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    Russian Prosecutors Seek 23-Year Prison Term for Ukrainian Pilot
    Mar03

    Russian Prosecutors Seek 23-Year Prison Term for Ukrainian Pilot

    Nadiya V. Savchenko, a helicopter pilot charged in connection with the deaths of two Russian journalists, has become a symbol in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO commander: Russia and Syria are using migration as a weapon
    Mar03

    NATO commander: Russia and Syria are using migration as a weapon

    Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesA top United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commander said Tuesday that Russia and Syria are using migration as a tool to destabilize their European neighbors, and warned of “resurgent and aggressive” Russian behavior in the region. US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, Commander of the US European...

    North Korea fires several missiles into the sea, hours after being hit with further UN sanctions
    Mar03

    North Korea fires several missiles into the sea, hours after being hit with further UN sanctions

    REUTERS/KCNASEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Ministry says North Korea has fired several short-range projectiles into the sea just hours after the United Nations slapped sanctions on Pyongyang for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. The North’s launches also come shortly after Seoul approved its...

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says
    Mar03

    ‘We’re Not Giving Up on Crimea,’ US Defense Official Says

    Nearly two years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the territory remains under Russian control, and in the eastern part of Ukraine there has been an uptick in the fighting. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb discussed the issue with Michael Carpenter, deputy assistant secretary of defense with responsibilities for Russia, Ukraine and...

    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers
    Mar03

    Waze is denying responsibility for the deadly Israeli-Palestinian clash caused by lost soldiers

    Kārlis DambrānsNavigation app Waze has denied responsibility for the incident on Feb. 29 when two Israeli soldiers drove into Palestinian territory by accident, leading to the Israeli army having to storm a refugee camp to rescue the men, resulting in the death of at least one Palestinian. According to multiple media reports, the two soldiers...

    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed
    Mar03

    Pentagon: Despite Minsk II, More Than 400 Ukraine Troops Killed

    More than 400 Ukrainian troops have died in fighting since the Minsk II cease-fire agreement was adopted one year ago, with Russia playing a major role in the violence. In an interview with VOA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter, whose responsibilities include Ukraine, Russia and Eurasia, said the U.S. has seen a...

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Village Renames Street From ‘Lenin’ To ‘John Lennon’

    On Wednesday, a small village in southwestern Ukraine officially changed the name of one of its streets from “Lenin Street” to “John Lennon Street.” The news that the town, Kalyny, would honor the Beatles singer from now on instead of the Russian Communist Party founder was announced by Hennadiy Moskal, the governor of the...

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say
    Mar03

    Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say

    Western and Russian diplomats are meeting this week to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting continues between Russia-backed separatists and government forces despite attempts for a truce. While top U.S. officials are touting the importance of a full implementation of the Minsk agreement, critics say that the...

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies
    Mar03

    In Europe, a summer camp creates the next generation of Jewish leaders — and babies

    Participants in activities at the Szarvas summer camp in Hungary, August 2014. (Courtesy of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) SZARVAS, Hungary (JTA) — Escaping a sudden downpour in the summer of 2012, Andras Paszternak and Barbi Szendy ran to find cover inside an empty cabin at their Jewish summer camp, Szarvas, 100 miles east of...

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine
    Mar02

    Why America should worry about hackers taking out a power plant in Ukraine

    Around 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, much of western Ukraine’s pastoral Ivano-Frankivsk region, an area about the size of Connecticut, was plunged into darkness The local electric utility in Ivano-Frankivsk acknowledged the blackout in a series of frantic messages posted on its website. Power had been lost across a vast area of the region and the...