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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 4 May 2015
    May04

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 4 May 2015

    TWO SHOT DEAD AT US ANTI-ISLAM EVENT Two gunmen have been shot dead by police after allegedly opening fire on a conference centre in Garland, Texas, which was hosting a meeting of an anti-Islamic group attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders. A security guard was injured – and police suspect the men’s vehicle contains a...

    VIDEO: Shells rip through homes in Ukraine
    May04

    VIDEO: Shells rip through homes in Ukraine

    Heavy shelling took place overnight in Donetsk. One Ukrainian soldier and two civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours. …read more Source:...

    Poland’s left faces extinction
    May04

    Poland’s left faces extinction

    WARSAW — The left ruled Poland during four decades of communism and even after the collapse of the Soviet empire it remained a potent political force — but this year could mark its end. The presidential election on May 9 could have been a chance for the left to pull itself together before parliamentary elections in the fall. Instead, it could be...

    Zeman to praise Poroshenko when meeting Putin
    May03

    Zeman to praise Poroshenko when meeting Putin

    Czech president says he primarily intends to discuss the economy …read more Source: The Prague...

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire
    May03

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine despite ceasefire

    Eastern Ukraine has witnessed the worst clashes since the Minsk ceasefire deal was brokered in February. European observes continue to call for peace amid ceasefire violations by both parties. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year
    May03

    Global Jewish immigration to Israel jumps by 40% this year

    Ukrainians and Russians account for surge as numbers leaving western Europe in first three months remains steady despite Paris attacks in January, report showsJewish immigration into Israel has surged more than 40% this year, but it is Ukrainians and Russians who are responsible for the rise, not western Europeans fleeing after the Paris...

    Concerns about Belarusians Fighting in Ukraine, Cooperation with Poland, Budget Cuts – Belarus Security Digest
    May03

    Concerns about Belarusians Fighting in Ukraine, Cooperation with Poland, Budget Cuts – Belarus Security Digest

    Photo: mil.by The Belarusian authorities are concerned about Belarusians fighting in Ukraine. Belarus and Poland have been expanding cooperation of rescue departments. Belarusian peacekeepers are ready to participate in UN missions. Belarus’s territorial defence has not been definitely shelved yet. Export of …read more Source: Belarus...

    Soft Belarusization: A New Shift in Lukashenka’s Domestic Policy?
    May03

    Soft Belarusization: A New Shift in Lukashenka’s Domestic Policy?

    Russian pro-government media outlet Lifenews has recently criticised Lukashenka’s decision to not participate in the 9 May Victory Day Parade in Moscow. Many in Russia think that Minsk’s integration rhetoric has been replaced with a form of soft Belarusianisation​. Following the events in Crimea, Lukashenka has begun to demonstrate...

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt
    May03

    Upswing in fighting in Ukraine sends civilians fleeing and puts truce in doubt

    Eight Ukrainian soldiers are killed in past week, and another 40 wounded in attacks by pro-Russia separatists, in most intense clashes since Minsk ceasefireUkraine is experiencing its most serious increase in fighting in three months, sending more civilians fleeing and raising fresh doubts about the viability of a shaky February truce.Another...

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev
    May03

    One more Ukrainian serviceman killed in eastern Ukraine: Kiev

    KIEV (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman has been killed and six wounded in attacks in eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian separatists, testing a fragile two-month ceasefire, the military said on Sunday. …read more Source:...

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