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    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...

    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...

    The Best (and Worst) Laid Plans
    May31

    The Best (and Worst) Laid Plans

    The United States has been pursuing an audacious project to fashion a global system according to its specifications and under its tutelage since the Cold War’s end. For a quarter of a century, the paramount goal of all its foreign relations has been the fostering of a system whose architectural design features the following: a neo-liberal...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Savchenko sworn in as lawmaker
    May31

    Freed Ukrainian pilot Savchenko sworn in as lawmaker

    Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Savchenko Tells Parliament No Life Is More Important Than Ukraine
    May31

    Savchenko Tells Parliament No Life Is More Important Than Ukraine

    Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian military aviator who spent almost two years in Russian custody before she returned home last week, has taken her seat as a member of parliament. She became a hero to many Ukrainians during her detention and was elected in absentia in 2014. She was pardoned last week by Russian President Vladimir Putin as part of a...

    Three Missing After Fire At Huge Ukrainian Landfill
    May31

    Three Missing After Fire At Huge Ukrainian Landfill

    A search was under way for three rescue workers who disappeared after a massive mound of garbage collapsed during a blaze at a landfill near Lviv, in western Ukraine. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia highlights ties with China ahead of Putin’s trip
    May31

    Russia highlights ties with China ahead of Putin’s trip

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says President Vladimir Putin’s planned trip to China will give powerful new impulse to ties between the two nations. Speaking Tuesday at a Moscow conference, Sergey Lavrov described expanding ties with China as Russia’s top foreign policy priority. Lavrov said the two nations share...

    EU court adviser: Sanctions on Russian firms legally valid
    May31

    EU court adviser: Sanctions on Russian firms legally valid

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice says European Union economic sanctions imposed on Russian companies are valid in the main under the EU’s common security and defense policy. Advocate General Melchior Wathelet issued the opinion Tuesday in response to a challenge the Russian oil and gas producer Rosneft...

    The Morning Vertical, May 31, 2016
    May31

    The Morning Vertical, May 31, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...