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    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone
    May22

    Germany, France Pledge New Efforts to Strengthen Eurozone

    Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and new French counterpart Bruno Le Maire said they are setting up a panel to produce proposals for a bilateral summit...

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag
    May19

    Assailants Attack Ukrainian LGBT Activists and Police, Burn Rainbow Flag

    Assailants attacked gay and transgender rights activists and torched a rainbow flag at a small rally in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Law enforcement officials said on May 18 that two police officers were hospitalized after police tried to disperse a group of about 30 assailants in the center of the eastern city. Video footage from the May 17...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia
    May18

    From ‘Leviathan’ Director Another Damning Portrait of Russia

    After his Oscar-nominated film “Leviathan” was deemed “anti-Russian” by Russia’s Minister of Culture, director Andrey Zvyagintsev returned to the Cannes Film Festival with an equally bleak critique of Russian society. Zvyagintsev was to premiere his fourth film, “Loveless,” on Thursday in Cannes, where...

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites
    May18

    US Scrutinizes Ukraine Ban on Russian Websites

    U.S. officials say they are closely following Ukraine’s order blocking access to a number of Russian websites in the latest round of sanctions over Russia’s 2014 annexation Crimea. The U.S. State Department has not taken an official position on the matter. However a U.S. official on background told VOA that Ukrainian President Petro...

    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians
    May18

    Report: Trump Aides Had at Least 18 Exchanges With Russians

    Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form...

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter
    May17

    Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter

    The German Air Force this month sent the U.S. military a written request for classified data on the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet as it gears up to replace its current fleet of fighter jets from 2025 to 2035. The letter, sent by the Air Force’s planning command and seen by Reuters, makes clear that the German government has not yet...

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled
    May17

    Russia’s Controversial Eurovision Entry Spotlights Disabled

    This year’s Eurovision song contest, hosted in Kyiv, saw Portugal crowned the winner. But Russian officials cried foul even before the competition, as Ukraine banned their last-minute entry of contestant Yulia Samoylova, a singer who is disabled and uses a wheelchair. “We were all very much surprised,” says chairwoman of the Moscow...

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too
    May16

    ‘El Daily Stormer’: Neo-Nazi Website Now in Spanish, Too

    How does a leading neo-Nazi website that has railed against Hispanic immigrants expand its audience beyond a loyal base of U.S. white supremacists? By publishing a Spanish-language edition, of course. The Daily Stormer — infamous for orchestrating internet harassment campaigns by its “Troll Army” of readers — recently launched El...

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites
    May16

    Ukraine Bans Dozens of Russian Websites

    Ukraine ordered the blocking of access to a number of Russian websites Tuesday in the latest round of sanctions since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014. President Petro Poroshenko’s office announced the decree, which he signed a day earlier, banning operations of popular Russian websites, such as search engine Yandex, for three years. The...

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