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    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...

    UN official slams Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars
    May17

    UN official slams Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars

    Russia has a duty to ensure Crimean Tatars are not subjected to discrimination or harassment, UN official says in Geneva …read more Source: Anadolu...

    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...

    Questions and Answers on the Olympic doping retests
    May17

    Questions and Answers on the Olympic doping retests

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC announced Tuesday that 31 athletes in six sports and from 12 countries could be banned from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after their doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games came back positive in retests. Some questions and answers about the latest doping scandal in sports: ___ Q: How can athletes be caught for doping so...

    Europe’s Cheesy Musical Proxy War
    May17

    Europe’s Cheesy Musical Proxy War

    Ivan Plis Politics, Eurasia This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was a microcosm of regional dynamics. The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t supposed to matter. It’s the vehicle that launched ABBA and Céline Dion to stardom, the realm of ill-conceived, earnest performances that are as divorced from good musical taste as they are from...

    TAP ‘to Supply Gas to Central, SE Europe’ via Bulgaria-Greece Link
    May17

    TAP ‘to Supply Gas to Central, SE Europe’ via Bulgaria-Greece Link

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) would also supply Southeastern and Central Europe with gas through the Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (IGB) when both are ready. Tsipras made his remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for TAP’s 550-km long Greek leg held on Tuesday afternoon. State...

    The Luhansk Excursions
    May17

    The Luhansk Excursions

    “The Luhansk videos focus on the mundane. And that. . . is the point.” Screenshot from a dashcam video posted on YouTube. A car revs and pulls forward. Volume cranked on the radio, out blares a Russian pop song from the 1990s, all static and drum machine. Streets, pavement, peripheral view of buildings, trees, kiosks, streetlights, pedestrians....

    France busts sailboat gang of migrant smugglers
    May17

    France busts sailboat gang of migrant smugglers

    French police said on Tuesday they 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: The Local...