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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 12 May 2015
    May12

    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 12 May 2015

    TORY CABINET MEETS – FIRST FOR 18 YEARS For the first time in 18 years, an all-Conservative cabinet is meeting in Whitehall. David Cameron will tell his ministers the Tories are “the real party of working people”. One third of attendees will be female. Boris Johnson will attend, without portfolio, but party chairman Grant Shapps has not...

    Kerry expected to meet with Putin in Russia
    May12

    Kerry expected to meet with Putin in Russia

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold his first talks in Russia today since the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in Ukraine. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies
    May12

    Boris Nemtsov report on Ukraine to be released by dead politician’s allies

    Opposition leader was working on investigation into Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine when he was shot dead near Kremlin in FebruaryActivists and friends of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will release a report on Russian soldiers secretly fighting in Ukraine that Nemtsov was working on before he was gunned down in front...

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine
    May12

    How Russia’s opposition united to finish Nemtsov’s report on Ukraine

    Allies of murdered government critic publish the findings of his investigation into the Kremlin’s secret military involvement across the border. RFE/RL reportsOne evening in February the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went to see his friend and colleague, Ilya Yashin, to ask for help with his latest investigation: a sensitive...

    Kerry to hold key talks in Russia
    May12

    Kerry to hold key talks in Russia

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is to hold talks in Russia – on his first visit to the country since the start of the Ukraine crisis in early 2014. …read more Source:...

    Six questions on Ukraine’s ceasefire
    May12

    Six questions on Ukraine’s ceasefire

    Will Ukraine’s sporadic fighting spell end for truce? …read more Source:...

    John Kerry To Hold Talks With Vladimir Putin
    May12

    John Kerry To Hold Talks With Vladimir Putin

    The US Secretary of State travels to Sochi as Russia looks to mend relations strained by Moscow’s stance on Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Sky...

    Putin’s murdered rival proved Russia fought in Ukraine
    May11

    Putin’s murdered rival proved Russia fought in Ukraine

    Russian soldiers have described serving and fighting in Ukraine in a controversial report by Boris Nemtsov, the opposition activist murdered… …read more Source: The...

    Q&A: Nuclear Disarmament a Non-Starter, “But I Would Love to Be Proven Wrong”
    May11

    Q&A: Nuclear Disarmament a Non-Starter, “But I Would Love to Be Proven Wrong”

    Interview with Dr Jennifer Allen Simons, Founder and President of the Simons Foundation, dedicated to the elimination of nuclear weaponsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, May 11 2015 (IPS)Albert Einstein, the internationally-renowned physicist who developed the theory of relativity, once famously remarked: “I know not with what weapons World War III...

    Victory Day in Russia: why use a huge military display to commemorate peace?
    May11

    Victory Day in Russia: why use a huge military display to commemorate peace?

    Cutting through the patriotism in Russia’s Victory Day march. Celebrating the end of the Great Patriotic War. Photo: Jana Bakunina Every country has a national holiday which defines it. For Russia, it is Victory Day, celebrating the end of the Great Patriotic War, as the World War II is referred to by the Russians. When the peace treaty had...

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