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    Russia’s U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York
    Feb21

    Russia’s U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York

    Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his death but offered condolences to his relatives and said the diplomat had died one day before his 65th birthday. It...

    Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch
    Feb21

    Austria approves US extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

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    Austria grants US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash
    Feb21

    Austria grants US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash

    Vienna court overturns a previous decision to reject extradition on the grounds it was politically motivatedAn Austrian court has granted a US request to extradite Ukrainian mogul Dmytro Firtash over bribery allegations.On Tuesday, the court in Vienna overturned a previous Austrian court decision to reject the extradition request on the grounds...

    Ukraine’s leader urges more sanctions against Russia
    Feb21

    Ukraine’s leader urges more sanctions against Russia

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    What’s it like to be a human rights activist in post-Pussy Riot Russia?
    Feb21

    What’s it like to be a human rights activist in post-Pussy Riot Russia?

    It is five years since the feminist punk collective crashed Moscow’s Cathedral in a performance that got some of them jailed. On 21 February 2012, five brightly-dressed members of Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot took to the alter of Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour to protest links between the Russian Orthodox...

    Trump’s new warrior-scholar
    Feb21

    Trump’s new warrior-scholar

    President Donald Trump has picked one of the military’s leading warrior-scholars to restore order to the National Security Council — but also one who has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not morph into a war against Islam. Lt. Gen. H.R....

    Ceasefire reduce fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russia recognises separatist passports
    Feb21

    Ceasefire reduce fighting in eastern Ukraine, Russia recognises separatist passports

    The ceasefire announced in eastern Ukraine has reduced fighting in the Donbas war, but Ukrainian army has reported of one killed soldier. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Latvian armed forces deliver humanitarian aid worth EUR 10,000 to Ukraine
    Feb21

    Latvian armed forces deliver humanitarian aid worth EUR 10,000 to Ukraine

    On Monday, 20 February, troops of Latvia’s National Armed Forces delivered 22 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. …read more Source: Baltic News...

    Economy is Brits’ top concern: survey
    Feb21

    Economy is Brits’ top concern: survey

    An increasing number of British people say the state of the economy is the most important issue affecting confidence in the U.K., according to a consumer survey. Some 28 percent of those polled named the economy as one of their top two concerns at the end of 2016, up from 12 percent in 2015, according to the Nielsen Global Survey of Consumer...

    Ukraine: not quiet on the Eastern front
    Feb21

    Ukraine: not quiet on the Eastern front

    The gut-churning bass of artillery rockets dispels the myth that a cease-fire is holding in eastern Ukraine, two years after the Minsk 2 agreement between Russian-backed separatists and pro-government forces was signed. At least 30 civilians died when the fighting escalated again in January, following what the government in Kiev described as an...

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