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    Murray eases into Munich quarter-finals
    Apr30

    Murray eases into Munich quarter-finals

    Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Top-seed Andy Murray eased his way into the quarter-finals of Munich’s ATP tournament on Thursday with a straight sets win over qualifier Mischa Zverev to begin his French Open preparations.Britain’s world number three needed just 74 minutes to enjoy a 6-2, 6-2 win over the Russian-born German qualifier,...

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills
    Apr30

    China, Russia to Hold First Joint Mediterranean Naval Drills

    China will hold joint naval drills with Russia in mid-May in the Mediterranean Sea, the first time the two countries will hold military exercises together in that part of the world, the Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday. China and Russia have held naval drills in Pacific waters since 2012. The May maneuvers come as the United States ramps...

    China-Russia Navies Planning First Joint Mediterranean Maneuvers
    Apr30

    China-Russia Navies Planning First Joint Mediterranean Maneuvers

    BEIJING—The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries. The exercises also illustrate China’s continued engagement with Russia at a time...

    Stalin Billboards Go up in Crimea Ahead of Victory Day
    Apr30

    Stalin Billboards Go up in Crimea Ahead of Victory Day

    Billboards praising Stalin go up in Russian-annexed Crimea ahead of Victory Day …read more Source: ABC...

    Stalin billboards go up in Crimea ahead of Victory Day
    Apr30

    Stalin billboards go up in Crimea ahead of Victory Day

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) — Billboards with the image of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared all over Sevastopol in Russian-annexed Crimea in… …read more Source:...

    The Worst Job In The World? Meet NATO’s Envoy To Russia
    Apr30

    The Worst Job In The World? Meet NATO’s Envoy To Russia

    It could be described as one of the toughest diplomatic jobs in the world — NATO’s envoy to Moscow. Poland’s Robert Pszczel has been in that post since 2010. “Maybe I have a masochistic streak,” he says. “I actually still enjoy it.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Cancels Trip To Moscow: Russia
    Apr30

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Cancels Trip To Moscow: Russia

    MOSCOW, April 30 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not attend events in Moscow next week commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe, the Kremlin said on Thursday. “He has decided to stay in Pyongyang,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “This...

    World Bank: Ukraine needs deep reform
    Apr30

    World Bank: Ukraine needs deep reform

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, April 30 (UPI) — Deep reforms in sectors ranging from budget management to energy are needed to stimulate the Ukrainian economy, the World Bank Group said. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Daily Vertical: Who Are The Real Fascists?
    Apr30

    The Daily Vertical: Who Are The Real Fascists?

    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 page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Situation Report: State and Afghan watchdog clash; first step for NDAA; more cash for French fight in Africa; and more to come
    Apr30

    Situation Report: State and Afghan watchdog clash; first step for NDAA; more cash for French fight in Africa; and more to come

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson Lost in translation. There’s a real fight brewing between the State Department and the outspoken Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko over the watchdog’s staffing levels at its office in Kabul. And the two sides have very different versions of a recent meeting, the...