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    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt
    May17

    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt

    Russia says it won’t support a much-needed International Monetary Fund aid package for Ukraine unless it stipulates a debt repayment to Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Says No IMF Aid for Ukraine Unless It Pays Its Debt
    May17

    Russia Says No IMF Aid for Ukraine Unless It Pays Its Debt

    Russia says it won’t support a much needed International Monetary Fund aid package for Ukraine unless it stipulates a debt repayment to Russia …read more Source: ABC...

    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt
    May17

    Russia says no IMF aid for Ukraine unless it pays its debt

    Russia says it won’t support a much-needed International Monetary Fund aid package for Ukraine unless it stipulates a debt repayment to Russia. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russia Cries Conspiracy Over Eurovision
    May17

    Russia Cries Conspiracy Over Eurovision

    First a drag queen won amid Putins crackdown on LGBT rights. Now a Crimean Tatar calling out Stalins atrocities has taken the prizeand Putinists blame the demonization of Russia. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Opinion: Eurovision shows art follows invasion
    May17

    Opinion: Eurovision shows art follows invasion

    Eurovision has always been political spectacle, says Mayhill C. Fowler. And Ukraine and Russia have a longer history of politics making their culture entertaining. …read more Source:...

    Winning Eurovision Song Remembers Communist Atrocities
    May17

    Winning Eurovision Song Remembers Communist Atrocities

    The song “1944,” by singer-songwriter Susana Jamaladynova who performs as Jamala, has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest for Ukraine. This victory makes the annual event something more than a musical competition. “1944” recalls Stalin’s mass deportation of Crimean Tatars. As the Guardian explained, Stalin accused the Tatars of...

    Ukrainian Hacker First To Admit Guilt In $100 Million Trading Scheme
    May17

    Ukrainian Hacker First To Admit Guilt In $100 Million Trading Scheme

    A Ukrainian computer hacker became the first to plead guilty to what U.S. authorities called the biggest hacking scheme ever to game global markets, reaping $100 million in illegal profits. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner
    May17

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has bestowed the honorary title of People’s Artist of Ukraine on the singer Jamala, following her surprise victory over a Russian competitor at last week’s Eurovision contest. Poroshenko, gushing with national pride, also said Monday he had asked the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to...

    The Conversation
    May17

    The Conversation

    The Obama DoctrineIn April, Jeffrey Goldberg reported on the president’s foreign policy. John Bew called the article “a masterpiece of journalism” in New Statesman, while former U.S. Representative Barney Frank said Goldberg’s interviews with Obama amounted to “the most thoughtful presidential statement on a major issue I’ve...

    The Geopolitics of Eurovision
    May16

    The Geopolitics of Eurovision

    Eurovision is meant to be a politics-free zone—“lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature” are banned, according to the rules. But that doesn’t always happen.In 2014, when Anastasia and Maria Tolmachevy, the twin sisters representing Russia, got on stage to perform in Copenhagen, the audience booed. The competition aired...