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Monday May 8th, 2023 evening edition

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Zelenskyy declares 9 May Europe Day and proposes to mark Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism on 8 May

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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy proposes that the Verkhovna Rada [Ukrainian Parliament] establish 8 May as the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in World War II (1939-1945) in Ukraine, while 9 May should be marked not as Victory Day but as Europe Day.

Source: Zelenskyy’s speech on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in World War II (1939-1945).

And together with all of free Europe, we will celebrate Europe Day on May 9 in Ukraine. »

Russia staging protests for anti-Ukraine propaganda — report – DW – 05/08/2023

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According to research by several media outlets, Russian secret services are infiltrating or staging demonstrations in major western European cities to create anti-Ukraine sentiment or hamper Sweden's bid to join NATO.

Russian secret services have been staging or infiltrating demonstrations in major cities in Europe for propaganda purposes, several news outlets reported on Sunday.

According to the strategy papers, Moscow recommends for small groups of Russian agents to simulate fake protests in major European cities. »

Conservative America has far more gun deaths than liberal America, study finds

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The conservative rejoinder to gun control, of course, is that good people with guns can protect the public from bad people with guns.

Yet several recent studies have revealed the exact opposite: In regions dominated by pro-gun politicians, the number of gun deaths is far higher than in areas controlled by pro-gun control politicians.

All of those gun death rates are lower than the national average of 11.4 gun deaths per 100,000 people. »