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    Kremlin furious at Eurovision dropping Russia over Ukraine spat
    Apr14

    Kremlin furious at Eurovision dropping Russia over Ukraine spat

    Kiev, as winner of last year’s contest, refuses to host Russian contestant because she previously performed in Russian-annexed Crimea …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia to boycott Eurovision song contest due to Ukraine row
    Apr14

    Russia to boycott Eurovision song contest due to Ukraine row

    Russia’s state broadcaster has said it will boycott this year’s Eurovision song contest after the host country, Ukraine, said it would bar entry to the Russian contestant and Moscow rejected two possible compromises suggested by the organizers …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia to boycott Eurovision song contest due to Ukraine row
    Apr14

    Russia to boycott Eurovision song contest due to Ukraine row

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russian Jews leave Israel
    Apr14

    Russian Jews leave Israel

    Many of the Russian-Jews, who arrived to the Jewish State in the early 1990s, left Israel in recent years, heading back to their home country, or seeking new pastures, Israel’s Haaretz reported yesterday. Liza Rozovsky, a Russian-Jewish who came to Israel as part of the main migration wave, has conducted several interviews with Russians in...

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war
    Apr14

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war

    Kiev: A bloodied Ukraine marks three years on Thursday since it launched a campaign against Russian-backed eastern separatists that now looks like an interminable conflict whose terms are dictated by the Kremlin. More than 10,000 people have died in Europe’s only war zone in that time – a figure unimaginable when Kiev was riding the...

    Hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war
    Apr13

    Hopes fade for those trapped in Ukraine war

    After three years of war, Irina and her husband Arkady have all but lost hope of ever seeing the day the big guns fall silent and Ukraine becomes whole again. The middle-aged couple live in the shelled-out northern outskirts of the Russian-backed separatist rebels’ de-facto capital city of Donetsk in the eastern industrial heartland of the...

    Bloodied Ukraine marks three years of separatist war
    Apr13

    Bloodied Ukraine marks three years of separatist war

    More than 10,000 people have died in Europe’s only war zone in that time …read more Source: Gulf...

    Half of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the CIS, claims Putin
    Apr13

    Half of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the CIS, claims Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that about 9,000 of the 20,000 foreign fighters in Syria are from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Anadolu news agency has reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia on March 28, 2017. ( Sefa Karacan/ Anadolu Agency ) “Nearly half of the approximately 20,000 foreign...

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war
    Apr13

    Ukraine marks three years of separatist war

    A Western official said Ukraine’s heavy-handed ground tactics and overall approach to the Russian-speaking region complicated a reconciliation that could make the country whole again. …read more Source: World...

    US must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises
    Apr13

    US must walk dangerous line to manage twin Syria, North Korea crises

    If there was ever any doubt that President Donald Trump’s strike against Syria was also intended to send a message to Pyongyang, the deployment this weekend of a US carrier strike group towards the Korean Peninsula should have cleared it up. There is now a strange symmetry to the two principal foreign policy crises the Trump administration...

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