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    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...

    Ukraine heats up as East-West communication breaks down
    Apr30

    Ukraine heats up as East-West communication breaks down

    You can tell tension has risen to a very serious state of jitters when NATO feels the need for Cold War-era style hotlines with Moscow to prevent sudden, armed clashes in eastern Europe. …read more Source:...

    Interview: In Eastern Ukraine, ‘Too Many Troops Willing To Fire’
    Apr30

    Interview: In Eastern Ukraine, ‘Too Many Troops Willing To Fire’

    With so many opposing troops massed in close proximity along the line of separation, you can expect more civilians to be caught in the line of fire in eastern Ukraine. RFE/RL Ukrainian Service correspondent Rostislav Khotin interviews senior International Crisis Group adviser Paul Quinn-Judge. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    McDonald’s is investigating separatists who are selling burgers out of an abandoned franchise in Ukraine
    Apr30

    McDonald’s is investigating separatists who are selling burgers out of an abandoned franchise in Ukraine

    The McDonald’s sign on the building had been doctored to leave only the letters “Mc.” …read more Source: Business...