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New police force finds old habits die hard in Ukraine
May17

New police force finds old habits die hard in Ukraine

The launch of Ukraine’s new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. Their popularity stemmed not from their uniforms, body cameras and tablets, but the fact they did not demand bribes. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan...

Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit
May14

Obama toasts Nordic nations after Russia-focused summit

President Barack Obama toasted Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland at a star-studded state dinner on Friday, lauding the nations for their global influence on civil rights, humanitarian issues and curbing climate change. The red carpet glamor followed a White House summit where Obama and the leaders of the five nations presented a united...

Solution to Political Issues in Minsk Agreements Still Pending
May13

Solution to Political Issues in Minsk Agreements Still Pending

13 de mayo de 2016, 09:29Moscow, May 12 (PL) The implementation of the political segment of the Minsk agreements for lasting peace in Donbass is still pending, and without it there will be no solution to the Ukrainian internal conflict, a source of the negotiating process, Boris Gryzlov, warned yesterday. …read more Source: Prensa...

U.S. activates Romanian missile defence site, angering Russia
May12

U.S. activates Romanian missile defence site, angering Russia

The United States switched on an $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 which the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its own nuclear arsenal. To the music of military bands at the remote Deveselu air base, senior U.S. and NATO officials declared...

Russia showcases Syria hardware in Red Square military parade
May09

Russia showcases Syria hardware in Red Square military parade

Russia rolled out an air defense missile system of the kind used to protect its base in Syria and some of the Russian jets flying missions there screamed overhead as it showcased its military war machine on Moscow’s Red Square on Monday. The grand parade, an annual fixture commemorating the Soviet Union’s victory over the Nazis in...

Pellegrini: Madrid are more than Ronaldo
May05

Pellegrini: Madrid are more than Ronaldo

Ronaldo is just one of many concerns for Manchester City Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will not worry solely about Cristiano Ronaldo after Real Madrid’s star forward was declared fit for Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu. Ronaldo missed last week’s goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium...

Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
May03

Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia,” Carter...

Jamaica in 10th spot on World Press Freedom Index
Apr28

Jamaica in 10th spot on World Press Freedom Index

For the second year in a row, Jamaica has made the top 10 of the World Press Freedom Index. Of the 180 countries listed in the Index that has been published annually by Reporters Without Borders since 2002, Jamaica is this year rated at number 10 behind leader, Finland, which has held the top spot since 2010. Interestingly, the number 10 place is...

Chernobyl Children Continue to Receive Treatment in Cuba 30 Years After Tragedy
Apr27

Chernobyl Children Continue to Receive Treatment in Cuba 30 Years After Tragedy

Cuba currently provides medical treatment to 800 children from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, all affected by the April 1989, Chernobyl nuclear disaster. …read more Source: Radio Havana...

Chernobyl Ghost Haunts Ukraine 30 Years After
Apr26

Chernobyl Ghost Haunts Ukraine 30 Years After

26 de abril de 2016, 11:57By Jorge Petinaud …read more Source: Prensa...

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