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    Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict
    May22

    Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces say they faced savage beatings, torture with...

    Kremlin Trying To Free Russians Held By Kyiv
    May22

    Kremlin Trying To Free Russians Held By Kyiv

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on May 22 that Russia is “taking the necessary steps” to free two of its nationals captured by Ukrainian forces in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit
    May22

    EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit

    The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Meeting in Riga for the Eastern Partnership summit, EU and Ukrainian officials signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion)...

    Amnesty Says Torture Of Ukraine War Prisoners Widespread
    May22

    Amnesty Says Torture Of Ukraine War Prisoners Widespread

    Amnesty International says both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are almost daily perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Australia Is Competing In Europe’s Biggest Song Contest
    May22

    Why Australia Is Competing In Europe’s Biggest Song Contest

    VIENNA — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia. The land from Down Under is making its debut in Europe’s favorite songfest, invited as a wild card due to its strong fan base. Its entry, Guy Sebastian, is one of the bookmakers’ favorites. Sebastian is touted as being among the...

    Are Chinese/Russian Military Exercises an Effort to Offset US Primacy?
    May22

    Are Chinese/Russian Military Exercises an Effort to Offset US Primacy?

    China and Russia conducted joint naval exercises this week in the Mediterranean Sea — a sign, some security experts say, that the two countries are stepping up defense cooperation to offset U.S. military primacy. The Russian Defense Ministry said a total of 10 warships from the Russian Navy and China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy...

    Amnesty Says Torture Of Ukraine War Prisoners Is Rife
    May22

    Amnesty Says Torture Of Ukraine War Prisoners Is Rife

    KIEV, Ukraine— Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say they...

    Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict Torture War Prisoners And Civilians: Amnesty
    May22

    Both Sides In Ukraine Conflict Torture War Prisoners And Civilians: Amnesty

    A new report from rights group Amnesty International says it has found “overwhelming evidence” of war crimes, including torture and summary executions of prisoners, on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    Amnesty says both sides in Ukraine conflict are torturing prisoners
    May22

    Amnesty says both sides in Ukraine conflict are torturing prisoners

    Amnesty said in a statement that it has heard from former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces who say they faced savage beatings, torture with electric shocks, kicking and stabbings. …read more Source: CTV...

    European cash to support Ukraine’s energy reforms
    May22

    European cash to support Ukraine’s energy reforms

    Daniel J. GraeberRIGA, Latvia, May 22 (UPI) — The European Commission signed a $2 billion loan agreement Friday with Ukraine to help finance a reform agenda, including an overhaul of the energy sector. …read more Source: United Press...