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    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness
    May27

    Exclusive: Russia masses heavy firepower on border with Ukraine – witness

    By Maria Tsvetkova KHUTOR CHKALOVA, Russia (Reuters) – Russia’s army is massing troops and hundreds of pieces of weaponry including mobile… …read more Source:...

    Biden: US Stands With Ukraine to Fight Russian Aggression
    May27

    Biden: US Stands With Ukraine to Fight Russian Aggression

    The United States will stand by Ukraine to fight Russian aggression, which has become a prominent consideration for European security, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. Speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Biden said that supporting Ukraine is important for the future of the country, for the future of European security...

    Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea
    May27

    Russian divers report ancient ship find near Crimea

    Moscow (AFP) – A group of Russian divers said Wednesday they had found Byzantine-era ship wreckage in the Black Sea off Crimea that included a trove of 10th century pottery.The wreck was discovered off the coast of Sevastopol in Crimea, the peninsula with a rich history that Russia annexed last year from Ukraine, and could have come from a...

    Ukraine must keep up fight against corruption -VP Biden
    May27

    Ukraine must keep up fight against corruption -VP Biden

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government needs to investigate and prosecute corruption at all levels and implement… …read more Source:...

    WATCH: ‘Dramatic evidence’ of Ukraine ceasefire violation
    May27

    WATCH: ‘Dramatic evidence’ of Ukraine ceasefire violation

    A top NATO advisor said Ukrainian forces face “continual attacks,” as video emerged from a purported battle with Russian-backed separatists that would be in violation of a three-month ceasefire. …read more Source: Global...

    Russia Sees U.S. Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal
    May27

    Russia Sees U.S. Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal

    Russian officials were quick to claim Wednesday that a U.S. conspiracy is behind the corruption scandal that shook the world of international soccer. Early that morning, police in Switzerland complied with a U.S. request to arrest nine senior officials at FIFA, the sport’s governing body, as part of a far-reaching probe into decades of...

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions
    May27

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama administration is trying to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your Historic Role Models
    May27

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your Historic Role Models

    In the midst of tumultuous political and social ferment, as well as escalating military conflict with Russian-backed separatists, Ukraine is casting about for a national identity. What are the country’s relevant values and symbols? As a relatively new and independent nation, Ukraine is seeking to answer such profound and pressing questions....

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions
    May27

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama administration is trying to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions
    May27

    Biden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama… …read more Source:...