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    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Russian Threat Will Last Decades, Ukrainian President Poroshenko Says
    Sep03

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Russian Threat Will Last Decades, Ukrainian President Poroshenko Says

    The threat to Ukraine from Russia will remain for decades, Ukraine’s president said Thursday, before adding that his country needed to increase the number of contract soldiers in its army, according to a presidential statement. …read more Source: International Business...

    Forest Fires Ravage Outskirts of Kyiv
    Sep03

    Forest Fires Ravage Outskirts of Kyiv

    Drone footage shows the aftermath of a forest fire on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. At least 24 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fires which were sparked by record temperatures this month, reaching nearly 36 degrees Celsius. With thick smoke covering much of Kyiv, officials have closed the city’s schools for the rest...

    Nordic, Baltic Countries Call For Release Of Kohver, Sentsov
    Sep03

    Nordic, Baltic Countries Call For Release Of Kohver, Sentsov

    Foreign ministers from Nordic and Baltic countries have called for the immediate release of an Estonian security officer recently sentenced in Russia to 15 years in jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who joined Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite for the opening ceremony, described the new unit as a “big step...

    Fox: Nuclear Deal ‘The Fulfillment of An Iranian Wish List’
    Sep03

    Fox: Nuclear Deal ‘The Fulfillment of An Iranian Wish List’

    The recently completed nuclear deal with Iran will only strengthen the Islamic regime in the coming years and make it more difficult to punish Tehran for violations of the accord, a former British defense minister told the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday. Liam Fox, currently a Conservative member of Parliament, said in an interview that the...

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak
    Sep03

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country’s health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.Health officials have warned for years that Ukraine was at risk of a polio epidemic because of low vaccination rates. The...

    Five Countries Used Banned Cluster Munitions This Year
    Sep03

    Five Countries Used Banned Cluster Munitions This Year

    Five countries — Libya, Sudan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen — have used cluster munitions this year, causing unacceptable harm to civilians, according to Human Rights Watch. The rights group wants an end to the use of the weapons, which are banned under the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions. Officials commented during the release of an annual...

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak
    Sep03

    Ukraine: sufficient vaccine coming to block polio outbreak

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country’s health minister… …read more Source:...

    The New Middle Passage
    Sep03

    The New Middle Passage

    Peter, a Sierra Leone migrant living in Hungary, is one of the lucky ones. He has a job. He has a supportive community of friends. After seven years in the country, the Hungarian government approved his application for asylum. He started a very successful NGO devoted to helping other migrants make a new life in Hungary. I interviewed Peter in...

    Funeral In Kyiv For Soldiers Killed During Protest
    Sep03

    Funeral In Kyiv For Soldiers Killed During Protest

    Members of Ukraine’s parliament and National Guard attended a funeral service on September 3 for two guardsmen killed by a grenade thrown during violent protests. A member of the nationalist Svoboda political alliance has been arrested for the grenade attack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...