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    News of the day from around the world, March 25
    Mar25

    News of the day from around the world, March 25

    1 Refugee crisis: A Spanish aid organization said Friday it feared hundreds of refugees may have died off Libya’s coast, while Turkish media reported that 11 died after a boat sank in the Aegean Sea. The push toward the Tishrin Dam came three days after U.S. aircraft ferried Syrian Kurdish fighters and allies to spearhead a major ground...

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor
    Mar24

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor

    MALADZYECHNA, Belarus (AP) — The half-million Belarusians who can’t find work in their country’s stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to take “public work” for a pittance; pay $250 for failure to register; or risk being jailed for...

    Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference
    Mar24

    Putin meets Le Pen, denies French election interference

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor. Putin’s meeting with Le Pen came amid rising controversy over whether Russia tried to influence the U.S. presidential...

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor
    Mar24

    A new face in Belarus’ anti-government protests: The poor

    MALADZYECHNA, Belarus (AP) — The half-million Belarusians who can’t find work in their country’s stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to “public work” for a pittance; pay $250 for failure to register; or risk being jailed for taking...

    Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov
    Mar24

    Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and said he had been trained...

    Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer’s Eurovision performance
    Mar23

    Russia, Ukraine at odds over singer’s Eurovision performance

    GENEVA (AP) — Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster. The European Broadcasting Union says...

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine
    Mar23

    Former Russian lawmaker shot dead in Ukraine

    Voronenkov, 45, a former member of the communist faction in the lower house of Russian parliament, had moved to Ukraine last fall and had been granted Ukrainian citizenship. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine
    Mar23

    20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot. Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor, Anatolii Matios, said on Facebook that the blaze, which erupted early Thursday at the depot in Balaklia, was sparked...

    Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment
    Mar21

    Ukraine lawmaker: Manafort tried to hide $750,000 payment

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker has published a document that he said ties Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, to attempts to hide a $750,000 payment from a pro-Russia political party. Leshchenko said the contract was cover for payments made to Manafort for work he did for the pro-Russian Party of the Regions, which...

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security
    Mar20

    Russia says US missile systems a risk to regional security

    TOKYO (AP) — Russia views U.S. missile defense systems being deployed in northeast Asia as a threat to regional security, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks Monday with Japanese officials in Tokyo. Strategic concerns, both in northeast Asia and elsewhere, including Syria and Ukraine, were among a wide range of regional and global...

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