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    Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front
    Apr26

    Embattled Ukraine fights for debt deal on financial front

    Kiev (AFP) – As government troops face off against pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine is also manoeuvring on the financial front, scrambling to stave off disaster by renegotiating its foreign debts.Kiev’s pro-Western government owes billions of dollars to US and London-based investors, among others, as well as Russia, its rival in the...

    Putin says ‘no regrets’ over Crimea annexation
    Apr26

    Putin says ‘no regrets’ over Crimea annexation

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he had no regrets over Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and that it was righting a historical injustice.”I think we did the right thing and I don’t regret a thing,” Putin said of his decision to take back the Black Sea...

    Film Portrays Putin As Protector Against Terror, The West
    Apr26

    Film Portrays Putin As Protector Against Terror, The West

    Russian state TV is showing a new film in which President Vladimir Putin portrays himself as having protected the country, in his early years in power, against terrorists he suggests had Western support. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Death of Ukraine Soldier Puts Cease-fire in Question
    Apr26

    Death of Ukraine Soldier Puts Cease-fire in Question

    A fragile cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists came under renewed pressure Sunday with the Ukrainian military reporting a serviceman had been killed and seven others wounded in rebel attacks. The casualties, which follow the death on Saturday of another serviceman in shelling in the south east, occurred as...

    One More Ukrainian Serviceman Killed In Rebel Attacks: Ukraine Military
    Apr26

    One More Ukrainian Serviceman Killed In Rebel Attacks: Ukraine Military

    (Reuters) – One Ukrainian serviceman was killed and seven servicemen were wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours in eastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s military said on Sunday. Spokeman Oleksander Motuzyanyk said the separatists had stepped up their attacks against government forces in violation of a February...

    Ukraine Serviceman Killed, Kyiv Claims Truce Violations
    Apr26

    Ukraine Serviceman Killed, Kyiv Claims Truce Violations

    The Ukrainian military said on April 26 that one servicemen was killed and seven wounded in attacks by Russian-backed separatist forces in the previous 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Men Return Completely Changed’: Ukraine Conflict Fueling Surge In Domestic Violence
    Apr26

    ‘Men Return Completely Changed’: Ukraine Conflict Fueling Surge In Domestic Violence

    A Ukrainian group helping victims of domestic abuse says the conflict in eastern Ukraine has led to a dramatic upsurge in violence against women across the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
    Apr26

    Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Voters in Kazakhstan turned out in abundance at polling stations Sunday for a presidential election guaranteed to overwhelmingly reconfirm the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years. Nursultan Nazarbayev, 74, wrote in an opinion piece before the election that the vote would give...

    Crimean, Russian Jews urge lifting of sanctions on Moscow
    Apr26

    Crimean, Russian Jews urge lifting of sanctions on Moscow

    MOSCOW (JTA) — Representatives of major Jewish groups in Russia urged Western coreligionists to lobby for peeling back sanctions against Moscow. The call was made in a document that carried signatures of Crimean Jews and executives from the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, as well as the Congress of the Jewish...

    Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles
    Apr26

    Klitschko outpoints Jennings to defend heavyweight titles

    NEW YORK (AP) — The champ returned to the Garden, and it sounded and felt like Kiev.Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko easily outpointed a… …read more Source:...