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    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine
    May11

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine

    (JTA) — Ukraine has banned the American action movie star Steven Seagal, who last year received Russian citizenship in a ceremony from President Vladimir Putin. A spokesman for the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, confirmed the blacklisting of Seagal, a martial arts expert whose father was a Jew of Russian descent, in a statement sent last...

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea
    May11

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities and Eurovision Song Contest officials in Kyiv said on May 11 that they were looking into reports that the Bulgarian entrant in the competition visited Crimea, a potential violation of Ukrainian law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers
    May11

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers

    Photos, video, leaked documents and other clues gathered by Ukrainian journalists suggest the equipment may have been supplied by the Kremlin …read more Source: Vancouver...

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers
    May11

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometres) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow...

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank soccer teams
    May11

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank soccer teams

    Israeli players from the Aroni Ariel soccer team practicing at their stadium in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, Sept. 21, 2016. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) JERUSALEM (JTA) — The FIFA Congress will not hold a vote this year on a Palestinian proposal questioning the status of Israeli teams in the West Bank. Nearly three-quarters of FIFA member...

    Ukraine Police Scramble To Probe Fresh Claims In Journalist’s Car-Bomb Killing
    May11

    Ukraine Police Scramble To Probe Fresh Claims In Journalist’s Car-Bomb Killing

    Ukrainian police investigating the car-bomb killing of a Belarus-born journalist are sifting through a new documentary film’s claims about the unsolved case, including that a current or former Ukrainian security agent was present when the explosive was planted. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s decision to fire Comey is another win for Vladimir Putin
    May11

    Trump’s decision to fire Comey is another win for Vladimir Putin

    In his wildest dreams, Russian leader (and former Soviet intelligence officer) Vladimir Putin could have never imagined the extent of his success during President Donald Trump’s first five months in office. Trump’s move on Tuesday to terminate FBI Director James Comey puts another huge point on the scoreboard for Putin — especially...

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams
    May11

    FIFA Congress accepts decision to delay vote on West Bank teams

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The FIFA Congress voted to accept the proposal of the governing body of international soccer’s council and not hold a vote on a Palestinian proposal questioning the status of Israeli teams in the West Bank. The vote passed Thursday with the approval of 73 percent of the member FIFA nations. It comes after the council of...

    Text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war; ‘They’ll find your bodies when the snow melts’
    May11

    Text messages reveal high-tech front in Ukraine war; ‘They’ll find your bodies when the snow melts’

    KIEV, Ukraine — Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometres) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Russia: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After Trump-Lavrov Meeting
    May11

    Russia: ‘Cautious Optimism’ After Trump-Lavrov Meeting

    A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that a meeting between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. President Donald Trump was “extremely positive.” Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russia has “cautious optimism” about the prospect of improving relations with the United States, but also that...