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    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President
    May12

    ‘What Does Moscow Want?’ Asks Georgian President

    The former Soviet republics of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are moving inexorably from the orbit of a Russian state that promotes values fundamentally alien to its neighbors, according to Georgia’s president. President Georgy Margvelashvili told Reuters in an interview that Russia, which crushed Georgian forces in a 2008 five-day war, could...

    A former congressman mistakenly blamed Islam when he couldn’t buy booze at Walmart
    May12

    A former congressman mistakenly blamed Islam when he couldn’t buy booze at Walmart

    Former Rep. Allen West (R-Florida) apparently made an embarrassing error after he couldn’t buy alcohol from a particular Walmart cashier in Dallas, Texas. In a since-updated blog post on his site, the conservative firebrand suggested on Monday that he wasn’t allow to purchase booze from the employee because the cashier was Muslim and...

    Nemstov allies’ report cites Russian involvement in Ukraine
    May12

    Nemstov allies’ report cites Russian involvement in Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, May 12 (UPI) — At least 220 Russian soldiers have died in fighting in Ukraine, a report released Tuesday by colleagues of slain activist Boris Nemtsov said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Georgian President: Russia is Alien To Us
    May12

    Georgian President: Russia is Alien To Us

    Shockingly enough, it turns out that bold irredentist moves by the biggest country in a region tend to spook its neighbors. That, at least, is the tone set by Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili as he spoke to reporters during his first trip to Brussels to meet with EU and NATO officials.On the precedent of Ukraine: “A country that is...

    Russian opposition: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine
    May12

    Russian opposition: 220 Russian soldiers died in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition activists published a report Tuesday that they claim proves that Russia is deeply involved in the war in Ukraine, seeking to counter overwhelming state media reports casting the events as a local uprising against the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: CNS...

    Kerry and Putin discuss Ukraine in Russia
    May12

    Kerry and Putin discuss Ukraine in Russia

    Meeting comes amid report that slain opposition leader documented Russian role in Ukraine. …read more Source: USA...

    Kerry Meets Putin to Gauge Russia’s Flexibility on Ukraine Involvement, Syria President
    May12

    Kerry Meets Putin to Gauge Russia’s Flexibility on Ukraine Involvement, Syria President

    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to probe Russia’s willingness to curb its involvement in Ukraine and its backing of Syria’s president. Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for more than four hours before he sat down with Putin in the Black Sea...

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov
    May12

    Kerry in Russia Meeting Putin, Lavrov

    U.S. Secretary of State John met Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday in the resort city of Sochi, in Kerry’s first visit to Russia since relations soured over sharp disagreements on Ukraine and Syria. Before sitting down with Putin, Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for more than four hours in what was then the...

    Focus on Islamic State and Libya as NATO foreign ministers meet
    May12

    Focus on Islamic State and Libya as NATO foreign ministers meet

    By Adrian Croft ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – Preoccupied for more than a year by the Ukraine crisis, NATO foreign ministers meeting in… …read more Source:...

    Russian Opposition: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine
    May12

    Russian Opposition: 220 Russian Soldiers Died in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Russian opposition activists published a report Tuesday that they claim proves that Russia is deeply involved in the war in Ukraine, seeking to counter overwhelming state media reports casting the events as a local uprising against the Ukrainian government. Prominent Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was working on the report, entitled...