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    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine
    May11

    Eurovision shines spotlight on LGBT struggle in Ukraine

    KIEV: Ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest final in Kiev, an extravaganza embraced by the LGBT community, Ukraine’s “Celebrate Diversity” motto sounds more like wishful thinking than a fact of life. Weighed down by a restrictive Soviet heritage but filled with lofty European aspirations, the crisis-torn east European country...

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams
    May11

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The FIFA Congress voted to accept the proposal of the governing body of international soccer’s council and not hold a vote on a Palestinian proposal questioning the status of Israeli teams in the West Bank. The vote passed Thursday with the approval of 73 percent of the member FIFA nations. It comes after the council of...

    Text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war; ‘They’ll find your bodies when the snow melts’
    May11

    Text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war; ‘They’ll find your bodies when the snow melts’

    KIEV, Ukraine — Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometres) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukraine
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukraine

    “It feels like coming home after a long and exhausting journey,” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook. …read more Source:...

    Russia: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After Trump-Lavrov Meeting
    May11

    Russia: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After Trump-Lavrov Meeting

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. President Donald Trump was “extremely positive.” Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia has “cautious optimism” about the prospect of improving relations with the United States, but also that...

    The expert: Under the conditions of status quo tripartite format of Karabakh negotiations does not oppose but amends the efforts of OSCE Minsk Group.
    May11

    The expert: Under the conditions of status quo tripartite format of Karabakh negotiations does not oppose but amends the efforts of OSCE Minsk Group.

    ArmInfo. During the tripartite meeting of Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian Foreign Ministers Moscow one more time accentuated own privileged status in the process of Karabakh conflict settlement. Such an opinion was stated by Russian political expert Sergey Markedonov. On April 28, at the working meeting of Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani...

    Kremlin ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Lavrov-Trump Meeting
    May11

    Kremlin ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Lavrov-Trump Meeting

    The Kremlin expressed “cautious optimism” about the prospects for an improvement in relations with the United States following a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    National rivalries behind Eurovision kitsch
    May11

    National rivalries behind Eurovision kitsch

    Behind the kitsch and glitz of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be hosted on May 13 by Kiev, lie a host of geopolitical tensions …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    What are cell site simulators? And how do they work?
    May11

    What are cell site simulators? And how do they work?

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The formidable surveillance power of cell site simulators has put them at the forefront of privacy debates in the U.S. and Europe. Now The Associated Press has found evidence that the devices are at work sending threatening text messages to the soldiers fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. So what are cell...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev, AFP reports. “YES, we did it!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook after the Brussels decision, which the former Soviet republic has been trying to clinch for years. “It feels like coming home after a long...