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    OSCE: Heavy arms in Luhansk and Donetsk for 9 May Day parades violate Minsk accords
    May10

    OSCE: Heavy arms in Luhansk and Donetsk for 9 May Day parades violate Minsk accords

    The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) has said that it did not attend the military parades, but the presence of heavy weapons in the occupied cities of Luhansk and Donetsk in Ukraine`s east for 9 May Day parades were in violation of the Minsk agreements.”The SMM did not attend the military parades but monitored the general security situation...

    Reuters: Saudi Arabia`s oil policy could become more transparent
    May10

    Reuters: Saudi Arabia`s oil policy could become more transparent

    The appointment of Khalid al-Falih as Saudi Arabia`s new energy minister to replace veteran oil minister Ali al-Naimi is likely to bring a big shift in style even if the substance of policy remains largely unchanged, according to Reuters. Naimi has served as the minister of petroleum and natural resources since 1995 and has long indicated a wish...

    The Washington Post: A fight to protect `the most valuable real estate in space`
    May10

    The Washington Post: A fight to protect `the most valuable real estate in space`

    While the United States has been bogged down in counter­terrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Pentagon officials say that Russia and China have been developing the capability to attack the United States in space, according to The Washington Post.Now, as Russia, China and others develop technology that could take out the national security...

    ICIJ releases Panama Papers database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies
    May10

    ICIJ releases Panama Papers database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies

    Searchable database displays more than 300,000 entities from the Panama Papers and Offshore Leaks investigations, according to International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published on May 9 a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities...

    Seven bikers from Russian extremist gang refused entry by Ukraine`s border guards
    May09

    Seven bikers from Russian extremist gang refused entry by Ukraine`s border guards

    Ukraine`s State Border Guard Service refused to allow entry to Ukraine of six citizens of Belarus and another citizen of Moldova, who are all members of the Russian biker movement Night Wolves, according to the agency`s website.”During the period of the Easter and May holidays, no organized groups of bikers or even bikers-provocateurs who...

    Michel Platini resigns as UEFA president
    May09

    Michel Platini resigns as UEFA president

    Michel Platini will resign as Uefa president after failing to overturn his ban at the court of arbitration for sport, which cut his sanction from six to four years, according to The Guardian.”I take note of today`s decision from CAS [Court of Arbitration for Sport] but I see it as a profound injustice,” Platini said in a statement, The Guardian...

    Casualties reported as tripwire mine goes off in Luhansk region
    May09

    Casualties reported as tripwire mine goes off in Luhansk region

    A patrol of the Ukrainian troops in the early hours of Monday, May 9 accidentally set off a tripwire landmine planted by the Russian proxies near the village of Krymske in Luhansk region, the press service of the Luhansk military and civil administration reported.One Ukrainian soldier was killed in a blast while another two troops were wounded,...

    Ukrainian historian Viatrovych refutes accusations of ”whitewashing Ukraine`s past”
    May09

    Ukrainian historian Viatrovych refutes accusations of ”whitewashing Ukraine`s past”

    Kyiv Post has published an op-ed by Volodymyr Viatrovych, a Ukrainian historian researching the Ukrainian independence movement and the director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance since March 25, 2014. It is a response to a story by Josh Cohen in Foreign Policy, headlined ”The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine`s Past.” Calling Josh...

    Ukraine`s Jamala at Eurovision-2016 opening ceremony in Stockholm
    May09

    Ukraine`s Jamala at Eurovision-2016 opening ceremony in Stockholm

    Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala, who represents Ukraine in this year`s international song contest Eurovision-2016 with the entry titled ”1944,” took part in the opening ceremony of the competition in Stockholm.Jamala posted on her Facebook page the pictures from the ceremony held in Stockholm City Hall on May 8.As UNIAN reported...

    Twitter bars intelligence agencies from using analytics service
    May09

    Twitter bars intelligence agencies from using analytics service

    Social media firm cuts access to Dataminr, a service used to identify unfolding terror attacks, political unrest, according to The Wall Street Journal.Twitter Inc. cut off U.S. intelligence agencies from access to a service that sifts through the entire output of its social-media postings, the latest example of tension between Silicon Valley and...

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