anti-corruption

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  He emphasized that the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

MINSK, Belarus — Ukraine‘s parliament has adopted a measure to expand the powers of the country’s new anti-corruption court, meeting an International Monetary Fund condition for restoring aid. The measure adopted Thursday by parliament would extend the jurisdiction of the court, which was established in June, to handle all corruption cases, including those opened before … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Pressed by IMF, Ukraine expands anti-corruption court

WASHINGTON | US says China, Iran, Russia are ‘forces for instability’

WASHINGTON | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being “forces of instability” because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others. In its annual global human rights reports released on Friday, the State Department singled out the four countries for egregious … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US says China, Iran, Russia are ‘forces for instability’

Across the US, citizens speak _ and lawmakers don’t listen

BROOKINGS, S.D. /December 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Joyce Scott made hundreds of phone calls and knocked on countless doors, helping persuade South Dakota voters to approve a ballot measure last year tightening campaign contribution limits and creating a government ethics watchdog. Republican lawmakers quickly torched the new rules this year and instead are seeking changes … Continue reading Across the US, citizens speak _ and lawmakers don’t listen

Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili

KIEV, Ukraine /December 9,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Mikheil Saakashvili, the adamant opposition leader who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship four months ago, was arrested late Friday in Ukraine’s capital. Hundreds of his supporters gathered in a narrow street outside the police station where he was taken, shouting “Shame” and calling for others to join them. … Continue reading Ukraine arrests anti-corruption activist Saakashvili