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    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans
    May11

    European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on May 10 rejected Russia’s request to lift a ban on new loans, prompting Moscow to say it will look to banks led by China for funding. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Pence Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ to Ukraine
    May11

    The Latest: Pence Offers ‘Unwavering Support’ to Ukraine

    Vice President Mike Pence has expressed the Trump administration’s “unwavering support” for Ukraine’s sovereignty in a meeting with the country’s foreign minister. …read more Source: U.S....

    Twerk for Peace: Activism and anger in the wake of the inauguration
    May11

    Twerk for Peace: Activism and anger in the wake of the inauguration

    Gaycation: United We Stand (Credit: Viceland) “The journey towards equality is not a linear journey.” – Parmesh Shahani, author of “Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)longing in Contemporary India” Before the rise of 45 and his rightwing minions, if you regularly watched “GAYCATION,” a docu-series/travelogue in which Ellen Page and her best...

    Russia’s Oval Office Victory Dance
    May11

    Russia’s Oval Office Victory Dance

    When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin.The chummy...

    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating
    May10

    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating

    “The IMF should not give one more dollar to Ukraine until the Anti-Corruption Court is in operation,” said Sergii Leshchenko in a May 9 telephone interview.Leshchenko is a hero of the Revolution of Dignity, a lanky and serious journalist-turned-politician who has risked his life and career for years to fight corruption in Ukraine. He’s not...

    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating
    May10

    IMF: Cut Off Funding To Ukraine Until Anti-Corruption Court Is Operating

    “The IMF should not give one more dollar to Ukraine until the Anti-Corruption Court is in operation,” said Sergii Leshchenko in a May 9 telephone interview.Leshchenko is a hero of the Revolution of Dignity, a lanky and serious journalist-turned-politician who has risked his life and career for years to fight corruption in Ukraine. He’s not...

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?
    May10

    Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia The U.S.-Russia relationship is starved for normalcy. Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov picked an inauspicious time to visit Washington. Starting with the increasingly crass and distasteful assertions by American comics that President Donald Trump is beholden to Russian president Vladimir Putin,...

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day
    May10

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day

    Yesterday Russia celebrated its main holiday, Victory Day—the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II. Victory Day has of course been celebrated since Soviet times, but upon taking power, Putin set out to revive the day’s significance, refashioning it to be a constant source of national pride for...

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day
    May10

    Putin’s Isolation on Display at Victory Day

    Yesterday Russia celebrated its main holiday, Victory Day—the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s triumph over Nazi Germany in World War II. Victory Day has of course been celebrated since Soviet times, but upon taking power, Putin set out to revive the day’s significance, refashioning it to be a constant source of national pride for...

    Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump
    May10

    Lavrov meets with Tillerson ahead of White House meeting with Trump

    Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — Russia’s foreign minister has held talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, discussing Syria, Ukraine, and other issues. Sergei Lavrov’s May 10 discussions with his American counterpart came just hours before the top Russian diplomat’s scheduled...