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    The Jewish lawyers who reinvented justice
    May27

    The Jewish lawyers who reinvented justice

    Two new books explore the trials of Nazis – and asks how they changed our conception of justice. In August 1942, Hans Frank, Hitler’s lawyer and governor general of occupied Poland, arrived in Lvov. “We knew that his visit did not bode well,” a Jewish resident later recalled. That month, writes Philippe Sands, Frank gave a lecture in a...

    Could Freed Pilot Be Ukraine’s Next President?
    May27

    Could Freed Pilot Be Ukraine’s Next President?

    Nadezhda Savchenko says she’d rather return to her flying career but will be president if that is what Ukrainians want. …read more Source: Sky...

    Ukraine’s ‘You invaded us’ debt defence
    May27

    Ukraine’s ‘You invaded us’ debt defence

    Conflict with Russia condensed into $3bn court fight …read more Source: Financial...

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum
    May27

    EU to present military plans after UK referendum

    The EU on Friday said it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation at a summit of EU leaders in late June, days after the U.K referendum on its membership, according to media reports. Fears of an “EU army” have been used by the Leave campaign as a reason to back Brexit. But an EU spokesperson told AFP: “There is absolutely no plan to set...

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side
    May27

    Freed by Russia, Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ may prove thorn in own leaders’ side

    KIEV (Reuters) – Securing pilot Nadiya Savchenko’s release from Russian captivity was a PR coup for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko but the outspoken woman feted as the nation’s “Joan of Arc” may ultimately prove a thorn in his side. …read more Source:...

    Boxer Kubrat Pulev fourth in world ranking
    May27

    Boxer Kubrat Pulev fourth in world ranking

    European heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria has been ranked fourth in the chart of leading heavyweight boxers of the prestigious publication Boxing News. The chart is led by Tyson Fury who replaced Wladimir Klitschko at the boxing top in late 2015. The Ukrainian is second followed by WBC winner Deontay Wilder. …read more Source:...

    A tale of two homecomings
    May27

    A tale of two homecomings

    Russia and Ukraine split again over prisoner swap …read more Source:...

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’
    May27

    Nadiya Savchenko: ‘Ukraine, if you need me to be president, I will’

    Pilot freed in prisoner swap with Russia says she is prepared to lead country after receiving hero’s welcome in KievFreed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has said she is prepared to become president after returning from Russia in a prisoner exchange.“Ukrainians, if you need me to be president, I’ll be president,” Savchenko told...

    Nadia Savchenko: the thorn in President Poroshenko’s side?
    May27

    Nadia Savchenko: the thorn in President Poroshenko’s side?

    Ukranian pilot has returned to Kyiv after being released in a prisoner swap with Russia. President Poroshenko fought to bring her back but, as DW’s Emma Burrows writes, for him her return could prove bittersweet. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared
    May27

    The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

    The Week That Was podcast takes a look at some of the stories that we’ve published recently on Global Voices. This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh and Ukraine. We also speak to Pakistan editor Sana Saleem about Zeenat Shahzadi, a journalist who has been missing there for nine months. Many thanks to all our authors,...

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