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    Ukraine’s dolphin army in ‘patriotic hunger strike’ after Russian capture
    May17

    Ukraine’s dolphin army in ‘patriotic hunger strike’ after Russian capture

    Description Dolphins were trained to serve in the Ukrainian navy Credits YURIY LASHOV/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Dolphins in Ukraine Kiev official claims mammals starved themselves to death following takeover of military base One-Minute Read …read more Source: The...

    [Ticker] Merkel and Putin revive dialogue in troubled times
    May17

    [Ticker] Merkel and Putin revive dialogue in troubled times

    Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet for the second time in just one month in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday to discuss current global issues of Iran, Syria and Ukraine. The meeting could signal a shift in EU-Russia relations, amid a deepening US-European crisis of confidence, Russian...

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 17 May 2018
    May17

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Thursday 17 May 2018

    Maximum stake on betting machines to be £2 The Government is to reduce the maximum permitted stake on fixed odds betting terminals – machines which simulate roulette and other games and which have been dubbed the ‘crack cocaine of gambling’ – to £2. Currently, users can bet £100 every 20 seconds. KPMG says a £2 limit...

    Film director Lucian Pintilie dies at 84
    May17

    Film director Lucian Pintilie dies at 84

    Film director Lucian Pintilie died on May 16 2018, at the Elias Hospital in the Capital City, the spokesman of this hospital unit, Silvius Negoita, told AGERPRES. Lucian Pintilie was born on November 9 1933, in Tarutino, Basarabia, today in Ukraine, according to the www.cinemagia.ro Website. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre and...

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike
    May17

    They didn’t flip: Ukraine claims dolphin army captured by Russia went on hunger strike

    Russia captured the dolphins in 2014 and says the trained mammals refused both to interact with their coaches, and to eatUkraine is home to some of the more adventurous military blue-sky thinking, mostly hangovers from the Soviet era. As well as a 160-meter high, 500-meter long radar, that was supposed to be able to warn of nuclear attack, it...

    Ukrainian real estate portal: Highest real estate prices of Baltics in Tallinn  – The Baltic Times
    May17

    Ukrainian real estate portal: Highest real estate prices of Baltics in Tallinn – The Baltic Times

    TALLINN – According to the Ria.com Marketplace real estate portal operating on the Ukrainian market, the highest average price of real est…… …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat
    May16

    Putin made a show of crossing the new Crimea bridge. But he was upstaged by a cat

    He inaugurated the bridge, 19 kilometres of concrete and steel over the Black Sea’s Kerch Strait, by leading the first-ever convoy from Russia into Crimea, but was beaten across the bridge by an orange-and-white cat. …read more Source:...

    Can Germany broker a Russia-Ukraine deal on Nord Stream 2?
    May16

    Can Germany broker a Russia-Ukraine deal on Nord Stream 2?

    Berlin and Moscow both support building the controversial gas pipeline, but Kyiv is opposed. Economy minister Peter Altmaier is commuting between capitals to find a compromise. Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Russian bikers, Crimeans cross ‘Putin’s bridge’ in inaugural drive
    May16

    Russian bikers, Crimeans cross ‘Putin’s bridge’ in inaugural drive

    KERCH (Reuters) – Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking Crimea with Russia on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Hockey hosts: Home side looking to stick it to the Europeans
    May16

    Hockey hosts: Home side looking to stick it to the Europeans

    You know you’re in for a challenge if you’re in a country in which you have to call your sport ‘field hockey’. In many lands – mostly warm ones with some sort of British colonial past – the term ‘hockey’ will suffice. But given its recent success on the ice, particularly in the NHL where over ten of its countrymen...

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