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    EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw
    May30

    EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in hint of diplomatic thaw

    MOSCOW (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is coming to Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU visit since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago, but both sides are downplaying the prospects of a more meaningful diplomatic thaw. Like the United States, the European Union has effectively frozen ties with...

    Sweden Lends Women of Burma Its Support
    May30

    Sweden Lends Women of Burma Its Support

    Women and children take shelter as they flee fighting in Burma’s Kachin State. (Photo: The Irrawaddy) STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish government says women in Burma can count on its support in furthering gender equality and protecting them from violence over the next four years. Under Sweden’s recently adopted National Action Plan for...

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in upsurge in east (AFP)
    May30

    Three Ukrainian soldiers killed in upsurge in east (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a fresh “escalation” of fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, Kiev said Monday. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine Says Three Soldiers Killed In Fresh Fighting In East
    May30

    Ukraine Says Three Soldiers Killed In Fresh Fighting In East

    The Ukrainian military says three soldiers have been killed and eight wounded in fresh fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in sign of diplomatic thaw
    May30

    EU leader Juncker to visit Russia in sign of diplomatic thaw

    MOSCOW (AP) ” A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the European Commission’s president is coming to Russia next month in what would be the most high-profile EU visit since Russia annexed Crimea two years ago.Dmitry… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    The Morning Vertical, May 30, 2016
    May30

    The Morning Vertical, May 30, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Urged to Show Stronger Resolve on Russia, Boost Defense
    May30

    NATO Urged to Show Stronger Resolve on Russia, Boost Defense

    TIRANA, Albania—NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia’s military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense. The assembly president, American lawmaker Michael R. Turner, declared that “Russia’s aggressiveness comes with a price” as he appealed to...

    The Daily Vertical: The Cost Of War
    May30

    The Daily Vertical: The Cost Of War

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine lifts sanctions from 29 foreign journalists, also from Latvia and Estonia
    May30

    Ukraine lifts sanctions from 29 foreign journalists, also from Latvia and Estonia

    The sanctions that were introduced in September 2015 against a number of Russian and other foreign journalists, including from Latvia and Estonia, were revoked by a Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council resolution on May 20, informs INTERFAX/LETA. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    Five Ukrainian troops killed by rebels
    May30

    Five Ukrainian troops killed by rebels

    The Ukrainian military loses five soldiers in fighting with rebels near Donetsk – the second-highest death toll in one day this year. …read more Source:...