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    Dutch Voters Reject EU-Ukraine Deal
    Apr07

    Dutch Voters Reject EU-Ukraine Deal

    In a non-binding referendum, Dutch voters have signaled that they do not approve of an EU trade deal with Ukraine. With 99 percent of the votes counted after Wednesday’s ballot, 61 percent of voters rejected the deal, while 38 percent approved it. The vote sends a clear signal to the Dutch parliament, which had been expected to ratify the...

    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants
    Apr07

    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants

    NATO is preparing to step up its response to Islamic State and a more assertive Russia responsible for aggressive actions in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with VOA’s Serbian Service about the alliance’s future this week in Washington. “That is the two main challenges we face and they are very different. But at...

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers
    Apr07

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers

    People around the world have reacted with shock and outrage to the trove of documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that revealed secret bank accounts connected to hundreds of public officials, politicians and celebrities. The list of notables includes the current leaders of Argentina, Britain, China, Iceland, Russia, and Ukraine, among...

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukranian military pilot jailed in Russia for allegedly killing two Russian journalists, launched a hunger strike Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, according to her lawyer. Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on Twitter that she started a “dry” hunger strike, in which she is refusing both food and water. Feigin...

    Dutch Cast Ballots on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr06

    Dutch Cast Ballots on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal

    Dutch voters are going to the polls to decide on whether to back a European Union free trade agreement with Ukraine. The referendum is nonbinding, but it will be an important measure of EU support. It comes just three months before British voters cast ballots on whether to remain in the European Union. Dutch opponents of the EU agreement say its...

    Voting Begins in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal
    Apr06

    Voting Begins in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Trade Deal

    The Dutch voted Wednesday in a referendum on a far-reaching free trade deal meant to foster closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union that has run into opposition in the Netherlands where many see it as evidence of unwanted EU expansionism. The non-binding vote in the Netherlands exposes deep divisions about this country’s place in...

    Iceland PM Says He Will Step Aside Temporarily, Not Resign
    Apr06

    Iceland PM Says He Will Step Aside Temporarily, Not Resign

    Iceland’s prime minister says he has not resigned, as previously reported, but has merely “suggested” that the vice chairman of his party take over the office “for an unspecified amount of time.” The announcement came in a news release from the prime minister’s office late Tuesday. The release continued to say...

    Ukraine Leader Defends Himself in Offshore Account Leaks
    Apr06

    Ukraine Leader Defends Himself in Offshore Account Leaks

    One day after the prime minister of Iceland resigned, the president of Ukraine defended himself Wednesday in the massive leak of records on offshore accounts that has named political officials, business and celebrities from around the world. President Petro Poroshenko said at a news conference in Tokyo that his case is significantly different...

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011
    Apr06

    Global Military Spending Rises for First Time Since 2011

    Military spending around the world has increased for the first time since 2011, according to new data by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Total world military spending was $1.7 trillion for 2015, an increase of 1 percent over 2014. The Asia-Pacific region was largely responsible for the rise, with countries averaging a 5.4...

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few
    Apr06

    Russian Activists: Panama Papers Disclosures Surprise Few

    Russian state media continue to largely ignore the Panama Papers scandal, although a Kremlin spokesman has dismissed allegations of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s involvement in large-scale money laundering. Russia’s Channel One, the country’s flagship broadcaster, took nearly a full day before making even scant mention of...

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