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    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas
    May19

    The Daily Vertical: The Strange Endgame In Donbas

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook pag …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ’Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine
    May19

    Kerry Helped Free U.S. ’Spies’ Trapped in Ukraine

    Aid workers became pawns in Washington-Moscow diplomacy. …read more Source:...

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google
    May19

    The Russian government is launching its own mobile operating system to take on Apple and Google

    The global smartphone race is largely a two-horse race between two American companies, Apple and Google — and the Russian government isn’t happy. The Russian minister of communications has announced plans to develop a new, Russian-built mobile operating system (OS), ZDNet reports, citing a report on the Russian-language news site RBC....

    U.S. Diplomats Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Moscow
    May19

    U.S. Diplomats Discuss Ukraine, Syria In Moscow

    Two top American diplomats were in Moscow May 18 for top-level talks for the first time in months on two crises bedeviling global affairs — Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US signs $1 bn loan guarantee for Ukraine
    May19

    US signs $1 bn loan guarantee for Ukraine

    Washington (AFP) – The United States signed Monday its second $1 billion loan guarantee deal for Ukraine aimed at helping the crisis-wracked country surmount a Russia-backed insurgency and rebuild its tattered economy.The US loan guarantee agreement is part of a $7.5 billion package of support for Ukraine over the coming year from its...

    As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission
    May19

    As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

    Last week saw citizens around the world celebrating VE-day, with this year marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Yet, as we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends. Victory Day Parade in Red...

    Ukraine accuses captured Russian soldiers of ‘terrorist crimes’
    May19

    Ukraine accuses captured Russian soldiers of ‘terrorist crimes’

    MOSCOW — Two Russian special forces soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine will be prosecuted for “terrorist crimes” committed during a mission of sabotage that killed a government soldier, Ukraine’s State Security Service chief said Monday. The capture of the two wounded men, one of whom is shown confessing in a video posted by a Ukrainian...

    Global energy subsidies to hit $5.3 tn this year: IMF
    May19

    Global energy subsidies to hit $5.3 tn this year: IMF

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund voiced alarm Monday about energy subsidies across the world, saying they were expected to reach $5.3 trillion in 2015, more than government health spending.”These estimates are shocking,” the IMF said in a report, noting the figures were among the largest negative factors for...

    Visits by top U.S officials give Russia something to crow about
    May19

    Visits by top U.S officials give Russia something to crow about

    MOSCOW — For several months, high-level U.S. diplomats have been giving Russia the cold shoulder as punishment for its role in the Ukraine conflict.But no longer.Two senior American officials — U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, followed by Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland — have visited Russia in as many weeks, giving some...

    Russian Troops Captured in Ukraine Treated in Kiev Hospital
    May19

    Russian Troops Captured in Ukraine Treated in Kiev Hospital

    KIEV, Ukraine—Two wounded Russian soldiers captured while fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine have been transferred to a hospital in Kiev, Ukrainian officials said Monday as Moscow once again firmly denied any involvement in the fighting. The Russians were wounded and taken prisoner Saturday near the front line town of Shchastia in the...