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    May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked
    May01

    May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked

    Security forces pushed back demonstrators using water cannons and tear gas. The demonstrations are the first large-scale protests since the government passed a security bill this year giving police expanded powers to crack down on protesters. Thousands of people marched in the capital Seoul on Friday for a third week to protest government labor...

    NATO chief: more resources needed to contain Russia
    May01

    NATO chief: more resources needed to contain Russia

    Ed AdamczykWASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — More military assets, including intelligence, surveillance and the arming of Ukraine are needed, NATO Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove told a Senate committee. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin’s Boy Scout Army
    May01

    Putin’s Boy Scout Army

    MOSCOW — In a crumbling residential courtyard in north Moscow, within earshot of the buzzing Yaroslavskoye highway that leads out of the city, a group of camouflage-clad teenagers watch an instructor as he talks them through the basics of knife throwing. “Hold the knife solidly in your hands; let it become part of you. Twist your torso, extend...

    Everything you need to know before the biggest hedge fund conference of the year kicks off next week
    May01

    Everything you need to know before the biggest hedge fund conference of the year kicks off next week

    On Tuesday around 2,000 hedge fund managers, DC insiders, Wall Street bankers, reporters, security experts, and will.i.am will descend on the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for an annual four day meeting of the minds. Business Insider will also be in the scrum covering the action live. It’s like this — SALT Las Vegas, an annual conference...

    Kremlin Puts Off Issue Of Peacekeepers In Ukraine
    May01

    Kremlin Puts Off Issue Of Peacekeepers In Ukraine

    The Kremlin has refuted a Ukrainian claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed to deploy peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers are fighting pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two Soldiers, One Separatist Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    May01

    Two Soldiers, One Separatist Killed In Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Two Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian rebel have been killed over the past 24 hours in fighting in the country’s east despite a shaky cease-fire …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Workers Rally on May Day Across the World
    May01

    Workers Rally on May Day Across the World

    (BERLIN) — Left-wing groups and trade unions are staging rallies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia on Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events are expected to be peaceful protests for workers’ rights and world peace. But May 1 regularly sees clashes between police and militant groups in some cities. International Workers...

    Russia Responds To Germany’s ‘Night Wolves’ Ban, Defends Ultranationalist Biker Gang
    May01

    Russia Responds To Germany’s ‘Night Wolves’ Ban, Defends Ultranationalist Biker Gang

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry responded Friday to Germany’s decision to ban top members of the ultranationalist Russian motorcycle gang known as the “Night Wolves” from entering its territory. Members of the Night Wolves, who earned international scorn for their open support of Russia’s annexation of Crimea last March, planned to...

    Chretien and Putin met Thursday, and now the Harper government wants to know what they talked about
    May01

    Chretien and Putin met Thursday, and now the Harper government wants to know what they talked about

    OTTAWA — The Harper government wants to know what former Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien said in his meeting Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. And Defence Minister Jason Kenney said he hopes Chretien used the opportunity to deliver the same message the Conservatives always send these days to the Russian leader — get...

    Ukrainian aliyah triples in first quarter of 2015
    May01

    Ukrainian aliyah triples in first quarter of 2015

    (JTA) — Immigration to Israel under its Law of Return increased in the first quarter of 2015 by 41 percent over the corresponding period last year. Approximately a third of the 6,499 newcomers who landed at Ben Gurion Airport in the first three months of 2015 were from Ukraine, and more than half were from the former Soviet Union, according to an...