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    Ukraine’s Savchenko on hunger strike for release of war prisoners
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s Savchenko on hunger strike for release of war prisoners

    Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in a Russian prison, announced on Tuesday a new hunger strike to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners of war. …read more Source: China...

    Record 1.3. Million Applied For Asylum in Europe Last Year
    Aug03

    Record 1.3. Million Applied For Asylum in Europe Last Year

    The E.U. nations, Switzerland and Norway saw a record 1.3 million migrants apply for asylum in 2015, accounting for about one-tenth of all applications (11.6 million) received by those countries in the last 30 years. According to Pew Research Center, which analyzed data from the E.U.’s statistical agency Eurostat, last year’s 1.3...

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko launches new hunger strike
    Aug03

    Ukraine pilot Savchenko launches new hunger strike

    KIEV: A Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian jail in May launched a fresh hunger strike Tuesday in protest over Kiev’s failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the separatist east. A Russian court sentenced the 35-year-old army helicopter navigator Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison in March over the 2014 killing of...

    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study
    Aug03

    Asylum Seeker Applications Rise to 30-Year High in Europe: Study

    More than a million refugees and migrants applied for asylum in Europe in 2015, a record number that is a 122 percent increase versus the previous year, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. The European Union, Norway and Switzerland received 1.3 million asylum applications last year, with around half of all applicants...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug03

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    KYIV, UKRAINE – Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian …read more Source: Big News...

    Back in Ukraine,   freed pilot launches new hunger strike
    Aug02

    Back in Ukraine, freed pilot launches new hunger strike

    Kiev: A Ukrainian pilot released from a Russian jail in May launched a fresh hunger strike on Tuesday in protest over Kiev’s failure to secure the return of other prisoners of war in the separatist east. A Russian court sentenced the 35-year-old army helicopter navigator Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison in March over the 2014 killing...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction
    Aug02

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Launches Hunger Strike over Political Inaction

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian servicewoman-turned-lawmaker who spent two years in a Russian jail, announced a new hunger strike on Tuesday to speed up the release of other Ukrainian prisoners-of-war, accusing Ukraine’s president of ignoring their plight. Savchenko’s return from Russia in May via a prisoner swap was a PR coup for...

    Estonian Ministry of Defence: Military cooperation off table until Russia takes troops out of Ukraine
    Aug02

    Estonian Ministry of Defence: Military cooperation off table until Russia takes troops out of Ukraine

    The Estonian Ministry of Defence has taken the stance that military cooperation with Russia may only be taken into consideration if and when the latter complies with NATO’s demands to remove their troops from Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to be president
    Aug02

    Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to be president

    US President Barack Obama speaks about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during a press conference in Washington, DC on August 2, 2016 © AFP / Saul LoebWashington, United States, Aug 2 – In a blunt and virtually unprecedented presidential rebuke, Barack Obama on Tuesday described Donald Trump as “unfit” to be president and called on...

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy
    Aug02

    What the DNC Hack Could Mean for Democracy

    Analysts largely agree that the hacking of various arms of the Democratic Party, and the release of hacked emails that deepened divisions with the party just ahead of its presidential convention, is a big deal. But there’s less agreement about whether what we’re witnessing is fundamentally old or new. The answer to that question could...