Monthly Archives: September 2019

Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years

Satirical puppet show Spitting Image hopes to return to the small screen, 23 years after it last aired. New episodes of the comedy, described as “public service satire” by co-creator Roger Law, will take on Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, among others. “It’s pretty chaotic out there. As far as I’m concerned, it’s better than shouting at the television set,”

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Yes, Rudy, You Might Actually Be an Idiot

Rudy Giuliani, a former prosecutor, should be aware that his behavior this week is strikingly in line with that of a co-conspirator. Caught at the center of this week’s impeachment inquiry announcement over the president’s efforts to extort Ukrainian officials in exchange for help getting reelected, Giuliani certainly is not doing himself—or his client, Donald Trump—any favors by speaking out.

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Seeing Putin in Hague court is my little dream, – Sentsov

He must be punished for downed Boeing and for crimes against Ukraine, Sentsov believes Oleg Sentsov, who was previously freed from Russian imprisonment, believes that it would be fair if Russian President Vladimir Putin responded for his crimes in the Hague court. Sentsov added that this was his little dream. He stated this in an interview with Deutsche Welle. “This

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S&P raises Ukraine ratings, outlook stable

S&P Global Ratings raised its global scale long-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Ukraine to ‘B’ from ‘B-‘, the outlook is stable. “On September 27, 2019, S&P Global Ratings raised its global scale long-term foreign and local currency sovereign ratings on Ukraine to ‘B’ from ‘B-‘ and its Ukraine national scale ratings to ‘uaA’ from ‘uaBBB’. The agency

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Ex-Prosecutor General Shokin defends oligarch Firtash

Viktor Shokin, the fired Ukrainian prosecutor general at the center of the whistleblower scandal that launched an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump, has given testimony in support of Ukrainian gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash, who is fighting extradition to the U.S. on bribery charges. In a sworn affidavit, Shokin comes forward with more allegations against former U.S. Vice President

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Brian Bonner: Volker quits, hopefully not quietly

On the same day that Rudolph Guiliani tweeted how useful Kurt Volker has been in the ex-New York City mayor’s continuing hit job against Ukraine, Volker quit as the U.S. special representative to Ukraine on Sept. 27. Giuliani was using Volker to prove he was working with the U.S. State Department’s blessing in promoting his wild conspiracy theories that he feeds his

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Why Russia’s War Against Ukraine Matters to AmericaNolan Peterson / @nolanwpeterson / September 25, 2019 / 24 Comments

COMMENTARY BY: Nolan Peterson, a former special operations pilot and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, is The Daily Signal’s foreign correspondent based in Ukraine. Message to UT.org readers: this is a long piece. But one of the most powerful and moving I have read. Historians in future might see this as a definitive piece. I hope so anyway.

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Georgia likely to join boycott of PACE session in solidarity with Ukraine:

The final decision on Georgia’s participation in the autumn session will be confirmed by the delegation’s head. The delegation of Georgia is most likely not to participate in the October session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in solidarity with Ukraine. “I support this boycott. I advocated for this from the very beginning. Despite the fact

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Kurt Volker resigns as Ukraine envoy after mention in whistleblower complaint, source says

U.S. State Department  9/27/2019 Kurt Volker, the U.S. envoy for Ukraine, resigned Friday after his name was mentioned in the intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint regarding President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that included discussion about investigating the Biden family, a source with knowledge of the matter told Fox News. Volker’s resignation was first reported by

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