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    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules
    May24

    Ukraine backs tough TV language rules

    KIEV: Ukraine´s parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin´s ire. A bill requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in the Ukrainian language passed parliament by an overwhelming 269-15 margin. The bill...

    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea
    May24

    Russia’s FSB Spetsnaz Set to Hold Large-Scale Anti-Terrorism Drills in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Special purpose units of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) will conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29, the FSB announced. “A total of about 2,000 servicemen will take part in the exercise,” the FSB said in a statement. According to the statement, the two-stage drills will involve...

    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War
    May24

    Upping the Bloodshed: Ukraine Breaches Embargo to Fuel South Sudan Civil War

    In Imvepi, northern Uganda, men, women and children queue for food and water of questionable drinkability in the intense heat of the north-east African sun, at a hastily constructed refugee camp. These unfortunate individuals have all fled — mostly on foot — across the South Sudan border, escaping ever-burgeoning bloodshed in their home country....

    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided
    May23

    Award-Winning Russian Director Detained, Theater Raided

    At the Cannes Film Festival this year, Russian film director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s masterpiece Loveless is getting a rapturous welcome from critics. Meanwhile in Russia, a former Cannes winner, film and theater director Kirill Serebrennikov, is being hauled off for interrogation at the Investigative Committee, after security personnel raided...

    Despite populist campaign rhetoric, public support for NATO grows
    May23

    Despite populist campaign rhetoric, public support for NATO grows

    As President Donald Trump prepares to fly to Thursday’s NATO summit in Brussels, he and his 27 counterparts should look at a new poll of public attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic about their alliance, and about the threat posed by Russia. A Pew Research Center survey released this morning shows public support for NATO has jumped...

    Tedros overcomes attacks on record to win WHO race
    May23

    Tedros overcomes attacks on record to win WHO race

    GENEVA — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus overcame late attacks on his record in Ethiopia to become Africa’s first director general of the World Health Organization. A charismatic former health minister and diplomat, Tedros, 52, pointed to his track record of developing a vast network of health centers in his country and...

    Manchester attack scars Europa final
    May23

    Manchester attack scars Europa final

    Manchester United’s preparations for today’s Europa League final were plunged into sadness on Tuesday after a bomb attack at a Manchester pop concert killed 22 people and injured dozens more.Manager Jose Mourinho led his players in a solemn minute’s silence on United’s Carrington training pitches west of Manchester city...

    The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’
    May23

    The Latest: Annan says extremists ‘will lose this time, too’

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local): 6:59 p.m. Former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan says the world must stand together against “the extremists and terrorists” responsible for the attack in Manchester and similar senseless violence elsewhere. Annan told The...

    Ukraine Must Scrap Ban on Russian Social Media – Reporters Without Borders
    May23

    Ukraine Must Scrap Ban on Russian Social Media – Reporters Without Borders

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Last week, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) to expand the list of sanctioned Russian individuals and legal entities. In particular, Ukraine has imposed sanctions on a number of Russian media, popular social networks like VKontakte and...

    Hepburn: NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia – Get out of Ukraine
    May23

    Hepburn: NATO must offer an ultimatum to Russia – Get out of Ukraine

    There is the old saying that when the going gets tough the tough get going. It’s been a long time since the world order has hovered on the brink as it is doing now. In the European Union, some members are leaving, while others are reversing course from open societies to insular ones. North Korea is flexing its nuclear power. The Middle East...