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Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea
Feb15

Tatars step up resistance to Russian rule over Crimea

Elnara Asanova lives alone with her four small children because her husband, an ethnic Tatar, is in jail. Last April, when she was seven months pregnant, police grabbed him from the streets of their village because he had taken part in a Tatar protest against Russian annexation of Crimea. She is not allowed to visit him, so she travels to every...

Russia, facing widespread criticism, denies bombing civilians in Syria
Feb13

Russia, facing widespread criticism, denies bombing civilians in Syria

France led international criticism of Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly just a day after they agreed a pause in combat in Syria. The differences between the stakeholders in a Syria settlement highlighted their lingering divisions despite...

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba
Feb13

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East. Nearly 1,000 years after the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity split apart, the meeting at an airport terminal in Cuba was the first...

‘Cessation of hostilities’ in Syria lets Russia keep bombing
Feb12

‘Cessation of hostilities’ in Syria lets Russia keep bombing

Major powers agreed on Friday to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war. If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns. It has the potential to be the first...

NATO agrees to deter Russia
Feb11

NATO agrees to deter Russia

Baltics, Poland say they need more protection A NATO defense ministers meeting was held at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Wednesday. REUTERS/Yves Herman BY ROBIN EMMOTT AND PHIL STEWART Reuters BRUSSELS – NATO agreed on Wednesday to its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe,...

Political and Corruption Crisis Overshadows Panorama in Ukraine
Feb11

Political and Corruption Crisis Overshadows Panorama in Ukraine

11 de febrero de 2016, 09:55Kiev, Feb 11 (Prensa Latina) The increasing reference in the media to the possible dismissal of Prime Minister Arseni Yatseniuk and his Executive, and the limited progress in fighting corruption generate pessimism in the ruling elite of Ukraine. …read more Source: Prensa...

Swine Fever in Crimea: Possible Anti-Russian Biological Warfare
Feb10

Swine Fever in Crimea: Possible Anti-Russian Biological Warfare

10 de febrero de 2016, 08:51By Jorge Petinaud …read more Source: Prensa...

Russian Airborne Forces Ready Maneuver in Southern Russia
Feb09

Russian Airborne Forces Ready Maneuver in Southern Russia

09 de febrero de 2016, 08:50Moscow, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Defence confirmed today that units of the Russian Airborne Forces (VDV) are moving toward their zone of maneuvers in southwestern Russia as part of the surprise inspection to that military district, which began yesterday. A statement from the ministry said that the surprise...

Expectations in Ukraine for Meeting of Ruling Coalition
Feb08

Expectations in Ukraine for Meeting of Ruling Coalition

08 de febrero de 2016, 09:19Kiev, Feb 8 (Prensa Latina) The possible dismissal of Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk, and a hypothetical return to the Government of the Minister of Economy and Trade, Aivaras Abromavicius, generate expectations of today””s meeting of the Council of the majority coalition. …read more...

Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Church leader plan historic meeting in Cuba
Feb05

Pope Francis, Russian Orthodox Church leader plan historic meeting in Cuba

VATICAN CITY – In an historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt to begin bridging the church’s East-West divide. The Feb. 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill was announced Friday by both churches. It...

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