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    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final
    May15

    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final

    Paris (AFP) – Holders Sevilla, who crushed Fiorentina, face unheralded Ukrainians Dnipro in the Europa League final in Warsaw on May 27.The finalists progress to the Polish capital finale in wildly contrasting fashions.Sevilla, seeking a record fourth success in the competition, were firmly in the driving seat after last week’s 3-0...

    Russia-US Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain
    May15

    Russia-US Dialogue Elevated, But Ukraine Tensions Remain

    Political analysts agree the four-hour meeting this week between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin was a step up in contact between the two countries. Despite tensions over Ukraine, the two sides hold regular discussions, including president-to-president phone calls and numerous meetings between their top...

    Children in southern Russia put on WWII Victory Day parade
    May14

    Children in southern Russia put on WWII Victory Day parade

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of children have walked past medal-bedecked Russian veterans in a parade marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazis’ defeat in World War II. Thursday’s parade in the city of Rostov-on-Don, 100 kilometers (60 miles) east of the Ukraine border, featured preschoolers riding three-wheeled bikes while...

    Baltics Demand a NATO Presence
    May14

    Baltics Demand a NATO Presence

    The Baltic nations, rattled by Russian moves in Ukraine, will ask NATO to permanently station troops in their countries. A Lithuanian army spokesman said that the request would be put in a letter to the Supreme NATO Allied Commander Europe, and would be for at least a brigade—3,000 to 5,000 troops—to be put in each country. The U.S. currently...

    Russia moves closer to India and China – joint military exercises planned later this year
    May14

    Russia moves closer to India and China – joint military exercises planned later this year

    Russia is in the process of moving closer economically and militarily to India and China as it deals with sanctions from Western countries over the situation in Ukraine. While Western leaders boycotted May 9 ceremonies in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis, Chinese and Indian leaders were high profile at the event. In...

    Crimean Prosecutors Seek Four-Year Prison Term For Maidan Activist
    May14

    Crimean Prosecutors Seek Four-Year Prison Term For Maidan Activist

    ​Crimea’s prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for a man accused of attacking a Ukrainian security officer in Kyiv during the February 2014 protests in Kyiv against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Remove Banned Grad Rockets And Artillery From Storage In East Ukraine, Says OSCE
    May14

    Pro-Russian Rebels Remove Banned Grad Rockets And Artillery From Storage In East Ukraine, Says OSCE

    Pro-Russian rebels have removed grad rockets and artillery banned under the eastern Ukraine ceasefire agreement from storage units in the contested region of Donbas, claims a report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the group charged with overseeing the ceasefire. …read more Source: International Business...

    NATO, EU to Work Together to Counter Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Warfare
    May14

    NATO, EU to Work Together to Counter Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Warfare

    NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid warfare” – the blend of unidentified troops, propaganda and economic pressure that the military alliance says Russia has used against Ukraine. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini also briefed NATO foreign ministers meeting in Turkey on her plans...

    Poroshenko: no peace in Ukraine until Russian withdrawal
    May14

    Poroshenko: no peace in Ukraine until Russian withdrawal

    Ed AdamczykBERLIN, May 14 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was critical of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, saying peace was only possible after Russian troops leave. …read more Source: United Press...

    NATO, EU To Work Together To Counter ‘Hybrid’ Warfare
    May14

    NATO, EU To Work Together To Counter ‘Hybrid’ Warfare

    NATO and the EU have agreed to tighten cooperation against the “hybrid warfare” that the military alliance says Russia has used against Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...