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    Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5
    May29

    Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s emergency services say a pre-dawn fire has swept through a private home for the elderly, killing 17 people and injuring… …read more Source:...

    Sixteen Die In Fire At Ukraine Home For Elderly
    May29

    Sixteen Die In Fire At Ukraine Home For Elderly

    At least sixteen people have died and one is missing after a fire broke out at a home for the elderly in a village near Kyiv, Ukraine’s state emergency service said in a statement on May 29. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Reforms Could Bolster Case For Russia Sanctions, NATO’s Ex-Chief Says
    May29

    Ukraine Reforms Could Bolster Case For Russia Sanctions, NATO’s Ex-Chief Says

    Ukraine will find it easier to persuade European Union countries to renew sanctions on Russia this summer in the event it shows progress in pushing reforms and tackling corruption, the former chief of NATO told Reuters Saturday. Anders Fogh Rasmussen was appointed an adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Friday, having been NATO...

    Kyiv Says Fighting In East Intensifies
    May29

    Kyiv Says Fighting In East Intensifies

    The Ukrainian military says that fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has intensified in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe
    May28

    Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe

    Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin says he will respond to the defensive missile system the United States and its partners are building in Eastern Europe, because it threatens Russia’s security. The Russian president said strong “counter-measures” will be enacted to the NATO deployment, and he emphasized that his country is reacting...

    Svitolina downs former champion Ivanovic at French Open
    May28

    Svitolina downs former champion Ivanovic at French Open

    In her seven previous matches with Ana Ivanovic, Elina Svitolina had only managed to win a set. The 18th-seeded Ukrainian ended that winless run on Saturday. …read more Source: U.S....

    In Crimean Port, A Hospital Reportedly Takes A ‘Potemkin’ Approach To Impress
    May28

    In Crimean Port, A Hospital Reportedly Takes A ‘Potemkin’ Approach To Impress

    The Potemkin village, that tried and true manifestation of Russian bureaucratic ingenuity whose place in popular lore has been cemented for centuries, has been given a modern update — the annexed peninsula of Crimea now reportedly has its own “Potemkin hospital.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin visits Orthodox monastic community at Mount Athos
    May28

    Putin visits Orthodox monastic community at Mount Athos

    KARYES, Greece (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the northern Greek peninsula of Mount Athos, on a visit to the autonomous Orthodox Christian monastic community here. Putin flew from Athens to the northern city of Thessaloniki Saturday morning, went by road near Mt.Athos and then took a boat — the only means to reach the...

    Former NATO Chief Named Poroshenko Adviser
    May28

    Former NATO Chief Named Poroshenko Adviser

    Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he will do his “utmost to promote security, economic reforms, and stronger EU ties” in his new capacity as an adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Quora Question: Why Would Anyone Like and Support Vladimir Putin?
    May28

    Quora Question: Why Would Anyone Like and Support Vladimir Putin?

    Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here. Answer from Rhodri James ‘Llewelyn’ Gillham: In essence, Vladimir Putin performed an epic economic lazarus act on...