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    Why Venezuela’s Economy Is Such A Disaster
    May17

    Why Venezuela’s Economy Is Such A Disaster

    Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Chris Sabatini about the politics behind Venezuela’s unusual economic policies and why the Obama administration is facing a backlash for sanctioning Venezuelan officials accused of abusing human rights....

    Thousands Protest Against Macedonia Government
    May17

    Thousands Protest Against Macedonia Government

    SKOPJE (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Macedonia’s capital on Sunday, waving Macedonian and Albanian flags in a dramatic display of ethnic unity against a government on the ropes after months of damaging wire-tap revelations. Crowds packed the central avenue in front of Prime Minister Nikola...

    Russian Team Heads To Brussels For Talks On Ukraine’s EU Accord
    May17

    Russian Team Heads To Brussels For Talks On Ukraine’s EU Accord

    A Russian delegation is traveling to Brussels to participate in negotiations on Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    West clings to fraying Ukraine deal despite doubts
    May17

    West clings to fraying Ukraine deal despite doubts

    Western powers are clinging to a fraying peace deal in Ukraine, even though NATO is warning that Moscow may be preparing for a new offensive. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says 3 More Soldiers Killed By Rebel Attacks In East
    May17

    Ukraine Says 3 More Soldiers Killed By Rebel Attacks In East

    Ukraine’s military said on May 17 that three of its soldiers were killed and 17 wounded during the previous 24 hours in eastern Ukraine by separatist attacks that violate the Minsk ceasefire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed, 17 wounded in past 24 hours in east: Ukrainian military
    May17

    Three Ukrainian servicemen killed, 17 wounded in past 24 hours in east: Ukrainian military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Three Ukrainian serviceman have been killed and 17 wounded in fresh separatist attacks in eastern Ukraine in violation of a… …read more Source:...

    Russian rocket carrying satellite fails minutes after launch
    May17

    Russian rocket carrying satellite fails minutes after launch

    KIEV, Ukraine — A Russian rocket carrying a Mexican satellite malfunctioned Saturday shortly after its launch — the latest mishap to hit Russia’s troubled space industry, whose Soviet-era glory has been tarnished by a series of launch failures. The last failed launch of a Proton-M occurred exactly a year ago, also caused by a problem in the...

    Vladimir Putin’s Budding Bromance With China’s Xi Jinping
    May16

    Vladimir Putin’s Budding Bromance With China’s Xi Jinping

    Several weeks ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin threw a party and almost nobody came. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II, the Russian leader held a grand military parade through Moscow, replete with rumbling tanks and goose-stepping soldiers. Putin invited 70 world leaders, but only 20 attended. Even...

    Russia to France – deliver warships or give us a refund
    May16

    Russia to France – deliver warships or give us a refund

    It looks like Russia wants France to finally make a decision on the Mistral-class amphibious ships. Here is what the Associated Press is reporting: The annulment of a contract for France to deliver a warship to Russia wouldn’t strain ties between the countries, the Kremlin said Friday. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry...

    Ukraine’s new law calls for demolishing monuments to erase its Soviet past
    May16

    Ukraine’s new law calls for demolishing monuments to erase its Soviet past

    An ideological spring cleaning of sorts is set to begin in Ukraine, after President Petro Poroshenko signed controversial legislation on Friday intended to rid the country of symbols from its Soviet past. The legislation, passed by Parliament on April 9, condemns the communist authorities that governed from 1917 to 1991 as a criminal regime. It...