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    As Russia Growls, EU Goes Cool on Eastern Promises
    May25

    As Russia Growls, EU Goes Cool on Eastern Promises

    Riga, Latvia. EU leaders meeting in Latvia’s capital Riga last week would have paid little heed to the rundown building across the street, seemingly unpainted since Brezhnev’s day, or the fading slogan daubed across its roof. “You are not alone!” it yelled in Russian. It might have been the mantra recited by the Europeans to six...

    Germany protests Russia’s ejection of conservative MP from Moscow
    May25

    Germany protests Russia’s ejection of conservative MP from Moscow

    May 26, 2015 12:00 AMBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany formally protested to Russia on Monday over Moscow’s refusal to let a conservative German lawmaker into the country, a decision the Foreign Ministry criticised as unacceptable amid East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Gunman takes hostages after killing two in northeast Ukraine
    May25

    Gunman takes hostages after killing two in northeast Ukraine

    A gunman was holding two people hostage at a petrol station in northeast Ukraine on Monday after killing two others, the interior ministry said. …read more Source: The Times of...

    Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped – new CEO
    May25

    Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped – new CEO

    KUALA LUMPUR: Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo a complete overhaul as it is restructured into a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled next week and changes planned to its fleet and network strategies. Christoph Mueller, who joined from Irish national carrier Aer Lingus, said in his first ever interview since taking...

    Germany protests Russia's ejection of conservative MP from Moscow
    May25

    Germany protests Russia's ejection of conservative MP from Moscow

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany formally protested to Russia on Monday over Moscow’s refusal to let a conservative German lawmaker into the country, a decision the Foreign Ministry criticised as unacceptable amid East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Gunman takes hostages after killing two in northeast Ukraine
    May25

    Gunman takes hostages after killing two in northeast Ukraine

    KIEV (Reuters) – A gunman was holding two people hostage at a petrol station in northeast Ukraine on Monday after killing two others, the interior ministry said. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Tanks don’t need visas,’ blacklisted Russian official tells West
    May25

    ‘Tanks don’t need visas,’ blacklisted Russian official tells West

    MOSCOW, Russia: An outspoken deputy prime minister in charge of Russia’s defence sector has dismissed Western concerns over Moscow’s increased assertiveness in the Arctic by saying that “tanks don’t need visas.” Dmitry Rogozin, who oversees the defence industry, is known for his hawkish remarks and enjoys rattling...

    Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine
    May25

    Russia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine

    The Russian Embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of Luhansk. The Russian Embassy said Monday that it filed a formal request on May 19 for its consul to visit the men in […] The post Russia says it has no...

    Putin wants ‘constructive’ Poland ties after Duda presidential win
    May25

    Putin wants ‘constructive’ Poland ties after Duda presidential win

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called for “constructive ties” with Poland as he congratulated conservative challenger Andrzej Duda on his surprise victory at presidential polls.The Russian leader expressed hope that “the building of constructive ties between Russia and Poland, based on the principles...

    About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia
    May25

    About 100 U.S., European jets join Arctic exercise near Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic...

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