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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road
    Dec04

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road

    A massive traffic jam formed Friday on Moscow’s Ring Road after police blocked a column of truckers driving at low speed to protest a doubling of road tolls, as well as high fines for not paying. Normally loyal to authorities, drivers now worry about making a living. Some blame the increased rates on corrupt elites connected to the Kremlin....

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship
    Dec04

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship

    Georgia on Friday stripped former president Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship, in a move one of his supporters described as part of a settling of political scores. Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili signed a decree removing his predecessor’s citizenship on the grounds that Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odessa...

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Welcomes New US Training of Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense in a compound outside of the western city of Lviv. Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports from the city, where locals are both proud of their...

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. The Pentagon early last week began training five battalions of active-duty troops and one for special operations, the AFP news service reported. At least one...

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions
    Dec03

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Belgrade Thursday amid tensions over NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance. The ongoing battle against Islamic State dominated the annual summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Speaking at the OSCE summit in Belgrade, Secretary of...

    Putin Threatens Turkey in Speech to Nation
    Dec03

    Putin Threatens Turkey in Speech to Nation

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has threatened Turkey with unspecified actions in addition to sanctions it already put in place this week for the Turkish military’s shooting down a Russian bomber. Putin began his annual “state of the nation” speech to Russia’s parliament, the Federal Assembly, Thursday with a moment of silence...

    Leaders Call for Joint Response to Security Threat
    Dec03

    Leaders Call for Joint Response to Security Threat

    European leaders warned Thursday that the security situation in Europe remains complex and fragile following the attacks in Paris that killed 130 people last month. The leaders, gathered at a ministerial conference of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, said that only a joint global response can be effective in countering the...

    Kerry Calls on Russia, Ukraine to Restore Cease-fire
    Dec03

    Kerry Calls on Russia, Ukraine to Restore Cease-fire

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told a group of European foreign ministers that Russia and Ukraine both must work to end tensions and restore the cease-fire in Ukraine. Kerry spoke Thursday at the annual ministerial council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a two-day session held in Belgrade, Serbia. In his...

    VP Biden to Address Ukraine’s Parliament During Kyiv Visit
    Dec02

    VP Biden to Address Ukraine’s Parliament During Kyiv Visit

    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver an address to Ukraine’s parliament next week during a visit to Kyiv, the capital. Biden’s speech Tuesday will focus on the role the U.S. wants Ukrainian legislators to play in moving their country forward. The Obama administration says it will be the first speech to the parliament by a U.S. leader...

    Russia Calls Curbs on Ukraine Imports Likely, Cites EU Pact
    Dec02

    Russia Calls Curbs on Ukraine Imports Likely, Cites EU Pact

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after European Union-brokered talks failed to find a compromise Tuesday, exactly a month before the launch of an EU-Ukraine free-trade pact that Russia opposes. “It is a very probable scenario that there will not be an agreement before January 1 and the nonpreferential trade...

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