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    Ukraine leader enacts new sanctions against Russia
    May18

    Ukraine leader enacts new sanctions against Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to enact the recently adopted decision to expand sanctions on Russian companies and entities, according to information published on the presidential website on Friday. …read more Source: The...

    A Third of Protected Wildlife Areas Marred by Roads and Towns: Study
    May18

    A Third of Protected Wildlife Areas Marred by Roads and Towns: Study

    OSLO — A third of the world’s protected areas for wildlife are suffering road building, more farms and other man-made threats that are undermining goals to safeguard the diversity of life on Earth, scientists said on Thursday. Almost 200 nations agreed in 2010 to set aside at least 17 percent of the world’s land areas in parks and...

    Kazakhstan hosts Central Asian Forum on Internet Development
    May18

    Kazakhstan hosts Central Asian Forum on Internet Development

    ALMATY (TCA) — The OSCE-supported Ninth Annual Central Asian Forum on Internet Development began on May 17 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event’s focus is “Media, State, Society: Digital Security and Media Literacy”. Some 120 government officials, representatives from civil society, media-related NGOs, professional associations, experts,...

    Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border
    May18

    Polish leader calls for UN force for Russia-Ukraine border

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is calling for U.N. peacekeepers to be sent to the Russia-Ukraine border and all territory controlled by separatists in eastern Ukraine.Duda stressed “in the strongest terms”… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine
    May18

    Putin to meet Merkel to talk Iran and Ukraine

    SOCHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, as Moscow and Europe make rare joint efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. The pair’s first face-to-face meeting in a year will take place less than a week before French President Emmanuel Macron is due to...

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span
    May18

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span

    The newly-opened bridge linking Crimea and Russia carries traffic both ways, but the political divide its construction has come to symbolize is most apparent to those who call the territorially con …read more Source: Big News...

    Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernisation
    May17

    Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernisation

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernising its military arsenals this year. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said the Russian air forces would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army is to get 500 new armored vehicles and...

    Ukraine authorities search Russian news agency, detain director
    May17

    Ukraine authorities search Russian news agency, detain director

    The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Ukraine Security Service’s (SBU) search of the Kiev office of the Russian state news agency RIA Novosti and detention of the office director, Kirill Vyshynsky. The Interfax-Ukraine news agency quoted … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Court Orders Russian Journalist Held On Suspicion Of Treason
    May17

    Ukraine Court Orders Russian Journalist Held On Suspicion Of Treason

    A Ukrainian court has ordered the head of a major Russian state news agency’s branch in Ukraine held for two months on charges of high treason in a case that drew angry criticism from Moscow and ex …read more Source: Big News...

    Slovak president says EU countries ignoring Russian interference
    May17

    Slovak president says EU countries ignoring Russian interference

    BRATISLAVA: European countries are ignoring evidence of Russian interference in their politics and the destabilizing effect on the region of policies that will make Europe more reliant on Russian energy, Slovakia’s President Andrej Kiska said on Thursday. Kiska, who is not a member of any political party, is a pro-Western voice in NATO and...

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