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    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general
    May13

    Verkhovna Rada approves Lutsenko as Ukraine’s procurator general

    KYIV – Ukraine’s Parliament voted on May 12 to approve the president’s nomination of Yuriy Lutsenko as procurator general. He will be expected to accomplish what his three post-Euro-Maidan predecessors failed to do: prosecute and convict corrupt key state officials, both past and present. Mr. Lutsenko’s election came after the...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    Maslin Family handout, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade via AP SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new baby, saying the birth has given them faith that love trumps hate. Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris,...

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk
    May13

    Ukraine seeks armed police mission of OSCE in Donetsk-Luhansk

    Ukraine is asking for an international armed police mission under Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) auspices, to be deployed in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. Russia and its local proxies hold the monopoly on military presence and policing in that part of Ukraine. And Russia holds veto power in the OSCE...

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl
    May13

    Couple whose three children died in the downing of flight MH17 welcome baby girl

    The plane was shot down by a missile over eastern Ukraine in July 2014. The couple wrote the birth ‘is a testament to our belief that love is stronger than hate’ …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?
    May13

    Police mission in Ukraine’s east: An OSCE milestone?

    Ukraine wants the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to consider deploying an international, armed police mission in the secessionist Donetsk-Luhansk territory. The declared rationale is to provide security for elections that might be staged in that territory under the Minsk armistice – elections that Ukraine deems...

    Douze points: Things to know about Eurovision Song Contest
    May13

    Douze points: Things to know about Eurovision Song Contest

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest, possibly the only event in the world where the press kit for accredited journalists includes hair spray, is upon us. Even if you haven’t been waiting all year for this moment — and you know you have — here are some of the most important things to know about the contest Saturday in Stockholm: WHY...

    U.S. activates missile defense site in Romania…Says it won’t be used against Russian missiles
    May13

    U.S. activates missile defense site in Romania…Says it won’t be used against Russian missiles

    One of my earliest, and most enduring, criticisms of Barack Obama concerned his welching on a commitment his predecessor made to install missle defense systems in Eastern Europe – specifically Poland and the Czech Republic. The Bush Administration wanted a line of defense for European allies against potential Russian aggression. As soon as...

    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final
    May13

    10 More Countries Advance To Eurovision Final

    Ten countries, including Ukraine, advanced from the second of two semifinals completing the final line-up for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest’s grand finale this week in Stockholm. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jamala Condemns Latest Crimea Detentions
    May13

    Jamala Condemns Latest Crimea Detentions

    Ukrainian Eurovision contestant Jamala said her song about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944 was all the more relevant following more searches of homes and detentions of Tatars on the Russian-occupied peninsula on May 12. Jamala was speaking after winning a place in the Eurovision final, which takes place on May 14....

    Australian couple whose 3 children died on MH17 welcome baby
    May13

    Australian couple whose 3 children died on MH17 welcome baby

    An Australian couple whose three children were killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine two years ago have welcomed a new baby, saying the birth has given them faith that love trumps hate. …read more Source: WAVE 3...