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    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency
    May27

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko could seek presidency

    KIEV – Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military pilot held prisoner by Moscow for two years, looks likely remaining the same firebrand as she was in captivity, calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “louse” and “scum” on her return home this week. But perhaps it is Ukraine’s political establishment who should be worried: Savchenko said...

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum
    May27

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum

    The EU on Friday said it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation at a summit of EU leaders in late June, days after the U.K referendum on its membership, according to media reports. Fears of an “EU army” have been used by the Leave campaign as a reason to back Brexit. But an EU spokesperson told AFP: “There is absolutely no plan to set...

    Russia moves closer to criminalizing criticism of national anthem
    May27

    Russia moves closer to criminalizing criticism of national anthem

    Russia’s Supreme Court has given its approval to a bill criminalizing satirical takes on the country’s national anthem. Under the proposed law, anyone “intentionally distorting the words or music of the anthem in public performance, social media, and on the internet” could be sentenced to a year in prison, the BBC reported. Insulting...

    Vladimir Putin says Nadiya Savchenko released to ‘show mercy’
    May25

    Vladimir Putin says Nadiya Savchenko released to ‘show mercy’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he had released Nadiya Savchenko after the Ukrainian army helicopter pilot spent two years in a Russian prison. Putin said the release was aimed to “show mercy,” according to an AP report. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko’s said Savchenko had been released as part of a prisoner...

    Netherlands to strip dual citizens of nationality if they join ISIL
    May25

    Netherlands to strip dual citizens of nationality if they join ISIL

    The Netherlands passed a law Tuesday that allows authorities to strip dual citizens of Dutch nationality if they have joined a terror group or fought abroad with groups such as ISIL. In line with the new law, no court conviction is needed to revoke Dutch citizenship from those who hold a second nationality. The law was proposed in the Netherlands...

    France allows banned Russian to travel for animal health talks
    May24

    France allows banned Russian to travel for animal health talks

    PARIS — The French foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday that France had granted a visa to a Russian minister who is subject to an EU travel ban but insisted the decision was permitted as the official was traveling to an international event. “It is allowed when officials travel for meetings of international organizations such as the U.N. or others,”...

    France ignores EU sanctions list, grants visa to banned Russian minister
    May24

    France ignores EU sanctions list, grants visa to banned Russian minister

    France has defied an EU travel ban and granted a visa to Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev, despite the fact he is blacklisted from entering the bloc due to his support of Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. The Russian ministry confirmed Tkachev had been granted a French visa to head the Russian delegation at the World Organization...

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed
    May21

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says isolation policy has failed

    Russia’s ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the alliance’s policy of isolating Moscow has been a failure. NATO’s strategy is, in fact, damaging to the military alliance, Grushko said to journalists in Brussels Saturday: “It is clear that if NATO continues to implement policies announced at the 2014 Wales Summit, it...

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare
    May21

    Obama’s Asian nuclear nightmare

    President Barack Obama’s trip to Asia next week will be anchored by a stop in Hiroshima, where he will focus on its dark nuclear past. But Obama’s visit comes at a moment when U.S. and Asian officials fear the region is entering a newly dangerous atomic future, threatening Obama’s vow to roll back the spread of nuclear arms and...

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West
    May20

    Milo Ðukanović: Like it or not, Montenegro’s going West

    It’s been a busy week for Montenegro’s Prime Minister Milo Ðukanović: The speaker of parliament was removed and the premier put a clutch of opposition politicians in his cabinet to form an interim government that will serve until October’s general elections, when Ðukanović intends to secure an eighth term. Then, on Thursday, he...

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