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    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard In Ukraine
    May17

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard In Ukraine

    The launch of Ukraine’s new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. Their popularity stemmed not from their uniforms, body cameras and tablets, but the fact they did not demand bribes. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan...

    Europe’s Cheesy Musical Proxy War
    May17

    Europe’s Cheesy Musical Proxy War

    Ivan Plis Politics, Eurasia This year’s Eurovision Song Contest was a microcosm of regional dynamics. The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t supposed to matter. It’s the vehicle that launched ABBA and Céline Dion to stardom, the realm of ill-conceived, earnest performances that are as divorced from good musical taste as they are from...

    Questions and Answers on the Olympic doping retests
    May17

    Questions and Answers on the Olympic doping retests

    LONDON (AP) — The IOC announced Tuesday that 31 athletes in six sports and from 12 countries could be banned from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after their doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games came back positive in retests. Some questions and answers about the latest doping scandal in sports: ___ Q: How can athletes be caught for doping so...

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur hats, some in...

    Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attacked And Beaten In Airport
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attacked And Beaten In Airport

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media.Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur...

    Jamala Says Song More Artistic Than Political
    May17

    Jamala Says Song More Artistic Than Political

    Ukrainian Eurovision winner Jamala said her song was more about music and feelings than politics. Speaking at a news conference in Kyiv, she said she was “sad” it was being linked to politics. The song, entitled 1944, tells the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and has been widely seen as a comment on...

    Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Battle For Citizenship
    May17

    Ukraine’s Foreign Fighters Battle For Citizenship

    On both sides of the war in Ukraine, foreign fighters have flocked in their thousands to take part, many of them from the former Soviet Union.Whilst thousands of regular Russian soldiers and volunteers have fought alongside the DNR and LNR separatists, a number of Russians and Belorussians have also fought for the Ukrainians. With the worst of...

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin
    May17

    Putin ready to discuss downing of passenger jet in Ukraine with Malaysian PM: Kremlin

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to discuss the issue of the downing of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine in 2014… …read more Source:...

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion
    May17

    How Home Sewing Personalized Fashion

    I am on the short side of petite, so clothes shopping is often a problem. But my mother, a gifted seamstress, always came to the rescue with her round, gold sewing tin with the red-and-green, mid-century starbursts on it. She’d instruct me to climb up on the dining room table so she could hem pants that puddled at my ankles and skirts that...

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award
    May17

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala has been awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in Kyiv following her weekend victory at the competition with her “1944” song about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko, who handed the singer the award on...