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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump
    May18

    Putin Seeks Common Cause With Merkel Over Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that he would stand up to any attempts by U.S. President Donald Trump to block a Russian-German gas pipeline project. Berlin and Moscow have been at loggerheads since Russia’s annexation of Crimea four years ago, but they share a common...

    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone
    May18

    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine Conflict Zone

    Close to 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the U.N. — which says its assistance program has received a small fraction of the funding it needs. Populations live under the constant threat of artillery and gunfire, mines, and unexploded ordnance — and now face growing food...

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span
    May18

    In Crimea, Locals Divided Over Russia’s Kerch Strait Span

    The newly-opened bridge linking Crimea and Russia carries traffic both ways, but the political divide its construction has come to symbolize is most apparent to those who call the territorially contested peninsula home. As Russian President Vladimir Putin led the televised, inaugural crossing of the controversial span on Tuesday—ensconced in the...

    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization
    May17

    Putin: Russia to Press Ahead With Military Modernization

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said the Russian air forces would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army is to get 500 new armored vehicles and artillery...

    German-Russian Pipeline Project Takes Shape Amid US Protest
    May17

    German-Russian Pipeline Project Takes Shape Amid US Protest

    Sparks fly and machines whir as workers busily prepare thousands of steel pipes that will become part of a vast undersea pipeline bringing gas from Russia to Germany’s northeastern Baltic coast. The Nord Stream 2 project will double the amount of natural gas Russia can funnel directly to the heart of Europe from newly tapped reserves in...

    Millions Face Food Insecurity, TB Outbreak in Eastern Ukraine Fighting
    May17

    Millions Face Food Insecurity, TB Outbreak in Eastern Ukraine Fighting

    Nearly 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid, according to the United Nations, which says its assistance program has received a fraction of the funding it needs. Populations live under the constant threat of artillery and gun fire, mines and unexploded ordinance, and now face growing food...

    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine
    May17

    Millions Face Food Insecurity and TB Outbreak In Eastern Ukraine

    Close to 3.5 million people caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine urgently need humanitarian aid according to the United Nations. Populations caught in the crossfire now face growing food insecurity and outbreaks of diseases like tuberculosis. For VOA, Henry Ridgwell visited the front line earlier this week. …read more Source: Voice...

    Moscow Formally Protests Journalist’s Arrest in Ukraine
    May17

    Moscow Formally Protests Journalist’s Arrest in Ukraine

    Moscow is protesting the arrest of a journalist in Ukraine, and the Council of Europe and other human rights groups have expressed concern. Ukraine’s domestic security agency, the SBU, detained Kirill Vyshinskiy, the head of the Ukraine office of Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency, on treason charges. His arrest followed SBU raids of...

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive
    May16

    Russian Bikers, Crimeans Cross ‘Putin’s Bridge’ in Inaugural Drive

    Leather-clad bikers with Russian national flags joined motorists driving for the first time across a newly-opened bridge linking Crimea with Russia on Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday unveiled the new bridge to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. He chatted to workmen in overalls and drove a heavy,...

    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines
    May16

    US Envoy Visits Ukraine Frontlines

    Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatist rebels in the east is entering its fifth year. Since February, there has been an uptick in fighting along the 450-kilometer contact line. The United States’ Special Envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker, along with U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, took a trip to the front lines Tuesday to witness...

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