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Ukraine Ready to Exchange Over 200 Prisoners in Donbass – SBU
May25

Ukraine Ready to Exchange Over 200 Prisoners in Donbass – SBU

KIEV (Sputnik) — In 2014, Kiev launched a military operation against self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and neighboring People’s Republic of Lugansk, when they refused to recognize the new Ukrainian government that came to power after a coup. “We have prepared for the exchange, I will tell the truth that we are ready to...

Ukraine brews up Trump beer with a Putin twist
May25

Ukraine brews up Trump beer with a Putin twist

Ukrainian craft brewer Pravda pokes fun of Donald Trump selling a beer with the American president on the label © AFP/File / Yuri DYACHYSHYNLviv, Ukraine, May 25 – Fancy a beer with a twist of political intrigue? A craft brewery in Ukraine has cashed in on the frenzy surrounding Donald Trump’s possible campaign links to Russia by bottling a...

Africa’s Rich Oil: The Core Dynamic of U.S., China New Diplomatic Ties with African Governments
May25

Africa’s Rich Oil: The Core Dynamic of U.S., China New Diplomatic Ties with African Governments

By: Josephus Moses Gray/Email: grayjmoses@yahoo.com J. Moses GrayAfrica in recent years has come to be a major Geo-strategic importance to the oil-dependent industrialized economies and giving an attention that Africa receives from state actors on the global stage in the context of international politics, the idea of an African rebirth seems to...

Meanwhile, in Ukraine: Kiev Mulls Severing Rail Traffic With Russia
May25

Meanwhile, in Ukraine: Kiev Mulls Severing Rail Traffic With Russia

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ukrainian government mulls severing rail passenger traffic with Russia starting in July, a Russian newspaper said Thursday citing a source close to authorities in Kiev. “Ukraine is preparing to halt rail passenger traffic with Russia starting around July 1,” the source told the Kommersant newspaper. The reason for this is...

Trump: As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution
May25

Trump: As US mulls action on steel, foreign producers urge caution

Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair imports on national security grounds. Foreign steel producers on Wednesday called for prudence as the Trump administration considers possible actions to shield domestic companies from unfair...

Politics: Russia is using Syria as a testing ground for some of its most advanced weapons
May24

Politics: Russia is using Syria as a testing ground for some of its most advanced weapons

But there has been a human cost to Russia's arms advertisements. Russia seems to be using Syria as a testing ground and way to advertise some of its most-advanced weaponry, experts say. For the last couple of years, Moscow has almost gone out if its way to broadcast their engagements and equipment being used in Syria, while simultaneously...

Ukrainian Opposition Challenges Russian Websites Ban at Constitutional Court
May24

Ukrainian Opposition Challenges Russian Websites Ban at Constitutional Court

KIEV (Sputnik) — According to Alexander Dolzhenkov, a lawmaker from the bloc, the decree violated the right for freedom of thought and speech, the right to express views and beliefs, and the right to use information that is guaranteed by the Ukrainian Constitution, the statement specified. “The Opposition Bloc faction and several independent...

First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea
May24

First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The FSB said Tuesday that the units would conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29 and the drills would involve about 2,000 servicemen. It also said the two-stage drills would involve aircraft, sea vessels, armored vehicles, drones and advanced reconnaissance equipment. In March, the Russian...

Newspaper summaries-May 24 2017
May24

Newspaper summaries-May 24 2017

Daily Nation Maize: Story behind Kenya’s food crisis: Two blunders by the government — the first leading to the second — are behind a biting maize shortage in the country that has caused the escalation of prices of basic food commodities. To make matters worse, contrary to its earlier promise that it would import maize from Mexico to...

Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance
May24

Trump’s 2018 Budget Requests $150 Million for Ukraine Security Assistance

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump’s proposed 2018 budget for the Department of Defense includes $150 million in assistance for Ukraine, according to a budget proposal released on Tuesday. “The FY [fiscal year] 2018 request includes $150.0 million for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to support Ukraine under the ‘Building Partnership...

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