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    Ukraine’s Free Trade Deal Was Just a Start
    May11

    Ukraine’s Free Trade Deal Was Just a Start

    Now the country must do more to attract foreign investment. …read more Source:...

    German FM: Ukraine talks made progress on security issues
    May11

    German FM: Ukraine talks made progress on security issues

    BERLIN (AP) — Talks between Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France produced several agreements aimed at improving security in eastern Ukraine but no deal on holding local elections in the separatist region controlled by Russia-backed rebels, a top German diplomat said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who hosted the talks at a...

    Putin inaugurates final power link to Crimea
    May11

    Putin inaugurates final power link to Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s president has flipped the switch to open the last of four electricity lines to Crimea aimed at allowing the Russia-annexed peninsula to end its reliance on Ukrainian power. The line from the Russian mainland that Vladimir Putin inaugurated on Wednesday brings Russia’s electricity supply to Crimea to 800...

    Foreign Ministers Seek to Revive Stalled Ukraine Talks
    May11

    Foreign Ministers Seek to Revive Stalled Ukraine Talks

    Russia, Ukraine and France sent their top diplomats to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss how to move ahead with the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine amid a fragile cease-fire and little progress on political issues.German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who hosted… …read more Source:...

    Putin Inaugurates Final Power Link to Crimea
    May11

    Putin Inaugurates Final Power Link to Crimea

    Russia’s president has flipped the switch to open the last of four electricity lines to Crimea aimed at allowing the Russia-annexed peninsula to end its reliance on Ukrainian power …read more Source: ABC...

    Putin inaugurates final power link to Crimea
    May11

    Putin inaugurates final power link to Crimea

    Russia’s president has flipped the switch to open the last of four electricity lines to Crimea aimed at allowing the Russia-annexed peninsula to end its reliance on Ukrainian power. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    U.S. To Unveil European Missile-Defense System
    May11

    U.S. To Unveil European Missile-Defense System

    The United States is expected to formally announce its European missile-defense system operational on May 12, despite protests from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Foreign ministers seek to revive stalled Ukraine talks
    May11

    Foreign ministers seek to revive stalled Ukraine talks

    Russia, Ukraine and France sent their top diplomats to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss how to move ahead with the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine amid a fragile cease-fire and little progress on political issues. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    US gears up missile defense system in Europe to Russia’s ire
    May11

    US gears up missile defense system in Europe to Russia’s ire

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats is moving into higher gear this week, with a site in Romania becoming operational on Thursday and officials breaking ground at another site in Poland a day later. The system has been under development for years and is, NATO and U.S....

    Eurovision Song Contest struggles to enforce politics ban
    May11

    Eurovision Song Contest struggles to enforce politics ban

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — You can croon about unrequited love, dance with unbridled passion or dress up in drag. Just keep politics out of it. Organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest say the annual kitsch-fest, which is watched by almost 200 million people in dozens of countries, is about having a good time, not making political statements. Yet it...