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    Melnyk stable and improving in hospital after liver transplant
    May20

    Melnyk stable and improving in hospital after liver transplant

    Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was smiling and waving at visitors to his Toronto hospital room Wednesday, less than a day after receiving a life-saving liver transplant, said team president Cyril Leeder. “He is stable and he is not talking, but he is responsive, so when people talk to him he understands,” said Leeder. “His colour is...

    Ukraine official says country is open to hosting missile-defence system
    May20

    Ukraine official says country is open to hosting missile-defence system

    Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defence system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defence official said Wednesday. So far no one has offered. …read more Source: CTV...

    EU Summit Courts Former Soviet States Amidst Simmering Ukraine Conflict
    May20

    EU Summit Courts Former Soviet States Amidst Simmering Ukraine Conflict

    Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit that opens Thursday in Latvia’s capital, Riga. The meeting comes amid high tensions between Europe and Russia over the conflict in Ukraine and what that may mean for the future of the region. Henry Ridgwell reports from London. …read...

    Ukraine Conflict Simmers as EU Courts Former Soviet States
    May20

    Ukraine Conflict Simmers as EU Courts Former Soviet States

    Six former Soviet bloc countries will attend Thursday the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, Latvia. The meeting comes amid high tensions between Europe and Russia over the future of the region. Communicating through translators, soldiers from the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade train Ukrainian national guardsmen in...

    Renewed mistrust between Ukraine and Russia harms fragile truce
    May20

    Renewed mistrust between Ukraine and Russia harms fragile truce

    There are growing concerns Ukraine’s fragile cease fire with Russian-backed separatists could unravel without both sides agreeing to long-term truce. …read more Source: FOX...

    Skopje Protests Underscore Balkan Tensions
    May20

    Skopje Protests Underscore Balkan Tensions

    Protest marches on consecutive days in the Macedonian capital, Skopje, brought tens of thousands of people into the streets this week, some to call for the government’s resignation and others to show their support. The flare-up of political strife is in part related to the frustrations of all the Balkan states at the long timeframe for...

    Russia’s brain drain problem is not over
    May20

    Russia’s brain drain problem is not over

    Prominent liberal economist and commentator Konstantin Sonin is leaving Russia for Chicago, a sign that Russia’s brain drain problem isn’t going away anytime soon. Sonin, a professor at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics who is openly critical of the Kremlin’s economic policy, announced that he will be leaving the country...

    Leonid Bershidsky: In trying to eradicate its communist past, Ukraine throws in with neo-Nazis
    May20

    Leonid Bershidsky: In trying to eradicate its communist past, Ukraine throws in with neo-Nazis

    It’s goodbye Lenin, hello Nazi collaborators in Ukraine these days. Laws signed into effect by President Petro Poroshenko require the renaming of dozens of towns and hundreds of streets throughout the country to eliminate Soviet-era names. At the same time, Ukraine will begin to honour groups that helped Hitler exterminate Ukrainian Jews...

    Ukraine to charge alleged Russian soldiers with terrorism
    May20

    Ukraine to charge alleged Russian soldiers with terrorism

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, May 20 (UPI) — Two alleged Russian soldiers, captured in Ukraine last week will be tried for terrorism, a Ukrainian Security Service adviser said Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Says Ukraine Debt Repayment Law Amounts To Default
    May20

    Russia Says Ukraine Debt Repayment Law Amounts To Default

    Russia has demanded that Ukraine repays all debts on time and accused Kyiv of effectively setting the stage for default with a new law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...