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    East Ukraine War: Grad Rockets Used For First Time Since Ceasefire, Says OSCE Chief
    May07

    East Ukraine War: Grad Rockets Used For First Time Since Ceasefire, Says OSCE Chief

    Fighters in eastern Ukraine are resorting for the first time since a ceasefire was signed in February to using a powerful, indiscriminate weapon that can cause heavy damage at long distances, and inflict enormous collateral damage on civilians. …read more Source: International Business...

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact
    May07

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Russia and NATO are making progress in restoring military contacts that were suspended as the Ukraine crisis intensified. …read more Source: U.S....

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact
    May07

    German FM: progress in resuming NATO-Russia military contact

    VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Russia and NATO are making progress in restoring military contacts that were suspended as the Ukraine crisis intensified…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII
    May07

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII

    Poland’s president led international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow’s Red Square parade two days later. President Bronislaw Komorowski organized the ceremonies in Gdansk in reaction to the deep divisions between the West and...

    Germany’s Nuclear Cutback Is Darkening European Skies
    May07

    Germany’s Nuclear Cutback Is Darkening European Skies

    Germany’s influence in Europe is unquestionable, but it appears that some of its neighbors may be adversely affected by recent German decisions; and Greece is not the neighbor in question here. France has been reporting heavy levels of air pollution which authorities in the country are blaming on diesel cars there. But the real culprit may...

    Why is the US Failing to Honor Russia’s Victory Day Anniversary?
    May07

    Why is the US Failing to Honor Russia’s Victory Day Anniversary?

    Martin SieffInstead of honoring shared sacrifice in the fight against the Nazis, the president has taken another cheap shot at Russia over Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Poland’s World War II Ceremonies Lose Some Edge as Tensions With Russia Ebb
    May07

    Poland’s World War II Ceremonies Lose Some Edge as Tensions With Russia Ebb

    A commemoration in Poland was originally billed as a Western alternative to a military parade planned by Vladimir V. Putin, but with a cease-fire in Ukraine, few want to pointedly snub him. …read more Source: The New York...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Gearing For New Assault In East Ukraine, Says US Secretary Of Defense
    May07

    Pro-Russian Rebels Gearing For New Assault In East Ukraine, Says US Secretary Of Defense

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says that pro-Russian separatists are gearing up for a fresh offensive in East Ukraine, echoing remarks by NATO allied commander Gen. Philip Breedlove last week. Carter, who made the comments to lawmakers on Wednesday, didn’t indicate when or where the new offensive may take place. …read more...

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations
    May07

    Russians Remark on WWII ‘Victory Day’ Commemorations

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II with various events culminating in a grand military parade on Saturday from Red Square through central Moscow. On a recent Saturday at Moscow’s centrally-located Victory Park, construction workers erected a temporary stage for speeches and...

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank
    May07

    Parade Hiccup as Russia Prepares to Unveil ‘Masterpiece’ Tank

    A new high tech battle tank hailed by Russia as a “masterpiece” appeared to break down on Red Square on Thursday during a rehearsal for the military parade at which it will make its long-awaited debut. The tank’s driver raised a small red flag to show he had problems but managed to drive on about 30 minutes later after an...