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Section: US & Canada

    Russia’s Lavrov Warns Sweden Against NATO Membership
    Apr29

    Russia’s Lavrov Warns Sweden Against NATO Membership

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that Russia will implement new military measures in its northern territories should Sweden opt to join NATO. Currently, Sweden is an EU member but has chosen not to be a NATO member, opting to instead retain its policy of military non-alliance that it pursued during the Cold War. The crisis in...

    The Morning Vertical, April 29, 2016
    Apr29

    The Morning Vertical, April 29, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began
    Apr29

    UN says 9,333 killed since Ukraine conflict began

    Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    French National Assembly Votes to Lift Russian Sanctions
    Apr29

    French National Assembly Votes to Lift Russian Sanctions

    French parliamentarians approved a resolution not to renew sanctions on Russia, put in place after Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Sanctions must be renewed by consent of the EU’s 28 members before the end of July and have so far been extended for two years. Countries with close economic ties to Russia, such as Hungary and...

    The Former Soviet Union’s Growing Penchant for Expelling Foreign Journalists
    Apr29

    The Former Soviet Union’s Growing Penchant for Expelling Foreign Journalists

    Image: Savik Shuster, a TV talkshow host in Ukraine, began a hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the government’s decision to revoke his work permit. Shuster says the move is politically motivated. By Aleksandrit (CC BY-SA 3.0/Wikipedia) Journalist Savik Shuster knows what it’s like to get expelled from a former Soviet country for his...

    U.N. Says 9,333 People Have Been Killed Since Ukraine Conflict Began
    Apr29

    U.N. Says 9,333 People Have Been Killed Since Ukraine Conflict Began

    (UNITED NATIONS) — Nearly 10,000 people have been killed and more than 20,000 injured since the Ukraine conflict began in April 2014, a top U.N. official said Thursday. Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Taye-Brook Zerihoun told the Security Council that the total number of casualties now stands at 30,729 including 9,333 people...

    9,333 Killed Since Ukraine Conflict Began, U.N. Says
    Apr29

    9,333 Killed Since Ukraine Conflict Began, U.N. Says

    More than 20,000 people have been wounded in the conflict that began in April 2014, a United Nations official said. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Says Stronger Cease-Fire Needed To Make Political Progress
    Apr29

    Ukraine Says Stronger Cease-Fire Needed To Make Political Progress

    Ukraine told the UN Security Council that its cease-fire with separatists in the east must be strengthened before progress can be achieved on a political solution to the two-year conflict. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN Raises Estimate Of Death Toll From Ukraine Conflict To 9,333
    Apr29

    UN Raises Estimate Of Death Toll From Ukraine Conflict To 9,333

    The United Nations on April 28 raised its estimate of the total killed during the conflict in eastern Ukraine to 9,333 from 9,160 in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine
    Apr29

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine

    Violations of a tense cease-fire in eastern Ukraine between Kyiv and Russian-backed rebels have reached “alarming numbers” not seen in months, international monitors told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. “Violence in eastern Ukraine is once again reaching a peak,” warned Ertugrul Apakan, the chief monitor of the OSCE...