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    Russia to build its own carriers similar to France’s Mistral-class vessels
    May29

    Russia to build its own carriers similar to France’s Mistral-class vessels

    The ongoing saga about the Mistral-class amphibious/helicopter carriers continues. Russian military industry officials now say Russia will build its own carriers to replace the ones that France is refusing to deliver because of the situation in Ukraine. “We have these types of ships planned but we will build them a bit differently,” Oleg...

    Ivanovic in hurry, Cornet wins error show
    May29

    Ivanovic in hurry, Cornet wins error show

    Paris (AFP) – Former champion Ana Ivanovic reached the French Open last 16 Friday in just 53 minutes while Alize Cornet kept home hopes alive by making the second week for the first time.Serbian seventh seed Ivanovic, the 2008 champion at Roland Garros, triumphed over 18-year-old Croatian opponent Donna Vekic 6-0, 6-3.In dramatic contrast,...

    Situation Report: Chinese drones and Russian paranoia; Congress angry over anthrax; and lots more
    May29

    Situation Report: Chinese drones and Russian paranoia; Congress angry over anthrax; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Let’s recap. With Iraq taking up so much of the national security bandwidth lately, some pretty significant events in Ukraine, Russia, and in the South China Sea haven’t received the attention they deserve in SitRep. But with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Asia this week for the Shangri-La Dialogue...

    Putin’s new directive: Don’t mention the war, and Friday’s other reasons to fear for humanity
    May29

    Putin’s new directive: Don’t mention the war, and Friday’s other reasons to fear for humanity

    1. Add ‘$1,000 pay cut’ to that ‘tax on everything’ Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESSStephen Harper and Joe Oliver: The budget they’re holding included no mention of voluntary CPP plan. Stephen Harper is calling the Liberal plan for a mandatory increase in the Canada Pension Plan “a $1,000 pay cut.” It’s a pretty typical...

    Deaths in Ukraine Aren’t Putin’s Priority
    May29

    Deaths in Ukraine Aren’t Putin’s Priority

    The Russian president is more worried about maintaining deniability for the sake of Western negotiating partners than about keeping information on war dead from Russians …read more Source:...

    Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow
    May29

    Special Report: Russian fighters, caught in Ukraine, cast adrift by Moscow

    By Maria Tsvetkova KIEV (Reuters) – From his hospital bed in the Ukrainian capital, Russian fighter Alexander Alexandrov feels abandoned by… …read more Source:...

    Greece looms large over final day of G7 finance meeting
    May29

    Greece looms large over final day of G7 finance meeting

    Dresden (Germany) (AFP) – Greece’s fate in the euro area continued to cast a shadow over the second and final day of a Group of Seven finance ministers meeting in Dresden Friday with still no sign of a deal in sight.The governor of the Bank of Japan Haruhiko Kuroda — who is attending the meeting — warned of the...

    Separatist Leader Pledges To Retake Ukrainian Towns
    May29

    Separatist Leader Pledges To Retake Ukrainian Towns

    A self-proclaimed leader of the pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has pledged to take control of cities controlled by Ukraine’s government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ruble rebound threatens ‘Made in Russia’ industry revival
    May29

    Ruble rebound threatens ‘Made in Russia’ industry revival

    Russian sectors, from building materials to craft beer, took advantage of the ruble’s drop to undercut better-known imported rivals and gain a bigger domestic market share. Oil companies were also helped, as they sell their product for dollars but have many expenses in rubles, helping to temper the financial pain from lower crude prices....

    Bomb damages sweet shop belonging to Ukraine president’s Roshen chain
    May29

    Bomb damages sweet shop belonging to Ukraine president’s Roshen chain

    KIEV (Reuters) – A bomb exploded outside a sweet shop in Kiev that is owned by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s Roshen chain, police… …read more Source:...