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    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions
    May31

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions

    Each time the European Union’s sanctions against Russia come up for renewal, there’s speculation that some countries might break ranks and vote against the trade and financing restrictions. There will probably be no deserters this time around either; but a softening of the sanctions is on the cards in the near future. In December, the...

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’
    May31

    Freed pilot Nadiya Savchenko calls Ukrainian lawmakers ‘lazy schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko made a fiery first appearance in the Ukrainian parliament Tuesday, one week after she was released from a Russian prison. Draped in the Ukrainian flag and holding the flag of Crimea, Savchenko sang the national anthem and received a standing ovation, AFP reported. The 35-year-old became a national hero...

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
    May31

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

    By Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press TVER, Russia (AP) — Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison. In this...

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts
    May31

    Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

    Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!” For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends, her husband was sentenced this month to more than two years in prison. As the Kremlin claims unequivocal support among Russians...

    Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction
    May31

    Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction

    NATO’s former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, General Sir Richard Shirreff’s new book, “2017: War With Russia,” is a work of fiction. But its subject — a clash between NATO and Russia as early as next year — is not completely fanciful. When Russia attacked Ukraine in 2014, it also attacked the Helsinki-based...

    Some EU states uncertain about extending Russia sanctions: Germany
    May31

    Some EU states uncertain about extending Russia sanctions: Germany

    The energy, financial and defense sanctions against Russia, introduced over Moscow’s role in the conflict in Ukraine, expire in July. …read more Source:...

    Iran, Ukraine agree to create joint oil, gas company
    May31

    Iran, Ukraine agree to create joint oil, gas company

    …read more Source: Today.Az

    The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson
    May31

    The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A 25-year-old firefighter has confessed to an arson attack on a German home for asylum-seekers, saying he thought of all refugees as criminals. The man told the Hagen state court, as his trial for attempted murder opened Tuesday, that he set fire to gasoline...

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister
    May31

    Bulgarian PM Discussing Gas Link, Border Protection with Greek Foreign Minister

    Diversification of sources and routes of natural gas supply is among the top priorities of Bulgaria’s government, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said at a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias. Therefore, the construction of gas interconnectors with neighbouring countries and Greece in particular is of key importance for...

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland
    May31

    [Ticker] Nato promises more troops in Poland

    Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg told Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski in Warsaw Tuesday that the alliance is planning to deploy “more … troops in Poland” due to Russia’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine. He said the new Nato force is designed “not to provoke, but to prevent conflict.”...