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    What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives
    May09

    What Republicans Can Learn From British Conservatives

    Luke MacGregor / Reuters Stephen Harper in Canada. Tony Abbott in Australia. John Key in New Zealand. And now, impressively re-elected, a second-term David Cameron in the United Kingdom. Center-right leaders are in charge of every one of America’s closest English-speaking allies. Only in the United States does the liberal left govern. With...

    Ex-NATO Chief: ‘We Will Never Reconcile’ With Russia Over Ukraine
    May09

    Ex-NATO Chief: ‘We Will Never Reconcile’ With Russia Over Ukraine

    As Moscow marks 70 years since the allied victory over Hitler, NPR’s Scott Simon talks to former NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen about the West’s frayed relations with Russia.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home
    May09

    Russia Holds WWII Remembrance; Western Leaders Stay Home

    NPR’s Corey Flintoff tells NPR’s Scott Simon about Russia’s celebration of the victory over Hitler 70 years ago Saturday. Western leaders stayed away to protest Russian moves on Ukraine.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day
    May09

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies – the United States, Britain and...

    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade
    May09

    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies — the United States, Britain and France...

    Russia seeks extradition of alleged Nazi war criminal living in Quebec
    May09

    Russia seeks extradition of alleged Nazi war criminal living in Quebec

    Russian authorities are asking Canada to extradite an alleged war criminal of Ukrainian ancestry who’s lived here for more than 60 years, a request that appears designed to embarrass Ottawa while relations with Moscow remain frosty over President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: National...

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott
    May09

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott

    Russia is staging its biggest military parade, marking 70 years of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Thousands of troops are marching on Red Square in Moscow, and new armour being displayed for the first time. More than 20 heads of states are in Moscow, but many world leaders are boycotting the event because of Russia’s role in...

    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade
    May09

    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia readied for a grandiose Red Square military parade Saturday to mark 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but Western leaders were going to stay away due to the Ukraine crisis.New tanks, mammoth nuclear missile systems and some 16,000 troops were set to sweep past the Kremlin under the gaze of...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll
    May09

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll

    Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge
    May09

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge

    MOSCOW — When prosecutors and police officers from the anti-extremism division showed up at Dmitry Lazarenko’s antique shop in Sochi a few months ago, they took him by surprise. After rummaging through the wares in the small space he keeps with two other collectors, they accused him of spreading Nazi propaganda before seizing a World War...