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    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers
    May22

    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman says Moscow is making efforts toward the release of two Russians held in Ukraine, but has declined comment on claims that they are soldiers. …read more Source: FOX...

    Boogaloo, didgeridoo: Eurovision turkeys and triumphs
    May22

    Boogaloo, didgeridoo: Eurovision turkeys and triumphs

    Vienna (AFP) – Love it, hate it or both, Europe’s unashamedly over-the-top and enduringly popular annual Eurovision Song Contest, which is set to shake up staid Vienna on Saturday night, is nothing if not entertaining.As the event celebrates its 60th anniversary watched by some 200 million worldwide, here is a trip down Eurovision...

    Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
    May22

    Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days. …read more Source: CNS...

    Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Wants to Free 2 Held in Ukraine
    May22

    Kremlin Spokesman: Russia Wants to Free 2 Held in Ukraine

    Putin spokesman says Russia aims to free 2 held in Ukraine, won’t comment if they’re soldiers …read more Source: ABC...

    Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
    May22

    Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has… …read more Source:...

    Hollande Says Russia And Rebels Need To Be Pressured To Respect Truce
    May22

    Hollande Says Russia And Rebels Need To Be Pressured To Respect Truce

    French President Francois Hollande has said that pressure needed to be applied on Russia and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine to respect a cease-fire he helped broker in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife
    May22

    Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

    Amnesty says former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces report savage beatings, torture with electric shocks, kicking and stabbings.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict
    May22

    Amnesty: Torture of POWs is Rife in Ukraine Conflict

    Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday. Amnesty said in a statement that former captives of both Ukrainian government and separatist forces say they faced savage beatings, torture with...

    EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit
    May22

    EU, Ukraine Agree to $2 Billion Loan Deal at Summit

    The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine. Meeting in Riga for the Eastern Partnership summit, EU and Ukrainian officials signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion)...

    Kremlin Trying To Free Russians Held By Kyiv
    May22

    Kremlin Trying To Free Russians Held By Kyiv

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on May 22 that Russia is “taking the necessary steps” to free two of its nationals captured by Ukrainian forces in the east of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...