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    Russian Media Claims Su-24 Bomber Forced US Navy Ship To Abandon Mission, Pentagon Responds With Footage Of Peaceful Encounter
    Jun02

    Russian Media Claims Su-24 Bomber Forced US Navy Ship To Abandon Mission, Pentagon Responds With Footage Of Peaceful Encounter

    The Pentagon released footage Monday of a close encounter between a U.S. Navy warship and a Russian Su-24 bomber off the coast of Crimea. U.S. officials decided to release the video – a rare occurrence in military circles – to refute “erroneous” descriptions of the incident in foreign media, the Pentagon said. …read more Source:...

    Clean sweep? Ukraine cans all its bribe-hungry traffic cops.
    Jun02

    Clean sweep? Ukraine cans all its bribe-hungry traffic cops.

    The country’s traffic police are notorious for pulling motorists over to extract bribes. Following a model that worked in Georgia, Ukraine is terminating the entire department and replacing them with new, Western-style patrol cops. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Russian warplanes fly near U.S. destroyer off Crimean coast
    Jun02

    Russian warplanes fly near U.S. destroyer off Crimean coast

    Fred LambertSEVASTOPOL, Russia, June 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy on Monday released video of Russian military aircraft flying close by a U.S. destroyer in the Black Sea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russian has a brand new theory about what brought down a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine
    Jun02

    Russian has a brand new theory about what brought down a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine

    The Russian company that makes Buk air defense systems conceded that a Buk missile was responsible for the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 on July 17, 2014. However, in a news conference, the adviser to the director general of the Almaz-Antei military consortium responsible for Buk systems claimed that the missile that downed MH17 was of...

    Crimean Tatar Leader’s Son Found Guilty Of Manslaughter
    Jun02

    Crimean Tatar Leader’s Son Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

    The son of a leading Crimean Tatar figure has been found guilty of manslaughter by a Russian court. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    History Hijacked: Four Facts Recast By The Kremlin
    Jun02

    History Hijacked: Four Facts Recast By The Kremlin

    A new Russian film on the 1968 events in Czechoslovakia has revived accusations that the Kremlin is twisting historical facts to forge a new ideology and justify some of its most controversial actions and policies. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Missile maker says Russia did not shoot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine
    Jun02

    Missile maker says Russia did not shoot down Malaysian plane over Ukraine

    By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian company that makes the BUK air defense system that was used to shoot down a Malaysian… …read more Source:...

    Russian Missile Maker Points Finger At Ukraine In MH17 Shootdown
    Jun02

    Russian Missile Maker Points Finger At Ukraine In MH17 Shootdown

    The Russian maker of the Buk surface-to-air missile system says the Malaysian Airlines jet that crashed in eastern Ukraine last summer was hit by a missile that is used by Ukraine but not by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ivanovic into French Open semi-finals
    Jun02

    Ivanovic into French Open semi-finals

    Paris (AFP) – Ana Ivanovic reached her first Grand Slam semi-final in seven years on Tuesday when she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-2 at the French Open.The seventh-seeded Serb, who last made the semi-finals of a major on her way to her only Grand Slam title in Paris in 2008, will face either Czech 13th seed Lucie Safarova...

    Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals
    Jun02

    Ivanovic sails into French Open semi-finals

    PARIS (Reuters) – Former champion Ana Ivanovic was at her brilliant, aggressive best as the seventh seed swept aside Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina… …read more Source:...