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    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo)
    Apr30

    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo)

    Ukraine! – I Love It! (Photo) / Люблю Тебе, Україно! (фото) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress
    Apr29

    Why Ukraine’s Mini Sex Scandal Is a Sign of Progress

    Andrei Miroshnik is having a bad week. Last Thursday, when he was still a member of the Ukrainian parliament, a sharp-eyed photographer caught him in the act of texting during a parliamentary session. That alone probably wouldn’t have amounted to much of a scandal in a national legislature known in the past for its fistfights. In this case,...

    Russian media is loving the Baltimore riots
    Apr29

    Russian media is loving the Baltimore riots

    As the world watched TV screens and Twitter streams showing Baltimore in chaos, Russia’s propaganda machine got to work exploiting the unrest with what is known locally as “whataboutism.” In the Soviet era, any criticism of the Motherland — such human rights violations or censorship — was met with a “what...

    Global ‘Elders’ Call For Compliance With Minsk Agreement
    Apr29

    Global ‘Elders’ Call For Compliance With Minsk Agreement

    Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has met with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and other prominent former global leaders in Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam ‘thug’ as the new n-word
    Apr29

    After Baltimore riots, some leaders slam ‘thug’ as the new n-word

    BALTIMORE – A term used by President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to characterize rioters has given new life to a debate over the word “thug.” “Of course it’s not the right word, to call our children ‘thugs,’” Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “These are...

    At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance
    Apr29

    At Bergen-Belsen memorial, warnings and worry on Holocaust remembrance

    A woman at a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, April 26, 2015. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images) LOHHEIDE, Germany (JTA) — At the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, hundreds of survivors, along with their children and grandchildren, stood together last weekend...

    With Saudi Arabia Faltering in Yemen, Power in the Region Has Begun To Swing East
    Apr29

    With Saudi Arabia Faltering in Yemen, Power in the Region Has Begun To Swing East

    Saudi Arabia has announced the end to its campaign in Yemen, but nevertheless air attacks against Ansar Allah and former President Saleh-allied components of the Yemeni army still continue — albeit on a lesser scale. A Saudi newspaper (without any trace of irony) has announced “mission accomplished.” So what is afoot, here? We do not...

    Russian-backed rebels are re-writing one of Ukraine’s worst massacres
    Apr29

    Russian-backed rebels are re-writing one of Ukraine’s worst massacres

    Pro-Russian separatists are teaching students in southeastern Ukraine that a forced famine in the 1930’s was not a genocide but a “tragedy” that befell the entire Soviet Union, the New York Times reported. Anywhere from 3 million to 10 million Ukrainians starved to death in the the Holodomor, translated as “killing by...

    Kiev’s Mayor Talks Corruption, Russian Gas, and Why He Shouldn’t Have to Explain That His Daughter’s Not a Stripper
    Apr29

    Kiev’s Mayor Talks Corruption, Russian Gas, and Why He Shouldn’t Have to Explain That His Daughter’s Not a Stripper

    During his boxing days, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko was known as “Dr. Ironfist,” a nod toward the towering man’s combination of brain and brawn. (He holds an honorary doctorate from the National Agricultural University in Kiev.) At 6’6” and built like a Soviet-era tank, the former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion looks...

    Gazprom’s 2014 Was a Year to Forget
    Apr29

    Gazprom’s 2014 Was a Year to Forget

    Russian state-owned natural gas firm Gazprom had a rough go of it last year, to say the least, as net profits fell 86 percent. The FT reports: Gazprom, the world’s biggest gas producer which accounts for about a fifth of Russian government revenue, reported on Wednesday that net income attributable to its shareholders for 2014 fell to...