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    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic
    May22

    Worst Idea Ever? Nazi Occupation-Themed Reality Show To Air In Czech Republic

    Just, no. In what appears to be an earnest – but entirely tone-deaf – effort to raise awareness of the tragedy of Nazi rule, Czech TV will air a series that takes a modern family and places them in 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia where, according to ABC News, they will “struggle with a range of normal tasks” from harvesting crops...

    Podcast: States Within A State
    May22

    Podcast: States Within A State

    Tatarstan and Chechnya have used different tactics to secure autonomy in Russia — and elicited very different responses from Moscow, …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm
    May22

    EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: CNS...

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015
    May22

    This country’s economy may shrink by 10% in 2015

    Ukraine may have dropped out of the headlines but its economic troubles are worsening as it continues to battle with separatists—and bondholders. …read more Source:...

    All sides in Ukraine perpetrating war crimes almost daily: Amnesty
    May22

    All sides in Ukraine perpetrating war crimes almost daily: Amnesty

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Pro-EU Demonstrators At Riga Summit
    May22

    Pro-EU Demonstrators At Riga Summit

    In the Latvian capital, Riga, pro-European demonstrators waved Ukrainian and Georgian flags outside the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansion
    May22

    Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansion

    RIGA, Latvia — The last time European leaders gathered to discuss the future of the nations that lie between E.U. borders and Russia, the talks sparked a biting Russian response and the crisis in Ukraine. This time, they are treading lightly.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Boogaloo, didgeridoo: Eurovision turkeys and triumphs
    May22

    Boogaloo, didgeridoo: Eurovision turkeys and triumphs

    Vienna (AFP) – Love it, hate it or both, Europe’s unashamedly over-the-top and enduringly popular annual Eurovision Song Contest, which is set to shake up staid Vienna on Saturday night, is nothing if not entertaining.As the event celebrates its 60th anniversary watched by some 200 million worldwide, here is a trip down Eurovision...

    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers
    May22

    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Moscow is making efforts toward the release of two Russians held in Ukraine, but has declined comment on claims that they are soldiers. …read more Source: FOX...

    Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Wants to Free 2 Held in Ukraine
    May22

    Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Wants to Free 2 Held in Ukraine

    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers …read more Source: ABC...