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    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east
    May04

    Ukraine: Mediators set new peace talks as fighting reignites in east

    European mediators have called an urgent meeting in Belarus for Wednesday to try to salvage a nearly 3-month-old peace plan for Ukraine, where intense fighting has resumed in recent days and both sides are reported to be gearing up for new offensives. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs
    May04

    NATO and Sweden Send in the Subs

    After more than a year of frequent and provocative incursions by Russian ships, jets, and subs all around Europe, NATO is holding a huge submarine exercise in the North Sea, adjacent to the Baltic. The alliance forces are joined by increasingly close partner Sweden (whose waters also played unwitting host to a purported Russian sub not too long...

    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval
    May04

    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015
    May04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Farah Samti reports from Tunisia on how the country’s new freedoms have enabled LGBTs to speak out — and conservative forces to strike back. Paramenda Bhagat shows how the Nepal earthquake has also laid bare the country’s intractable political dysfunction....

    Out of Kiev’s Hands
    May04

    Out of Kiev’s Hands

    The Russian-occupied Donbass enclave in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of economic and social collapse. That grave fact casts the Russo-Ukrainian war in a different light. Normally, wars are fought over prize territory: winners gain it, losers lose it. In this case, the implosion of the Donbass means that whoever controls the enclave is, in...

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists
    May04

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists

    The Finnish military has begun sending letters to some 900,000 reservists amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs
    May04

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The light illuminating the dilapidated halls of Hospital 21 filters through half-boarded-up windows. Electricity has been out in the hospital for more than six months. Hospital 21, in Donetsk’s Kievsky district, is only half a mile away from Donetsk’s airport — the scene of a four-month-long battle between fighters...

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic rose sharply in 2014
    May04

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic rose sharply in 2014

    PRAGUE (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic rose by more than 200 percent last year, according to an annual report on anti-Semitism. Prague’s Jewish community released the report on Monday. In 2014, 46 such incidents were registered across the country, compared to 13 incidents the previous year. An escalation...

    Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east
    May04

    Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal. …read more Source: CNS...

    North Korea Officially Shuts Down Speculation Of A Kim Jong Un Trip To Moscow
    May04

    North Korea Officially Shuts Down Speculation Of A Kim Jong Un Trip To Moscow

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month’s Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut. Moscow said in March that Kim was among dozens of world leaders invited to the May...