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    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters
    May06

    5 Ukrainian troops killed in action against separatists as cease-fire deal teeters

    Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide
    May06

    Report: 38 Million Internally Displaced Worldwide

    More people than ever before have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict according to a new report by the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. A record-breaking 38 million people worldwide were internally displaced in 2014, including 11 million who were newly displaced, the group said. It is the third...

    Something’s brewing in Central Asia and the West ‘needs to take this seriously’
    May06

    Something’s brewing in Central Asia and the West ‘needs to take this seriously’

    The Russia-China friendship could lead to some interesting changes on the global stage. And the biggest changes are occurring far away of Washington’s orbit. Although the Sino-Russo relationship predates the Ukraine conflict, there’s no question that the crisis shifted Moscow even more towards Beijing. Over the last year, we saw the...

    Defense chief: Russian-backed separatists preparing for more military action
    May06

    Defense chief: Russian-backed separatists preparing for more military action

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told the Senate Wednesday that Russian-backed separatists might be preparing for another round of military action into Ukraine.“It does appear that clearly Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing… …read more Source: The...

    Separatists Rehearse For Victory Day Parade In Donetsk
    May06

    Separatists Rehearse For Victory Day Parade In Donetsk

    Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk rehearsed on May 5 for an upcoming Victory Day parade. The separatists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic drove tanks, grad rockets, and other military hardware through the city as at least 1,000 spectators gathered to watch. Ukraine is marking the 70th...

    Russia’s Turn to the East More Economic than Ideological
    May06

    Russia’s Turn to the East More Economic than Ideological

    Western leaders are boycotting a massive military victory parade in Moscow this week that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. But many Asian leaders, including China’s President Xi Jinping, will be attending – underscoring how Russia is looking East as tensions with the...

    38 Million Homeless In ‘Worst’ Forced Displacement In A Generation, Report Finds
    May06

    38 Million Homeless In ‘Worst’ Forced Displacement In A Generation, Report Finds

    At least 38 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes by violence or armed conflict, a new report on internally displaced persons has found. Of that number, 11 million were displaced in 2014 alone, spurred by ongoing violence in Syria, South Sudan and Iraq. “These are the worst figures for forced displacement in a generation,...

    Russian media is now saying the Russian missile system that shot down MH17 was being operated by Ukraine
    May06

    Russian media is now saying the Russian missile system that shot down MH17 was being operated by Ukraine

    An independent Russian newspaper on Wednesday published what it said was a report by Russian military engineers suggesting Malaysian airline flight MH-17 was shot downby a Russian-made surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian forces. Novaya Gazeta, an investigative newspaper, said the report did not prove whether Kiev’s forces or the...

    Russian Newspaper Publishes Report Debunking Theory MH17 Was Shot by Fighter Jet
    May06

    Russian Newspaper Publishes Report Debunking Theory MH17 Was Shot by Fighter Jet

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – An independent Russian newspaper on Wednesday published what it said was a report by Russian military engineers suggesting a Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile fired by Ukrainian forces. Novaya Gazeta, an investigative newspaper, said the report did not prove whether...

    Newspaper Says Russian Report Blames Kyiv For Downing Of MH17 Airliner
    May06

    Newspaper Says Russian Report Blames Kyiv For Downing Of MH17 Airliner

    An independent Russian newspaper has published what it said was a report by Russian military engineers suggesting a Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made surface-to-air BUK missile fired by Ukrainian forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...