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    Reports on tensions around Israel’s hosting of Eurovision just ‘speculation,’ organizers say
    May25

    Reports on tensions around Israel’s hosting of Eurovision just ‘speculation,’ organizers say

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Eurovision organizers have dismissed as “speculation” reports of political tensions over Israel’s hosting of the song contest next year. The organizers said this week in an email to JTA that they are finalizing the event with Israeli officials. They declined to explain why on Tuesday, they warned followers of the official...

    This Week: ‘Spygate’ Sham Escalates, A Cohen Ally Cooperates With The Gov’t
    May25

    This Week: ‘Spygate’ Sham Escalates, A Cohen Ally Cooperates With The Gov’t

    The White House and conservative media went into overdrive this week with claims that the FBI planted spies in the Trump campaign. We now know there was an informant, Cambridge University professor Stefan Halper, working with the bureau, but there is no indication that he was “embedded” in the campaign as a “spy” for “political” purposes....

    NATO Chief Wants Russia ‘To Admit Responsibility’ In MH17 Case
    May25

    NATO Chief Wants Russia ‘To Admit Responsibility’ In MH17 Case

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg wants Russia “to admit responsibility and also to fully cooperate” with the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) over eastern Ukraine in 2014. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak in Brussels on May 25, Stoltenberg said NATO members will also discuss...

    Is the U.S. Bringing Europe and Russia Closer Together?
    May25

    Is the U.S. Bringing Europe and Russia Closer Together?

    Nearly one year after hosting Russian President Vladimir Putin at Versailles, French President Emmanuel Macron went to St. Petersburg. The French leader, who is addressing the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Friday, held direct talks with his Russian counterpart Thursday, during which the two discussed the crisis in Ukraine, the war...

    Michael Caputo’s Legal Defense Fund Touts $300K In Donations
    May25

    Michael Caputo’s Legal Defense Fund Touts $300K In Donations

    A legal defense fund set up for Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo has raised more than $300,000, a press release from the fund touted Friday, and is now prepared to pay the legal fees of other Trump associates, including J.D. Gordon, another veteran of the Trump campaign. Caputo’s cooperation with congressional investigators, according...

    Putin says sanctions cause the global economy to suffer
    May25

    Putin says sanctions cause the global economy to suffer

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the global economy has suffered from politically driven sanctions. Speaking Friday at a business forum in St. Petersburg, Putin pointed at “not just erosion but the dismantling of a system of multilateral cooperation that took decades to build.” In an apparent...

    Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making
    May25

    Meet Gabriela Dabrowski: Ottawa’s overnight tennis success, 19 years in the making

    Only four Canadians have reached the pinnacle of tennis in the modern era. They have achieved success at the highest level, winning one or more of the sport’s four “Grand Slam” tournaments: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the French Open or the Australian Open. The first was Montreal’s Sébastien Lareau, a U.S. Open men’s doubles...

    Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players
    May25

    Finding lightning in a bottle: The chemistry between tennis doubles players

    Finding a doubles partner for Grand Slam tennis requires connections, patience, persistence and a good smartphone data plan. Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski won a French Open mixed doubles championship with India’s Rohan Bopanna last June, and they played together at Wimbledon in July and the U.S. Open in September, losing in the...

    Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17
    May25

    Netherlands, Australia hold Russia liable for downing MH17

    The Netherlands and Australia said Friday that they are holding Russia legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over war-ravaged eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: CTV...

    The Latest: Russia blames Ukraine for downing of MH17
    May25

    The Latest: Russia blames Ukraine for downing of MH17

    The Latest on the international reaction to a report on the downing of MH17 in 2014 (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that a missile that … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...