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    Acclaimed Russian Poet Who Denounced Josef Stalin and Anti-Semitism Dies at 84
    Apr01

    Acclaimed Russian Poet Who Denounced Josef Stalin and Anti-Semitism Dies at 84

    (OKLAHOMA CITY) — Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84. Ginny Hensley, a spokeswoman for Hillcrest Medical Center in the eastern Oklahoma city of Tulsa, confirmed Yevtushenko’s death. Roger Blais, the provost at the...

    Ukraine Rejects Eurovision Call To Allow Russian Entry
    Apr01

    Ukraine Rejects Eurovision Call To Allow Russian Entry

    Ukraine has strongly rejected calls from the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest for Kyiv to lift an entry ban on Russia’s entry in this year’s competition. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Accuses NATO Of ‘Slander’ As U.S. Denounces ‘Russian Aggression’
    Apr01

    Russia Accuses NATO Of ‘Slander’ As U.S. Denounces ‘Russian Aggression’

    Russia has accused the United States and its allies of “slander” as the U.S. top diplomat and Pentagon chief denounced Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Putin’s Russia, 1917 is Taboo
    Apr01

    In Putin’s Russia, 1917 is Taboo

    Just over 100 years ago, Russian Emperor Nicholas II abdicated his throne and his vast empire ceased to exist, setting off decades of world-shaking change. Yet this year, not a single Russian television station marked the anniversary. The decision to ignore the centennial arose from a meeting at the Kremlin last year, in which Russian President...

    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay
    Apr01

    US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay

    The Trump administration escalated its criticism of Moscow Friday, with two of its most senior officials denouncing Russia’s treatment of Ukraine and reiterating a vow to maintain U.S. sanctions. In his first visit to a NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Russia of “aggression” in Ukraine and...

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process
    Apr01

    OSCE Chairman Calls for Revitalized Nagorno-Karabakh Peace Process

    Austria’s top diplomat on Friday called on both sides of the conflict in Azerbaijan’s autonomous breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh to renew the political settlement process. Marking the first anniversary of deadly clashes in the Azeri region, which is populated mostly by ethnic Armenians, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz,...

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm
    Apr01

    Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm

    Poland’s defense minster said Friday that he expected to sign a multibillion-dollar deal with U.S. firm Raytheon to buy eight Patriot missile defense systems this year. Antoni Macierewicz told reporters in Warsaw that the $7.6 billion deal was necessary in light of what he called “a growing threat from the East.” Poland has...

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more
    Apr01

    Liberals refuse to back down to U.S.’s latest call for NATO allies to spend more

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wait for the start of a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday, March 31, 2017. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with his NATO counterparts in Brussels for the first time looking to persuade reluctant...

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire
    Apr01

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire

    U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire
    Apr01

    UN chief urges Ukraine and separatists to honor cease-fire

    U.N. …read more Source: FOX...