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    Russia Responds To Germany’s ‘Night Wolves’ Ban, Defends Ultranationalist Biker Gang
    May01

    Russia Responds To Germany’s ‘Night Wolves’ Ban, Defends Ultranationalist Biker Gang

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry responded Friday to Germany’s decision to ban top members of the ultranationalist Russian motorcycle gang known as the “Night Wolves” from entering its territory. Members of the Night Wolves, who earned international scorn for their open support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea last March, planned to...

    Chretien and Putin met Thursday, and now the Harper government wants to know what they talked about
    May01

    Chretien and Putin met Thursday, and now the Harper government wants to know what they talked about

    OTTAWA — The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. And Defence Minister Jason Kenney said he hopes Chretien used the opportunity to deliver the same message the Conservatives always send these days to the Russian leader — get...

    Ukrainian aliyah triples in first quarter of 2015
    May01

    Ukrainian aliyah triples in first quarter of 2015

    (JTA) — Immigration to Israel under its Law of Return increased in the first quarter of 2015 by 41 percent over the corresponding period last year. Approximately a third of the 6,499 newcomers who landed at Ben Gurion Airport in the first three months of 2015 were from Ukraine, and more than half were from the former Soviet Union, according to an...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    May01

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Friday. 1. Chile’s Calbuco volcano has erupted for the third time since last week, prompting an evacuation of 2,500 people. 2. Russia may be readying for a new Ukraine offencive following a recent lull in fighting, a NATO commander said Thursday. 3. Tesla announced Thursday night that it was...

    Austrian Court Rejects U.S. Request To Extradite Ukrainian Oligarch
    May01

    Austrian Court Rejects U.S. Request To Extradite Ukrainian Oligarch

    An Austrian court on April 30 rejected a U.S. request to extradite Ukrainian industrialist Dmytro Firtash to face corruption charges. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine minister wants Canada to send peacekeepers in conflict with Russia
    May01

    Ukraine minister wants Canada to send peacekeepers in conflict with Russia

    Canada is one of the few countries willing to send military trainers to Ukraine, a decision Moscow earlier this called ‘deplorable’ …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Judge Rebufs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of Ukraine Billionaire
    May01

    Judge Rebufs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of Ukraine Billionaire

    Lawyers for Dmitry V. Firtash, who is accused of bribery, said his arrest was politically motivated in pursuit of American foreign policy interests. …read more Source: The New York...

    Philip Breedlove: Russia exploiting Ukraine cease-fire
    May01

    Philip Breedlove: Russia exploiting Ukraine cease-fire

    The U.S. commander of NATO said Thursday that Russia and pro-Russia separatist forces exploited the recent cease-fire in eastern Ukraine to “reset and reposition themselves” and appear now to be preparing for a fresh offensive against Ukraine’s military. During a hearing on Capitol Hill, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove...

    Experts: Trip Cancellation Unlikely To Affect Moscow-Pyongyang Ties
    May01

    Experts: Trip Cancellation Unlikely To Affect Moscow-Pyongyang Ties

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sudden cancellation of a tentative trip to Moscow is not likely to affect overall relations between Moscow and Pyongyang, experts say. On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, told reporters that Kim would not be attending Russia’s Victory Day ceremony next...

    NATO Commander: Russia May Be Preparing New Ukraine Offensive
    May01

    NATO Commander: Russia May Be Preparing New Ukraine Offensive

    The NATO supreme allied commander said Thursday that the alliance needs better military intelligence on the ground in eastern Ukraine, where he said Russian forces appeared to be fortifying military gains despite a two-month cease-fire. U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington,...