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    Facebook Accused of Restricting Free Speech By a Putin Aide
    Jul10

    Facebook Accused of Restricting Free Speech By a Putin Aide

    No-one can accuse the Russians of lacking a sense of irony. Senior officials are urging their countrymen to abandon Facebook in favor of domestic social media, saying that the latter offer greater freedom of speech, after Mark Zuckerberg’s firm deleted a string of posts containing a slang Russian term for Ukrainians. The news agency...

    Four Ways Ukraine Isn’t Greece
    Jul10

    Four Ways Ukraine Isn’t Greece

    The simultaneous debt crises faced by Ukraine and Greece have spawned comparisons between the two countries’ financial situations. But their predicaments differ in several key ways. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.K. Government Commits to Increase in Defense Spending Over Next Five Years
    Jul10

    U.K. Government Commits to Increase in Defense Spending Over Next Five Years

    British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne today pledged to meet the 2 percent NATO defense spending target and has guaranteed in real terms to increase defense spending in the U.K. over the next five years. Making the announcement today as part of his first post-election budget – the first purely Conservative budget since 1996...

    Greece is flirting with Russia to make Europe jealous
    Jul10

    Greece is flirting with Russia to make Europe jealous

    Over the last few months, Greece and Russia have exhibited a serious case of PDA at a time when both countries are somewhat at odds with the EU. Most recently, in June, Russia signed a preliminary $2.27 billion deal to build a pipeline through Greece, and Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras made his second trip to Russia in the last three months...

    Young Kiev Police Recruits Cause a Stir on Social Media
    Jul10

    Young Kiev Police Recruits Cause a Stir on Social Media

    As part of the project to restore citizens’ faith in the police service, the Ukrainian government has recruited a number of young and attractive new officers to the force, who now spend their time patrolling the streets of Kiev… and taking a lot of selfies with passers by. The new administration fired many of the older officers...

    Poroshenko Warns Of Rising Terrorist Threat In Ukraine
    Jul10

    Poroshenko Warns Of Rising Terrorist Threat In Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the threat of terrorism had “significantly risen” in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine convent shows scars from conflict’s fiercest battle
    Jul10

    Ukraine convent shows scars from conflict’s fiercest battle

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Nikolai Borodulya picks his way past tripwires and unexploded mines when he visits his relatives’ graves in the cemetery of the ravaged Svyato-Iversky convent near the frontline of east Ukraine’s war.”There’s a shell sticking out next to their grave,” the church elder, who lives...

    Russia rebukes push for justice tribunal on MH17 downing
    Jul10

    Russia rebukes push for justice tribunal on MH17 downing

    Malaysia has asked the UN Security Council to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine, but Russia dismissed the move on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    News Wrap: As deadline looms, Kerry says Iran nuclear talks not ‘open-ended’
    Jul10

    News Wrap: As deadline looms, Kerry says Iran nuclear talks not ‘open-ended’

    GWEN IFILL: The latest deadline in the Iran nuclear talks approached today, amid signs of discord. Iran’s state TV said negotiations are deadlocked because the U.S. won’t respect Iranian rights, especially on lifting sanctions. Meanwhile, Secretary of State John Kerry talked of real progress, even as he warned the Vienna talks are not...

    Putin Aide Presses Russians To Quit Facebook Amid Battle Over Ukrainian Slur
    Jul10

    Putin Aide Presses Russians To Quit Facebook Amid Battle Over Ukrainian Slur

    An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Facebook users within the nation to get rid of their accounts after the social networking site blocked several prominent Russian figures for using a derogatory term for Ukrainians on the site. Igor Sjchegolev advised Russians to switch to VKontake, a native social media site, in order to avoid...