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    IMF lowers Ukraine’s 2015 growth projection to minus 9%
    May31

    IMF lowers Ukraine’s 2015 growth projection to minus 9%

    Washington (AFP) – The IMF said Sunday it has lowered its growth forecast for Ukraine’s war battered economy to minus nine percent, due in large part to “the unresolved conflict in the East.”The dismal projection followed a two-week-long visit by an IMF delegation to Kiev earlier this month.Join the conversation about this...

    Satellite images show clearly that Russia faked its MH17 report
    May31

    Satellite images show clearly that Russia faked its MH17 report

    KIEV, Ukraine — Faked. Forged. Doctored. Photoshopped. That’s what new analysis of publicly available satellite images, published Sunday by a team of independent digital sleuths, reveal Russia’s Ministry of Defense did with satellite imagery presented in its official report on the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. They say it...

    Russian Lawmaker Asks for EU Blacklist to Be Made Public
    May31

    Russian Lawmaker Asks for EU Blacklist to Be Made Public

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov needs to explain why 89 European politicians have been banned from entering Russia and confirm their names, an opposition lawmaker said Sunday in a formal inquiry. Dmitry Gudkov, the sole member of Russia’s parliament who opposes the Kremlin, also told Lavrov that while he understood such a step might...

    Vladimir Putin shut out of G-7 summit, but little else
    May31

    Vladimir Putin shut out of G-7 summit, but little else

    Russian president remains a central player in world affairs, despite Western leaders’ pledge to isolate him over Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off
    May31

    Ivanovic, Svitolina into last-eight, Sharapova rained off

    Paris (AFP) – Ana Ivanovic made the French Open quarter-finals for the first time since her 2008 title run Sunday where she’ll face Elina Svitolina, the first Ukrainian to make the last eight.But defending champion Maria Sharapova’s scheduled last-16 clash against Lucie Safarova was pushed back until Monday after rain caused a...

    Ukraine Names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Governor of Black Sea Hotspot
    May31

    Ukraine Names Georgia’s Saakashvili as Governor of Black Sea Hotspot

    Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to raise hackles in Moscow. President Poroshenko made the announcement on Saturday, standing alongside Saakashvili at a ceremony in Odessa, where he described him...

    Ukraine names Georgia’s Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot
    May31

    Ukraine names Georgia’s Saakashvili as governor of Black Sea hotspot

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine’s southern… …read more Source:...

    What Makes Kids Happy?
    May31

    What Makes Kids Happy?

    To mark International Children’s Day on June 1, RFE/RL asked kids around our broadcast region: What makes you happy? Our survey takes us from the war-torn Ukrainian town of Shchastya (which means ”happiness” and which changed hands in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in summer 2014) to Sarajevo,...

    Russian Aircraft Head Off US Destroyer In Black Sea: State Broadcaster RIA
    May31

    Russian Aircraft Head Off US Destroyer In Black Sea: State Broadcaster RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting “aggressively” in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior. RIA quoted an anonymous source in Russia’s armed forces in Crimea as saying that the guided...

    Ex-Georgian pres. tapped governor in Ukraine
    May31

    Ex-Georgian pres. tapped governor in Ukraine

    …read more Source: CNN