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US Condemns Attacks on Special Monitoring Mission in Eastern Ukraine
Feb26

US Condemns Attacks on Special Monitoring Mission in Eastern Ukraine

WASHINGTON – The United States on Sunday condemned an attack on special monitoring missions in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire under the Minsk agreements. ‎”We condemn Friday’s targeting of OSCE special monitoring mission (SMM) monitors and the seizure of a...

Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed
Feb26

Thousands march in Moscow two years after Putin foe killed

Russians march in Moscow in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov © AFP / VASILY MAXIMOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Feb 26 – Thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday in memory of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, two years after he was shot dead near the Kremlin. The assassination of the former deputy prime...

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting
Feb26

Russia frees opposition activist jailed for protesting

Ildar Dadin, seen here at a rally in 2014, was declared a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International © AFP/File / PHILIPP KIREEVMoscow, Russian Federation, Feb 26 – Russia on Sunday released a prominent opposition activist from jail, after a court quashed a sentence that made him the only person convicted under a tough law against public...

Svitolina Tops Wozniacki to Win Dubai Title
Feb26

Svitolina Tops Wozniacki to Win Dubai Title

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina defeated Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

Trump’s Russia reset on hold as White House adds anti-Moscow hawks
Feb25

Trump’s Russia reset on hold as White House adds anti-Moscow hawks

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, has gone to great lengths to reassure European leaders Washington is not giving up on its allies © POOL/AFP/File / Virginia MayoWashington, United States, Feb 25 – President Donald Trump came to the White House promising a radical reset of US-Russia relations after...

Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
Feb25

Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

“I wanted something that looked like a fairy tale,” says German-born Canadian filmmaker George Mendeluk, describing what compelled him to tackle one of the darkest chapters in Ukrainian-Russian relations. Opening with a picturesque scene of a Ukrainian village in the 1930s, the historical juxtaposition is stark: Bitter Harvest, a historical drama...

Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
Feb25

Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

“Bitter Harvest” is a historical drama that weaves a love story around the Holodomor — a devastating famine in Ukraine that killed millions in the 1930s when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The movie sheds light on a tragedy that Soviet authorities concealed and is still little known outside of Ukraine. Tatiana Vorozhko and Iryna...

In Venezuela, Short on Food, Short of Hope
Feb25

In Venezuela, Short on Food, Short of Hope

Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line – three times more than in 2014. Yet even as the country becomes increasingly unlivable, the socialist...

Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts
Feb25

Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts

A look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals: Kim Jong Nam Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea’s leader, was poisoned amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, February 14, 2017. He died the same day on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers that he...

Ukrainian Lawmaker Visits Rebel East, Urges Prisoner Release
Feb25

Ukrainian Lawmaker Visits Rebel East, Urges Prisoner Release

MOSCOW – A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine. Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who spent two years in a Russian prison before her release last year, visited a prison in the rebel-held city of Makiivka. Savchenko said on Facebook that her goal is to help free...

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