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    Most powerful photographs of 2016
    Dec27

    Most powerful photographs of 2016

    The world’s best photojournalists this year turned their lenses on glory and gore; on hope and despair; and more than in recent memory, on voters determined to enact change. What’s changed since this time last year? Britain is leaving the European Union, and no one is quite sure what comes next. U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving...

    A day in the life of Nariman Dzhelyal
    Dec27

    A day in the life of Nariman Dzhelyal

    SIMFEROPOL, Crimea — The day starts with traditional coffee. Nariman Dzhelyal’s parents wave him off, just like any couple watching their son leave for the office. But Dzhelyal no longer has an office. And every time he leaves home, in a village just outside Simferopol, Crimea, his parents wonder if he’ll...

    American Hockey Through Ukrainian Eyes: ‘Like Interrupted Sex’
    Dec27

    American Hockey Through Ukrainian Eyes: ‘Like Interrupted Sex’

    Photo: Andrew Ivakhov From time to time, we at Global Voices translate texts that appear on the Russian Internet, when writers capture something peculiar about the world, as seen by the denizens of the RuNet. Most of our content has to do with politics and social issues, but that’s not a rule, and today’s installment concerns the wild...

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

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    Ukraine’s Ambassador: If West recognizes Crimea Russia could give up on Kosovo
    Dec26

    Ukraine’s Ambassador: If West recognizes Crimea Russia could give up on Kosovo

    BELGRADE – Ukraine’s Ambassador Oleksandr Aleksandrovych has told the Belgrade-based daily Blic that his country’s position not to recognize Kosovo remains unchanged. However, he voiced his suspicion that Russia – which also does not recognize the unilateral declaration of this Serbian province’s independence – might “renounce...

    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war
    Dec25

    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war

    Pontiff decries conflict in Africa, Ukraine, Burma, Korea, Colombia and Venezuela …read more Source: The Irish...

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution
    Dec25

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution

    BELGRADE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the visit of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman scheduled for the next week over Kiev support for the damning UNSC resolution on the Israeli settlement in Palestine, local media reported Saturday. The decision was made in protest of the fact that Ukraine voted in favor of the...

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union
    Dec25

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union

    Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail...

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump
    Dec24

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump

    Back in the 1990s, Henry Kissinger, the legendary former U.S. secretary of state-turned-global consultant, encountered an intriguing young Russian and proceeded to ask him a litany of questions about his background. “I worked in intelligence,” Vladimir Putin finally told him, according to “First...

    Putin’s way of war
    Dec24

    Putin’s way of war

    This week, cybersecurity researchers produced compelling new evidence linking Russia’s GRU military intelligence service to the hacks of Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The findings, released in an 11-page report by the firm CrowdStrike, showed that the same group of hackers who broke into the Democratic National Committee and...

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