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    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine
    May17

    New Police Force Finds Old Habits Die Hard in Ukraine

    The launch of Ukraine’s new police patrol force last year sparked an internet craze of citizens posting selfies with newly recruited officers. Their popularity stemmed not from their uniforms, body cameras and tablets, but the fact they did not demand bribes. The most visibly successful reform to have emerged from the pro-European Maidan...

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked
    May17

    Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny, Supporters Attacked

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a group of men at an airport in southern Russia on Tuesday, according to video posted on social media. Footage showed the assailants, described by Navalny as Cossacks and wearing traditional fur hats, some in...

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award
    May17

    Ukraine President Honors Eurovision Winner Jamala with Award

    Eurovision Song Contest winner Jamala has been awarded the title of Honored Artist of Ukraine in Kyiv following her weekend victory at the competition with her “1944” song about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union. Ukrainian politicians, including President Petro Poroshenko, who handed the singer the award on...

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner
    May17

    Ukrainian President Honors Eurovision Winner

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has bestowed the honorary title of People’s Artist of Ukraine on the singer Jamala, following her surprise victory over a Russian competitor at last week’s Eurovision contest. Poroshenko, gushing with national pride, also said Monday he had asked the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to...

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul
    May16

    Ukraine Praises Its Eurovision Winner, Russia Cries Foul

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is heaping public praise on Ukrainian singer Jamala, after her surprise win Saturday over a Russian entry in the wildly popular Eurovision song contest. Poroshenko, writing on Twitter, said he personally congratulated the 33-year-old performer, whose winning song, “1944,” lamented the Soviet...

    Glitz, Glam, Glory of Eurovision Song Contest Come to US
    May15

    Glitz, Glam, Glory of Eurovision Song Contest Come to US

    U.S. television viewers are finally getting a look at the biggest pop culture event in Europe: the Eurovision song contest, which is being broadcast on the U.S. Logo channel as well as on networks across Europe Saturday. The talent contest known for wild costumes and over-the-top performances drew 200 million viewers for its final round last...

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression
    May14

    US-Nordic Summit Takes on Russian Aggression

    President Barack Obama said Friday that an agreement between the U.S. and five Nordic nations to increase cooperation in the face of rising Russian aggression is an effort to ensure that “smaller nations are not bullied by larger nations.” The president hosted the leaders of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland at the White House...

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack
    May14

    Germany Accuses Russia of Being Behind Parliament Cyberattack

    Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says Russia was likely behind a cyberattack on Germany’s lower house of parliament last year, which forced its computer system to be temporarily shut down. The BfV intelligence agency said a group known as Sofacy, or APT 28, was behind the parliament cyberattack and said it has indications that...

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council
    May13

    European Parliament Condemns Banning of Crimean Tatar Council

    The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned last month’s decision by Crimea’s Russia-backed authorities to ban the Crimean Tatars’ representative body amid reports that access to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimea news website had been blocked in the region. A resolution passed by the European legislature...

    All Aboard! Kleptocracy Tour Shows Shady Side of London
    May12

    All Aboard! Kleptocracy Tour Shows Shady Side of London

    As world leaders gather in London Thursday for an anti-corruption summit, a group of campaigners has organized an alternative tour of the British capital, highlighting some of the biggest and most expensive properties owned by the world’s billionaires, who the campaigners say exploit Britain’s pivotal role in the murky system of...

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