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    Learning from Uncle Sam – to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills
    May19

    Learning from Uncle Sam – to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills

    YAVORIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Tense Ukrainian soldiers with assault rifles creep stealthily around mock houses before bursting in to clear out gunmen, while others practise setting ambushes or infantry assaults, all under the watchful eyes of U.S. Army trainers. …read more Source: The...

    NATO's Stoltenberg tells Russia's Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine
    May19

    NATO's Stoltenberg tells Russia's Lavrov to pull out of Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday he had told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Russia must withdraw all troops and heavy weapons from Ukraine and end its support for separatists. …read more Source: The...

    Russia's Lavrov to meet NATO chief in Brussels on Ukraine
    May19

    Russia's Lavrov to meet NATO chief in Brussels on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will hold a short meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, a NATO official said. …read more Source: The...

    Russia, US have potential to be friends, Russia’s richest man says
    May19

    Russia, US have potential to be friends, Russia’s richest man says

    U.S., Russia exchange warmer words without narrowing differencesKerry heads to Russia for first Putin meeting in two yearsRussian hackers read Obama’s unclassified emails last year -NYTRussia’s Putin says ready to work with United StatesRussia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine …read more Source: Thanh Nien...

    Top NATO, Russian officials to meet in Brussels
    May19

    Top NATO, Russian officials to meet in Brussels

    NATO officials say the alliance secretary-general will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the first such contacts since they met in January.According to one NATO official, secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg and Lavrov will meet Tuesday in Brussels, and are expected to discuss NATO-Russia relations, including...

    Kazakhstan Moves up Eight Spots in WEF Human Capital Report
    May19

    Kazakhstan Moves up Eight Spots in WEF Human Capital Report

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – A report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) outlining the current status of human capital in countries around the world came out on May 13, updating the first report from 2013. Kazakhstan ranked 37th out of 124 countries. The first Human Capital Report...

    Ukraine Tatars
    May19

    Ukraine Tatars

    Crimean Tatars attend a rally marking the 71st anniversary of their mass deportation from the peninsula to distant parts of the Soviet Union, in Kiev, Ukraine Crimean Tatars attend a rally marking the 71st anniversary of their mass deportation from the peninsula to distant parts of the Soviet Union, in Kiev, Ukraine Crimean Tatars attend a rally...

    Russian fighters captured in Ukraine not in active service, says Moscow
    May19

    Russian fighters captured in Ukraine not in active service, says Moscow

    Moscow denied on Monday that the two fighters captured by Ukrainian troops over the weekend are serving in Russian special forces, and insisted that they voluntarily participated in the Donbass armed conflict. …read more Source: Global...

    Astana Gets in on CrossFit Craze, Hosts Competition Honouring WWII Victory
    May19

    Astana Gets in on CrossFit Craze, Hosts Competition Honouring WWII Victory

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. A CrossFit festival that took place in Astana on May 10 gathered 80 participants from Russia and Kazakhstan and was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The main prize was a check for one million tenge (US$5,382). Photo...

    US signs $1.3 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine
    May19

    US signs $1.3 billion loan guarantee for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The United States signed Monday its second $1 billion (S$1.3 billion) loan guarantee deal for Ukraine aimed at helping the crisis-wracked country surmount a Russia-backed insurgency and rebuild its tattered economy.The US loan guarantee agreement is part of a $7.5 billion package of support for Ukraine over the coming year from...

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