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    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison
    May03

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison

    The government of Azerbaijan was under growing international pressure to release the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison Tuesday, as she was honored with UNESCO’s annual World Press Freedom Prize. Ismayilova, a contributor to the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail in...

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe
    May03

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe

    US general Curtis Scaparrotti has replaced Philip Breedlove as commander of the roughly 65,000-strong US military force in Europe, and will also succeed him on Wednesday as Nato military chief. Scaparrotti previously served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Breedlove was a leading critic of Russian aggression against Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions
    May03

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions

    Senior MEPs from the EU parliament’s main groups have urged diplomats to impose sanctions on Russian officials over the killing of anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky. …read more Source:...

    Tensions run high in Odessa on anniversary of deadly clashes
    May02

    Tensions run high in Odessa on anniversary of deadly clashes

    Huge police and security presence in Ukrainian city two years after unrest left 48 dead and hundreds injuredA huge police and security operation has been launched to keep the calm in Odessa on Monday, the second anniversary of one of the bloodiest days in Ukraine’s recent history.Two years ago, clashes left 48 dead and hundreds injured in...

    [Ticker] MEPs urge extra sanctions on Russian officials
    May02

    [Ticker] MEPs urge extra sanctions on Russian officials

    Nine MEPs from the parliament’s largest groups, including Elmar Brok, the German head of the parliament’s foreign affairs committee, have urged the EU foreign service to propose travel bans on 32 Russian officials linked to the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption activist. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine energy firms turn to arbitrator over Crimea losses
    May02

    Ukraine energy firms turn to arbitrator over Crimea losses

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian energy companies that lost control of assets in Crimea when Russia seized control of the peninsula have asked a U.N. arbitrator to award compensation, the Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Monday. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision flag ban angers Palestinians
    May02

    Eurovision flag ban angers Palestinians

    A senior Palestinian leader has asked Eurovision organizers to reverse a ban on the Palestinian flag at this year’s edition of the song contest in Stockholm, which starts on May 10. Saeb Erakat, second-in-command of the Palestine Liberation Organization, called the decision “totally biased and unacceptable,” in a letter to Jean-Paul...

    127 MILLION people with visa-free travel to Europe in EU plans for Turkey and Ukraine
    May01

    127 MILLION people with visa-free travel to Europe in EU plans for Turkey and Ukraine

    AROUND 127 million people from Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo are set to gain visa-free travel to Europe as European Union bureaucrats prepare to sign off the plans this week. …read more Source:...

    Kazakh leader evokes Ukraine as land protests spread
    May01

    Kazakh leader evokes Ukraine as land protests spread

    ALMATY (Reuters) – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, facing a growing wave of protests against planned changes to land ownership, evoked the image of war-torn Ukraine on Sunday as he called for national unity. …read more Source:...

    Germany ‘to host fresh Ukraine talks’
    May01

    Germany ‘to host fresh Ukraine talks’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and Kiev. …read more Source: The Local...

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