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    News of the day from across the globe, April 20
    Apr20

    News of the day from across the globe, April 20

    Japan’s southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock Tuesday and searchers found a woman’s body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to 45. More than 100,000 evacuees, some sleeping in their cars and others in gymnasiums or community centers, were bracing for another chilly...

    New Suggestions of Russia-Ukraine Soldier Swap Deal
    Apr20

    New Suggestions of Russia-Ukraine Soldier Swap Deal

    A long rumored “soldier swap” between Moscow and Kyiv seemed to gain new traction Tuesday, with Ukraine leader Petro Poroshenko claiming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin had produced an “algorithm for freeing” an imprisoned Ukrainian pilot turned national cause celebre, Nadezhda Savchenko… …read more...

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries
    Apr20

    The Atlantic Daily: Kabul Attack, Earthquake Survivors, New York Primaries

    Mohammad Ismail / ReutersWhat We’re Following: The Deadly Assault in Kabul At least 28 people were killed and as many as 300 people were wounded in the heart of the Afghan capital when a suicide attacker detonated a bomb and gunmen opened fire outside government buildings. The assault was claimed by the Taliban, which made a comeback at the...

    The Kremlin’s Triad as the Means of Survival
    Apr20

    The Kremlin’s Triad as the Means of Survival

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Netherlands sticks with EU-Ukraine deal despite referendum No vote
    Apr20

    Netherlands sticks with EU-Ukraine deal despite referendum No vote

    Dutch MPs voted not to ditch the EU-Ukraine association agreement Tuesday, despite a referendum earlier this month at which more than 60 percent of voters opposed the deal. The non-binding April 6 referendum saw the Dutch overwhelmingly reject the agreement, which seeks to create closer economic and social ties between the EU and Ukraine. Only 32...

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government
    Apr20

    White House ‘Gratified’ for Republicans Blocking 9/11 Bill on Saudi Government

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest expressed “gratitude” for efforts from top Republicans in Congress to block legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. Earnest expressed his thanks ahead of President Barack Obama’s trip to the kingdom, which took of Tuesday afternoon. “We are...

    Ukraine proposes pilot, Russian soldiers swap
    Apr19

    Ukraine proposes pilot, Russian soldiers swap

    KIEV: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday he and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had agreed a framework for a deal to secure the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko from a 22-year jail sentence in Russia. The sentencing of two captured Russian servicemen in Ukraine on Monday fuelled speculation that they might be...

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says
    Apr19

    Ukraine, Russia reach deal to release pilot, Poroshenko says

    Ukraine and Russia have reached a deal to free a jailed Ukrainian pilot, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday, suggesting that she will be swapped for two Russian servicemen imprisoned in Ukraine. Nadezhda Savchenko, who was captured by Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine in 2014, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Russia last month...

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist
    Apr19

    Crimea Prosecutor Seeks ‘Extremism’ Case Against Journalist

    Authorities in Russia-annexed Crimea have released a journalist affiliated with the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty on bail, but with travel restrictions, according to a report quoting his lawyer. Prosecutor General of Crimea Natalya Poklonskaya says a criminal case has been launched against the journalist, named as Nikolai Semena,...

    Dutch Parliament Defeats Motion To Scrap EU-Ukraine Deal
    Apr19

    Dutch Parliament Defeats Motion To Scrap EU-Ukraine Deal

    The Dutch parliament has defeated a motion calling for the country to pull out of a treaty establishing closer European Union ties with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...