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    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit
    May13

    Garry Kasparov to Britain: Don’t give Vladimir Putin a Brexit

    Brexit is a chance for Vladimir Putin to further his strategy to divide and conquer Europe, Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov wrote in an opinion piece Friday. Writing in The Guardian, Kasparov said the Russian president’s goal “is to weaken the institutions, including NATO and the EU, that could thwart his...

    IVAN fails to make Eurovision 2016 final
    May13

    IVAN fails to make Eurovision 2016 final

    The 10 countries that qualified on Thursday are Latvia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Australia, Ukraine, Serbia, Poland, Israel, Lithuania and Belgium. …read more Source:...

    Spain’s happy indignants
    May13

    Spain’s happy indignants

    MADRID — Sunday May 15, 2011 was the day Jon Aguirre Such felt the full impact of the new protest movement taking over the Spanish capital. As a spokesman for what would soon become known as “15-M,” or los indignados, the 26-year-old architecture student from the Basque Country climbed onto the back of a truck and took the microphone. Thousands...

    Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final
    May13

    Bulgaria’s Poli Genova Proceeds to Eurovision Final

    Bulgarian singer Poli Genova, who represents Bulgaria at this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “If Love Was a Crime”, qualified for the final which will take place in Stockholm on Saturday. Genova, who also participated in 2011, was one of the eighteen artists performing in the second semifinal on...

    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post
    May12

    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post

    KIEV — Ukraine’s parliament appointed a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to the post of prosecutor general Thursday, only hours after passing a law that would have barred him from the office because of his lack of the required legal qualifications. Yuriy Lutsenko is a close confidant of Poroshenko’s and led his faction in...

    Changing the System: An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine
    May12

    Changing the System: An Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine

    Ukraine’s most popular politician lives far away from the country’s capital. The mayor of Lviv is admired for his pragmatic approach to politics and for his refusal to do the president’s bidding. Many believe he could soon bring his leadership style to Kiev. …read more Source: Der...

    [Ticker] Italian MPs go to Russia-occupied Crimea
    May12

    [Ticker] Italian MPs go to Russia-occupied Crimea

    Five Italian politicians – Pepe Bartolomeo, Paola De Pin, Simeoni Ivana, Nicholas Ciraci and Gabriele Sani – who mostly come from anti-EU parties, such as the Five Star Movement, are to visit Russia-occupied Crimea in Ukraine this weekend. They will go with a TV crew to meet EU-blacklisted local bosses. …read more Source:...

    Brussels threat to impose sanctions on Portugal coincides with  “most difficult time in EU history”
    May12

    Brussels threat to impose sanctions on Portugal coincides with “most difficult time in EU history”

    A flurry of stories in the international press suggesting Portugal along with Spain faces stiff EU sanctions for failing to make deficit targets has prompted a high-profile grilling of PM António Costa on evening television and endless controversy in the nation’s press. …read more Source: Portugal...

    Ukraine’s new PM congratulates Vucic after Serbian election
    May12

    Ukraine’s new PM congratulates Vucic after Serbian election

    Aleksandar Vucic has received “a letter from Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman,” the Serbian government said on its website on Thursday.Groysman “congratulated him on the victory (of Vucic’s party) in the recent parliamentary election.” …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor
    May12

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way on Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new general prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial for Ukraine to tackle entrenched corruption. …read more Source:...

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