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    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe
    May08

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe

    MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian paratrooper is haunted by the memory of comrades being wiped out by the Nazis. Another veteran recalls the terror of being captured by SS troops after his plane was shot down. A former radio operator relives the tragedy of families abandoning their prized possessions in the exodus from Crimea after the German...

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe
    May08

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe

    Another veteran recalls the terror of being captured by SS troops after his plane was shot down. A former radio operator relives the tragedy of families abandoning their prized possessions in the exodus from Crimea after the German invasion. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe
    May08

    AP PHOTOS: Veteran pride as Russia marks victory in Europe

    MOSCOW (AP) — A former Russian paratrooper is haunted by the memory of comrades being wiped out by the Nazis. Another veteran recalls the terror of being captured by SS troops after his plane was shot down. A former radio operator relives the tragedy of families abandoning their prized possessions in the exodus from Crimea after the German...

    Ukraine breaks with Russia as it marks WWII anniversary
    May08

    Ukraine breaks with Russia as it marks WWII anniversary

    Kiev (AFP) – A new symbol, date and even name: Ukraine is distancing itself from Russia as it marks 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War II while locked in a brutal conflict with pro-Moscow rebels.For the first time the ex-Soviet country that lost millions of soldiers and civilians in fighting on both sides of the frontline...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    May08

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Here are the 10 major things you need to know in markets this morning. Cameron triumphed. David Cameron’s Conservative party is set to be by some way the largest party in the UK House of Commons, with something very near to an actual majority. Scotland has been swept by the SNP, winning all but 3 of the 59 seats, and Labour have been...

    The Answer to ‘Hybrid Warfare’
    May08

    The Answer to ‘Hybrid Warfare’

    Troops from the U.S. Army Second Cavalry Regiment in Estonia, March 22 Newscom It’s an especially tense time for the Baltic states and Russia’s other Western-leaning neighbors. Wariness with regard to Vladimir Putin and long-term Russian intentions toward the “near abroad” has long been the norm here, well before the 2007 cyberattack...

    Fighting Heats Up in Ukraine
    May08

    Fighting Heats Up in Ukraine

    On the front lines, the killing never stopped, and now it’s due to grow worse. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency
    May08

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency

    An agency established to fight corruption in Ukraine faces challenges, both within Ukraine’s government and from the country’s wealthy oligarchs. The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption is empowered to probe alleged misconduct by national and local officials. Its structure was forged last October with the passage of key...

    Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea
    May08

    Russia Tests Largest Amphibious Hovercraft in Live-Fire Drill in Baltic Sea

    Russia has sent the largest amphibious hovercraft ship in the world for live artillery fire exercises in the Baltic Sea, according to the country’s Ministry of Defence. The MDKVP “Eugene Kocheshkov” Zubr-class craft, which Russia says is the largest air-cushioned landing craft in the world, completed a series of military drills...

    Foreign Observers Monitoring UK Election for Second Time
    May08

    Foreign Observers Monitoring UK Election for Second Time

    Today will be the second time ever that outside observers from Europe and across the world will be keeping a close eye on the UK general election. A total of 564 observers, approximately 170 of whom are from outside the UK, have been accredited by the Electoral Commission to ensure the vote is carried out in accordance with international...