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    Finnish military reaches out to reservists, denies Russia link
    May04

    Finnish military reaches out to reservists, denies Russia link

    HELSINKI (Reuters) – The Finnish military began sending letters to some 900,000 reservists on Monday in the largest campaign of its kind, amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The...

    Two killed, five wounded in Ukraine clashes: Kiev
    May04

    Two killed, five wounded in Ukraine clashes: Kiev

    KIEV – Two soldiers were killed and another five were wounded in the past 24 hours in Ukraine’s separatist-held east, Kiev said Monday, as both sides traded blame over the increasing number of ceasefire violations.Two servicemen died and three more were wounded after their armoured vehicle hit a mine in the Lugansk region, said...

    North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip
    May04

    North Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip

    North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month’s Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.Moscow said in March that Kim was among dozens of world leaders invited to the May 9 celebrations, which mark the...

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military
    May04

    Two Ukrainian servicemen killed in eastern Ukraine – Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian servicemen were killed and five wounded in continued clashes with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine despite a two-month ceasefire, Kiev’s military said on Monday. …read more Source: The...

    China’s Xi to visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
    May04

    China’s Xi to visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus

    BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping (pix) will visit Russia this week to attend World War II anniversary celebrations, the foreign ministry announced on Monday, with Kazakhstan and Belarus also on his itinerary. Xi will visit Moscow from Friday through Sunday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ministry said on its...

    In Islamic State’s arsenal: RPG-7s, Ak-47s and MiG 21s
    May04

    In Islamic State’s arsenal: RPG-7s, Ak-47s and MiG 21s

    Kurdish boys flash victory signs as they stand on the top of a tank that was destroyed during the battle between the US backed Kurdish forces and the Islamic State fighters, in Syria. (Source: AP) TANKS: The Islamic State is reported to have acquired tanks from the Syrian rebels, such as the T-72, a modern Soviet design, and the T-55, an obsolete...

    Despite Western snub, Russia prepares to fete WWII anniversary
    May04

    Despite Western snub, Russia prepares to fete WWII anniversary

    Russia is preparing this week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany with imperial flair and a military parade viewed as an unapologetic show of force. In what is seen as punishment for the Kremlin’s policies on Ukraine, Russia’s World War II allies are boycotting the May 9 festivities, leaving...

    US defends cluster bomb transfers
    May04

    US defends cluster bomb transfers

    Cluster munitions are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116 countries, but not by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners or the United States. 11-year-old girl wounded in wartime shell blastDecades after war, Vietnam and the U.S. battle a legacy of bombsUkraine used cluster bombs: rights watchdogObama’s grotesque hypocrisy over...

    China’s Xi to visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus
    May04

    China’s Xi to visit Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus

    BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Russia this week to attend World War II anniversary celebrations, the foreign ministry announced Monday, with Kazakhstan and Belarus also on his itinerary.Xi will visit Moscow from Friday through Sunday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ministry said on its...

    Cluster Bombing Yemen
    May03

    Cluster Bombing Yemen

    Cluster munitions are internationally banned, but the weapon is being used in Syria and Ukraine right now, causing mounting civilian casualties. There has been documented and widespread use of cluster munition in Syria, by the Syrian government. Yemen now joins this list, with the Saudis engaging in cluster bombing with U.S. supplied bombs. The...

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