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    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) – The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia’s contestant from entering the country. Yulia Samoylova, who was to represent Russia in the May 11-13 contest in the Ukrainian...

    [Ticker] Russia invites EU diplomats to occupied Crimea
    Mar22

    [Ticker] Russia invites EU diplomats to occupied Crimea

    The Russian foreign ministry Wednesday invited EU diplomats to “see with their own eyes” how Russian occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula for the past two years has led to “positive changes in the lives of people” there. It spoke after the EU foreign service and the European Parliament voiced support for...

    It’s a lonelier world now for Putin
    Mar22

    It’s a lonelier world now for Putin

    Russian rulers have long been content to accept fear and awe in lieu of respect and admiration, and by that standard, Vladimir Putin shone in 2016. This year that is proving a tougher gig to keep up as he prepares for what might be his last presidential election in 2018. Last year Putin’s boldness, combined with a bit of luck, paid off: The...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a… …read more Source:...

    Paul Who? WH Runs Away From Manafort Amid Fresh Reports Of Russia Ties
    Mar22

    Paul Who? WH Runs Away From Manafort Amid Fresh Reports Of Russia Ties

    Paul who? The White House is going to great lengths to put distance between President Donald Trump and his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as a series of explosive news reports emerge detailing the millions of dollars he received from a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin and a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. White...

    Iranian oil for Belarus arrives in Ukrainian port
    Mar22

    Iranian oil for Belarus arrives in Ukrainian port

    According to the source, the tanker carried 80,000 tonnes of Iranian oil, which was promptly unloaded in the Odessa port. The first lot of oil will reach Mozyr Oil Refinery this week. …read more Source:...

    Two Glimpses of a Grim Post-American Future
    Mar22

    Two Glimpses of a Grim Post-American Future

    As the United States under President Trump recedes from world leadership, things are not looking so good elsewhere on earth. Two new books—with similarly morbid titles—have arrived to warn of big trouble ahead for both the European Union and the emerging economies of Asia.The End of the Asian Century by Michael Auslin offers a point-by-point...

    The past week’s revelations about the Trump team’s Russia ties, explained
    Mar22

    The past week’s revelations about the Trump team’s Russia ties, explained

    The web of connections seems to grow thicker by the day. Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort stepped down last August in the wake of reports of his murky financial dealings with Russia-aligned Ukrainian leaders. Former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was pushed out of the White House in February after lying about his...

    International program to support talented youth in Chernobyl-hit regions kicks off in Kalinkovichi
    Mar22

    International program to support talented youth in Chernobyl-hit regions kicks off in Kalinkovichi

    The program will run from 22 March to 21 April and span Gomel Oblast, Mogilev Oblast, Minsk Oblast, and Brest Oblast of Belarus. It will also involve Russia’s Bryansk Oblast and Smolensk Oblast, and Ukraine’s Chernigov Oblast. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman’s Tight Ties to Putin
    Mar22

    Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman’s Tight Ties to Putin

    During Monday’s White House briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a strange assertion. This is not unusual; in fact, Spicer makes strange assertions on such a regular basis that this one barely made a ripple outside of the press corps. James Comey had confirmed that morning that his FBI was investigating whether the Trump campaign...