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    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

    Who Started the Second Cold War?
    May03

    Who Started the Second Cold War?

    Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, the U.S. destroyer Donald Cook, off Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, was twice buzzed by Russian planes. Vladimir Putin’s message: Keep your spy planes and ships a respectable distance away from us....

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics
    May03

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics

    The head of the U.S. Navy says the United States and Russia need to normalize their relations in the Baltics to avoid possible dangerous encounters between Russian planes and U.S. ships. Admiral John Richardson told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that recent close encounters in the Baltic increase the chance for what he calls a “tactical...

    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past
    May03

    The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past

    Volodymyr Viatrovych is erasing the country’s racist and bloody history — stripping pogroms and ethnic cleansing from the official archives. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement
    May02

    Putin just made a major change to Russian law enforcement

    Thomson ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has just carried out a major reshuffling of the country’s law enforcement in attempts to take an even stronger grasp of the country, the Financial Times reports. In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin...

    Sergiy Taran on Ukraine’s Recent Political Turmoil, Interview with Kiev’s International Democracy Institute Director
    May02

    Sergiy Taran on Ukraine’s Recent Political Turmoil, Interview with Kiev’s International Democracy Institute Director

    Sergiy Taran is the Director of the Kiev-based International Democracy Institute think tank, and the head of the Board of the Center of Sociological and Political Researches “Sotsiovimir”. Taran is also an activist and political scientist specializing in post-Communist Ukrainian politics. His opinions on Ukrainian politics have...

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43
    May02

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

    MOSCOW (AP) — Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. In all, 48 people died in the May 2, 2014, violence. It began with fights between two factions marching in the city, one supporting the...

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43
    May02

    Ukrainian city marks 2nd anniversary of fire that killed 43

    Demonstrators have gathered in the Ukrainian city of Odessa to mark the second anniversary of the street clashes that culminated in a fire that killed 43 people as they took shelter from opponents. …read more Source: FOX...

    Nord Stream Divides Opinion, Inside Germany and Out
    May02

    Nord Stream Divides Opinion, Inside Germany and Out

    Berlin’s plan to double the capacity of a gas pipeline to Russia has drawn strong criticisms from around Europe, but it’s also drawing the ire of politicians within Germany. The FT reports: Manfred Weber, chairman of the centre-right European People’s party, said the proposed pipeline would undermine the EU’s foreign and...

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses
    May02

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses

    Two Ukrainian energy companies have asked a U.N. arbitrator to award them compensation for investments they lost when Russia seized control of the Crimean peninsula, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) said Monday. The case, brought in June but only now made public, involves gas stations owned by Ukrnafta and Stabil. It is the lastest...