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EU says Ukraine, Georgia progress toward visa-free access (AFP)
May09

EU says Ukraine, Georgia progress toward visa-free access (AFP)

Brussels (AFP) – The EU said Friday that Ukraine and Georgia, both embroiled in conflict with Russia, have made progress in gaining visa-free access to Europe, a key pay-off to boosting ties with the 28-nation bloc. …read more Source: The West...

Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale
May09

Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale

VENICE – From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the direction of its Nigerian curator. …read more Source: Bangkok...

Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats
May08

Europe marks World War II victory under shadow of new threats

May 09, 2015 1:44 AMPARIS (AFP) – Europe on Friday marked 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany with sombre ceremonies overshadowed by modern day threats, such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. …read more Source: The Straits...

US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge
May08

US envoy trusts new UK government will keep NATO defence pledge

BRUSSELS – The US ambassador to NATO said on Friday he was confident that newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron would stick to a NATO defence spending pledge despite expectations that his budget-tightening plans could spell more defence cuts.Britain is one of only four of NATO’s 28 members that meet a target of...

Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute
May08

Putin snubs Ukraine leadership in WWII salute

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin on Fiday congratulated “citizens” of Ukraine but snubbed its leaders on the 70th anniversary of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in WWII amid a deep feud between Moscow and Kiev.Putin pointedly sidestepped addressing Ukraine’s pro-Western authorities as he issued a congratulatory statement...

Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on
May08

Germany hails ‘liberation’ from Nazis 70 years on

BERLIN – Germany on Friday celebrated its “liberation” from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country’s neighbours to forgive.During a joint session of parliament’s two houses attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck, Lammert...

Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals
May08

Russia and China deepen ties with new economic deals

May 08, 2015 9:47 PMMOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia and China signed a US$25 billion (S$33.21 billion) deal to boost Chinese lending to Russian firms and a host of other accords deepening economic cooperation on Friday as Moscow’s ties with the West fray over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Straits...

Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats
May08

Europe marks WWII victory under shadow of new threats

PARIS – Europe held sombre ceremonies to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany on Friday as leaders warned of modern day threats such as the war in Ukraine and Islamic extremism. …read more Source: Bangkok...

Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war
May08

Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separ …read more Source: The Korea...

Ukraine remembers WW2 with Europe rather than Russia
May08

Ukraine remembers WW2 with Europe rather than Russia

KIEV (Reuters) – For the first time in 70 years, Ukraine on Friday joined most of of Europe in marking the end of the World War Two a day ahead of Russia, which it accused of exploiting the anniversary to display its military might. …read more Source: The...

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