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    NATO Chief Offers Ukraine Support But No Arms
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Offers Ukraine Support But No Arms

    The head of NATO pledged to help Ukraine defend itself against pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday but disappointed some in Kyiv who seek supplies of defensive weaponry that the West fears would threaten a fragile cease-fire with the rebels. In an opulent gilded state room in the presidential palace, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told...

    Ukraine’s Richest Man Plays Both Sides of War’s Frontline
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s Richest Man Plays Both Sides of War’s Frontline

    In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with a mixture of jobs,...

    OECD to Europe: Develop Short-, Long-term Migrant Policies
    Sep22

    OECD to Europe: Develop Short-, Long-term Migrant Policies

    Europe must urgently produce a coordinated response to the mass exodus of refugees from Syria and Iraq, and whatever measures are agreed will need to be extended and beefed up as part of a wider adjustment in long-term migration policy, the OECD said. In an appeal made as EU countries try again to bridge deep differences on the matter at...

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels

    NATO’s secretary general is calling on Russia to stop supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, calling a fragile cease-fire in place insufficient. During his first official visit to Ukraine since becoming NATO chief last year, Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that a cease-fire in the eastern part of the country is mostly holding....

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea
    Sep18

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea

    Ukrainian prosecutors are prepared to file charges against the director of a winery in Russia-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Putin and his old friend Berlusconi spent last weekend in Crimea, touring ancient ruins and visiting the...

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria
    Sep18

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria

    Russia’s unrelenting military buildup in Syria is worrying U.S. defense and intelligence officials who say Russia’s intentions are anything but clear and who remain suspicious of repeated calls by Moscow for direct military-to-military talks. Yet Moscow’s moves are also forcing some U.S. officials to concede that there likely is...

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally
    Sep18

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally

    Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces marched Thursday in downtown Warsaw to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia’s role in it. “We have come here to tell Poland that we are ready to defend her and to see to the security of our countrymen in time of...

    Russia’s Import Substitution Plan Runs into Quality, Economic Problems
    Sep18

    Russia’s Import Substitution Plan Runs into Quality, Economic Problems

    Russia is touting import substitution, a policy aimed at replacing foreign products with locally produced goods. The plan was sparked by Western sanctions over Ukraine and Moscow’s retaliatory ban on Western food. Some countries, like China, expect to benefit from the ban, but, as VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, substituting...

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban
    Sep17

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban

    Two international rights organizations have criticized Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for signing a decree that banned 41 foreign journalists and bloggers from entry into Ukraine for one year. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe issued a statement Thursday calling the ban “a severe threat to the rights of...

    3 BBC Journalists Barred from Entering Ukraine
    Sep17

    3 BBC Journalists Barred from Entering Ukraine

    Ukraine has barred a few dozen reporters, including three BBC journalists, from entering the country as an unspecified security threat. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late on Wednesday signed a sanctions list barring nearly 400 individuals from entering Ukraine, including BBC correspondent Steve Rosenberg and producer Emma Wells, both...

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