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    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year
    May09

    Eurovision Will Be Extra Political This Year

    When the Eurovision Song Contest starts today in Kiev, Ukraine, one country will be noticeably absent: Russia is sitting out the competition. The supposedly unifying contest has been the stage of tensions between the two countries for the past several years.Ukraine was last year’s winner, and therefore this year’s host country, but...

    240 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel
    May09

    240 Ukrainian immigrants arrive in Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — A plane carrying 240 Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel. The flight that landed on Monday was chartered by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The group of immigrants is made up of 62 families, including 60 children and adolescents and 10 immigrants above the age 70, as well as 14 cats and dogs. The new...

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?
    May09

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?

    The black-and-orange St. George’s ribbon has long been a hallmark of World War II victory celebrations across the post-Soviet countries. But for many, its implications have changed recently — from a “universal symbol of justice” to “Russian expansionism.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fixing the Federal IT Mess Before it is Too Late
    May09

    Fixing the Federal IT Mess Before it is Too Late

    Let us take a headcount of recent events: the attack on the Ukraine’s electric grid, a LinkedIn data dump as a result of a 2012 breach, the information warfare campaign surrounding the US Elections, a peculiar “Google Docs” app involved in a massive spear-phishing campaign, and most recently, another information warfare campaign aimed at...

    50 arrested in Ukraine Victory Day clashes
    May09

    50 arrested in Ukraine Victory Day clashes

    Police in Ukraine say about 50 people have been arrested after clashes involving nationalists angry with demonstrators observing Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. …read more Source: FOX...

    50 arrested in Ukraine Victory Day clashes
    May09

    50 arrested in Ukraine Victory Day clashes

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine say about 50 people have been arrested after clashes involving nationalists angry with demonstrators observing Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany. Several thousand people took part in a march Tuesday in the capital, Kiev, to honor Red Army soldiers who fought the Nazis and seized...

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?
    May09

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?

    The black-and-orange St. George’s ribbon has long been a hallmark of World War II victory celebrations across the post-Soviet countries. But for many, its implications have changed recently — from a “universal symbol of justice” to “Russian expansionism.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Clashes Mark Victory Day In Kyiv
    May09

    Clashes Mark Victory Day In Kyiv

    The anniversary of World War II was marked by scuffles and dozens of arrests in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Huge World War II event remembers generation of heroes
    May09

    Huge World War II event remembers generation of heroes

    By JIM HEINTZ MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This...

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity
    May09

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous...