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    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval
    May04

    UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day events, despite Ukraine disapproval

    The U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Out of Kiev’s Hands
    May04

    Out of Kiev’s Hands

    The Russian-occupied Donbass enclave in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of economic and social collapse. That grave fact casts the Russo-Ukrainian war in a different light. Normally, wars are fought over prize territory: winners gain it, losers lose it. In this case, the implosion of the Donbass means that whoever controls the enclave is, in...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015
    May04

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, May 4, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Farah Samti reports from Tunisia on how the country’s new freedoms have enabled LGBTs to speak out — and conservative forces to strike back. Paramenda Bhagat shows how the Nepal earthquake has also laid bare the country’s intractable political dysfunction....

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists
    May04

    Finland Sends Letters To Reservists

    The Finnish military has begun sending letters to some 900,000 reservists amid increased tensions between the Nordic states and Russia over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs
    May04

    In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs

    DONETSK, Ukraine — The light illuminating the dilapidated halls of Hospital 21 filters through half-boarded-up windows. Electricity has been out in the hospital for more than six months. Hospital 21, in Donetsk’s Kievsky district, is only half a mile away from Donetsk’s airport — the scene of a four-month-long battle between fighters...

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic rose sharply in 2014
    May04

    Anti-Semitic incidents in Czech Republic rose sharply in 2014

    PRAGUE (JTA) — The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic rose by more than 200 percent last year, according to an annual report on anti-Semitism. Prague’s Jewish community released the report on Monday. In 2014, 46 such incidents were registered across the country, compared to 13 incidents the previous year. An escalation...

    North Korea Officially Shuts Down Speculation Of A Kim Jong Un Trip To Moscow
    May04

    North Korea Officially Shuts Down Speculation Of A Kim Jong Un Trip To Moscow

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month’s Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut. Moscow said in March that Kim was among dozens of world leaders invited to the May...

    Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east
    May04

    Ukraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal. …read more Source: CNS...

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry
    May04

    Airing Putin’s Dirty Laundry

    Despite the hopes of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Russia has returned as a security threat to its neighbors, to the Unites States, and to our allies. No one believes that Russia is now on a path to becoming a peaceful liberal democracy that respects national sovereignty, human rights, and free speech.The new Russian threat is not...

    Situation Report: Syria op chief profiled; Yemen continues to fester; lots of defense biz news and so much more
    May04

    Situation Report: Syria op chief profiled; Yemen continues to fester; lots of defense biz news and so much more

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson Our Way to Fall. The two-star U.S. Army general in charge of training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels has been working his way up in the shadowy world of special operations and intelligence for decades, writes FP’s Sean Naylor in what is without a doubt the most in-depth look at the career of Maj....