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    Flu Virus Is New Killer In Eastern Ukraine
    Jan22

    Flu Virus Is New Killer In Eastern Ukraine

    A flu epidemic is sweeping through the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk — and the conflict smoldering nearby is making the situation even worse. Doctors are unable to identify the exact strain of the virus, because the laboratory they need is across the front lines in separatist-controlled Donetsk. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV)...

    Russia Boosts Military Presence In Response To Increasing NATO Drills In Eastern Europe
    Jan22

    Russia Boosts Military Presence In Response To Increasing NATO Drills In Eastern Europe

    The Russian military will strengthen its presence in the country’s western and central region in 2016 as a response to the intensifying NATO drills amid the Ukraine crisis. NATO forces have increased their presence in eastern Europe since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, a move that triggered strong opposition from Western...

    Kerry says governmental corruption fuels extremism
    Jan22

    Kerry says governmental corruption fuels extremism

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took aim Friday at government corruption, saying it fuels crime, violent extremism and disillusionment with society that contributes to the global refugee crisis. He also said the Obama administration will seek a major boost in funding for refugee support this year and press for at...

    Ukraine Levies $3.5 Billion Fine On Russia’s Gazprom
    Jan22

    Ukraine Levies $3.5 Billion Fine On Russia’s Gazprom

    Ukraine’s state antimonopoly agency has imposed a $3.5 billion fine on Russia’s Gazprom for allegedly abusing its monopoly control of Ukraine’s natural-gas transit system. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko Determined Kyiv Will Control Crimea, Separatist Territories
    Jan22

    Poroshenko Determined Kyiv Will Control Crimea, Separatist Territories

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will regain its control over the Russia-annexed region of Crimea and the eastern Ukrainian territory currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia To Create New Military Divisions In Response To NATO
    Jan22

    Russia To Create New Military Divisions In Response To NATO

    Russia will form four new divisions of ground forces in 2016 in response to “intensified” NATO military exercises. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Litvinenko Is Just One Of Many Silenced Kremlin Critics
    Jan22

    Russia’s Litvinenko Is Just One Of Many Silenced Kremlin Critics

    While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56...

    What the Litvinenko assassination accusation means for the Kremlin
    Jan22

    What the Litvinenko assassination accusation means for the Kremlin

    HARI SREENIVASAN: We dig deeper into the story with Michael McFaul, U.S. ambassador to Russia from 2012 to 2014. He’s now a professor at Stanford University. And Steven Lee Myers, he covers foreign affairs and national security at The New York Times. He was based in Russia from 2002 to 2007. He’s also the author of “The New Tsar: The...

    Obama Plans Summit On Global Refugees At UN
    Jan22

    Obama Plans Summit On Global Refugees At UN

    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to host world leaders for a summit on global refugees at the UN General Assembly in September. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Litvinenko Is Just One Of Many Silenced Kremlin Critics
    Jan22

    Russia’s Litvinenko Is Just One Of Many Silenced Kremlin Critics

    While a report by a British judge found that Russian president Vladimir Putin probably approved of the Russian security service’s plan to kill Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB officer turned Kremlin critic, justice remains far for many other dead, disappeared or jailed Putin critics. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 56...