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    Clashes Mark Victory Day In Kyiv
    May09

    Clashes Mark Victory Day In Kyiv

    The anniversary of World War II was marked by scuffles and dozens of arrests in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?
    May09

    Loaded Colors. Is St. George’s Ribbon A Symbol Of Victory Or Aggression?

    The black-and-orange St. George’s ribbon has long been a hallmark of World War II victory celebrations across the post-Soviet countries. But for many, its implications have changed recently — from a “universal symbol of justice” to “Russian expansionism.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Huge World War II event remembers generation of heroes
    May09

    Huge World War II event remembers generation of heroes

    By JIM HEINTZ MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This...

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity
    May09

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous...

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity
    May09

    On Russia’s Victory Day, Putin Calls For International Unity

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday told the annual Victory Day parade on Red Square that the horrors of World War II demonstrate the necessity of countries working together to prevent war. Russia celebrates the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany every May 9 to honor those who fought and died for their country. “This monstrous...

    Hollande Makes His Final Foreign Trip to Berlin
    May09

    Hollande Makes His Final Foreign Trip to Berlin

    BERLIN (AFP) – Outgoing French President Francois Hollande made an emotional final foreign trip on Monday to Berlin, ahead of the transfer of power to his successor Emmanuel Macron next week. Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted him warmly at the entrance of the Chancellery before a one-on-one conversation and dinner in the city, sealing an unlikely...

    Ukraine seeking Canada’s help to set up high-level corruption court
    May09

    Ukraine seeking Canada’s help to set up high-level corruption court

    Ukraine is looking for Canada’s backing as the embattled eastern European country establishes a special court to deal with anti-corruption cases. Legislation to set up the separate judicial framework is still making its way through the Ukrainian parliament, but the country’s deputy Speaker Oksana Syroyid said her government needs...

    Ukraine seeking Canada’s help to set up high-level corruption court
    May09

    Ukraine seeking Canada’s help to set up high-level corruption court

    Ukraine is looking for Canada’s backing as the embattled eastern European country establishes a special court to deal with anti-corruption cases. …read more Source:...

    Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday
    May09

    Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria and Ukraine Wednesday

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday in Washington to discuss Syria, Ukraine and other issues. “On Syria, the secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement...

    Ukraine Bans Steven Seagal for Five Years Over ‘National Security’
    May09

    Ukraine Bans Steven Seagal for Five Years Over ‘National Security’

    (MINSK, Belarus) — Ukraine has banned action film actor Steven Seagal from entering the country for five years. Seagal, an American, was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin last year in a ceremony shown on state television. He has vocally defended the Russian leader’s policies and criticized the U.S. government. A...