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    Poland Says Russian Gas Pipeline Is ‘New Hybrid Weapon’
    May28

    Poland Says Russian Gas Pipeline Is ‘New Hybrid Weapon’

    Poland’s prime minister on Monday called a planned Russian gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, a “new hybrid weapon” and says Moscow wants to use it to undermine NATO and the European Union. Mateusz Morawiecki called Nord Stream 2 “a poisoned pill of European security” as he addressed a NATO Parliamentary Assembly meeting...

    Elton John Says Ireland Abortion Vote Shows Mindsets Can Change
    May28

    Elton John Says Ireland Abortion Vote Shows Mindsets Can Change

    Elton John, on a visit to Ukraine to raise awareness about AIDS, said Ireland’s vote to liberalize its abortion laws showed how mindsets can change. The 71-year-old singer has traveled regularly to Ukraine and spoken out for gay rights in the eastern European country, including at an AIDS charity concert in Kiev during the Euro soccer...

    Poland Seeks Permanent US Troop Presence, Offers Financing
    May28

    Poland Seeks Permanent US Troop Presence, Offers Financing

    Poland’s defense minister says he has held talks with U.S. officials about having thousands of American troops permanently stationed as a deterrent in Poland. Poland is concerned for its own and the region’s security following Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, its support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and other...

    Russia, Turkey OK Pipeline Deal, End Gas Dispute
    May27

    Russia, Turkey OK Pipeline Deal, End Gas Dispute

    Russian state gas giant Gazprom said Saturday it had signed a protocol with the Turkish government on a planned gas pipeline and agreed with Turkish firm Botas to end an arbitration dispute over the terms of gas supplies. The protocol concerned the land-based part of the transit leg of the TurkStream gas pipeline, which Gazprom said meant that...

    Khodorkovsky: Boycotting Russia World Cup a ‘Big Mistake’
    May26

    Khodorkovsky: Boycotting Russia World Cup a ‘Big Mistake’

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former Russian oil tycoon-turned-Kremlin foe who spent a decade in prison and now lives in exile, says fellow Kremlin critics should not boycott the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, slated to kick off June 14 in Russia. Russian aggression abroad, along with domestic human rights violations, has “obviously caused a serious...

    Russia Rejects Report Blaming Russia for Downing of Civilian Airliner
    May25

    Russia Rejects Report Blaming Russia for Downing of Civilian Airliner

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed an international investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airliner MH17 over east Ukraine in 2014 as deeply flawed, after investigators concluded Russia’s military provided the missile used in the attack that killed all 298 people aboard. Asked about the Joint Investigative Team (JIT) report...

    Markets Disrupted as Italy’s Populists Negotiate Cabinet
    May25

    Markets Disrupted as Italy’s Populists Negotiate Cabinet

    Italy’s prime minister-designate, Giuseppe Conte, a political novice and obscure law professor accused of padding his resume, put the finishing touches to his cabinet lineup Friday. And initial reaction from financial markets was far from approving. Italian government bond prices slumped and the country’s ailing banks saw their stock...

    Investigators: Missile That Downed Flight MH17 Belonged to Russian Brigade
    May24

    Investigators: Missile That Downed Flight MH17 Belonged to Russian Brigade

    International investigators looking into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 have identified the Russian military brigade they believe owned the missile that was used to bring down the airliner. Henry Ridgwell reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Investigators: Russian Military Downed Malaysian Flight
    May24

    Investigators: Russian Military Downed Malaysian Flight

    An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said Thursday that the missile was from the Russian military’s 53rd...

    Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting
    May24

    Ukraine Denies Paying Trump Lawyer for White House Meeting

    Ukraine is bitterly denying a BBC report that it paid Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, $400,000 to set up a meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Poroshenko’s office called the story a “blatant lie, slander and fake.” Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko told VOA he was “very...

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