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    Crimean Court Jails Maidan Activist
    May15

    Crimean Court Jails Maidan Activist

    A court in the Crimean capital has sentenced a Maidan activist to four years and two months in jail over an attack on a security troop 15 months ago, at the height of the unrest that ultimately unseated Ukraine’s president. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia To Boost Military Presence In Crimea
    May15

    Russia To Boost Military Presence In Crimea

    Russia’s envoy to NATO says his country will boost its military presence in Crimea given the alliance’s plans to expand in Eastern Europe. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Marco Rubio Is No Jack Kennedy – and We Don’t Need One, Either
    May15

    Marco Rubio Is No Jack Kennedy – and We Don’t Need One, Either

    Marco Rubio, the Republican presidential hopeful from Florida, opened his remarks to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) earlier this week by quoting from the last speech President John F. Kennedy gave before his assassination. Kennedy had insisted that by making America stronger he had advanced the cause of world peace. By contrast, Rubio...

    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars
    May15

    Businesses Torched Amid Deepening Crackdown On Crimean Tatars

    Members of the Muslim Crimean Tatar minority say the enterprises that bring them their livelihood have become targets in a persistent clampdown since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict
    May15

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict

    Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll
    May15

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracts 17.6 Pct as Conflict Takes Toll
    May15

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracts 17.6 Pct as Conflict Takes Toll

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015
    May15

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukraine economy shrunk 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year, sapped by continuing violence in its eastern industrial heartland, the national statistics agency said Friday.The fall in Q1 GDP was 6.5 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, Ukraine’s state statistics...

    Russia Ready To Take Cash From France Instead Of Warships
    May15

    Russia Ready To Take Cash From France Instead Of Warships

    Russia says it is ready to take cash from France instead of two warships. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Situation Report: More on bombers to Australia; Chinese drones to Jordan; and European forces to Libya
    May15

    Situation Report: More on bombers to Australia; Chinese drones to Jordan; and European forces to Libya

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson The flap over Down Under. The comments by a senior U.S. Defense Department official about American B-1 bombers and surveillance planes possibly being stationed in Australia have caused quite a stir Down Under, where defense officials maintain that “the official misspoke.” But neither Australian nor American...