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    We’re demanding an end to offshore secrecy – any questions?
    May03

    We’re demanding an end to offshore secrecy – any questions?

    Ahead of the London anti-corruption summit, three activists will answer your questions what comes next after the Panama Papers revelations 1.47pm BSTCorruption kills, by making medicines more expensive, hampering efforts to fight disease, and undermining public health campaigns.Take Ukraine for example, which has one of the fastest-growing HIV...

    Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
    May03

    Defense Sec’y Carter says Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war with Russia,” Carter...

    Azerbaijan sees significant growth in railway deliveries from Ukraine
    May03

    Azerbaijan sees significant growth in railway deliveries from Ukraine

    The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, intended to turn Azerbaijan into a transport hub between East and West, could bring benefits to the country. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban
    May03

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban

    Russian pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves have managed to enter the EU covertly on their way to Berlin, despite Poland refusing them entry, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Night Wolves, who count Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of their riding buddies, seek to reach the German capital by May 9—the date of the Second World...

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison
    May03

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison

    The government of Azerbaijan was under growing international pressure to release the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison Tuesday, as she was honored with UNESCO’s annual World Press Freedom Prize. Ismayilova, a contributor to the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail in...

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe
    May03

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe

    US general Curtis Scaparrotti has replaced Philip Breedlove as commander of the roughly 65,000-strong US military force in Europe, and will also succeed him on Wednesday as Nato military chief. Scaparrotti previously served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Breedlove was a leading critic of Russian aggression against Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016
    May03

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016

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

    NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: US
    May03

    NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: US

    The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.The Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — which joined NATO in 2004, have requested greater presence of the...

    Putin approves simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine
    May03

    Putin approves simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a law on simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine and other countries. A relevant document was posted on Sunday on the official internet portal of legal information, TASS reports. …read more Source:...

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions
    May03

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions

    Senior MEPs from the EU parliament’s main groups have urged diplomats to impose sanctions on Russian officials over the killing of anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky. …read more Source:...