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    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

    Kiev, Ukraine: A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed Saturday in Siberia shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been marred by a series of launch failures.The r.. …read more Source: India...

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh separatist attacks – Kiev military
    May16

    One Ukrainian serviceman killed in fresh separatist attacks – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and three have been wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern and south-eastern Ukraine in violation of a ceasefire, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Saturday. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine erases communist reminders as it tries to ditch past
    May16

    Ukraine erases communist reminders as it tries to ditch past

    A hulking steel statue of a victorious female warrior bearing aloft sword and shield looms in dour majesty over the Ukrainian capital. The Motherland Monument’s shield bears the communist hammer-and-sickle, but maybe not for much longer. Ukraine’s leaders are eager to be seen as reinventing the nation. And erasing all visible...

    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...

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