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    The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley
    May07

    The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley

    In the world of tech, six years is a long, long time. In 2009, the iPad was but a twinkle in Steve Jobs’s eye; 20 percent of the mobile phones sold in the United States were made by BlackBerry; and some of 2015’s finest procrastination tools — Instagram, Snapchat, even Candy Crush Saga — were still years away from release. It was in...

    Ruble to the Rescue?
    May07

    Ruble to the Rescue?

    April was the best month for the ruble since 1993. The Russian currency is up 18 percent against the dollar so far this year. Those gains pushed Russian stocks up and rewarded investors who stuck it out or were brave enough to jump back in. They’re not big enough, though, to save the country’s faltering economy. And new data suggest...

    Ukraine Ceasefire May Be About To Die Officially As Violations Reach Peak — Or Moscow May Cool Off Conflict
    May07

    Ukraine Ceasefire May Be About To Die Officially As Violations Reach Peak — Or Moscow May Cool Off Conflict

    Eastern Ukraine is still formally under a ceasefire, as it has been for the three months following the signing of the Minsk agreements in February. But almost every day since then, the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian rebels have continued to fight, shelling and shooting at each other. …read more Source: International Business...

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with eastern separatists
    May07

    Five Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes with eastern separatists

    One of deadliest days since ceasefire agreement comes as government and representatives from rebel groups meet in Belarus to seek diplomatic settlement. …read more Source: Toronto...

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink
    May06

    In Ukraine, 5 Troops Killed as Cease-fire Teeters on Brink

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. Army spokesman Andriy Lysenko said four soldiers died when their armored vehicle hit a mine near the front line town of Avdiivka....

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Talks On Shaky truce
    May06

    Ukraine, Rebels Hold Talks On Shaky truce

    Ukrainian and separatist representatives have met in Minsk for the first time since the two sides signed a peace deal in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015
    May06

    Women’s Tribunal, Sarajevo 2015

    I am a Woman in Black from Belgrade. I was one of the organizers of the the first feminist conference in East Europe, Drug-ca Zena in 1978 in Belgrade. I am also the author of “The Diary of the Political Idiot,” maybe the first war diary written by a woman distributed over the Internet. In 2005, I happened to be in New York at the UN...

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia
    May06

    Ukraine erects rickety stretch of fences along eastern border in First-World-War-style defence against Russia

    A little more than a year and-a-half ago, the very idea of creating such fortifications — reminiscent of World War I trench warfare — would have struck many as perverse …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay
    May06

    Top EU Official Confident Britain Will Stay

    The European Union’s foreign policy chief said that she was confident Britain would remain within the bloc as it was in the interests of both the EU and Britain, which goes to the polls on Thursday. The stakes are higher than usual for the election because of a rare confluence of factors which mean Britain’s future in the EU, as well...

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine
    May06

    At Least 42 Ceasefire Violations in Six Hours in Ukraine

    Both pro-government and pro-Russian sides have reported increasingly intense fire in eastern Ukraine, despite the ceasefire still being in place. Ukraine’s defence forces in the war stricken Donbas region, referred to as the Anti-Terrorist Operations units (ATO), accused the rebels today of violating the agreement 42 times in only six hours...