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    It’s nearly impossible to know who’s working for a foreign government
    May24

    It’s nearly impossible to know who’s working for a foreign government

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher can’t remember if he knew Paul Manafort was working for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine when the two old friends met in March 2013. But the California Republican lawmaker is sure Russia came up. “He invited me to join him for dinner to catch up,” said Rohrabacher, who had just become chairman of the House...

    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos
    May24

    Canadian Army on exercise – Maple Resolve 2017 photos

    Approximately 5000 personnel from Canada and four other nations are involved in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alta. The exercise, the largest Canadian Army training event of the year, is designed to confirm the high readiness of Task Force Tomahawk soldiers based out of Petawawa, Ontario. The...

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown
    May24

    Ukraine Arrests More Than 20 Former Tax Officials In ‘Biggest-Ever’ Corruption Crackdown

    Ukrainian law enforcement agents have arrested 23 former high-ranking tax-administration officials suspected of helping the government of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to defraud the state of nearly 97 billion hryvnyas ($4 billion) in what authorities called the largest-ever operation of its kind here. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea
    May24

    First Stage of Large-Scale Russian FSB Spetsnaz Drills Over in Crimea

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The FSB said Tuesday that the units would conduct large-scale counter-terrorism exercises in Crimea on May 24-29 and the drills would involve about 2,000 servicemen. It also said the two-stage drills would involve aircraft, sea vessels, armored vehicles, drones and advanced reconnaissance equipment. In March, the Russian...

    EU’s visa waiver for Ukraine may boost Debrecen Airport traffic
    May24

    EU’s visa waiver for Ukraine may boost Debrecen Airport traffic

    The European Union’s decision to waive visas for Ukrainian citizens from mid-June is expected to boost tourist traffic from Transcarpathia to Western Europe and Israel, Debrecen International Airport expects, in its position 130 kilometers from the Ukrainian border, according to a press statement sent to the Budapest Business Journal....

    Griboedov Theatre under spotlight at Ukrainian fest
    May24

    Griboedov Theatre under spotlight at Ukrainian fest

    Theatre goers visiting the international festival Melpomene of Tavria in southern Ukraine will see Tbilisi s Griboedov Theatre with their award winning play The Government Inspector this week …read more Source:...

    ‘NATO’s aloofness vis-a-vis the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is no longer sustainable’
    May24

    ‘NATO’s aloofness vis-a-vis the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is no longer sustainable’

    The escalating standoff between Russia and the west, on the increase since the 2014 Russian military incursion into Ukraine, inherently led to a fundamental transformation of Eastern Europe’s security environment. A revised strategic reality in Europe, coupled with rising challenges … …read more Source:...

    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times
    May24

    Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan brings Armenia with him – New York Times

    Mkhitaryan ranks as the finest player his country has produced, and should United beat Ajax on Wednesday, he will be the first Armenian to win a major European trophy, the New York Times writes. In his eyes, that is more than a piece of trivia. There is a particular burden on high-profile athletes from low-profile countries; voluntarily or not,...

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover
    May24

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

    Trump meets with Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak at the White House (Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President...

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 
    May24

    USA to reduce financial aid to Armenia by 67% 

    ArmInfo. The administration of the US President Donald Trump released its budget recommendations for the fiscal year 2018 (FY18) before the Congress. As the press service of the Armenian Assembly of America told ArmInfo, the proposed budget for FY18, called “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” recommended a 29 percent cut...