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    US to activate Romanian missile defense site, angering Russia
    May12

    US to activate Romanian missile defense site, angering Russia

    The United States switches on an US$800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, a step it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states, but the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its own nuclear arsenal.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the ballistic...

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

    Ukrainian MPs clear path for Poroshenko ally to become top prosecutor

    Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new General Prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial to tackling entrenched corruption …read more Source: The Daily...

    U.S., Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels
    May12

    U.S., Britain, France block Russia bid to blacklist Syria rebels

    Britain, the United States, France and Ukraine blocked a Russian proposal at the United Nations to blacklist Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham for links to ISIL and al Qaeda militants, diplomats said on May 11 …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia starts naval shipbuilding in Crimea
    May12

    Russia starts naval shipbuilding in Crimea

    Russia has resumed shipbuilding on the disputed peninsula since Russia annexed it from Ukraine in 2014. …read more Source: World...

    No breakthrough in Ukraine cease-fire talks
    May12

    No breakthrough in Ukraine cease-fire talks

    Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers fail to bridge differences on key political steps, says German FM …read more Source: World...

    IMF: Global corruption costs trillions in bribes, lost growth
    May12

    IMF: Global corruption costs trillions in bribes, lost growth

    Public sector corruption siphons $1.5 trillion to $2 trillion annually from the global economy in bribes and costs far more in stunted economic growth, lost tax revenues and sustained poverty, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. In a new research paper, the IMF said that tackling corruption is critical for the achievement of...

    Masterpieces lost in Italy museum heist recovered in Ukraine
    May12

    Masterpieces lost in Italy museum heist recovered in Ukraine

    Paintings including masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto that were stolen from a Verona museum last year have been found in Ukraine, Italy’s culture minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: Muscat...

    Moscow, Keiv agree on Ukraine demilitarized zone
    May12

    Moscow, Keiv agree on Ukraine demilitarized zone

    Moscow and Kiev reach agreement over establishing demilitarized zones in areas held by pro-Russia fighters in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    No breakthrough in Ukraine cease-fire talks
    May11

    No breakthrough in Ukraine cease-fire talks

    Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers fail to bridge differences on key political steps, says German FM …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum
    May11

    Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum

    Ukraine has recovered 17 paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens and Tintoretto, stolen by armed robbers from the Castelvecchio museum in Verona last year, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday …read more Source: The Daily...

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