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    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Sep14

    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    NEWS BRIEF Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire Tuesday, the first to be proposed by rebel groups since violent conflict began in that country in 2014.Alexander Zakharchenko, a Ukrainian separatist leader and the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told Russian television the...

    Russia revives Soviet-era psychiatric punishment: Crimean Tartars, dissenters suffer
    Sep14

    Russia revives Soviet-era psychiatric punishment: Crimean Tartars, dissenters suffer

    The practice has shut away dissenters and activists who have dared to speak out against the Russian government. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Disturbing the Peace
    Sep14

    The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Disturbing the Peace

    The Week That Was at Global Voices podcast takes a look at some of the stories that have recently come out of the Global Voices newsroom. This week, we speak to former RuNet Echo co-editor Tanya Lokot and current RuNet Echo co-editor Isaac Webb about the recent flare-up of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and what Ukrainians think about the...

    Durand bags 2nd gold
    Sep14

    Durand bags 2nd gold

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Day five’s action in Rio was packed with emotion and drama as 48 gold medals were awarded across eight sports. Alongside world records, more good news came in the form of ticket sales as the Rio Paralympics surpassed early warnings to become the second biggest Games yet in terms of tickets sold. An estimated 1.9 million...

    Ukrainian rebel leaders announce unilateral cease-fire
    Sep13

    Ukrainian rebel leaders announce unilateral cease-fire

    The conflict between Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people since it began in April 2014. What’s more, the initial cease-fire has collapsed, turning an all-out war into a simmering conflict that nonetheless still claims lives. Alexander Zakharchenko, rebel leader in Donetsk, made...

    Ukrainian separatist leaders announce unilateral ceasefire
    Sep13

    Ukrainian separatist leaders announce unilateral ceasefire

    The conflict between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama says Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump’s role model: ‘He loves this guy’
    Sep13

    Obama says Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump’s role model: ‘He loves this guy’

    AP Photo/Carolyn KasterPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed on Donald Trump’s positive statements about Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a rally supporting Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama called Putin “Donald Trump’s role model,” and slammed the Republican presidential nominee for...

    Activists Say Crimeans Face Threats, Intimidation Ahead Of Russian Vote
    Sep13

    Activists Say Crimeans Face Threats, Intimidation Ahead Of Russian Vote

    Rights groups say the Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea are using threats and intimidation to get out the vote in parliamentary elections that Ukraine has denounced as illegitimate because they are being held on territory seized by Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Egypt’s Suez Canal: An Attenuated Lifeline
    Sep13

    Egypt’s Suez Canal: An Attenuated Lifeline

    Scott Savitz, Paul DeLuca Suez Canal, Middle East The Suez Canal has been a lifeline for global commerce and for military power-projection since its inauguration in 1869. The Suez Canal has been a lifeline for global commerce and for military power-projection since its inauguration in 1869. For nearly a century, it was the Royal Navy’s...

    Six fighters killed in Ukraine ahead of new EU push for peace
    Sep13

    Six fighters killed in Ukraine ahead of new EU push for peace

    Ukraine said Tuesday that pro-Russian insurgents had killed three of its soldiers in violation of a truce the foreign ministers of Germany and France will try to revive in Kiev this week. …read more Source: Channel...