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    Ukraine Gets New State Property Chief
    May19

    Ukraine Gets New State Property Chief

    Ukraine’s parliament has appointed Ihor Bilous to head the State Property Fund despite a damning report on his performance in his previous job as the country’s chief tax man. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian captured by Ukraine in rebel-held territory says ‘everything is fine with me’
    May19

    Russian captured by Ukraine in rebel-held territory says ‘everything is fine with me’

    Representatives of Amnesty International and the OSCE have visited the two captured fighters whom Ukraine claims are Russian soldiers in a Kiev hospital. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russian Captured in Eastern Ukraine Says He Is Fine
    May19

    Russian Captured in Eastern Ukraine Says He Is Fine

    Russian captured by Ukraine in rebel-held territory says ‘everything is fine with me’ …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine
    May19

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Representatives of Amnesty International and the OSCE have visited the two captured fighters whom Ukraine claims are Russian soldiers in a Kiev hospital. Ukraine and Western countries assert that Russia is sending soldiers and equipment to bolster the separatist rebels. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    SUPERPOWER: Ian Bremmer explains America’s choices in the ‘period of geopolitical creative destruction’
    May19

    SUPERPOWER: Ian Bremmer explains America’s choices in the ‘period of geopolitical creative destruction’

    Washington hasn’t had a defined foreign policy strategy for the last quarter-century, but now it’s time for America to take a look at the options and make a choice, argues Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer in his new book, “Superpower.” During the Cold War, America had a defined policy — and everybody knew what it was....

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine
    May19

    Russian captured in eastern Ukraine says he is fine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Representatives of Amnesty International and the OSCE have visited the two captured fighters whom Ukraine claims are Russian… …read more Source:...

    AP Interview: Georgia’s leader warns of Russian expansion
    May19

    AP Interview: Georgia’s leader warns of Russian expansion

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Russia is poised to use its armed forces to expand further into former Soviet states, Georgia’s president said Tuesday, calling on the West never to accept any Russian aggression. Russia’s 2008 war with neighboring Georgia and its seizure of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 showed that Moscow is ready to exploit any...

    To Russia’s Annoyance, US Hones Ukrainians’ Fighting Skills
    May19

    To Russia’s Annoyance, US Hones Ukrainians’ Fighting Skills

    Tense Ukrainian soldiers with assault rifles creep stealthily around mock houses before bursting in to clear out gunmen, while others practice setting ambushes or infantry assaults, all under the watchful eyes of U.S. Army trainers. Dotted around the vast, wooded Yavoriv military training area in western Ukraine, soldiers of the U.S. 173rd...

    Economic Toll of Conflict Builds up for Ukraine
    May19

    Economic Toll of Conflict Builds up for Ukraine

    There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine’s economy. The extent of the damage caused by the conflict in the country’s east was highlighted in a report showing the economy had shrunk by almost a fifth since the violence began last year. Other indicators likewise show a country on the edge, with inflation rampant and the state out of...

    Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind
    May19

    Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind

    MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman’s feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age. Many Russians expressed outrage over the nuptials, causing a firestorm in the media and putting Chechen leader Ramzan...