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    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival
    May12

    Ukraine’s Eurovision Contestant Sings Of Crimea’s Revival

    Representing Ukraine, Jamala is the first ever Crimean Tatar singer to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest. Before qualifying for the May 12 semifinals in Stockholm, Jamala said her performance symbolizes the need for a revival in Ukraine and Crimea. Titled 1944, her song is about Josef Stalin’s deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central...

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016
    May12

    The Morning Vertical, May 12, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website
    May12

    Russia-Backed Authorities Block Access To RFE/RL’s Crimea Website

    Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL’s Crimea news website, Krym.Realii. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies
    May12

    The Daily Vertical: Insults, Mockery, And Lies

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe
    May12

    The US Is Switching On An $800 Missile Defense System In Eastern Europe

    The United States switches on an $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, a step it sees as vital to defend itself and Europe from so-called rogue states, but which the Kremlin says is aimed at countering Russia’s nuclear capabilities in the event of war.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior US and NATO officials...

    U.S. To Switch On $800 Million Missile Shield Over Europe
    May12

    U.S. To Switch On $800 Million Missile Shield Over Europe

    DEVESELU, Romania, May 12 (Reuters) – The United States will switch on a $800 million missile shield in Romania on Thursday, part of an umbrella from Greenland to the Azores against Iranian rockets that Russia aims to knock out its nuclear weapons.At the remote Deveselu air base in Romania, senior U.S. and NATO officials will declare...

    Flirting With Humanity
    May12

    Flirting With Humanity

    There have been machines that move themselves for millennia. In the first century C.E., the Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria designed dolls that could be used to act out miniature theatrical scenes. The original treatises he wrote about these automata were lost to history. But a group of Sicilian scholars discovered Arabic translations in...

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm
    May12

    US to Switch On European Missile Shield Despite Russian Alarm

    The United States’ European missile defense shield goes live on Thursday almost a decade after Washington proposed protecting NATO from Iranian rockets and despite Russian warnings that the West is threatening the peace in central Europe. Amid high Russia-West tension, U.S. and NATO officials will declare operational the shield at a remote...

    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    May12

    Why the OSCE Keeps Failing to Make Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    Azad Garibov Security, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh The Minsk Group’s co-chairs could put Azerbaijan and Armenia on the road to resolution. The unprecedented escalation of hostilities on the frontline between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and Armenia on April 2–5, 2016, brought the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict back onto the...

    Ukraine Tracks Down Old Master Paintings Stolen from Verona
    May12

    Ukraine Tracks Down Old Master Paintings Stolen from Verona

    The 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, have been recovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in what the nation’s president hailed Wednesday as a “brilliant operation.”President Petro… …read more Source:...