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    Human Rights Watchdog Criticizes V-Day Detentions Over Soviet Symbols in Ukraine
    May10

    Human Rights Watchdog Criticizes V-Day Detentions Over Soviet Symbols in Ukraine

    KIEV (Sputnik) — According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, over 50 people were detained across the country on Tuesday, most of them in Kiev. “There were detentions in Ukraine today of peaceful rally participants over non-violent use of Soviet symbols. We believe that the Ukrainian government must ensure freedom of expression and freedom of...

    U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states
    May10

    U.S. criticizes Russian build-up near Baltic states

    FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis addresses a news conference during a NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file photo dated February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military...

    Ukrainian National Bank’s Deputy Takes Over As Hontareva Quits
    May10

    Ukrainian National Bank’s Deputy Takes Over As Hontareva Quits

    Ukraine’s central bank says its deputy governor, Yakiv Smoliy, will temporarily take charge on May 11 as Governor Valeria Hontareva will step down that day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States
    May10

    US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday criticized what he called a destabilizing Russian military build-up near Baltic states and officials suggested the United States could deploy Patriot missiles in the region for NATO exercises in the summer. U.S. allies are jittery ahead of war games by Russia and Belarus in September that could involve...

    Kyiv Or Kiev — What’s Correct?
    May10

    Kyiv Or Kiev — What’s Correct?

    The Ukrainian capital has two spellings in English — Kyiv and Kiev. So why is this, and which is actually correct? (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House
    May10

    Trump to meet top Russian diplomat at the White House

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will meet Wednesday with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat at the White House, officials say, marking the highest level, face-to-face contact with Russia of the American leader’s young presidency. It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties that Trump recently described as being at an...

    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward
    May10

    The Trump-Russia probes are not going away — here are 6 things to watch as they move forward

    REUTERS/Carlos BarriaPresident Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday night amid an active FBI investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and whether the Trump campaign was involved. Trump fired Comey unexpectedly, one day after former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testified before Congress that she...

    Religious Freedom in Belarus: worse than in Ukraine, better than in Russia
    May10

    Religious Freedom in Belarus: worse than in Ukraine, better than in Russia

    Lukashenka and Metropolitan Pavel. Photo: naviny.by Last month, the Pew Research Centre released its Global Restrictions on Religion report, which gauges barriers imposed by governments as well as social hostilities towards religious organisations. Out of the nearly 200 countries studied, Belarus ranked among the ‘high-risk’ group...

    Foreign States Preparing Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure in Future War
    May10

    Foreign States Preparing Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure in Future War

    Foreign nations’ cyber intrusions into key infrastructure network are preparation for damaging attacks in a future conflict, the commander of Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday. Adm. Mike Rogers, the commander who is also director of the National Security Agency, said one of his major concerns is cyber attacks on critical infrastructures...

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington
    May10

    Syria Likely to Dominate Tillerson-Lavrov Talks in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is welcoming Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to the State Department Wednesday for talks expected to be dominated by the two countries’ differences over Syria and Ukraine. Later in the morning Lavrov will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. This will be the first time Lavrov has...