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    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe
    May08

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe

    MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian paratrooper is haunted by the memory of comrades being wiped out by the Nazis. Another veteran recalls the terror of being captured by SS troops after his plane was shot down. A former radio operator relives the tragedy of families abandoning their prized possessions in the exodus from Crimea after the German...

    On Patrol With One of Russia’s Most Wanted in the Battle for Ukraine
    May08

    On Patrol With One of Russia’s Most Wanted in the Battle for Ukraine

    Last year, the people of Ukraine realized that they had, in effect, no army to defend them. Their military had been too depleted by corruption and mismanagement to mount a defense when Russia sent troops to seize the region of Crimea in February 2014. Through the following spring, armed forces mostly stood by as Russia went on to fuel a...

    What Happened to New Europe?
    May08

    What Happened to New Europe?

    The former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is commonly given credit for coining the term “New Europe” a decade ago, in reference to the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. At the time, these countries were counted amongst the most staunchly pro-American members of NATO—and also among the boldest economic reformers on the...

    Time for Triumphant Tories to Restore Britain’s Global Power
    May08

    Time for Triumphant Tories to Restore Britain’s Global Power

    The British Conservative Party’s victory in yesterday’s British elections should give hope to U.S. Republicans who remember how Margaret Thatcher’s decisive victory in 1979 preceded Ronald Reagan’s sweep of the U.S. election in 1980. That Prime Minister David Cameron’s party managed to actually pick up seats in...

    Russia’s Stumbling Pivot to Asia
    May08

    Russia’s Stumbling Pivot to Asia

    On May 21, 2014, after a marathon negotiating session in Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, finally put pen to paper on a $400 billion natural-gas deal widely heralded as the kickstart to Russia’s own pivot to Asia. One year later, though, it’s far from clear that strategic shift is...

    EU Says No Visa Liberalization For Ukraine And Georgia
    May08

    EU Says No Visa Liberalization For Ukraine And Georgia

    ​The EU Commission has said neither Georgia nor Ukraine would obtain visa-free travel to the EU’s Schengen zone at the Riga Eastern Partnership Summit later this month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Will Nigel Farage be the next Top Gear presenter after stepping down from UKIP?
    May08

    Will Nigel Farage be the next Top Gear presenter after stepping down from UKIP?

    Nigel Farage stepped down as leader of the UK Independence Party after he failed to claim the South Thanet seat. Overall, UKIP only snapped up one parliamentary seat in the General Election. So now all eyes have turned to Farage and what he is going to do next after the Conservatives obliterated the chances of anyone else getting into power for...

    Putin just dismissed nearly 20 generals
    May08

    Putin just dismissed nearly 20 generals

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed nearly 20 generals just a day before Moscow was set to host a Victory Day parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany, RIA Novosti reports. The dismissed generals were dismissed by a presidential decree. Among those dismissed was the Lieutenant General of Police Sergey...

    Ukraine Fighting Has Killed Almost 7,000 Civilians: President
    May08

    Ukraine Fighting Has Killed Almost 7,000 Civilians: President

    Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted in April last year, the nation’s president said Friday. …read more Source:...

    Europe Marks 70th Anniversary Of Nazi Defeat In World War Two
    May08

    Europe Marks 70th Anniversary Of Nazi Defeat In World War Two

    PARIS (AP) — With quiet moments of memory or military pomp, leaders and ordinary citizens across Europe are marking 70 years since the Nazi defeat and the end of a war that ravaged the continent. But the East-West alliance that vanquished Hitler is deeply divided today. Russia is celebrating Soviet wartime feats in a ceremony Saturday that...