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    Russia seeks extradition of alleged Nazi war criminal living in Quebec
    May09

    Russia seeks extradition of alleged Nazi war criminal living in Quebec

    Russian authorities are asking Canada to extradite an alleged war criminal of Ukrainian ancestry who’s lived here for more than 60 years, a request that appears designed to embarrass Ottawa while relations with Moscow remain frosty over President Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: National...

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott
    May09

    Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott

    Russia is staging its biggest military parade, marking 70 years of victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Thousands of troops are marching on Red Square in Moscow, and new armour being displayed for the first time. More than 20 heads of states are in Moscow, but many world leaders are boycotting the event because of Russia’s role in...

    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade
    May09

    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia readied for a grandiose Red Square military parade Saturday to mark 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but Western leaders were going to stay away due to the Ukraine crisis.New tanks, mammoth nuclear missile systems and some 16,000 troops were set to sweep past the Kremlin under the gaze of...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll
    May09

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll

    Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge
    May09

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge

    MOSCOW — When prosecutors and police officers from the anti-extremism division showed up at Dmitry Lazarenko’s antique shop in Sochi a few months ago, they took him by surprise. After rummaging through the wares in the small space he keeps with two other collectors, they accused him of spreading Nazi propaganda before seizing a World War...

    UK General Election Results: Europe Reacts
    May09

    UK General Election Results: Europe Reacts

    As the aftermath of last night’s UK general election continues to grip the British media, pundits across Europe have also been keeping a keen eye on Westminster over the last 24 hours. In an unexpected turn of events, David Cameron’s Conservative party won the necessary 326 seats required to form a majority government, despite the...

    70 Years After VE Day, the Last Witnesses Remember
    May09

    70 Years After VE Day, the Last Witnesses Remember

    On 7 May, in a red brick school house in the French city of Reims, General Alfred Jodl signed an instrument of surrender on behalf of the German armed forces. The following day, Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signed a another surrender document with Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov at Karlshorst in Berlin. A week earlier, on the afternoon of Friday 30...

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war
    May09

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

    Ukraine’s president says almost 7,000 civilians killed by war with separatists in the east …read more Source:...

    Europe marks 70 years since Nazi defeat
    May09

    Europe marks 70 years since Nazi defeat

    Secretary of State John Kerry joined French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in a sign of appreciation for the American role in liberating France from German occupation. Other ceremonies took place around Europe, including in Poland, where President Bronislaw Komorowski was joined by U.N....

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia
    May08

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia

    A few months ago, bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia were on the upswing, buoyed by a close bond between their two presidents. Now, there is speculation that a serious rift is developing between the two countries, although powerful economic ties remain a unifying force. Fueling the speculation was President Vladimir Putin’s...