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    10,000 Ukrainians Killed So Far in Two-Year War
    May31

    10,000 Ukrainians Killed So Far in Two-Year War

    Since the start of hostilities in eastern Ukraine, 10,000 Ukrainians have been killed and over twice as many wounded, the deputy head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has announced. Fighting between pro-government factions and Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has been...

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea
    May31

    These are the 6 countries onboard with Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea

    Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersSince Russia’s illegal seizure and annexation of Crimea from Ukraine on March 18, 2014, six countries have come out in support of Moscow. And in any other circumstance, the support Russia has received would be enough to make politicians blush. The following map from the spokesperson for the US Embassy Russia shows the...

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy
    May31

    Polish Officer Jailed For Being a Russian Spy

    A Polish military officer has been sentenced to six years in jail after being found guilty of spying on his homeland for Russia, national broadcaster Radio Polska reports. Lieutenant Colonel J. Zbigniew, whose full name was not given, had been arrested in 2014 and convicted last month, although the verdict and details about the trial were made...

    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...