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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Curtain rises on Euro 2016 today
    Jun09

    Curtain rises on Euro 2016 today

    Bigger than ever, the European Championship kicks off in Paris today with a four-week feast of football that promises to elevate the game above the corruption scandals and security fears that have overshadowed its build-up. All eyes will be on hosts France when they get the ball rolling against Romania in the Stade de France — 210 days after...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: French Senate Urges Lifting Sanctions Against Kremlin In Sign Of Crumbling EU Resolve
    Jun09

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: French Senate Urges Lifting Sanctions Against Kremlin In Sign Of Crumbling EU Resolve

    In another sign of crumbling European resolve over Ukraine, the French Senate voted Wednesday to urge its government to gradually dismantle economic sanctions on Russia, a move welcomed by the Kremlin. The vote came as politicians across the European Union have hinted at wanting to reduce sanctions ahead of renewal talks this month. …read...

    Several Casualties Reported After Heavy Shelling In Donetsk
    Jun09

    Several Casualties Reported After Heavy Shelling In Donetsk

    At least three people were reportedly killed and more than a dozen wounded after heavy shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops exchanged artillery fire during the night of June 8. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe Gets Religion, Again
    Jun09

    Europe Gets Religion, Again

    It was a sunny spring afternoon when the Vatican’s vintage, dove-white Alitalia plane landed smoothly on the island of Lesvos. Marching down the steps to the tune of a Greek military band, Pope Francis was received by the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, and Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens—and also by Greece’s devoutly...

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession
    Jun09

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

    When Eston Kohver, an officer with Estonia’s security police KAPO, was detained by Russian FSB agents two years ago and charged with espionage, the outside world was stunned. According to evidence presented by KAPO, the FSB agents had simply seized Kohver from Estonia’s side of the two countries’ shared border. But...

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’
    Jun09

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’

    Veterans of Georgia’s 2008 war with Russia are the first foreign nationals to serve officially in the Ukrainian army, following a new law adopted last year. RFE/RL Ukrainian Service producer Levko Stek spoke with them as they prepared for action in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US may turn to Canada for help with new NATO force in east Europe
    Jun09

    US may turn to Canada for help with new NATO force in east Europe

    The United States could turn to Canada to help it establish a new NATO force in eastern Europe as a deterrent against Russia because it is struggling to win support from its European allies, diplomats say.Despite its show of force with a military exercise across eastern Europe this month that involved more than 20 NATO and partner countries, the...

    Freed Ukrainian pilot calls for talks with separatist rebels
    Jun09

    Freed Ukrainian pilot calls for talks with separatist rebels

    Nadiya Savchenko offers to negotiate with insurgency leaders as fighting continues with little prospect of diplomatic solutionNadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian helicopter pilot who spent more than a year in a Russian jail, has issued a surprise call for direct dialogue with the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s...

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw
    Jun09

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw

    U.S. NavyABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) – The U.S. military will have two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea this month ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw as Washington seeks to balance Russian military activities and accelerate its fight against Islamic State militants. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier will hand off to...

    MPs of all parties line up against threat of EU sanctions
    Jun09

    MPs of all parties line up against threat of EU sanctions

    In what could be considered a ‘once in a blue-moon’ event, Portugal’s ruling Socialists and centre-right Opposition parties have joined forces against Brussels, in their condemnation of any decision to impose economic sanctions on Portugal’s failure to meet deficit targets. The terminology used did not bring on Socialist allies...