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    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict
    May15

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict

    Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracts 17.6 Pct as Conflict Takes Toll
    May15

    Ukraine’s Economy Contracts 17.6 Pct as Conflict Takes Toll

    Ukraine economy shrinks 17.6 percent in Q1 as government struggles to cope with conflict …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll
    May15

    Ukraine’s economy contracts 17.6 pct as conflict takes toll

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s economy contracted by a stunning 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier as the country struggles to cope with the impact of unrest in the industrial heartland of the east. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia Ready To Take Cash From France Instead Of Warships
    May15

    Russia Ready To Take Cash From France Instead Of Warships

    Russia says it is ready to take cash from France instead of two warships. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015
    May15

    Ukraine GDP plunges 17.6% in first quarter of 2015

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukraine economy shrunk 17.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the same period last year, sapped by continuing violence in its eastern industrial heartland, the national statistics agency said Friday.The fall in Q1 GDP was 6.5 percent compared to the final quarter of 2014, Ukraine’s state statistics...

    Situation Report: More on bombers to Australia; Chinese drones to Jordan; and European forces to Libya
    May15

    Situation Report: More on bombers to Australia; Chinese drones to Jordan; and European forces to Libya

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson The flap over Down Under. The comments by a senior U.S. Defense Department official about American B-1 bombers and surveillance planes possibly being stationed in Australia have caused quite a stir Down Under, where defense officials maintain that “the official misspoke.” But neither Australian nor American...

    France Opts for Buyout of Arms Deal Stalled by Russia Sanctions
    May15

    France Opts for Buyout of Arms Deal Stalled by Russia Sanctions

    France has offered Russia 785 million euros to scrap a contentious contract to supply two warships that was suspended due to the Ukraine crisis, a report said Friday.Russian defense sources told Kommersant newspaper that the documents are now being studied by the Russian… …read more Source:...

    McCain Turns Down Ukraine Post
    May15

    McCain Turns Down Ukraine Post

    U.S. Senator John McCain has said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ to a job offer from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 5
    May15

    Nadiya Savchenko’s Letters from Prison, Part 5

    The epilogue–for now–of our publication of the prison writings of Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot abducted by pro-Russian separatists on June 18, 2014, and illegally detained in Putin’s prisons ever since. More than ever, we are tempted to adapt the appeal that Michelle Obama embraced on behalf of the Nigerian girls...

    Facebook Is Pro-Russia, Senior Aide To Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko Says
    May15

    Facebook Is Pro-Russia, Senior Aide To Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko Says

    A senior official in the Ukrainian government on Thursday accused Facebook of pro-Russia bias, ahead of a question-and-answer session with the company’s co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The official, who serves as an aide to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, is also reportedly in talks with the social networking giant to solve the problem....