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    Judge Rebufs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of Ukraine Billionaire
    May01

    Judge Rebufs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of Ukraine Billionaire

    Lawyers for Dmitry V. Firtash, who is accused of bribery, said his arrest was politically motivated in pursuit of American foreign policy interests. …read more Source: The New York...

    Philip Breedlove: Russia exploiting Ukraine cease-fire
    May01

    Philip Breedlove: Russia exploiting Ukraine cease-fire

    The U.S. commander of NATO said Thursday that Russia and pro-Russia separatist forces exploited the recent cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to “reset and reposition themselves” and appear now to be preparing for a fresh offensive against Ukraine’s military. During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove...

    Experts: Trip Cancellation Unlikely To Affect Moscow-Pyongyang Ties
    May01

    Experts: Trip Cancellation Unlikely To Affect Moscow-Pyongyang Ties

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sudden cancellation of a tentative trip to Moscow is not likely to affect overall relations between Moscow and Pyongyang, experts say. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, told reporters that Kim would not be attending Russia’s Victory Day ceremony next...

    NATO Commander: Russia May Be Preparing New Ukraine Offensive
    May01

    NATO Commander: Russia May Be Preparing New Ukraine Offensive

    The NATO supreme allied commander said Thursday that the alliance needs better military intelligence on the ground in eastern Ukraine, where he said Russian forces appeared to be fortifying military gains despite a two-month cease-fire. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington,...

    Chretien meets Putin in Moscow: report
    May01

    Chretien meets Putin in Moscow: report

    Ukraine minister says Russian concern a joke, praises Canada’s military trainers …read more Source:...

    Austria turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian
    May01

    Austria turns down US extradition request for Ukrainian

    VIENNA (AP) β€” An Austrian judge has turned down a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials. …read more Source: U.S....

    Chinese and Russian navies to hold joint drills in Mediterranean
    May01

    Chinese and Russian navies to hold joint drills in Mediterranean

    HONG KONG β€” The Chinese navy will hold joint exercises with Russia in the Mediterranean in May, China’s Defense Ministry said Thursday, a further indication of the closer ties between the two countries and of the navy’s increasing ambitions. β€œThe aim is to deepen both countries’ friendly and practical cooperation and increase...

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine
    May01

    US commander: Russia seems set for new offensive in Ukraine

    US commander: Russia appears to be repositioning for a new offensive in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russia Victory Day Parade: Who’s Attending And Who Isn’t
    May01

    Russia Victory Day Parade: Who’s Attending And Who Isn’t

    Russia’s 70th anniversary commemoration of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War, known in the West as World War II, is set to be a massive spectacle, but the list of international guests is steadily shrinking. Russian President Vladimir Putin invited 70 world leaders to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow, but a number...

    Austria turns down U.S. extradition request for Ukrainian mogul
    May01

    Austria turns down U.S. extradition request for Ukrainian mogul

    VIENNA β€” Far from the mortar fire in Donetsk and Luhansk, a different battle for Ukraine’s future had been playing out in a courthouse in Vienna and at the Justice Department in Washington, where U.S. officials had spent the last year pressing for the extradition of Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine’s wealthiest and most powerful...