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    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post
    May12

    Petro Poroshenko ally takes Ukraine’s top legal post

    KIEV — Ukraine’s parliament appointed a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to the post of prosecutor general Thursday, only hours after passing a law that would have barred him from the office because of his lack of the required legal qualifications. Yuriy Lutsenko is a close confidant of Poroshenko’s and led his faction in...

    Georgia Launches U.S.-led Military Drill Despite Russian Warning
    May12

    Georgia Launches U.S.-led Military Drill Despite Russian Warning

    Georgia has launched a two-week military exercise with NATO allies led by the U.S. despite Russia’s warnings that they have been following the preparations and consider Georgia’s actions provocative. Relations between Georgia and Russia took a severe turn for the worse in 2008 when, after years of political deadlock with separatists...

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists
    May12

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists

    MOSCOW— A group of Ukrainian hackers has published the names and contact information of thousands of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of the journalists, including many from international media organizations. The hackers said they had gained access to computers used by the...

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list
    May12

    Obama is about to host an unusual summit at the White House — and one nation has been left off the guest list

    REUTERS/Jason ReedWASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is set to toast the five leaders of Nordic nations at a lavish state dinner at the White House on Friday, an unusual summit aimed in part at sending a message to a nation not on the guest list: Russia. Obama will laud the humanitarian and environmental accomplishments of...

    Ukraine picks president’s ally as prosecutor after bending law (AFP)
    May12

    Ukraine picks president’s ally as prosecutor after bending law (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament confirmed an ally of President Petro Poroshenko as chief prosecutor Thursday after ignoring EU warnings and changing the law to let candidates without legal training serve in the crucial post. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists
    May12

    Ukrainian Hackers Publish Info on Thousands of Journalists

    A group of Ukrainian hackers has published the names and contact information of thousands of journalists who have reported from rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine, raising concerns about the safety of the journalists, including many from international media organizations.The… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine slams Russian raids, arrests of Crimean Tatars
    May12

    Ukraine slams Russian raids, arrests of Crimean Tatars

    FM spokesperson: ‘Outraged by new raids, searches, unlawful arrests of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea’ …read more Source: Anadolu...

    How NATO should respond to Russian aggression in the Baltics
    May12

    How NATO should respond to Russian aggression in the Baltics

    REUTERS/Grigory DukorRussia has a population smaller than Nigeria, and a GDP smaller than Italy, but an outsized military presence that looms over NATO’s Baltic members, and the alliance at large. Ongoing military campaigns in Syria, Ukraine and Crimea, as well as past infractions in Moldova and Georgia underscore just how willing Russia is...

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 
    May12

    Russian Eurovision Contestant’s Surprising View On Crimea 

    Scandal is brewing around Russia’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest after an old interview emerged in which the singer admits he is not a fan of Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World Leaders Gather In London For Anti-Corruption Summit — But There’s An ‘Elephant In The Room’
    May12

    World Leaders Gather In London For Anti-Corruption Summit — But There’s An ‘Elephant In The Room’

    “Welcome to our tax haven,” a suited man wearing a bowler hat and proffering a wad of fake 100 pound bills said cheerily to a tourist in central London. “I’m not from here,” the German woman responded with confusion. “I don’t know anything about your tax haven.”The stunt the man was taking part in...