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    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit
    Dec09

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As he fights an economic downturn in Belarus, the man often called “Europe’s last dictator,” longtime President Alexander Lukashenko, is getting a surprising boost. Following a rash of Russian bans on foreign products and services, Belarus is specializing in selling Russians a way round their own government’s...

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit
    Dec09

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit

    Following a rash of Russian bans on foreign products and services, Belarus is specializing in selling Russians a way round their own government’s restrictions. Since the start of 2014, Russia has embraced sanctions as a foreign policy tool, banning food imports from the European Union and United States over the Ukraine crisis, and now also...

    UN: 9,000 Killed in Ukraine Conflict, but Now Violence Eases
    Dec09

    UN: 9,000 Killed in Ukraine Conflict, but Now Violence Eases

    GENEVA—More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new cease-fire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. The office of High Commissioner for Human Rights said a “cease-fire within a cease-fire” agreed in late...

    UN Says Over 9,000 People Killed In Eastern Ukraine Since Last Year, More Than 20,000 Injured
    Dec09

    UN Says Over 9,000 People Killed In Eastern Ukraine Since Last Year, More Than 20,000 Injured

    Over 9,000 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since the beginning of conflict in the region in April last year, according to a new report released Wednesday by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. The report said that despite a high number of casualties, a “ceasefire within a ceasefire” agreed upon by Russia and Ukraine in August...

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but now violence eases
    Dec09

    UN: 9,000 killed in Ukraine conflict, but now violence eases

    More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even as a new ceasefire has largely held and contributed to a sharp decline in casualties since mid-August, the UN human rights office said Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Sentences Azerbaijani Men For Attacks On Maidan Activists
    Dec09

    Ukraine Sentences Azerbaijani Men For Attacks On Maidan Activists

    A court in Kyiv has sentenced two Azerbaijani citizens for attacks against Maidan activists during the early 2014 protests that brought down Ukraine’s former President Viktor Yanukovych. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry Plans to Visit Russia Within the Week
    Dec09

    Kerry Plans to Visit Russia Within the Week

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes to visit Russia within the next week for talks on the crisis in Syria and Ukraine. Kerry said Wednesday in Paris that he is planning to visit Moscow “in a week” to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the two matters. If he makes the trip, it will come...

    UN: Violence Slows in Ukraine, But Death Toll More Than 9,000
    Dec09

    UN: Violence Slows in Ukraine, But Death Toll More Than 9,000

    The United Nations’ human rights office says more than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even though there has been a “sharp de-escalation of hostilities” since August. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in its report released Wednesday that the withdrawal of heavy...

    Over 9,000 people killed in 21 months of Ukraine fighting: UN
    Dec09

    Over 9,000 people killed in 21 months of Ukraine fighting: UN

    More than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday. …read more Source: Global...

    More Than 9,000 Killed In Eastern Ukraine Conflict, UN Says
    Dec09

    More Than 9,000 Killed In Eastern Ukraine Conflict, UN Says

    A UN report released on December 9 says the confirmed death toll from the conflict in eastern Ukraine now exceeds 9,000, despite a “significant reduction of hostilities in certain parts” of the region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...