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Right-wing surge in European elections threatens Ukraine’s Western path

In Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, pro-European candidates swept the balloting. But in Europe that day, voters flocked to parties that want to close Europe’s doors.
May 28, 2014

Turkish PM Erdoğan says foreign hands still ‘pushing a button’ to stop Turkey’s rise

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has marked the upcoming anniversary of the Gezi Park protests by slamming the massive demonstrations, while reiterating his previously voiced assertion that “dark hands abroad” are attempting to stop Turkey’s rise.
Hurriyet Daily News: May 27, 2014

Ukrainian troops, separatists continue clashes in Donetsk

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia separatists have continued their fighting in the eastern city of Donetsk, where on Monday government forces used airstrikes to retake control of the city's airport.
May 27, 2014

Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency

Ukrainian confectionery tycoon Petro Poroshenko has claimed outright victory in the country's presidential election.
BBC: May 25, 2014

Worries grow over Ukraine ‘Yugoslav scenario’

When Russian President Vladimir Putin reclaimed Crimea for Moscow, he called the territory “inseparable” from the motherland.
May 23, 2014

Bystander killed as Turkey police clash with protesters

A Turkish man who was shot in the head as police clashed with protesters in Istanbul has died of his injuries.
BBC: May 23, 2014

Pro-Russian separatists kill 8 Ukrainian soldiers

Pro-Russian separatists have clashed with Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine, leaving at least eight Ukrainian soldiers dead and 17 others wounded.
May 22, 2014

Russia's Putin signs 30 year gas deal with China

China and Russia have announced a huge gas supply contract.
BBC: May 21, 2014

Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops staging military drills in areas near Ukraine to return to their home bases.
May 19, 2014

Balkan and Syria nexus

The nexus between the Balkans and especially its Western part with the war in Syria is evident through a web of linkages between various international radical groups, posing great challenges for the local authorities.
Ioannis Michaletos: May 19, 2014