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    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade
    May09

    Russia fetes WWII victory with huge military parade

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia readied for a grandiose Red Square military parade Saturday to mark 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, but Western leaders were going to stay away due to the Ukraine crisis.New tanks, mammoth nuclear missile systems and some 16,000 troops were set to sweep past the Kremlin under the gaze of...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll
    May09

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Leader Gives War’s Grim Toll

    Nearly 7,000 civilians have been killed in the war in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists since fighting erupted last year. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge
    May09

    Putin’s Great Patriotic Purge

    MOSCOW — When prosecutors and police officers from the anti-extremism division showed up at Dmitry Lazarenko’s antique shop in Sochi a few months ago, they took him by surprise. After rummaging through the wares in the small space he keeps with two other collectors, they accused him of spreading Nazi propaganda before seizing a World War...

    Europe marks 70 years since Nazi defeat
    May09

    Europe marks 70 years since Nazi defeat

    Secretary of State John Kerry joined French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, in a sign of appreciation for the American role in liberating France from German occupation. Other ceremonies took place around Europe, including in Poland, where President Bronislaw Komorowski was joined by U.N....

    UK General Election Results: Europe Reacts
    May09

    UK General Election Results: Europe Reacts

    As the aftermath of last night’s UK general election continues to grip the British media, pundits across Europe have also been keeping a keen eye on Westminster over the last 24 hours. In an unexpected turn of events, David Cameron’s Conservative party won the necessary 326 seats required to form a majority government, despite the...

    70 Years After VE Day, the Last Witnesses Remember
    May09

    70 Years After VE Day, the Last Witnesses Remember

    On 7 May, in a red brick school house in the French city of Reims, General Alfred Jodl signed an instrument of surrender on behalf of the German armed forces. The following day, Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signed a another surrender document with Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov at Karlshorst in Berlin. A week earlier, on the afternoon of Friday 30...

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war
    May09

    Ukraine president says almost 7,000 civilians killed in war

    Ukraine’s president says almost 7,000 civilians killed by war with separatists in the east …read more Source:...

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia
    May08

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia

    A few months ago, bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia were on the upswing, buoyed by a close bond between their two presidents. Now, there is speculation that a serious rift is developing between the two countries, although powerful economic ties remain a unifying force. Fueling the speculation was President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Why Russia Celebrates V-E Day on a Different Day Than Everyone Else
    May08

    Why Russia Celebrates V-E Day on a Different Day Than Everyone Else

    Field Marshall Wilhelm Keitel signing the German surrender in Berlin (National Archives) Seventy years ago today, Germany’s surrender to the Allies took effect, marking the formal end of World War II in Europe. Or did it? Americans, Brits, and the French mark the date of the Allied Victory in Europe (V-E Day) on May 8; Russians celebrate...

    Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale
    May08

    Nigerian gives political edge to Venice Biennale

    Venice (AFP) – From migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean to war in Ukraine, the 2015 Venice Biennale, which opens Saturday, will have a markedly political edge under the direction of its Nigerian curator.Okwui Enwezor is the first African to take charge of the 120-year-old festival, which is one of the most important fixtures on the...