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    Hollande, Merkel Call For ‘Rapid’ Implementation Of Minsk Deal
    May29

    Hollande, Merkel Call For ‘Rapid’ Implementation Of Minsk Deal

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “rapidly” implement measures agreed under the Minsk cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cash-strapped Ukraine inches toward crucial debt deal
    May29

    Cash-strapped Ukraine inches toward crucial debt deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s finance minister said on Friday that Kiev and its private creditors were about to launch direct debt restructuring negotiations that could save the war-torn country from a devastating default.Natalie Jaresko’s comments came as the ex-Soviet state’s pro-Western leadership races to meet a late June...

    Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!
    May29

    Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle entrepreneurial initiative worked!

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Amid modest economic growth worldwide, East Asia still leads the way. That’ s according to the UN’s updated “World Economic Situation Prospects” where the global economic growth is expected to […] The post Good news on the global economy: Government programs to stifle...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth
    May29

    Leonid Bershidsky: Putin’s latest decree reflects Russians’ lack of interest in the truth

    News of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to classify more data on Russian military losses prompted many in Russia, Ukraine and the West to draw the facile conclusion that he acted to hide the casualties of his hybrid war on Ukraine. Putin, however, is doing something worse than that: He’s telling the country he has ruled...

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time
    May29

    ‘Kremlin trolls’ tilting the balance of power towards Putin, one blog at a time

    The operation that has worried the EU is drawing Serbia away from its EU membership path, convinced people that Ukraine is neo-Nazi and Putin was right to annex Crimea. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims
    May29

    Ukraine, US Plotting To Use Chemical Weapons Against Donetsk Rebels, Russian Media Claims

    The Defense Ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) claimed Friday that Kiev forces were preparing to use chemical weapons against the pro-Russia rebels. The ministry’s official spokesman, Eduard Basurin, said Ukrainian Armed Forces had begun in recent weeks to strengthen security within its facilities and...

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv
    May29

    Ukrainian Forces Dig In For Potential Conflict In Kharkiv

    Military forces in Kharkiv have dug a network of trenches to provide shelter if fighting with separatists should reach the northeastern Ukrainian city. But even within the military ranks, there’s disagreement on whether the defensive measures are necessary — or largely for show. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...

    Near Donetsk, a Rift Frozen in Time
    May29

    Near Donetsk, a Rift Frozen in Time

    For months, a billionaire-funded Ukrainian militia and whip-wielding Cossacks have been locked in a war of waiting near the long-contested Donetsk airport. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?
    May29

    Putin classifies Russian soldiers’ deaths. Is it all about Ukraine?

    The Kremlin has long denied having troops deployed in Russia, despite recurring evidence thereof. Putin’s decision to classify information about military casualties during peacetime “special operations” may be meant to end further questioning. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East
    May29

    Ukrainian Bloggers Hunt Down Russian Soldiers In War-Torn East

    Ukrainian bloggers are using social networks to track down alleged Russian soldiers fighting alongside separatist rebels in Ukraine’s east. They say they are building a damning case against Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...