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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Obama, Putin Discuss World Crises
    Jan14

    Obama, Putin Discuss World Crises

    U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on a number of issues, White House officials said. The two leaders discussed ongoing efforts to bring an end to the civil war in Syria and abiding by the terms of a cease-fire in Ukraine. “They spent a significant portion of their time discussing...

    Avalanche in French Alps Kills Three
    Jan13

    Avalanche in French Alps Kills Three

    An avalanche Wednesday in the French Alps killed two French high school students and a Ukrainian skier. Three other people were seriously injured. Officials said the avalanche struck at Les Deux Alpes ski resort, 50 kilometers from the Italian border, engulfing a group of 10 students and their teacher who were there on a school trip from Lyon....

    Medvedev: Russia’s Economy Must Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario
    Jan13

    Medvedev: Russia’s Economy Must Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Russian economy is looking better than one year ago but must prepare for the worst-case scenario as it continues to suffer from low oil prices and the impact of Western sanctions. Speaking Wednesday in Moscow at the annual Gaidar Forum on economics, Medvedev noted 2015 was probably the most...

    Georgia Crackdown Worrisome, European Rights Group Says
    Jan13

    Georgia Crackdown Worrisome, European Rights Group Says

    The Council of Europe told Georgia on Tuesday to improve its justice system, saying it was worried about allegations that authorities have been abusing the law to conduct a politically motivated crackdown on the opposition. The criticism from the pan-European human rights body comes at a sensitive time for Georgia, which has sought to move closer...

    US Helping Ukraine Investigate Power Grid Hack
    Jan13

    US Helping Ukraine Investigate Power Grid Hack

    The U.S. government said it was helping Ukraine investigate an apparent cyber attack last month on the country’s power grid that caused a blackout for an estimated 80,000 customers. Experts have widely described the Dec. 23 incident at western Ukraine’s Prykarpattyaoblenergo utility as the first known power outage caused by a cyber...

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid
    Jan08

    Russia Suspected in First-Ever Cyberattack on Ukraine’s Power Grid

    In the last months of 2015, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea’s annexation and continuing strife in Ukraine’s east appeared largely to be in stalemate. But now, with the new year, it appears the conflict is heating up again, and playing out on the region’s electric grids. On Dec. 23, a massive power outage in...

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions
    Jan07

    Russian Economy Killers: Oil and Sanctions

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gets a bad report card, even a failing grade, for his handling of the economic crisis in his country, according to 27 percent of analysts who participated in a major survey conducted by Bloomberg Business. These are hard times in Russia, with the collapse in oil prices, economic sanctions against the country for...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas
    Jan07

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Christmas

    Many Orthodox Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus on Thursday, following the older Julian calendar. On Wednesday, believers in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Serbia, Ethiopia and elsewhere observed Christmas Eve, while Christians who have adopted the Gregorian calendar celebrated the Feast of Epiphany. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport
    Jan06

    Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia Over Annexed Crimea Airport

    A Ukrainian businessman has filed a complaint against Russia in The Hague, saying he was unfairly deprived of his right to operate a passenger airport in Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula in March 2014. The Permanent Court of Arbitration said on Wednesday that it had agreed to consider the case, which was brought a year ago by Ihor...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany
    Jan06

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Epiphany

    Wednesday is Epiphany, a major holiday in much of Orthodox Christianity celebrating the birth and baptism of Jesus. Religious services are held as well as Blessing of Water ceremonies at lakes, rivers and seafronts. But in Russia, Serbia, Ukraine and other Orthodox countries that observe a different religious calendar, it is Christmas Eve. Roman...

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