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    Why Ukraine Said ‘Nyet’ to Russian Social Networks
    May17

    Why Ukraine Said ‘Nyet’ to Russian Social Networks

    Ukraine knows Russia’s social networks aren’t neutral. But neither are anyone else’s. …read more Source:...

    Public Sharply Divided Over Ukraine’s Ban On Russian Social Networks
    May17

    Public Sharply Divided Over Ukraine’s Ban On Russian Social Networks

    President Petro Poroshenko’s blanket ban in Ukraine on several Russian Internet services, including leading Russian-language social networks and a popular search engine, has struck a chord — or a nerve, depending on who you ask. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Ukraine Said ‘Nyet’ to Russian Social Networks
    May17

    Why Ukraine Said ‘Nyet’ to Russian Social Networks

    Ukraine knows Russia’s social networks aren’t neutral. But neither are anyone else’s. …read more Source:...

    Public Sharply Divided Over Ukraine’s Ban On Russian Social Networks
    May17

    Public Sharply Divided Over Ukraine’s Ban On Russian Social Networks

    President Petro Poroshenko’s blanket ban in Ukraine on several Russian Internet services, including leading Russian-language social networks and a popular search engine, has struck a chord — or a nerve, depending on who you ask. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled
    May17

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled

    This year’s Eurovision song contest, hosted in Kyiv, saw Portugal crowned the winner. But Russian officials cried foul even before the competition, as Ukraine banned their last-minute entry of contestant Yulia Samoylova, a singer who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. “We were all very much surprised,” says chairwoman of the Moscow...

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.
    May17

    Where Russia Is Seen as a Buffer Against the U.S.

    For Americans who worry about Russia’s impact on the United States, recent events have provided plenty of fodder. This week, it was a report claiming that President Trump divulged highly classified intelligence to Russian officials, a disclosure that some say is sure to hurt American interests. Last week, it was the news that Trump had...

    EU Deal On Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians To Be Signed
    May17

    EU Deal On Visa-Free Travel For Ukrainians To Be Signed

    Representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council are due to sign a document in Strasbourg formalizing a long-awaited visa liberalization deal with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In new sanctions list, Ukraine targets Russian social-media sites
    May17

    In new sanctions list, Ukraine targets Russian social-media sites

    The sites to be blocked are among the most visited in the country. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Paul Manafort got a $3.5 million tax-free payback-free ‘loan’ from unnamed sources
    May17

    Paul Manafort got a $3.5 million tax-free payback-free ‘loan’ from unnamed sources

    Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort has owned a nice apartment in Trump Tower since 2007—one that’s conveniently located near money laundering Russian mobsters and a real estate scheme run by Russian oligarchs. But in 2016, hours after officially leaving his spot at the top of Trump’s campaign, Manafort picked up...

    News of the Day From Around the World, May 17
    May17

    News of the Day From Around the World, May 17

    Immigration officials in Papua New Guinea have told asylum-seekers and refugees being held in a detention center financed by Australia that they need to leave the camp so it can be shut down, detainees said Monday. Under the deal, people who tried to reach Australia by boat were placed in the detention center as their refugee claims were being...