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    European observers blast Ukrainian government for restricting free movement in war-torn east
    May13

    European observers blast Ukrainian government for restricting free movement in war-torn east

    Observers from a European security organization have criticized the Ukrainian government for restricting freedom of movement of residents in the war-torn east by introducing permits for crossing the front line. …read more Source: FOX...

    Observers Blast Restrictions on Citizens in Eastern Ukraine
    May13

    Observers Blast Restrictions on Citizens in Eastern Ukraine

    European observers blast Ukrainian government for restricting free movement in war-torn east …read more Source: ABC...

    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine
    May13

    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Observers from a European security organization have criticized the Ukrainian government for restricting freedom of movement of residents in the war-torn east by introducing permits for crossing the front line. …read more Source: U.S....

    Getting a Handle on National Wealth
    May13

    Getting a Handle on National Wealth

    The single largest owner of wealth in nearly every country is not a private company; nor is it an individual like Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, or Warren Buffet. The largest owner of wealth is all of us collectively, otherwise known as “taxpayers.” And we all have our own personal wealth manager — whom we usually call “the government.” According to...

    Merkel Denounces Violations Of Ukraine Truce
    May13

    Merkel Denounces Violations Of Ukraine Truce

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a cease-fire agreement was still being violated in eastern Ukraine on a regular basis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way.
    May13

    Return to pragmatism in Russia-West ties? Kerry-Putin talks hint that way.

    The US secretary’s visit to Russia, on the heels of a visit by Angela Merkel, suggests that the Kremlin and the West are trying to cooperate on international issues like Iran and Ukraine. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists
    May13

    Evidence Mounts That Russia Supplied Buk Missiles To Ukraine Separatists

    Pro-Ukrainian citizen journalists have posted photographs they say document a massive Russian military convoy — including Buk antiaircraft systems — moving from Russia to Ukraine in June 2014, just weeks before a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over eastern Ukraine with the loss of nearly 300 lives. …read more...

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting
    May13

    Kerry fills in NATO allies on Putin meeting

    ANTALYA, Turkey (AP) — A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. The ministers have gathered here to plot strategy amid the continued crisis in Ukraine and instability throughout the...

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts
    May13

    Ukraine Shouldn’t Hold Out for Haircuts

    The country seems to think it has a right to stiff creditors. …read more Source:...

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War
    May13

    The State Department’s Weary Soldier in America’s Cyber War

    A new age of cyberwarfare is dawning, and a little-known State Department official named Christopher Painter — a self-described computer geek who made his name prosecuting hackers — is racing to digital battlegrounds around the world to help stave off potential future threats. One of his stops was in South America, where he visited Argentina,...