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    Russian missile-maker appealing EU sanctions
    May26

    Russian missile-maker appealing EU sanctions

    Richard TomkinsMOSCOW, May 26 (UPI) — A German law firm has been retained by a Russian company to appeal EU sanctions. …read more Source: United Press...

    REPORTS: Russia abandons its Mistral warship deal with France
    May26

    REPORTS: Russia abandons its Mistral warship deal with France

    Russia has given up on its €1.2 billion deal for two Mistral-class helicopter carriers with France, according to reports. Following Russia’s alleged role in supporting separatist militia in eastern Ukraine, French President François Hollande had imposed two conditions necessary for the sale. These were a cease-fire that was being observed...

    Dozens Of Eastern European Women Trafficked To West For Sham Marriages Each Year
    May26

    Dozens Of Eastern European Women Trafficked To West For Sham Marriages Each Year

    LONDON (AP) — Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in...

    Putin: Russia Should not Cut Itself off From Foreign Investment
    May26

    Putin: Russia Should not Cut Itself off From Foreign Investment

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the country should not cut itself of from foreign investment and technologies. “We should not, on any account, cut ourselves off” from the kind of foreign investment and technology that can drive economic growth, Putin told a conference of business people. After annexing Ukraine’s...

    Huge Air Force Drill Under Way in Russia
    May26

    Huge Air Force Drill Under Way in Russia

    Russia’s Defense Ministry says it has kicked off air force exercises in the Ural mountains and western Siberia involving 12,000 soldiers and 250 aircraft. The manoeuvres, which began on May 25 and are to last until May 28, are meant to help the military prepare for a larger drill in September, called Tsentr-2015. After Moscow’s...

    Six Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    May26

    Six Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Officials say four pro-Russian rebels, a Ukrainian soldier, and one civilian were killed in clashes that broke out over the past 24 hours in violation of a February truce deal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Burns His Dead to Hide Ukraine Aggression
    May26

    Putin Burns His Dead to Hide Ukraine Aggression

    Mobile crematoriums are the latest Russian ruse. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s dream of reuniting the Russian empire is falling apart
    May26

    Putin’s dream of reuniting the Russian empire is falling apart

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s dream of uniting the self-declared separatist republics in eastern Ukraine under the banner of Novorossiya, or New Russia, was put on hold indefinitely last week as Moscow moves to abide by the terms of February’s ceasefire deal. Last week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russian...

    Russia begins massive air force exercise
    May26

    Russia begins massive air force exercise

    Russia’s military forces have begun a large exercise involving around 250 aircraft and 12,000 service personnel, according to its defence ministry. The ministry described the four-day drill as a “massive surprise inspection”, to check combat readiness. The tests began on the same day as Nato and some of its partners started an Arctic...

    Rohingya Survivors Speak of Their Ordeals as 139 Suspected Graves are Found in Malaysia
    May26

    Rohingya Survivors Speak of Their Ordeals as 139 Suspected Graves are Found in Malaysia

    Less than a kilometer from Malaysia’s border with Thailand, the trappings of death are littered across the jungle: a stretcher made of branches to carry bodies, reams of white cloth used to wrap the deceased in Muslim tradition and, most menacing of all, empty boxes for 9 mm bullets. On May 25, Malaysia’s Inspector General of Police,...