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    Rights group critical of how Ukraine cares for disabled children
    Apr16

    Rights group critical of how Ukraine cares for disabled children

    Conflict and population displacements, tight budgets, government’s preference for institutional care mean many languish or suffer neglect and abuse …read more Source: Toronto...

    Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russia journalist gunned down in Ukraine

    Kiev (AFP) – A pro-Russian journalist was shot dead in Ukraine’s capital Thursday, leading Kiev to brand the latest murders of pro-Moscow figures an enemy “provocation”.Columnist Oles Buzyna, 45, a supporter of Ukraine’s ousted Kremlin-backed president Viktor Yanukovych, was gunned down in central Kiev by an unknown...

    Pro-Russian journalist and MP killed a day apart in Ukraine
    Apr16

    Pro-Russian journalist and MP killed a day apart in Ukraine

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, April 16 (UPI) — A pro-Russian journalist and a pro-Russian former member of parliament have been killed in separate shootings one day apart in Kiev, Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    European Agency Denies Its Observers Gave Ukrainian Military Positions To Pro-Russian Rebels
    Apr16

    European Agency Denies Its Observers Gave Ukrainian Military Positions To Pro-Russian Rebels

    Accused of giving away Ukrainian army positions to pro-Russian rebels, the agency tasked with monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is denying the charge, saying its observers are impartial. Charges that the locations of Ukrainian units have been given to their foes have surfaced more than once since the Organization for Security and...

    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols
    Apr16

    Death Threats for Destroying Soviet Symbols

    Kharkiv, Ukraine—As fighting continues to escalate in east Ukraine, a pro-Russian separatist group calling itself the “Kharkiv Partisans” declared that it would execute five Ukrainian civilians for every Communist monument destroyed, underscoring worries that a recent law banning Soviet symbols might escalate tensions in the war-torn country. The...

    Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine
    Apr16

    Putin Defends Missile Deal With Iran, Says No Russian Troops In Ukraine

    The Russian president’s comments were part of a four-hour-long call-in TV show that has become an annual tradition. He also criticized the West for its treatment of Moscow.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Highlights From Putin’s Annual Call-in
    Apr16

    Highlights From Putin’s Annual Call-in

    In his televised call-in with the nation on Thursday, President Vladimir V. Putin discussed the economy and said, “I tell you straight and clearly: There are no Russian troops in Ukraine.” …read more Source: The New York...

    ‘No, I Don’t Want Myself Cloned’ and Other Highlights from Putin’s Marathon Q&A
    Apr16

    ‘No, I Don’t Want Myself Cloned’ and Other Highlights from Putin’s Marathon Q&A

    No one can deny that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a showman. Twice a year, the image-conscious leader takes to the Russian airwaves to field questions from journalists and the public. The slickly-produced events allow Putin to polish his image, share a few humourous anecdotes, and gain insight into the troubles of ordinary Russians. On...

    Bremmer: This is why Putin is one of the world’s most influential figures
    Apr16

    Bremmer: This is why Putin is one of the world’s most influential figures

    Despite brokering a massive arms deal with Iran, illegally annexing the Crimean peninsula, engineering a civil war in Ukraine, and plunging his own nation into economic chaos, Russian president Vladimir Putin remains one of the world’s most powerful leaders and TIME 100’s most influential figure. Ian Bremmer, president of...

    Pro-Moscow journalist killed in Ukraine’s capital
    Apr16

    Pro-Moscow journalist killed in Ukraine’s capital

    MOSCOW — A pro-Russian Ukrainian journalist was gunned down in Kiev on Thursday, authorities said, a day after a Ukrainian politician supporting Moscow was found dead.The killing of Oles Buzyna, 45, raised fears of a new wave of back-and-forth violence in the streets of Ukraine after a string of unsolved deaths that has touched both sides of the...