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    The Mother Courage of Ukraine
    May21

    The Mother Courage of Ukraine

    A woman takes the lead defending her city against Russian-backed separatists. But her biggest enemies may be duplicitous oligarchs ostensibly fighting for the same cause. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia
    May21

    Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. Kiev also produced what it claimed was fresh confirmation of involvement by Russian intelligence in sowing unrest in breakaway...

    Ukraine lawmakers tear up military co-operation agreement with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine lawmakers tear up military co-operation agreement with Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military co-operation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signalling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source: CTV...

    Kyrgyzstan Joins Russia-Led Trade Bloc
    May21

    Kyrgyzstan Joins Russia-Led Trade Bloc

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstanv— The Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan has joined the Eurasian Economic Union, a Russia-led trade bloc. President Almazbek Atambayev on Thursday signed the law ratifying Kyrgyzstan’s entry, joining Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Belarus. The union aims to create a single market for the free movement of goods and...

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia
    May21

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source:...

    Change To Summit Text Could Buoy EU Partners Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
    May21

    Change To Summit Text Could Buoy EU Partners Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine

    A last-minute amendment to a draft text by EU members and six of their eastern neighbors gathering for a summit in Riga could spell good news for Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls G8 An ‘Informal Club’ After Germany’s Merkel Calls Russia’s Return ‘Unimaginable’
    May21

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls G8 An ‘Informal Club’ After Germany’s Merkel Calls Russia’s Return ‘Unimaginable’

    More than a year after being suspended from the G8 over Crimea’s annexation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the group an “informal club” and said Thursday that nobody had actually expelled Russia. His comments come after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier in the day that Russia is not allowed to join the meetings of...

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia
    May21

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. The five cooperation agreements scrapped by the Verkhovna Rada include one giving the Russian military transit rights to reach Moldova, whose...

    Merkel: Russia at Economic Summit ‘Unimaginable’
    May21

    Merkel: Russia at Economic Summit ‘Unimaginable’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it is “unimaginable” for Russia to participate in a meeting of the world’s leading industrialized countries as long as it is involved in the conflict in Ukraine. Speaking to the German Parliament in Berlin Thursday, Merkel said next month’s Group of Seven meeting in Bavaria will not...

    How the Presidential Candidates See America in the World
    May21

    How the Presidential Candidates See America in the World

    The Presidential candidates are finally talking about foreign policy, but, not surprisingly, they aren’t yet saying much. “America must lead. We must combat tyranny and defend freedom. Our allies are counting on us. Our enemies are watching.” We’ve heard all this before. They have good reason, of course, to avoid detailed descriptions...