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    The Russian government is taking on Android and the iPhone with its own mobile operating system
    May25

    The Russian government is taking on Android and the iPhone with its own mobile operating system

    The global smartphone race is largely a two-horse race between two American companies, Apple and Google — and the Russian government isn’t happy. The Russian minister of communications has announced plans to develop a new, Russian-built mobile operating system (OS), ZDNet reports, citing a report on the Russian-language news site RBC....

    After the Summit
    May25

    After the Summit

    The just-concluded Riga summit of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership delivered a clear message: the EU has no desire to offer any meaningful prospects of membership to the six partners (though only three, Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia, are really in play). Without this overarching inducement, the Eastern Partnership will soon...

    Briefing: Endgame Diplomacy
    May25

    Briefing: Endgame Diplomacy

    The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted
    May25

    RFE/RL Journalists Assaulted

    Journalists from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service were assaulted by an unknown man while filming at a company headquarters near Odessa. The team were investigating a $3 million tender for licence plates issued by the Interior Ministry, which has been won by a company with no previous record of making licence plates. During the assault, captured...

    U.S., European Fighter Jets Begin Arctic Exercise Near Russia
    May25

    U.S., European Fighter Jets Begin Arctic Exercise Near Russia

    OSLO (Reuters) – About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic...

    Tremors in Europe
    May25

    Tremors in Europe

    Another European election, another surprise: Andrzej Duda stunned observers by sweeping Bronislaw Komorowski in Poland’s presidential elections. Duda, a member of the right-wing Law and Justice party, is projected to have won 52%-48%, pushing out the centrist Komorowski, whose party has been at Poland’s helm for eight years. The...

    US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia
    May25

    US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia

    About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic nations near Russia. It...

    About 100 US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia
    May25

    About 100 US, European Jets Join Arctic Exercise Near Russia

    About 100 fighter jets from the United States and eight European nations began an Arctic training exercise in the Nordic nations on Monday, a region worried by increased Russian military activity. The exercise, based in the north of Norway, Sweden and Finland with 4,000 personnel, is meant to test cooperation among Arctic nations near Russia. It...

    The Mysterious Assassination Of A Rebel Commander In Ukraine
    May25

    The Mysterious Assassination Of A Rebel Commander In Ukraine

    The assassination of Aleksei Mozgovoi, a separatist commander in eastern Ukraine and proponent of the idea of an independent Novorossia, has led to a lot of finger pointing. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In tiny Moldova, hints of a ‘federalized’ Ukraine’s future
    May25

    In tiny Moldova, hints of a ‘federalized’ Ukraine’s future

    Gagauzia, an autonomous region in southern Moldova, looks to Moscow before the West, much as Ukraine’s restive east does. And the poor, agricultural region could show the problems a federalized Donbass might face. …read more Source: Christian Science...