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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’
    Dec10

    US General: Russia Has ‘Changed the Security Environment in Europe’

    General Ben Hodges, the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, sat down with VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb to discuss Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Islamic State threat to European allies and U.S. women in combat. Hodges told VOA that Russia has “changed the security environment in Europe.” He said the Crimea crisis would be a...

    UN: As Ukraine Fighting Dwindles, Rights Abuses Rise
    Dec09

    UN: As Ukraine Fighting Dwindles, Rights Abuses Rise

    While the United Nations has found a marked decrease in fighting between Ukraine’s forces and Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east, it also reports an increase in abuses of civilians in the insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. Monitors for the U.N.’s Human Rights Office in Ukraine reported Wednesday that the...

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”
    Dec09

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”

    Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year”, noting her leadership during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek bail-out deal, currency turmoil in the European Union, and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said Merkel “stepped in” every time Europe faced a serious crisis. It...

    Kerry Plans to Visit Russia Within the Week
    Dec09

    Kerry Plans to Visit Russia Within the Week

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes to visit Russia within the next week for talks on the crisis in Syria and Ukraine. Kerry said Wednesday in Paris that he is planning to visit Moscow “in a week” to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the two matters. If he makes the trip, it will come...

    UN: Violence Slows in Ukraine, But Death Toll More Than 9,000
    Dec09

    UN: Violence Slows in Ukraine, But Death Toll More Than 9,000

    The United Nations’ human rights office says more than 9,000 people have died in 21 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, even though there has been a “sharp de-escalation of hostilities” since August. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in its report released Wednesday that the withdrawal of heavy...

    US Troops Show Solidarity with Ukraine Through Training
    Dec09

    US Troops Show Solidarity with Ukraine Through Training

    U.S. soldiers in western Ukraine are training Ukrainian soldiers on how to survive and thrive on the battlefield. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb found the 60-day course is helping to better prepare Ukrainian troops for the fight they face in the country’s east. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea
    Dec08

    Ukraine Partially Restores Electricity Supplies to Crimea

    Ukraine partially restored power to Crimea on Tuesday, after a series of explosions last month damaged high voltage lines supplying electricity to the peninsula, annexed by Russia in March, 2014. Electricity started flowing again along one of the four power lines destroyed by blasts during protests against Russia’s annexation of Crimea....

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning
    Dec08

    Putin’s Foe Khodorkovsky Summoned for Questioning

    In an unexpected renewal of a feud between the Kremlin and Russia’s former richest man, exiled tycoon and ex-prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was summoned for questioning in Moscow on Tuesday. Khodorkovsky posted on social media a copy of the summons, which was delivered to the Moscow home of his 82-year-old father, who was himself questioned...

    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era
    Dec08

    Activists: Russia’s Rights Crackdown Reminiscent of Soviet Era

    A Russian court for the first time has sentenced an activist to three years in prison under a 2014 law for repeatedly protesting without permission. Amnesty International called for activist Ildar Dadin to be released immediately after a judge at Moscow’s Basmanny Court issued the decision Monday. The sentence was a year longer than what...

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Warns Ukraine of Backsliding on Corruption

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in his speech at the Ukrainian Parliament has warned Kiev against backsliding in the fight against corruption. Biden said on Tuesday that Ukraine should do more to fight corruption or it will lose international support. Pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February 2014 following months of...

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