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    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month. The measures come as Ukraine’s pro-Western government seeks a complete break with its Soviet past and as...

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
    May16

    Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

    KIEV (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said, after the measures drew strong Russian criticism when they were approved by parliament last month.The laws prohibit Soviet symbols, condemn the communist regime, open the Soviet special services...

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece
    May15

    EBRD to invest more in Central Europe, ex-USSR, Greece

    TBILISI – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) promised on Friday more funds for ex-Soviet countries, Central Europe, and Greece, but ruled out new investments in Russia due to Western economic sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Kosovo police raid houses of suspected militants
    May15

    Kosovo police raid houses of suspected militants

    Kosovo police raided several households across the country Friday, including the families of ethnic Albanians involved in last week’s deadly clashes with police in neighboring Macedonia.Police spokesman Baki Kelani confirmed several raids were underway. The raids follow accusations from Macedonian leaders that Kosovo gunmen plotted...

    Russia says to boost military presence in Crimea – RIA
    May15

    Russia says to boost military presence in Crimea – RIA

    Russia will boost its military presence in Crimea given NATO’s plans to expand in eastern Europe, Alexander Grushko, Russia’s envoy to the military alliance, was quoted as saying on Friday by RIA news agency. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russia Jails Crimea Activist Alexander Kostenko for 4 Years Over Kiev Protest Allegations
    May15

    Russia Jails Crimea Activist Alexander Kostenko for 4 Years Over Kiev Protest Allegations

    A Russian court in Crimea on Friday jailed a local activist for four years for throwing a rock at police during pro-Western protests in Kiev last year. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015
    May15

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015

    KIEV – The Ukraine economy shrunk 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year, sapped by continuing violence in its eastern industrial heartland, the national statistics agency said Friday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    US Senator John McCain Turns Down Ukraine Advisor Role
    May15

    US Senator John McCain Turns Down Ukraine Advisor Role

    Republican US Senator John McCain has turned down a post as advisor to Ukraine’s pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko, saying constitutional constraints prohibited him from accepting. …read more Source:...

    Atheltics: Fraser-Pryce kicks off three-peat bid in Shanghai
    May15

    Atheltics: Fraser-Pryce kicks off three-peat bid in Shanghai

    SHANGHAI (AFP) – Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will face Jamaican rival Veronica Campbell-Brown at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting on Sunday as she begins her quest for a third straight 100m world title.Fraser-Pryces first 100m of the year will be closely watched after an injury-hit 2014, and comes just a few months before...

    Cyberspace: Threats to the Future or Further Development?
    May15

    Cyberspace: Threats to the Future or Further Development?

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. A mere three or four years ago, the issues associated with the threats that emerged within cyberspace hardly occupied top places on the international agenda. Today, however, it is clearer than ever that the Internet is not as safe as we might have thought and, in...

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