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    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....

    Ukrainian Side Dnipro Reach Europa League Final
    May15

    Ukrainian Side Dnipro Reach Europa League Final

    Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have reached the final of the Europa League, the Ukrainian side’s first European final. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Female Pilot Trapped In a Moscow Cage
    May15

    Female Pilot Trapped In a Moscow Cage

    In an exclusive letter from solitary confinement, Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko tells The Daily Beast that Putin’s jail hasn’t broken her—yet. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Tall tales from the online atrocity factory
    May15

    Tall tales from the online atrocity factory

    A North Korean defense minister is executed with anti-aircraft fire for falling asleep in a meeting (or was it a parade)? If you don’t find that hard to believe, you probably buy everything you see advertised on TV. Even so, news media throughout the world repeated this story about the alleged demise of General Hyon Yong Chol, based on an...

    Timeline: Eugene Melnyk has been running the Senators since 2003
    May15

    Timeline: Eugene Melnyk has been running the Senators since 2003

    Early years: Grows up in the High Park neighbourhood of Toronto, the son of Ukrainian immigrants 1978 Graduates from Toronto’s St. Michael’s College and spends a year with a new wave group called the Studabakers. Drops out of York University after two lectures, insisting real-world business will be his teacher. 2001 Pharmaceutical...

    America’s shabby absence from Russia’s VE celebrations
    May15

    America’s shabby absence from Russia’s VE celebrations

    John C.K. Daly The US, snubbing the 75th Victory in Europe celebrations in Moscow over Russia’s Ukraine policies, was an unworthy gesture toward’s America’s WWII ally, which took the brunt of the fighting and casualties in defeating Nazi Germany. …read more Source: United Press...

    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final
    May15

    Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final

    Paris (AFP) – Holders Sevilla, who crushed Fiorentina, face unheralded Ukrainians Dnipro in the Europa League final in Warsaw on May 27.The finalists progress to the Polish capital finale in wildly contrasting fashions.Sevilla, seeking a record fourth success in the competition, were firmly in the driving seat after last week’s 3-0...