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    Jamala’s win at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision

    Dear Editor: Any bit of good news means a lot for Ukraine currently as its soldiers continue to die in the war against Russia, the pace of reforms moves at a glacial pace, and no significant criminal or corrupt businessman/politician/bureaucrat has been jailed (despite repeated urging from Vice-President Joe Biden). So it’s wonderful that a...

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West
    May20

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/APSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin has seized on the visit by southeast Asian leaders for a summit as an opportunity to show Russia still has friends on the international stage, despite being cold-shouldered by the West over the conflict in Ukraine. Russia has had few chances to host major international...

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)

    Isn’t it time to admit what’s long been painfully obvious? The Minsk agreement is dead in the water. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia
    May20

    Reaction to NATO Missile Defense System Is Just One Sign of Russia’s Growing Paranoia

    Image: Missiles. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com YEREVAN, Armenia — NATO’s deployment of a missile defense system in Romania this month brought the requisite Russian snarls and vows of countervailing action, such as reintroducing a movable, rail-based missile system that Moscow abolished in 2008. The Romanian system is the latest piece in a...

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure
    May20

    Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Says ‘I Am Human After Fracas, Cites Pressure

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, under fire for getting involved in an unprecedented physical fracas in Parliament, said on Thursday that he was only human and in a high pressure job but promised there would be no repeat of his actions.Trudeau, impatient at what he saw as stalling tactics by the opposition ahead of a vote on Wednesday...

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions
    May20

    NATO Welcomes Montenegro; Russia Threatens Sanctions

    NATO officially invited Montenegro to become its 29th member Thursday, angering Russia, which already is threatening sanctions against what it calls a “friendly country.” NATO foreign ministers signed the Accession Protocol in Brussels, as Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic looked on. All 28 legislative bodies, including the...

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home
    May20

    Crimean Muslim refugees feel welcome, but there’s no place like home

    HARI SREENIVASAN: It’s been more than two years since Russia invaded the Ukrainian territory of Crimea, home to a Muslim population that has suffered greatly through the centuries. Since the invasion, they are under pressure once more. From Kiev, special correspondent Kira Kay reports, our story produced in partnership with the Bureau for...

    European security group mulls police mission to Ukraine
    May20

    European security group mulls police mission to Ukraine

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is considering sending an armed police mission to help conduct elections in a separatist region of eastern Ukraine that is controlled by Russian-backed rebels. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest
    May20

    Russian performance artist convicted of vandalism for pro-Ukraine protest

    A Russian court on Thursday convicted a radical artist with a penchant for self-mutilation on vandalism charges for a 2014 performance celebrating the mass street protests in Ukraine that helped topple pro-Kremlin President Viktor Yanukovich. Officials said the artist, Pyotr Pavlensky, will not… …read more Source: Los Angeles...