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    Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar for Eurovision singing contest
    Feb21

    Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar for Eurovision singing contest

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country’s… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar for Eurovision singing contest
    Feb21

    Ukraine picks Crimean Tatar for Eurovision singing contest

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainians have chosen a Crimean Tatar singer and her song about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin as the country’s entry for this year’s Eurovision song contest. Susana Jamaladinova, who performs under the stage name Jamala, was chosen Sunday night. Her song “1944” refers to the year in which Stalin...

    Ukrainian nationalists rally in Kiev as political tensions rise
    Feb21

    Ukrainian nationalists rally in Kiev as political tensions rise

    The low turnout reflected public weariness with street protests, rather than support for the beleaguered government, which survived a no-confidence vote in parliament last week. In recent weeks, political tensions have risen and some respected reformers have resigned, citing disenchantment with the government’s cronyism and entrenched...

    US rejected North Korean peace plan proposal before latest nuclear bomb test
    Feb21

    US rejected North Korean peace plan proposal before latest nuclear bomb test

    KCNA/ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States rejected a North Korean proposal to discuss a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War because it did not address denuclearization on the peninsula, the State Department said on Sunday. State Department spokesman John Kirby made the comment in response to a Wall Street Journal report...

    Ukrainian Nationalists Rally In Kyiv
    Feb21

    Ukrainian Nationalists Rally In Kyiv

    Up to 1,000 Ukrainian nationalists have rallied in central Kyiv to demand the ouster of the government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN: Children Biggest Victims of 2-Year Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Feb21

    UN: Children Biggest Victims of 2-Year Conflict in E. Ukraine

    The U.N. children’s fund calls the daily suffering endured by more than 500,000 Ukrainian children victimized by two years of conflict intolerable. UNICEF finds children living in areas controlled by Russian-supported rebels in eastern Ukraine are being deprived of their most basic rights and needs. The U.N. children’s fund considers...

    Ashes to ashes: Home funeral workshops teach loved ones to care for corpses
    Feb21

    Ashes to ashes: Home funeral workshops teach loved ones to care for corpses

    TORONTO — It’s only because Deborah Magdee happened to overhear a radio show two years ago that she left her mother’s dead body at home for five days. The radio segment introduced the Vancouverite to home funerals, where family and friends assume the role of a mortician rather than relying on a morgue. Proponents say it’s a...

    Kerry: ‘Provisional agreement’ reached with Russia on cessation of hostilities in Syria
    Feb21

    Kerry: ‘Provisional agreement’ reached with Russia on cessation of hostilities in Syria

    Thomson ReutersAMMAN (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had reached a provisional agreement on terms of a cessation of hostilities in Syria and the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before. But he indicated there were still issues to be resolved and he did not...

    Ukraine Says Soldier Killed In Clashes In East
    Feb21

    Ukraine Says Soldier Killed In Clashes In East

    One Ukrainian soldier has been killed in clashes between Russia-backed separatists and government forces in the east of the country, Ukraine’s military says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian nationalist activists set up tents on Maidan
    Feb21

    Ukrainian nationalist activists set up tents on Maidan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 100 nationalist activists have set up tents in central Kiev to press their calls for ousting the Ukrainian government brought to power two years ago following months of protests. …read more Source: U.S....