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    Debate: A rapprochement between Merkel and Putin?
    May03

    Debate: A rapprochement between Merkel and Putin?

    Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Tuesday in Sochi for the first time in two years. Both stressed the importance of the Minsk Protocol and the OSCE monitoring missions in eastern Ukraine. While some commentators fail to see any signs of rapprochement, others evoke the possibility of a pragmatic solution to the...

    Kortunov: Minsk agreements should be reviewed, revised
    May03

    Kortunov: Minsk agreements should be reviewed, revised

    The Minsk agreements regulating the Ukraine conflict should be reviewed and revised, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council Andrey Kortunov said in an interview with BNS. …read more Source:...

    The new oligarchs
    May03

    The new oligarchs

    Greece is at serious risk of becoming a lot like Ukraine in terms of seeing its media and public affairs slipping into the hands of a small group of new oligarchs who will make the maligned old guard seem like nice guys. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine investigates 94-year-old Soviet veteran over nationalist’s death in 1952
    May03

    Ukraine investigates 94-year-old Soviet veteran over nationalist’s death in 1952

    Soviet army veteran Boris Steckler faces murder inquiry over his role in death of Ukrainian insurgent and could be jailedUkraine’s prosecutor general has opened a murder investigation against a 94-year-old Red Army veteran over the 1952 killing of a nationalist insurgent.The case comes amid a “decommunisation” campaign by the Ukrainian...

    FIG World Cup 2017 Kicks Off With Record High Participation of 26 Countries
    May03

    FIG World Cup 2017 Kicks Off With Record High Participation of 26 Countries

    Another edition of the 2017 FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Series was officially unveiled at Sofia’s Arena Armeec Sofia Hall, BNR reported. A total of 51 gymnasts take part in it, 31 of them girls and 20 women. The girl’s ensembles of Bulgaria, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Norway, Turkey, Serbia,...

    Dutch sisters start rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest
    May03

    Dutch sisters start rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest

    The three Dutch sisters representing the Netherlands at next week’s Eurovision Song Contest have had their first rehearsal in Kiev… …read more Source:...

    Merkel rebukes Putin on gay rights in frosty Sochi meet
    May03

    Merkel rebukes Putin on gay rights in frosty Sochi meet

    Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin insisted Tuesday that there was no alternative to a stalled Ukraine peace plan as they struggled to mask deep rifts during a first meeting in Russia since 2015. …read more Source: The Local...

    Merkel and Putin discuss gay rights, Ukraine and Syria
    May03

    Merkel and Putin discuss gay rights, Ukraine and Syria

    Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has suggested Russian President Vladimir Putin to prevent alleged gay persecution in Chechnya. In a joint press conference on Tuesday, May 2, after holding talks with Putin at the Russian presidential residence in Sochi, Merkel stated she had received “negative reports on the treatment of homosexuals,...

    13 times Eurovision got super political
    May03

    13 times Eurovision got super political

    It’s been a tense run-up to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, everyone’s favorite night of glitz, glamour and novelty trampolines. Russia’s proposed act, Julia Samoylova, fell foul of a Ukrainian travel ban because she’d visited occupied Crimea, causing her country to withdraw from the contest, rather...

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July
    May03

    Kremlin says Trump will meet Putin in July

    In a phone call Tuesday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump discussed meeting face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg this July – a detail that was omitted from the White House’s brief readout of the call. The news of the potential meeting on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Hamburg, the...

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