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    SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown
    May21

    SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth in ocean splashdown

    Miami (AFP) – SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and hours later splashed down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.The Dragon began its journey back to Earth at 7:04 am (1104 GMT), when the US space agency broadcast images of the white capsule floating away from...

    Swedish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Near Border
    May21

    Swedish Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Near Border

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea close to the Swedish border on Thursday, Sweden’s military said. Relations between the West and Russia have soured as a result of Moscow’s role in the conflict inUkraine and its annexation of Crimea,...

    9 reasons why it’s better to be a tourist than a traveler
    May21

    9 reasons why it’s better to be a tourist than a traveler

    Nowadays, there seems to be a raging debate about the differentiation between “tourists” and “travelers.” Tourists are believed to be culturally insensitive, unwilling to step out of their comfort zones, and always traveling in packs. Travelers, on the other hand, are lauded for their adventurous and independent spirit, their insatiable...

    A Look at Eu-Russia Tug-of-War Over 6 East European Nations
    May21

    A Look at Eu-Russia Tug-of-War Over 6 East European Nations

    RIGA, Latvia—A quarter century after the Iron Curtain that once divided Europe opened, the European Union nations and Russia are again involved in a tug-of-war, this time over six former Soviet Republics. EU leaders are courting the six at a special summit in Riga that opened Thursday, offering better economic cooperation and promising financial...

    After Novorossia
    May21

    After Novorossia

    If and how the separatist-held territories of Donbas will be reintegrated into Ukraine will be the main battleground in the conflict’s endgame. And for scenarios of how this may go, look at postwar Bosnia and Croatia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military co-operation with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine lawmakers suspend military co-operation with Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament tears up military co-operation agreement with Russia …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian officer faces 3rd charge in mortar attack that killed Russian journalists
    May21

    Ukrainian officer faces 3rd charge in mortar attack that killed Russian journalists

    A third charge has been filed against a Ukrainian military officer who has been behind bars in Moscow for nearly a year over the deaths of two Russian journalists in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Harper and Poroshenko discuss Ukraine
    May21

    Harper and Poroshenko discuss Ukraine

    Harper, Poroshenko agree Russia must face sanctions over aggression in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    EU to Swim the Backstroke?
    May21

    EU to Swim the Backstroke?

    Ahead of an EU summit in Riga on its Eastern Partnership program, which starts tonight and extends into tomorrow, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin announced that he wants concrete assurances from the EU’s leaders that Ukraine will become an EU member state, and that visa-free travel will be extended to its citizens next year....

    Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer on Iran, China, and the choices America faces
    May21

    Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer on Iran, China, and the choices America faces

    Geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer conducted a Q&A about his new book “Superpower” and America’s role in the world on Business Insider’s Facebook page on Thursday. Bremmer argues in his new book that Washington hasn’t had a defined foreign policy strategy for the last quarter-century, and now it’s time for...