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    Ukraine’s new law calls for demolishing monuments to erase its Soviet past
    May16

    Ukraine’s new law calls for demolishing monuments to erase its Soviet past

    An ideological spring cleaning of sorts is set to begin in Ukraine, after President Petro Poroshenko signed controversial legislation on Friday intended to rid the country of symbols from its Soviet past. The legislation, passed by Parliament on April 9, condemns the communist authorities that governed from 1917 to 1991 as a criminal regime. It...

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite fails after launch

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Fresh Rebel Attacks
    May16

    Ukrainian Soldier Killed In Fresh Rebel Attacks

    The Ukrainian military says one serviceman has been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern and southeastern Ukraine in violation of a cease-fire. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed Saturday in Siberia shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been marred by a series of launch failures. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed Saturday in Siberia shortly after its launch – the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been marred by a series of launch failures…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia
    May16

    Russian rocket carrying Mexican satellite crashes in Siberia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned and crashed Saturday in Siberia shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been marred by a series of launch failures. The Interfax news agency quoted industry sources saying the crash could...

    Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises
    May16

    Fearing Russian expansion, Baltic nations step up military exercises

    TAPA, Estonia — A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula because he said he feared NATO’s expansion. This week, U.S. tanks were cutting up the Estonian countryside just 65 miles from the Russian border in response to local fears about Russia’s expansionism. Read full article >>...

    Russian Tycoon Taps Ex-Swedish Foreign Minister And Kremlin Critic As Adviser
    May16

    Russian Tycoon Taps Ex-Swedish Foreign Minister And Kremlin Critic As Adviser

    Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman’s LetterOne Group has named former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, as an adviser to its board. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Signs Legislation Banning Communist, Nazi Propaganda
    May16

    Poroshenko Signs Legislation Banning Communist, Nazi Propaganda

    President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law legislation banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Meet some of the people who want to give Eugene Melnyk part of their liver
    May16

    Meet some of the people who want to give Eugene Melnyk part of their liver

    About 1,000 people have contacted and Ottawa Senators about becoming a living donor to team owner Eugene Melnyk. The Citizen spoke to two people who took the next step and filled out the 11-page form and faxed it in: Dr. John Kershman, 60, forwarded his information the University Health Network to be considered as a liver donor to Eugene Melnyk....