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    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh
    Nov04

    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh

    Egypt’s president and Britain’s prime minister have agreed on the need for tighter security at the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh, the starting point for a Russian jetliner that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. According to the British prime minister’s office, David Cameron and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke...

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’
    Nov04

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’

    When a Russian news outlet edited the U.S. ambassador into a picture of an opposition rally, the U.S. Embassy countered by editing the ambassador into a series of improbable photos — for instance, on the moon and at an ice hockey rink. The idea was to show that the original photo was propaganda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff...

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises
    Nov03

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises

    A group of U.N. experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hot spots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next six months. The biannual “Alert, Early Warning and Readiness Report” said Libya could fall apart, Burundi could see...

    Russian Families Begin Identifying Plane Crash Victims
    Nov03

    Russian Families Begin Identifying Plane Crash Victims

    Russian families have begun the process of identifying the bodies of victims of Saturday’s crash of a Russian jetliner in Egypt. The Associated Press said the first 10 bodies have been identified. A spokesman for Russia’s emergency situations ministry told AP that a total of 140 bodies, and more than 100 body parts, were flown to St....

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia
    Nov02

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia

    The first bodies of victims of the Russian airplane crash in Egypt arrived at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport Monday morning aboard a Russian government plane. St. Petersburg authorities have decided mourning activities for those killed in the crash will last until Tuesday in Russia’s second city. Russian President Valdimir Putin...

    Russia Mourns Plane Crash Victims
    Nov01

    Russia Mourns Plane Crash Victims

    Russia is observing a national day of mourning Sunday for the 217 passengers and seven crew members killed in a plane crash Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Nearly all of the passengers were Russian tourists returning to St. Petersburg from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Three Ukrainians are also among the dead. Emergency crews...

    Russian Jet Crashes in Egypt’s Sinai; 224 Feared Dead
    Oct31

    Russian Jet Crashes in Egypt’s Sinai; 224 Feared Dead

    A Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people crashed in a mountainous part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, apparently killing everyone aboard. The plane disappeared from radar less than half an hour after taking off early Saturday from the resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Almost all the passengers were Russian tourists heading home...

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform
    Oct30

    US Ambassador: Ukraine Elections Show Support for Reform

    Ukraine’s recent local elections showed that voters want to see continued progress in the areas of legal reform and the fight against corruption, the U.S. ambassador in Kyiv said this week. Sunday’s elections “showed the resiliency of Ukrainian democracy in the face of difficult economic conditions and Russian aggression,”...

    Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed
    Oct30

    Employees of Raided Ukrainian Library in Moscow Say They Were Framed

    The shaken employees of a Moscow library specializing in Ukrainian literature accused Russian investigators on Friday of planting banned extremist books on their shelves to create a pretext to raid the library and detain their director. Armed, masked police swooped on Moscow’s Library of Ukrainian Literature on Wednesday, carting off about...

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus
    Oct30

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus

    The United States and the European Union are temporarily lifting some sanctions against Belarus, which freed the last of its political prisoners in August. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday called the move a “limited reprieve … that opens the door to expanded commercial ties for the Belarusian economy.” But...

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