayor Signs "Fair Workweek" Bills (with Jeffrey Landes)

#DisinfoReview: Nuclear bomb over Lithuania?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rada requested to strip 5 lawmakers of immunity from prosecution

About 120 Ukrainian servicemen killed in ATO since year's start

Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says

New Texas law bans application of foreign laws

How bitcoin works

Ukrainian President had a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

"The Head of State also informed the Secretary of Commerce on the plans of privatization in Ukraine and noted the opportunities  for the appropriate involvement of American investors."

The line between a racial slur and free speech

Für den Zusammenhalt der westlichen Demokratien verheerend

Trump réaffirme le soutien de l'Amérique à l'Ukraine

Trump calls Ukraine the thing Ukrainians hate the most

5 Legal Consequences of Diving ‘All In’ on Social Media

Theresa May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's speech

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Restructuring & Insolvency in the USA

Punishing Barclays for 2008 Would Be Strange Justice

The Emotionally Fit Founder, Part Two: Traits of Emotionally Fit Leader

PrivatBank (and others) assets head to auction


Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

MH17: Mirror of Russian Terror

Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine

Ukrainian and U.S. militaries reaffirm their strategic bilateral partnership

Ukrainian and US military delegations discussed further bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed long-term strategic partnership in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The Ukrainian delegation held consultations with Deputy U.S. Europe Commander General Timothy Ray and Director of Strategy and Planning General David Allvin. The US party reaffirmed the U.S. support to Ukraine.

Eastern Europe and the Rule of Law

Treasury Designates Individuals and Entities Involved in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine

Ukrainian President meets Trump

Ukrainian President met with U.S. Secretary of Energy

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
The President expressed gratitude to the American party for a significant practical assistance in the enhancement of energy security of Ukraine and noted interest in broader attraction of modern American technologies and advanced experience in the sphere of energy in our country.

Skirmishing Over Syria

Putin, Iran and Assad test the Trump Administration.

9 ways to go from married to single in a hurry

Selling a business: Tax issues

S Corporation Election for Limited Liability Corporations

Monday, June 19, 2017

Poroshenko heads to The White House

Россия прекращает взаимодействие с США по меморандуму об инцидентах в небе над Сирией

Samopomich Party faction leader Bereziuk declares hunger strike to support Lviv residents

Poroshenko leaving for U.S. to meet with Trump

Week’s milestones. New format of hostilities, dumpster drama, and sociological framework

Illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol: EU extends sanctions by one year

Situation Update, east of Ukraine as of morning, June 19, 2017

Les travailleurs ukrainiens affluent en Pologne

Prozess um Missbrauch von 13-jähriger Russlanddeutschen beginnt

The Senate's Message to Russia (and Trump)

Winner take all

Seth Godin

Almost nothing in our daily lives is actually a winner take all competition.
Somewhere, there's someone fitter, faster, thinner, quicker, smarter, more popular or richer than you. And there's someone else fitter, faster, thinner, quicker, smarter, more popular or richer than they are. And you're (far) ahead of someone else who is busy looking at you from behind.
And yet we see people angry because someone's passing their car, or gaining more followers online. They mistakenly believe it's a race. It rarely is.
If you can use your situation as fuel, fuel to dig in and care more and do better, by all means.
But if not, ignore it. Do your work, not theirs.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Macron wins strong parliamentary majority, estimates show

Trump lawyer says president not informed he is under investigation

KyivPride 2017 held without provocation (Photo)

Equality March in Kyiv has been held without provocations as the law enforcement officers managed to prevent them and the participants calmly reached the final point of the procession, Leo Tolstoy Square, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Daniel Bilak: Opportunities abound for foreign investors in Ukraine

New Minister of Transparency Says Lava Jato Will Help Brazil


There is a Moses for every pharaoh, main opposition CHP head tells Erdoğan

Poroshenko signs bill abolishing 'Savchenko law'

Macron faces challenges after foretold victory

DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes (PDF)

Do not like a long preface - start from page 118, please. 

Ukrainian interest. Visa-free carrot and stick, chance in Washington, and poetry battles

Everyone said Old Europe was dying. Sure doesn’t look like it now.

Father's Day

Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ukraine War Stories

Национальный вопрос: Украина как Европа

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (PDF)

Helmut Kohl's Unfinished Business


William Shakespeare: Sonnet 66 (original and modern texts)

Tir'd with all these, for restful death I cry, 
As, to behold desert a beggar born,
And needy nothing trimm'd in jollity, 
And purest faith unhappily forsworn, 

And guilded honour shamefully misplaced, 

And maiden virtue rudely strumpeted, 

And right perfection wrongfully disgraced,
And strength by limping sway disabled, 

And art made tongue-tied by authority, 

And folly (doctor-like) controlling skill, 

And simple truth miscall'd simplicity, 

And captive good attending captain ill: 

   Tired with all these, from these would I be gone,
   Save that, to die, I leave my love alone. 

Because I’m tired of all of these things, I cry out for restful death: deserving people destined to be beggars, and worthless people dressed up in fancy clothes, and sacred vows broken, and rewards and honors shamefully bestowed on the wrong people, and chaste women turned into whores, and people perfectly in the right disgraced with slander, and the strong disabled by authorities who are weak, and artists silenced by authority, and fools controlling the wise like a doctor does the sick, and simple truth mistaken for simplemindedness, and good enslaved by evil. I’m tired of all these things and would like to escape them, except that if I die I’ll be leaving the person I love all alone.

Westinghouse Vice President: There's a lot of bureaucracy in Ukraine

Seth's Blog : Blame Charles Mochet

Five California employment law bills to watch in 2017

Why Russia is changing ethnic composition of Crimea

Trump, Donald J 2017 Financial Disclosure Report (PDF)

Week’s balance: budgetary "revolution," billions for roads, and preparations for heating season

In honor of Father’s Day, a look at paid parental leave

The Economist explains: Why America still executes people

Sudan: China's Original Foothold in Africa

What U.S. CEOs Can Learn from GM’s India Failure

What we know and what we do not know about the Grenfell Tower fire

На заслуженном отдыхе: Кто в Украине получает самые большие пенсии

Пенсионная системе в стране делится на две категории: рабочий класс получает 45-50% от заработной платы, а госслужащие и чиновники – 80%.

'We do not trust them': UAE calls for western monitoring of Qatar

Ukrainian President instructed the Government to raise pensions already in autumn

Ukraine does without internet services from Russia

Conference on reforms in Ukraine will be held in London

Friday, June 16, 2017

Five drastic reforms can transform a country in a year, says Volodymyr Groysman

The Government with the support of both the President and the Parliament intends to implement five fundamental reforms, inter alia: a pension, a land, an educational, a health and a privatization which will allow to change the country, to strengthen the economy and to restore social justice in a very short period of time. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting with the scholarship holders of Zavtra.UA and WorldWideStudies programs in the framework of the 10th Annual Youth Forum of scholarship programs.

UK goes after Nasirov? (It might and it should)

Лилия Шевцова: Вылепить оппонента

И вот оно опять, причем в пятнадцатый раз. 15 июня, наконец, состоялась "Прямая линия с Владимиром Путиным" – разговор президента с избранным для разговора народом, получившим возможность изложить лидеру свои тщательно отрепетированные жалобы и просьбы. Окружающий мир получил возможность понаблюдать, как работает важнейший механизм управления Россией – посредством психологического сеанса, в ходе которого лидер должен успокоить народ, снять с себя ответственность за все нерешенное и создать надежду, что оно как-то решится. Хотя бы для тех, кто был избран на роль доказательства путинского внимания к нуждам народа.

Fleabag - Original English TV series (18+)

Fleabag is a six-part British comedy television series set in London. It was produced by Two Brothers Pictures for digital channel BBC Three  and in a co-production agreement with Amazon Studios. The show premiered on 21 July 2016. Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as the main character, Fleabag, a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.

Joint EU-U.S. press statement following the EU-U.S. Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting, Valletta, 16 June 2017

Ukrainian President met with the delegation of the U.S. National Democratic Institute

U.S. tech firm in blockchain tie-up with insurance advisory firm

U.S. ready to support alternative to Minsk accords

Kyiv's court decides against Yanukovych's trial in absentia

The Cuban Revolution’s “Achievements“

Protect Your Move: Spot the Red Flags

A “view” from the courtroom: The investiture of Neil Gorsuch

France: Renault chief's massive €7 million salary package gets green light

Путин в эфире: троллинг и ненависть к Украине

Steinmeier: Entfremdung zwischen Europa und Russland wächst

UN Office of Counterterrorism (undefined)

Blockchain — What You Need to Know

U.S. Energy disputes: Patents or trade secrets? Yes, please.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2017 represents the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. 

Australia begins supplying nuclear fuel to Ukraine

EU Foreign Affairs Council to extend sanctions against Russia for one year over Crimea, Sevastopol

The Global Innovation Index 2017

Putin Interviews Are Always Pointless

Pence hires his own lawyer for Russia probes

Thursday, June 15, 2017

How to Renew Your U.S. Passport

Сергей Дацюк: Только непосредственная угроза жизни или собственности создает для олигарха экзистенциальную ситуацию

The Questions Jeff Sessions Didn’t Answer

Прямая линия с Владимиром Путиным

Основные тезисы президента и комментарии авторов “Ъ”

End of roaming charges in the EU: Joint statement by 3 EU institutions

Poroshenko to table Donbas reintegration bill in parliament soon – lawmaker

Украина хочет использовать опыт Хорватии в процессе реинтеграции Донбасса

Ukrainian President met with the President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency

Ukrainian song for Harry

Broke and angry Russians tell Putin his live call-in show is a ‘circus’

Tower Blocks Are Unfit for Public Housing


Radical Reconfigurations? Old and new futures in Northern Ireland

As the Conservative Party’s majority evaporated in the early hours of 9thJune 2017, the new parliamentary power of the DUP quickly came into focus. With Sinn Fein resolutely abstaining from taking their seats, the Democratic Unionist Party find themselves in a position to enter a formal coalition or, more likely, a confidence and supply agreement with the Tories.

#DisinfoReview: The world in black and white

California Legislative Update: Several Labor and Employment Bills Passed in the Assembly

IP Considerations for Start-Ups

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Donald Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice – reports

A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman Wins The Man Booker International Prize 2017

Trump administration amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

President: If we cancel ATO and prevent the military from adequate actions in conditions of aggression, we will leave Ukraine defenseless

Narodniy Front redux

Abducted in Donbas

Another coup in Odessa Oblast Administration? (Skoryk fails again)

Senate votes to sanction Russia over 2016 election meddling

The Senate voted Wednesday to impose sanctions against Russia, in response to that country's attempts to interfere with and influence the 2016 election.

The premarital agreement's a real legal story


I'm a man who recently had a premarital agreement thrown out in Oregon and received a rather large spousal and property judgement against me. This was my third marriage and my third prenup. I have inherited wealth and the prenup was done perfectly. Wife testified that she signed it voluntarily, no coercion, 3 months prior to wedding, etc. She was a working university instructor with a Ph.D., so she was not some dummy bimbo. She fully understood the prenup and, during the first years she was very sweet and was affronted to think I might even consider that she would want to abandon me and run off with a bunch of my money.