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    Newspaper summaries-May 24 2017
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    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 budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan
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    Trump’s budget proposes converting Pakistan’s military grant to loan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.The cuts to programs under the State Department are...

    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit
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    Europe’s Leaders Hope for Change in Direction at NATO Summit

    NATO leaders are going to Brussels for a summit meeting on Thursday expecting to agree on key principles. With Monday’s attack in Britain overshadowing the meeting, there will be quick consensus on the need to keep fighting terrorism both at home and abroad, in places like Afghanistan. How to do it is a different question. The war in...

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

    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game
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    The Latest: “God Save the Queen” played at NY Yankees game

    MANCHESTER, England — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 12:25 a.m. At Yankee Stadium, “God Save the Queen” was played along with “The Star-Spangled Banner” before New York hosted the Kansas City Royals. “OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE VICTIMS IN...

    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)
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    Russia Fears NATO (And These 5 Weapons Are a Big Reason Why)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Europe Weapons Moscow won’t want to face in a showdown. The Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter gunship was first introduced in 1986 as a weapon to blunt an anticipated Soviet armored spearhead punching through the Fulda Gap in what is now central Germany. The Apache proved itself an able tank killer during the 1991 Gulf...

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules
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    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules

    KIEV: Ukraine´s parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin´s ire. A bill requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language passed parliament by an overwhelming 269-15 margin. The bill...

    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea
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    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Special purpose units of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) will conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29, the FSB announced. “A total of about 2,000 servicemen will take part in the exercise,” the FSB said in a statement. According to the statement, the two-stage drills will involve...

    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War
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    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War

    In Imvepi, northern Uganda, men, women and children queue for food and water of questionable drinkability in the intense heat of the north-east African sun, at a hastily constructed refugee camp. These unfortunate individuals have all fled — mostly on foot — across the South Sudan border, escaping ever-burgeoning bloodshed in their home country....

    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided
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    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided

    At the Cannes Film Festival this year, Russian film director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s masterpiece Loveless is getting a rapturous welcome from critics. Meanwhile in Russia, a former Cannes winner, film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, is being hauled off for interrogation at the Investigative Committee, after security personnel raided...