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    Russian Fighter Barrel Roles Over U.S. Air Force Plane
    May01

    Russian Fighter Barrel Roles Over U.S. Air Force Plane

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in...

    UN says nearly 10,000 killed since Ukraine conflict began
    Apr30

    UN says nearly 10,000 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: Global...

    Do Ukraine’s Leaders Understand Freedom of the Press?
    Apr30

    Do Ukraine’s Leaders Understand Freedom of the Press?

    When it comes to the treatment of journalists, Kiev is starting to look a lot like Moscow. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Caught on Video: The Moment Former Wrestling Champ Takes on Seven Officers During DUI Arrest in Ukraine
    Apr30

    Caught on Video: The Moment Former Wrestling Champ Takes on Seven Officers During DUI Arrest in Ukraine

    A former Ukrainian wrestler and Olympic champion had to be taken down by seven police officers after he resisted arrest for drunk driving. According to Metro, Vyacheslav Oliynyk was out celebrating his 50th birthday when officers pulled him over. A video of the incident shows the 1996 gold medalist lunging at one of the officers. Image source:...

    Caught on Video: The Moment Former Wrestling Champ Takes on Seven Officers During DUI Arrest in Ukraine
    Apr30

    Caught on Video: The Moment Former Wrestling Champ Takes on Seven Officers During DUI Arrest in Ukraine

    A former Ukrainian wrestler and Olympic champion had to be taken down by seven police officers after he resisted arrest for drunk driving. According to Metro, Vyacheslav Oliynyk was out celebrating his 50th birthday when officers pulled him over. A video of the incident shows the 1996 gold medalist lunging at one of the officers. Image source:...

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave
    Apr30

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave

    A top Ukrainian official said that elections in eastern Ukraine are only possible after Ukraine’s sovereignty is renewed in the region and the Russia’s presence is eliminated in those territories. A deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Oksana Syroyid, told VOA Friday that from the Ukrainian perspective, any elections under...

    Faces of Chernobyl: A Blighted Future?
    Apr30

    Faces of Chernobyl: A Blighted Future?

    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, a catastrophe at the then-Soviet nuclear power plants that saw vast amounts of radioactive particles leaked into the atmosphere, blighting the surrounding area of Ukraine, Belarus and parts of Russia. While the tragedy highlighted the dangers of nuclear power to both people and the...

    Russia Defends Intercept Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic
    Apr30

    Russia Defends Intercept Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic

    Russia said on Saturday it had sent a fighter plane on Friday to intercept a U.S. aircraft approaching its border over the Baltic Sea because the American plane had turned off its transponder, which is needed for identification.The Pentagon said the U.S. Air Force RC-135 plane had been flying a routine route in international airspace and that the...

    The Selling of Obama
    Apr30

    The Selling of Obama

    President Barack Obama insists he does not obsess about “the narrative,” the everyday media play-by-play of political Washington. He urges his team to tune out “the noise,” “the echo chamber,” the Beltway obsession with who’s up and who’s down. But in the fall of 2014, he got sick of the narrative of gloom hovering over his White...

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping
    Apr30

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping

    With the two-month old cessation of hostilities in Syria rapidly disintegrating, the United States is finding itself in an increasingly uncomfortable position, trying to expand cooperation with Russia while not simultaneously playing into Russia’s hands. The latest example of Washington’s quandary played out Friday as U.S. and Russian...