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    World Briefing: Germany: Government Protests as Russia Bars Critic of Ukraine Policy
    May26

    World Briefing: Germany: Government Protests as Russia Bars Critic of Ukraine Policy

    Germany protested Monday after Russia denied entry to a political ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel the day before. …read more Source: The New York...

    Amnesty International: ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of War Crimes in Ukraine
    May26

    Amnesty International: ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of War Crimes in Ukraine

    Human rights group Amnesty International says there is overwhelming evidence of ongoing war crimes in Ukraine, despite a tentative cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels. Researchers interviewed more than 30 prisoners from both sides of the conflict and all but one said they were tortured. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London. …read more...

    The South China Sea’s Ticking Time Bomb
    May26

    The South China Sea’s Ticking Time Bomb

    When it comes to international relations, there are many ways to change the situation on the ground. But the Chinese are trying a new one far off their coast: they are creating new ground. It’s part of Beijing’s plan to extend its claim to 90% of the South China Sea, and now the Chinese government is ordering the U.S. and other...

    Canadians take part in NATO war games aimed at sending message to Russia over Ukraine aggression
    May26

    Canadians take part in NATO war games aimed at sending message to Russia over Ukraine aggression

    While what Canadian Joint Operations Command is calling Exercise Sarmis has not attracted much attention in the West, it has been big news in Romania and Russia is not amused …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Canadians take part in NATO war games aimed at sending message to Russia over Ukraine aggression
    May26

    Canadians take part in NATO war games aimed at sending message to Russia over Ukraine aggression

    CAMP DOIRON, Romania — Would Canadians have reckoned 16 months ago infantrymen from a base in the Ottawa Valley would be climbing a hill on the edge of the Transylvanian Alps to attack a Romanian position in war games aimed at deterring Russian aggression? But there they were, a platoon from the Royal Canadian Regiment in Petawawa, Ont., dressed...

    The Russian government is taking on Android and the iPhone with its own mobile operating system
    May25

    The Russian government is taking on Android and the iPhone with its own mobile operating system

    The global smartphone race is largely a two-horse race between two American companies, Apple and Google — and the Russian government isn’t happy. The Russian minister of communications has announced plans to develop a new, Russian-built mobile operating system (OS), ZDNet reports, citing a report on the Russian-language news site RBC....

    After the Summit
    May25

    After the Summit

    The just-concluded Riga summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership delivered a clear message: the EU has no desire to offer any meaningful prospects of membership to the six partners (though only three, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, are really in play). Without this overarching inducement, the Eastern Partnership will soon...

    Briefing: Endgame Diplomacy
    May25

    Briefing: Endgame Diplomacy

    The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted
    May25

    RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted

    Journalists from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service were assaulted by an unknown man while filming at a company headquarters near Odessa. The team were investigating a $3 million tender for licence plates issued by the Interior Ministry, which has been won by a company with no previous record of making licence plates. During the assault, captured...

    U.S., European Fighter Jets Begin Arctic Exercise Near Russia
    May25

    U.S., European Fighter Jets Begin Arctic Exercise Near Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic...