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    A tale of tulips, from ancient beginnings to contemporary spectacle
    May17

    A tale of tulips, from ancient beginnings to contemporary spectacle

    The other day I heard a radio contest in which the caller was asked to identify the country that embraced the tulip as its national flower: the Ukraine, Turkey or Holland. Naturally the caller guessed Holland and even the hosts seemed shocked when they revealed that the tulip is actually the national flower of Turkey. In fact, today 14 species of...

    People smugglers take advantage of Schengen to try to sneak Ukraine migrants into Britain
    May17

    People smugglers take advantage of Schengen to try to sneak Ukraine migrants into Britain

    FIVE people smugglers have been arrested for transporting migrants in yachts in a bid to reach the UK. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s win rouses a chorus of anger and suspicion in Russia
    May17

    Eurovision 2016: Ukraine’s win rouses a chorus of anger and suspicion in Russia

    Russians are fulminating about an “information war” and blaming the United States after a Ukrainian beat their nation’s odds-on favourite in the song contest. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    News24.com | Migrant yacht smuggling network busted
    May17

    News24.com | Migrant yacht smuggling network busted

    French police have broken up a smuggling network that used yachts to transport migrants to Britain after finding seven Ukrainians stowed away on a boat on the French coast. …read more Source:...

    OSCE Chief: More Diplomacy Needed on Ukraine
    May17

    OSCE Chief: More Diplomacy Needed on Ukraine

    The head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says stepped up international diplomacy is needed to prevent the situation in Ukraine from becoming an intractable conflict. “The risk of the frozen conflict remains, if there is no progress at the political level,” Lamberto Zannier told VOA. “The more this drags on, in a...

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine
    May17

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine

    The launch of Ukraine’s new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. Their popularity stemmed not from their uniforms, body cameras and tablets, but the fact they did not demand bribes. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan...

    People smugglers nabbed on French yacht
    May17

    People smugglers nabbed on French yacht

    French police said they arrested five gang members on a rented yacht which was being used to transport seven Ukrainian migrants hoping to enter the UK. The Ukrainians had entered France on tourist visas. Two skippers and three suspected smugglers were detained on Friday in Brittany. …read more Source: Algarve Daily...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision winner brushes off Russian anger
    May17

    Ukraine’s Eurovision winner brushes off Russian anger

    KIEV – Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Contest winner Tuesday dismissed Russia’s anger over her triumph as a sign of “weakness” from a sore loser who saw political plots hatched in a light-hearted event. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Putin Is Being Pushed to Abandon His Conciliatory Approach to the West and Prepare for War
    May17

    Putin Is Being Pushed to Abandon His Conciliatory Approach to the West and Prepare for War

    BEIRUT — Something significant happened in the last few days of April, but it seems the only person who noticed was Stephen Cohen, a professor emeritus of Russian studies at New York University and Princeton University. In a recorded interview, Cohen notes that a section of the Russian leadership is showing signs of restlessness, focused on...

    The U.S. Flails Before Russia on Syria
    May17

    The U.S. Flails Before Russia on Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met in Vienna for another round of talks over how to bring the Syrian civil war to an end. The impasse, as it has been from the earliest days of this bloody conflict, is the ultimate fate of Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad. Bloomberg: The gains of recent months are...