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    Hollande’s calculated turn on Russia
    May22

    Hollande’s calculated turn on Russia

    PARIS — An unlikely new player has waltzed onto France’s political stage: Vladimir Putin. Two years away from a presidential election, French political leaders have split into two camps with regard to the Russian president. On one side, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and far-right leader Marine Le Pen have defended the annexation of Crimea...

    EU defies Russian ‘bully’ but disappoints ex-Soviets
    May22

    EU defies Russian ‘bully’ but disappoints ex-Soviets

    RIGA (Reuters) – European Union leaders met six ex-Soviet neighbors on Thursday in Riga, rejecting Russian “bullying” in the 18 months since their last summit in a once Kremlin-ruled EU capital sparked conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video
    May22

    Ukrainian commander says captured drones are Russian – video

    The commander of the Ukrainian Aerorozvidka unit, Natan Chazin, explains the the importance of a drone his unit shot down this month. Chazin explains that the recovery of the the Israeli-made drone, called the Searcher 2, lasted two days as Ukrainian troops battled to reach the wreckage, saying this is indicative of the aircraft’s...

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde
    May21

    The Putin paradox: distrusted, feared, and yet revered | Natalie Nougayréde

    Putin’s high approval ratings remain a mystery to the west. But Russians haven’t been brainwashedThe recent failure of opinion polls ahead of the British elections has sparked much soul-searching in Westminster circles. Pollsters, we are told, have eroded the public’s faith in politics and should consider resigning en masse.I...

    Ukraine crisis: More casualties and fighting with heavy weapons as violence spreads across eastern region
    May21

    Ukraine crisis: More casualties and fighting with heavy weapons as violence spreads across eastern region

    Violence has spread in eastern Ukraine, a watchdog warned, as the government in Kiev reported fresh casualties. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia
    May21

    Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia

    Riga summit set to be marked by caution over further integration with bloc’s eastern neighbours …read more Source: Financial...

    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian
    May21

    Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are Russian

    Captured drones appear to be further evidence of Russia’s involvement in Ukraine conflictRussia is using advanced drones to monitor the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, according to Ukrainian forces who say they have shot down two of the aircraft this month.The announcement come shortly after Ukraine’s capture of two men it says are...

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbols and criminalises sympathy for communism
    May21

    Ukraine bans Soviet symbols and criminalises sympathy for communism

    New laws also honour controversialist nationalist groups that committed ethnic cleansing or allied with the Nazis for part of second world warTwo new laws that ban communist symbols while honouring nationalist groups that collaborated with the Nazis have come into effect in Ukraine, raising concerns that Kiev could be stifling free speech and...

    EU reaches out to Eastern Partnership countries
    May21

    EU reaches out to Eastern Partnership countries

    EU countries have acknowledged Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova’s EU aspirations but stopped short of giving a clear enlargement perspective. …read more Source:...

    Tsipras Hopes to Agree Outlines of Fresh Aid Deal in Riga
    May21

    Tsipras Hopes to Agree Outlines of Fresh Aid Deal in Riga

    Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to meet German and French leaders in Riga this week to try to win consent for a joint statement that could give him more leeway in talks with international lenders and give a breath of air to his cash-strapepd government. Tsipras is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and...

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