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    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts
    Apr14

    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday he is “extremely concerned” about the widespread creation of offshore companies by wealthy people around the world to evade taxes, saying it takes large sums away from governments who need the money to fight poverty. Kim told a news conference in Washington he was distressed by the scope...

    In Talk Show, Putin Airs Opinions on Syria, Economy, Potholes
    Apr14

    In Talk Show, Putin Airs Opinions on Syria, Economy, Potholes

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Syrian people must engage in talks to agree on a new constitution for their country. Speaking during his annual television call-in show, Putin said the solution to Syria’s problems is not to be found in military action. The Russian leader also said the so-called Panama Papers report about offshore...

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New PM
    Apr14

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New PM

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved President Petro Poroshenko’s nominee for prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, after accepting Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation. Lawmakers voted on the new government Thursday. Groysman, a Poroshenko ally, had been the parliamentary speaker. The 41-year-old Yatsenyuk announced Sunday that he was...

    Ukrainian Pilot on ‘Dry’ Hunger Strike in Russian Prison
    Apr14

    Ukrainian Pilot on ‘Dry’ Hunger Strike in Russian Prison

    The Ukrainian pilot whose 22-year prison sentence by a Russian court last month was widely criticized as a farce is now carrying out a “dry hunger strike” to protest her detention. Lawyers for Nadezhda Savchenko said their client had taken no food or water since her conviction formally went into effect one week ago. They said she...

    NBA’s Only Ukrainian Player Embraces His Adopted US City
    Apr14

    NBA’s Only Ukrainian Player Embraces His Adopted US City

    For nearly four-and-a-half years, Ukrainian basketball player Alex Len has been building his career in the United States. His country is very different now from when he left it. No one could have predicted then that Ukraine would be torn apart by the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Now, this NBA player has become a big hope...

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year
    Apr13

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year

    Russia has pushed back the completion date of a showcase multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea by one year, saying the original plan had to be adjusted to take account of the weight of the trains that will cross it. The Kremlin sees the bridge, which will span the Kerch Strait, as vital to integrating...

    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses
    Apr13

    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses

    The U.S. accused authoritarian regimes around the world Wednesday of suppressing their people with “increasing vigor and viciousness” to control any activities that might threaten their power. In its 40th annual human rights report, the U.S. State Department said, “In 2015, this global crackdown by authoritarian states on civil...

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher
    Apr13

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher

    In what could be a preview of the kind of foreign policy debates that will feature in the U.S. presidential race later this year, a senior Republican member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has strongly criticized the Obama administration’s policy toward Russia. In an interview with VOA’s Georgian service, Senator...

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr13

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations is calling for the “immediate and unconditional” release of one of its staff members kidnapped in eastern Ukraine. A United Nations office in Ukraine statement says it is deeply concerned one of its staff members is being held captive in Donetsk. The statement says the United Nations has information the staff member...

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial
    Apr13

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial

    Lithuania blacklisted several dozen Russians and Ukrainians for their role in the detention and sentencing of the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and two other Ukrainians, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Ukraine expanded sanctions against Russia last month after a Russian court found Savchenko, 34, guilty of complicity in the...

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