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    EU Maintains Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Conflict Rages
    Jan19

    EU Maintains Russia Sanctions as Ukraine Conflict Rages

    BRUSSELS—The European Union foreign ministers are ruling out any immediate easing of sanctions against Russia as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said Monday that since the fighting around the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine had intensified, “this is no...

    Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine
    Jan19

    Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — It was a quiet evening in late autumn, perfect for going to the movies. Kiev’s Zhovten (October) theater, the oldest one in the city and a favorite with art-movie buffs, was showing a new French film called Les Nuits d’Été (Summer Nights), about a married man in 1950s France who leads a perfectly normal life — except...

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine and rebels both claim to control Donetsk airport

    After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that the fighting for the… …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim control of Donetsk airport
    Jan19

    Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels both claim control of Donetsk airport

    After days of intense fighting, Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine claimed Monday they had seized control of Donetsk airport once again. The Ukrainian military denied this but acknowledged that the fighting for the rubble-strewn trophy had been fierce. …read more Source: CTV...

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
    Jan19

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mixing pro-Islamic chants and anti-Western rhetoric, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Europe to...

    Crimea Faces Challenges as Part of Russia
    Jan19

    Crimea Faces Challenges as Part of Russia

    SEVASTOPOL, Crimea—Crimea, promised Russian President Vladimir Putin, “will be a home to all the peoples living there.” Yet 10 months since the Kremlin tore up the map of Europe and seized the strategic Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine, many of Crimea’s 2.2 million inhabitants face a future rife with uncertainty and present-day hardships...

    The Surprising Real Names Of 30 Celebrities
    Jan19

    The Surprising Real Names Of 30 Celebrities

    Sometimes you need to change your name to make it as a star in Hollywood or the music business. When Michael Keaton accepted his best actor Golden Globe for “Birdman,” he told the crowd his birth name was actually Michael Douglas. The 63-year-old actor changed his name early in his career to avoid confusion with the actor of the same...

    Shells ‘hit hospital’ in Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Jan19

    Shells ‘hit hospital’ in Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Shelling hit a hospital in Donetsk city centre in eastern Ukraine on Monday, leaving six wounded while also damaging the front of the building and blowing out windows, rebel officials and witnesses said.Rebel officials said one doctor and five patients were wounded in the shelling which also damaged a nearby...

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages
    Jan19

    EU won’t ease Russia sanctions as Ukraine conflict rages

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union foreign ministers are ruling out any immediate easing of sanctions against Russia as fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, despite concerns about the economic consequences. …read more Source: U.S....

    Jailed Tatar Activist Starts Hunger Strike
    Jan19

    Jailed Tatar Activist Starts Hunger Strike

    A prominent Tatar activist who faces trial on hate-crimes charges supporters say are politically motivated has begun a hunger strike. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...