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    Former Spy Chiefs: Britain’s Exit from EU Would Be Damaging
    May12

    Former Spy Chiefs: Britain’s Exit from EU Would Be Damaging

    “Every time Britain has to decide between Europe and the open sea, it is always the open sea we will choose,” Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill remarked once to General Charles de Gaulle of France. On June 23 Churchill’s comment will be tested, when Britain decides whether to remain in Europe or turn to the open sea....

    Russia’s not happy about Ukraine’s Eurovision song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars
    May12

    Russia’s not happy about Ukraine’s Eurovision song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars

    The Eurovision competition isn’t supposed to be about politics. But it often creeps in. And this year’s entry from Ukraine, about the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944, has Russia crying foul. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Russia Ombudsman Wants Closure Of Ukrainian Website That Leaked Journalists’ Data
    May12

    Russia Ombudsman Wants Closure Of Ukrainian Website That Leaked Journalists’ Data

    Russia’s recently appointed presidential human rights ombudsman, Tatyana Moskalkova, urged Ukraine on May 12 to shut down a Kyiv-based website for “violating Ukrainian laws on information and personal data.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Brussels threat to impose sanctions on Portugal coincides with  “most difficult time in EU history”
    May12

    Brussels threat to impose sanctions on Portugal coincides with “most difficult time in EU history”

    A flurry of stories in the international press suggesting Portugal along with Spain faces stiff EU sanctions for failing to make deficit targets has prompted a high-profile grilling of PM António Costa on evening television and endless controversy in the nation’s press. …read more Source: Portugal...

    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website
    May12

    Crimea Realities Chief Says Ban Won’t Stop Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s news website, Krym.Realii or Crimea Realities. The de facto prosecutor of Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, said on May 12 that Russia’s Internet regulator, Roskomnadzor, had launched measures to shut down the site. The website’s chief,...

    Ukrainian MPs Clear Way for Poroshenko Ally to Become Top Prosecutor
    May12

    Ukrainian MPs Clear Way for Poroshenko Ally to Become Top Prosecutor

    Ukrainian lawmakers paved the way on Thursday for a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko to become the new general prosecutor, a position seen by the West as crucial for Ukraine to tackle entrenched corruption. Parliament passed a law removing a requirement that only a person with a legal background can take the post, enabling Yuriy Lutsenko,...

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism
    May12

    Pro-Russia Authorities Detain Four Crimean Tatars Suspected Of Terrorism

    Russia-backed Crimean authorities have detained four Crimean Tatars suspected of terrorism, a charge denied by Tatar activists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine jails reporter who campaigned against army draft
    May12

    Ukraine jails reporter who campaigned against army draft

    A Ukrainian court on Thursday jailed for 3.5 years a reporter who campaigned to allow conscientious objectors not to fight pro-Russian rebels in the separatist east. …read more Source: The Daily...

    US activates Romanian missile defence site, angering Russia
    May12

    US activates Romanian missile defence site, angering Russia

    By Robin Emmott The United States switched on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday that it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states but the Kremlin says is aimed at blunting its own nuclear arsenal. To the music of military bands at the remote Deveselu air base, senior US and NATO officials declared...

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say
    May12

    Hackers Try to Attack Merkel’s Party, Security Consultants Say

    A group of hackers that cybersecurity experts say targets critics of the Russian government has been trying since April to attack the computer systems of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party, a security research firm said on Wednesday. Researchers at Trend Micro said the hackers, called Pawn Storm, appear to be...