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    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia
    May22

    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source: CNS...

    OSCE: Fighters Captured In Ukraine Admit To Serving In Russia Army
    May22

    OSCE: Fighters Captured In Ukraine Admit To Serving In Russia Army

    European mediators in the Ukrainian crisis say two men captured by Kyiv’s troops had confessed to being members of the Russian armed forces sent in to back up pro-Moscow separatist fighters. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
    May21

    Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land

    Few Western observers took notice when Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko signed a package of laws last Friday. They should have. The laws, which were rushed through parliament without public debate, strive to provide the country with a …read more Source: The New...

    EU Seeks To Keep Eastern Partnership On Track
    May21

    EU Seeks To Keep Eastern Partnership On Track

    The European Union on May 21 reassured its six Eastern European partners that the 28-nation bloc “is as committed as ever” to building closer reations with them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Letters: Memorials and hospitals
    May21

    Letters: Memorials and hospitals

    Memorials that evoke In a leafy wooded area just by Gander Lake, Newfoundland, stands a bronze sculpture of an American serviceman. On either side of him a small child holds his hand. This poignant little group is a memorial to the 248 American soldiers who perished in a plane crash on December 12, 1985, just after takeoff. They were going home...

    2 Men Captured in Ukraine Admit to Being Russian Soldiers, Monitoring Group Says
    May21

    2 Men Captured in Ukraine Admit to Being Russian Soldiers, Monitoring Group Says

    Diplomats from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe interviewed the two men in a hospital in Kiev. Russia has denied they are active duty soldiers. …read more Source: The New York...

    A Nation of Snitches
    May21

    A Nation of Snitches

    Graphic created by EFF Senior Designer Hugh D’Andrade. A totalitarian state is only as strong as its informants. And the United States has a lot of them. They read our emails. They listen to, download and store our phone calls. They photograph us on street corners, on subway platforms, in stores, on highways and in public and private...

    SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
    May21

    SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

    Miami (AFP) – SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the white capsule floating away from...

    Swedish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Near Border
    May21

    Swedish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Near Border

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on Thursday, Sweden’s military said. Relations between the West and Russia have soured as a result of Moscow’s role in the conflict inUkraine and its annexation of Crimea,...

    9 reasons why it’s better to be a tourist than a traveler
    May21

    9 reasons why it’s better to be a tourist than a traveler

    Nowadays, there seems to be a raging debate about the differentiation between “tourists” and “travelers.” Tourists are believed to be culturally insensitive, unwilling to step out of their comfort zones, and always traveling in packs. Travelers, on the other hand, are lauded for their adventurous and independent spirit, their insatiable...