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    Reports on escalation, new casualties in Ukraine’s war
    May09

    Reports on escalation, new casualties in Ukraine’s war

    Ukraine’s security officials report of escalating warfare in the country’s east, where this week one Ukrainian soldier as been killed and nine wounded in action. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Zhanna Nemtsova: Russians’ euphoria about annexation of Crimea largely gone
    May09

    Zhanna Nemtsova: Russians’ euphoria about annexation of Crimea largely gone

    Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, will speak at this week’s Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn. Talking to the Baltic News Service, Nemtsova said that Russians’ euphoria over the annexation of Crimea had subsided, and that they were turning their attention to the ailing economy and the...

    Balkan Hopefuls Clear Their Throats for Eurovision
    May09

    Balkan Hopefuls Clear Their Throats for Eurovision

    Singers from seven Balkan countries are entering the start of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday, hoping to join the lucky ten that compete in Saturday’s final. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Playing with fire
    May09

    Playing with fire

    Eurovision is meant to foster unity but 2017 seems to be all about Ukraine’s conflict with Russia. …read more Source:...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday
    May08

    Tillerson, Lavrov to meet Wednesday

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to “discuss Ukraine, Syria and bilateral issues,” the State Department announced Monday. Lavrov and Tillerson met in Moscow in April, where they expressed conflicting views on whether Syrian President Bashar Assad...

    Eurovision 2017: more than Pride at stake for Kiev
    May08

    Eurovision 2017: more than Pride at stake for Kiev

    As a gay activist, Zoryan Kis knows how dangerous life can be in Ukraine …read more Source: The Irish...

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)
    May08

    Emmanuel Macron’s foreign policy doctrine(s)

    France’s President-elect Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old foreign policy novice, won the keys to the Elysée palace without giving a major address on international affairs. His views, informed by a broad coterie of policy advisers and French grandees, are largely unformed — with one, new exception. To listen to his closest...

    Ukraine’s Ruslana: From Eurovision to revolution and back
    May08

    Ukraine’s Ruslana: From Eurovision to revolution and back

    Maidan protests still inspire 2004 winner as Kiev prepares to host song contest …read more Source: The Irish...

    Minsk and Kyiv successfully revive bilateral relations after a dramatic fallout
    May08

    Minsk and Kyiv successfully revive bilateral relations after a dramatic fallout

    On 1 May, Ukrainian border guards prevented three Belarusian citizens from entering Ukraine, suspecting them of planning subversive activities in Ukraine. A month earlier, Belarusian security agencies had detained several Ukrainian citizens for alleged plans to undermine public order in Belarus. Nevertheless, both Kyiv and Minsk prefer to...

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France
    May08

    5 takeaways from Emmanuel Macron’s win in France

    PARIS — Emmanuel Macron, the not-yet-40 former economy minister and banker, carried the French presidential election on Sunday, beating Marine Le Pen by a wider-than-expected margin of 66 to 34. Macron struck a solemn tone, saying he wouldn’t ignore the mixed message from Sunday. Turnout was the lowest for a presidential vote...

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