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    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor
    May12

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor

    Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way on Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new General Prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial to tackling entrenched corruption. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor
    May12

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way on Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new General Prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial to tackling entrenched corruption. …read more Source: The...

    Masterpieces lost in Italian museum heist are recovered in Ukraine
    May12

    Masterpieces lost in Italian museum heist are recovered in Ukraine

    Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy’s culture minister said Wednesday. “It is a great day,” the minister, Dario Franceschini, said in a statement. “The artworks will soon be back in the Castelvecchio (museum) in Verona.” The recovery of...

    Masterpieces stolen from Italian museum are recovered in Ukraine
    May12

    Masterpieces stolen from Italian museum are recovered in Ukraine

    Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy’s culture minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra
    May12

    Syrian army battles jihadists near Palmyra

    BEIRUT (AFP) – Syrian regime forces Wednesday battled jihadists who cut a key supply route west of ancient Palmyra, after new bombardments hit Aleppo city where a ceasefire was due to expire at midnight.The latest fighting comes as world powers prepare to meet in Vienna next week to try to revive peace talks aimed at ending a five-year...

    US to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm
    May12

    US to switch on European missile shield despite Russian alarm

    US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter testifies on operations against the Islamic State, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, April 28, 2016. REUTERS BUCHAREST: The United States’ European missile defence shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that...

    Russia completes power bridges linking Crimea, ending dependence on Kiev
    May12

    Russia completes power bridges linking Crimea, ending dependence on Kiev

    Russia completed on Wednesday the construction of energy bridges linking Crimea, putting an end to the peninsula’s reliance on Ukraine for its electricity. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Ukraine, Russia agree some security measures – Germany
    May11

    Ukraine, Russia agree some security measures – Germany

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to create demilitarised zones and implement other security measures in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, but they remained at odds over how to move towards local elections. …read more Source: The...

    US, Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels
    May11

    US, Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels

    Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to Islamic State and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine, Russia agree some security measures – Germany
    May11

    Ukraine, Russia agree some security measures – Germany

    Ukraine and Russia agreed on Wednesday to create demilitarised zones and implement other security measures in separatist-held areas of eastern Ukraine, but they remained at odds over how to move towards local elections. …read more Source: Channel...

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