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    Follow the leader on Twitter
    Jun01

    Follow the leader on Twitter

    David Cameron, Matteo Renzi and François Hollande are the EU leaders with the most Twitter followers, but a new study of digital Goliaths out Wednesday cautions that “a massive following does not always translate into influence.” The 2016 “Twiplomacy” report by PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed 795 Twitter accounts of heads of state and...

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis
    Jun01

    Cossack comeback: fur flies as ‘fake’ groups spark identity crisis

    Russians divided over who real members are, and whether romanticised past legitimises current paramilitary activity. The Moscow Times reportsIn Moscow, you don’t have be to rich to be a Cossack. A fake-fur version of their traditional red papakha hat will set you back about $10 (£6.80). The full regalia, including the horsemen’s...

    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets
    Jun01

    Ukraine Proposes Working With U.S. To Replace Russian Rockets

    Ukraine has proposed that Kyiv and the United States jointly develop and produce a rocket engine to replace Russian rocket engines currently used to launch U.S. military satellites. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Athletics: Gatlin in the shade of Kenyan steeplechasers
    Jun01

    Athletics: Gatlin in the shade of Kenyan steeplechasers

    ROME (AFP) – American sprint star Justin Gatlin might be used to hogging the limelight, but theres a strong chance hell be overshadowed at Thursdays Diamond League meet in Rome by one of the strongest ever Kenyan steeplechase line-ups.With no less than 50 Olympic, world or European medallists or Diamond League winners at the Golden Gala...

    Tennis: Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule
    Jun01

    Tennis: Players blast rain-hit French Open as Djokovic, Serena face epic schedule

    PARIS (AFP) – Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep blasted French Open organisers Tuesday for forcing them to compete in pouring rain as Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were left facing a four-day playing stretch.Radwanska, the second seed, and sixth seed Halep both lost their last-16 clashes after opening healthy leads on Sunday...

    Czech Police Arrest Ukrainians For Forging Documents For Migrants
    Jun01

    Czech Police Arrest Ukrainians For Forging Documents For Migrants

    Czech police say they have broken up a criminal network that was producing and distributing forged Lithuanian documents for migrants to gain access to the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Defense Spending Said To Rise For First Time In Decade
    Jun01

    NATO Defense Spending Said To Rise For First Time In Decade

    Spending on defense by European members of NATO will grow for the first time in a decade, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told the Financial Times in an interview published on May 31. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Children of the gun
    Jun01

    Children of the gun

    A young Syrian girl named Miriam was released recently after having been held captive by ISIS for more than a year. The news didn’t make headlines here. She was one of 253 people — half of them children — who were kidnapped on Feb. 23, 2015, from her village in the Hasaka region of Syria. …read more Source:...

    Expect no sanctions reprieve from Russia visit – Juncker (AFP)
    Jun01

    Expect no sanctions reprieve from Russia visit – Juncker (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday warned against expecting any announcement on the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia when he visits the country in mid-June. …read more Source: The West...

    Natalia Galibarenko on Ukraine’s Politics and Foreign Policy, Interview with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom
    Jun01

    Natalia Galibarenko on Ukraine’s Politics and Foreign Policy, Interview with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

    Natalia Galibarenko is a Ukrainian diplomat and the current Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom. Before becoming ambassador to Britain, she was the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Ukraine (2014-2015), who participated in numerous bilateral/multilateral negotiations with the EU, OSCE and Council of Europe, amongst other...