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    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine
    Mar21

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

    By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI read more …read more Source: CNS...

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine
    Mar21

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

    The 64-year-old woman spends much of her meager pension of 150 lari ($68) a month on medicine and has long lived off selling cheap jewelry at a flea market to tourists, mainly from Russia and Ukraine. [...] the number of visitors is shrinking due to the economic crisis in those countries and people like her in this former Soviet republic are...

    Confidence in Ukraine’s cease-fire hurt by arms violations
    Mar21

    Confidence in Ukraine’s cease-fire hurt by arms violations

    NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — With cameras and clipboards in hands, teams of blue-jacketed international observers drive around the muddy countryside of eastern Ukraine looking for rocket launchers and artillery…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine
    Mar21

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia’s crumbling tourist trade is a health risk…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Confidence in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Hurt by Arms Violations
    Mar21

    Confidence in Ukraine’s Cease-Fire Hurt by Arms Violations

    Have the heavy weapons really been pulled back? Ukraine’s cease-fire deal hurt by deception …read more Source: ABC...

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine
    Mar21

    Georgians hit by fallout from trouble in Russia, Ukraine

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — For Mariam Matiashvili, Georgia’s crumbling tourist trade is a health risk.The 64-year-old woman spends much of her meager… …read more Source:...

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tatars say Climate Worsening Under Russian Rule

    Crimea’s Tatar minorities were the most outspoken opponents of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. A year later, the Tatar community says there is a climate of fear as activists and their relatives have been intimidated, abducted, and even killed. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Crimea. …read more...

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimea’s Tourism Slowly Recovering After Russia’s Annexation

    One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in more than two decades, the Black Sea peninsula’s key tourism industry is slowly beginning to attract visitors again. Tour operators say income remains steady but sanctions, border controls and bureaucracy pose challenges....

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation
    Mar21

    Crimean Trade Struggling to Recover After Russia’s Annexation

    One year after Russia controversially annexed Crimea from Ukraine, sparking the worst tensions with the West in decades, the Black Sea peninsula is largely cut off from mainland Ukraine. Trade is faltering and most goods have to be brought in by ferry, raising prices and waiting times, and lowering the quality of products available. As...

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield issues prime directive: improve quality of life for all
    Mar21

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield issues prime directive: improve quality of life for all

    VANCOUVER – Astronaut Chris Hadfield has commanded the International Space Station, made three flights into space and orbited the globe more than 2,300 times. Yet he still spends time marvelling on the small things that put him there, such as the elegant mechanics of a set screw.”I constantly remind myself that, in fact, this is just...