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    Disillusioned Ukrainians await new government
    Apr11

    Disillusioned Ukrainians await new government

    KIEV, Ukraine — Swept into office by the mass protests that deposed the Russia-friendly president two years ago, Ukraine’s new leaders promised that the country would soon be welcomed into Europe as a thriving new democracy. Disillusioned and angry, Ukrainians now await the arrival of a new government that will be under immediate pressure...

    Talks On New Ukrainian Government End For Night Without Deal
    Apr11

    Talks On New Ukrainian Government End For Night Without Deal

    The two main parties at the talks in Kyiv were unable on April 11 to come to an agreement with the candidate nominated to be the next prime minister — current parliament speaker Volodymyr Hroysman. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Radioactive Wild Boars Have Run Amok Around Fukushima Nuclear Site
    Apr11

    Radioactive Wild Boars Have Run Amok Around Fukushima Nuclear Site

    The wild boar population near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have bred uncontrollably in the past five years since the massive 2011 earthquake. The radioactive boars have ran amok in the area surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear disaster zone in northern Japan, destroying local agriculture as well as eating nuclear-contaminated food...

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    Apr11

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan – Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev, respectively — are planning to hold security talks in Baku soon. While no further details of the planned meeting have been announced, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week in a meeting in Baku that security cooperation in the...

    Russia and China Increase Defense Spending While US Continues Cutting
    Apr11

    Russia and China Increase Defense Spending While US Continues Cutting

    Every year at this time we see the same kind of headlines: “U.S. biggest military spender in the world.” They’re are all based on the release of the global military spending database, an annual report compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). What the headlines usually miss is that U.S. defense spending is...

    What Minsk Means
    Apr11

    What Minsk Means

    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...

    Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle
    Apr11

    Why A Genuine Normalization of Relations Between America and Cuba Is an Uphill Struggle

    On March 21, 2016, US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s leader Raul Castro held a historic joint news conference. Obama’s visit to Havana, the first made by an American president since Calvin Coolidge’s trip in 1928, was regarded as a seminal event in the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the Cold War-era...

    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches
    Apr11

    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches

    Fighting was reported on April 11 around the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka. Russia-backed separatists pounded Ukrainian government positions with artillery and mortar shells. Cease-fire violations have been on the rise. A week earlier, RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek spent a tense night in the trenches with Ukrainian troops. (RFE/RL’s...

    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches
    Apr11

    A Tense Night In Eastern Ukraine’s Trenches

    Fighting was reported on April 11 around the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiyivka. Russia-backed separatists pounded Ukrainian government positions with artillery and mortar shells. Cease-fire violations have been on the rise. A week earlier, RFE/RL correspondent Levko Stek spent a tense night in the trenches with Ukrainian troops. (RFE/RL’s...

    As Ukraine PM resigns, is government running out of time?
    Apr11

    As Ukraine PM resigns, is government running out of time?

    Volodymyr Groysman, an ally of President Poroshenko, is likely to take the spot – a move some see as strengthening the president’s hand in pushing reform. …read more Source: Christian Science...