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    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms
    May31

    Will Germany End Russian Embargo? Berlin Considers Lifting Some Sanctions As EU Deadline Looms

    Germany is discussing the possibility of easing some sanctions on Russia, as the European nation looks to warm diplomatic and economic relations with Moscow, according to a new Monday report in German Der Spiegel magazine. The European Union is set to decide whether to renew sanctions on Russia by the end of June, and several nations have voiced...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’
    May31

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Released Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Poses Challenge To Government, Calls Lawmakers ‘Lazy Schoolchildren’

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko wasted no time Tuesday criticizing Ukrainian lawmakers after she was sworn in as a member of Parliament following her release in a prisoner swap with Russia last week. …read more Source: International Business...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions
    May31

    Leonid Bershidsky: Europe is losing its resolve on Russian sanctions

    Each time the European Union’s sanctions against Russia come up for renewal, there’s speculation that some countries might break ranks and vote against the trade and financing restrictions. There will probably be no deserters this time around either; but a softening of the sanctions is on the cards in the near future. In December, the...

    Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction
    May31

    Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction

    NATO’s former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, General Sir Richard Shirreff’s new book, “2017: War With Russia,” is a work of fiction. But its subject — a clash between NATO and Russia as early as next year — is not completely fanciful. When Russia attacked Ukraine in 2014, it also attacked the Helsinki-based...

    The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson
    May31

    The Latest: German firefighter admits refugee home arson

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A 25-year-old firefighter has confessed to an arson attack on a German home for asylum-seekers, saying he thought of all refugees as criminals. The man told the Hagen state court, as his trial for attempted murder opened Tuesday, that he set fire to gasoline...

    Compliance Therapy and Software Rules
    May31

    Compliance Therapy and Software Rules

    Also high-frequency trading, the DAO, mergers, Ukraine, and a worrying absence of unicorn and liquidity worries. …read more Source:...

    The Dwindling Options for Surrogacy Abroad
    May31

    The Dwindling Options for Surrogacy Abroad

    For the Australian couple Stephen* and Michael*, having kids involved people from five different countries. Australian law forbids anyone from contracting surrogates or paying women to have children for them, but Stephen and Michael knew other gay couples who’d found a workaround: In developing nations, laxer rules and bigger loopholes...

    Russia Warns NATO It Will Neutralize Any Threat From Black Sea
    May31

    Russia Warns NATO It Will Neutralize Any Threat From Black Sea

    Relations between NATO and Russia continue to deteriorate after Moscow promised to neutralize any threats to its presence in the Black Sea. The country’s envoy to NATO, Alexander Grushko, told state newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta that the Black Sea would not become a “NATO lake.” Russia sees the region as vital to its foreign policy—since the...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Addresses Parliament
    May31

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Addresses Parliament

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko was welcomed by parliament on Tuesday, a week after being released from two years of Russian captivity during which she herself was elected a lawmaker. “I have returned and I will not let you forget — you, the people who sit in these armchairs in parliament – about the boys who began laying...

    Ukrainian authorities honor nationalists whose troops butchered Jews
    May31

    Ukrainian authorities honor nationalists whose troops butchered Jews

    (JTA) — Amid a divisive debate in Ukraine on state honors for nationalists viewed as responsible for anti-Semitic pogroms, the country observed the first minute of silence in memory of Symon Petliura — a 1920s statesman blamed for the murder of 50,000 Jewish compatriots. The minute was observed on May 25, the 90th anniversary of Petliura’s...