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Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
May31

Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison. As the Kremlin claims unequivocal support among Russians...

Marco Reus out of Euro 2016, Schweinsteiger in Germany squad
May31

Marco Reus out of Euro 2016, Schweinsteiger in Germany squad

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus was dropped from Germany’s European Championship squad on Tuesday, and captain Bastian Schweinsteiger made the final cut despite injury. Reus, who had been struggling at the team’s training camp in Ascona, Switzerland, was omitted from the final list of 23 players, along with Hoffenheim defender...

Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers
May31

Savchenko hailed in Ukraine parliament, berates ‘lazy schoolchildren’ lawmakers

Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko, whose resistance to her imprisonment in Russia has made her a national hero and a potentially disruptive force in Ukrainian politics, received a standing ovation in her first address to parliament on Tuesday. A helicopter navigator captured while fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region,...

NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region
May30

NATO summit to raise military presence in Poland, region

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that an upcoming “landmark summit” will enhance the alliance’s defensive and deterrent presence in Poland and in the region, but decisions as to the number still haven’t been finalized. Stoltenberg spoke in Warsaw, which will host a July 8-9 NATO summit that will give...

Ukraine Bombs Donetsk with Heavy Artillery
May30

Ukraine Bombs Donetsk with Heavy Artillery

Kiev.- Ukrainian Armed Forces bombed with heavy artillery the Azotni neighborhood, in the insurgent People’s Republic of Donetsk (RPD), sources from the rebel territory said today. …read more Source:...

Experts warn of guns for food trade with Venezuela
May29

Experts warn of guns for food trade with Venezuela

Charles Kong SooPublished: Sunday, May 29, 2016Eight-five per cent of the murders in T&T are gun-related, according to figures from the T&T Police Service (TTPS). There were 420 murders in 2015, 403 murders in 2014, 407 murders in 2013, 379 murders in 2012, and 352 murders in 2011 out of a population of approximately 1.3 million people....

Ukraine Bombs Donetsk with Heavy Artillery
May28

Ukraine Bombs Donetsk with Heavy Artillery

28 de mayo de 2016, 10:48Kiev, May 28 (Prensa Latina) Ukrainian Armed Forces bombed with heavy artillery the Azotni neighborhood, in the insurgent Peopleâ€Ã–s Republic of Donetsk (RPD), sources from the rebel territory said today. …read more Source: Prensa...

G7 vows growth efforts as Japan’s Abe warns of global crisis
May27

G7 vows growth efforts as Japan’s Abe warns of global crisis

The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged on Friday to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China. G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use “all policy tools” to boost demand and ease...

Record-chasing Ronaldo and taming the Wolves
May25

Record-chasing Ronaldo and taming the Wolves

Real Madrid’s route to the Champions League final Real Madrid are chasing European title number 11 when they face Atletico Madrid at San Siro on Saturday. A campaign that started with a 4-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk will end with a repeat of the 2014 final, when Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid claimed the fabled ‘Decima’ against...

Freed Ukrainian Pilot Returns Home After 2 Years in Russia
May25

Freed Ukrainian Pilot Returns Home After 2 Years in Russia

Russia freed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday after holding her for nearly two years, with President Vladimir Putin pardoning her as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president sent his plane to pick up Savchenko in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia and bring her home to Kiev, where she...

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