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    Russia Stages Massive WW2 Parade Despite Western Boycott
    May09

    Russia Stages Massive WW2 Parade Despite Western Boycott

    As the whole of Europe continues to mark 70 years since the end of World War Two, Russia is staging its biggest military parade to celebrate the anniversary. Thousands of troops are marching on Red Square in Moscow, and new armour being displayed for the first time. Many world leaders are boycotting the event because of Russia’s role in the...

    US aid workers released: Ukraine rebel leader
    May09

    US aid workers released: Ukraine rebel leader

    Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko said Saturday that insurgents had released two US aid workers detained for alleged spying. …read more Source: The Sunday...

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott
    May09

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott

    Russia is staging its biggest military parade, marking 70 years of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Thousands of troops are marching on Red Square in Moscow, and new armour being displayed for the first time. More than 20 heads of states are in Moscow, but many world leaders are boycotting the event because of Russia’s role in...

    Events held to mark end of World War Two in Europe
    May08

    Events held to mark end of World War Two in Europe

    Events are being held across Europe to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two on the continent. Ceremonies are being held in Paris, London, Berlin as well as Washington, while Moscow will hold its event on Saturday. US Secretary of State John Kerry joined the commemoration in Paris, laying a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe. One of...

    Poland recalls dark side of WW2 victory
    May07

    Poland recalls dark side of WW2 victory

    Poland marks 70 years since the end of second World War, with an emphasis on the dark side of history. ||| Warsaw – Poland on Thursday marks 70 years since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on the dark side of history: that victory over Nazi Germany triggered 45 years of Soviet domination.The anniversary comes as relations between...

    Russia’s Putin, Germany’s Merkel to discuss Ukraine on May 10
    May06

    Russia’s Putin, Germany’s Merkel to discuss Ukraine on May 10

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will discuss the crisis in Ukraine at talks in Moscow on Sunday, a Kremlin aide t …read more Source: The New...

    One killed, 4 wounded in latest Ukraine clashes
    May05

    One killed, 4 wounded in latest Ukraine clashes

    A Ukrainian army volunteer was killed and three soldiers were wounded in fighting in the country’s east, Kiev said Tuesday, while pro-Russian rebel …read more Source: The New...

    EU energy boss seeks a deal on new Ukraine gas supply package before summer
    May05

    EU energy boss seeks a deal on new Ukraine gas supply package before summer

    European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic aims to conclude talks with Ukraine and Russia by the summer to ensure security of gas supply for ne …read more Source: The New...

    Lithuania detains suspected Russian spy
    May04

    Lithuania detains suspected Russian spy

    Lithuania has detained a Russian citizen suspected of spying, a move that will further strain already poor relations between the ex-Soviet Baltic republic and Moscow. ||| Vilnius – Lithuania has detained a Russian citizen suspected of spying, the prosecutor-general’s office said on Monday, a move that will further strain already poor...

    Norway keeps door open for Russia
    May04

    Norway keeps door open for Russia

    NATO-member Norway is keeping some military channels open to Russia even as it braces for more bad surprises after Moscow annexed part of Ukraine last year. ||| Oslo – NATO-member Norway is keeping some military channels open to its neighbour Russia even as it braces for more bad surprises after Moscow annexed part of Ukraine last year,...

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