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    French President Urges Four-way Talks on Ukraine Peace Deal
    Sep07

    French President Urges Four-way Talks on Ukraine Peace Deal

    French President Francois Hollande has called for a meeting with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to ensure the peace agreement for eastern Ukraine is carried out, with an eye to lifting Western sanctions against Moscow. In a wide-ranging press conference in Paris on Monday, Hollande said he would propose that a meeting with German...

    WHO: Polio Resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea
    Sep07

    WHO: Polio Resurfaces in Mali from Ebola-hit Guinea

    There is a high risk of polio spreading in Ebola-ravaged Guinea and Mali, the World Health Organization said on Monday, after a Guinean toddler travelled to Mali and became that country’s first case of the crippling disease in more than four years. Preliminary tests by authorities in Mali’s capital showed the 19-month-old was...

    Ukraine’s President Lauds Renewed Cease-Fire in War-Torn East
    Sep05

    Ukraine’s President Lauds Renewed Cease-Fire in War-Torn East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine had been respected for a week. Speaking on Ukrainian national television, Poroshenko said this was the first time since the Western-brokered agreement was signed in Minsk in February that no Ukrainian soldier had died in fighting. It has been reported,...

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power
    Sep05

    Exclusive: Poroshenko Wants Russia Stripped of UN Veto Power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that Russia should be stripped of its veto power in the United Nations Security Council because of its aggressive actions in the country’s volatile east. The embattled leader, in an exclusive VOA interview, said Russia should remain a Security Council member because it is a leading military...

    Ukraine’s Right-wing Party Leader Questioned in Kyiv
    Sep04

    Ukraine’s Right-wing Party Leader Questioned in Kyiv

    The leader of a right-wing party has been questioned in connection with Monday’s clashes outside the Ukrainian parliament on Kiev. Three National Guard officers died from injuries suffered in a grenade explosion during clashes between police and nationalists who were protesting a constitutional amendment granting more powers to Ukrainian...

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going
    Sep04

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going

    The image of a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washed up on a Mediterranean beach sent shock waves around the world Thursday, bringing into sharp focus the migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece....

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going
    Sep04

    Migrant Crisis: Why They’re Fleeing, Where They’re Going

    The image of a Syrian toddler’s lifeless body washed up on a Mediterranean beach sent shock waves around the world Thursday, bringing into sharp focus the migrant crisis that has engulfed Europe. Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece....

    Russia-Japan Relations Cool as Putin Visits China for WWII Anniversary
    Sep03

    Russia-Japan Relations Cool as Putin Visits China for WWII Anniversary

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing for commemorations of the 70th anniversary of China’s WWII victory over Japan. Putin is expected to visit Japan later this year, but tensions between Tokyo and Moscow over islands disputed since the war, and sanctions over Ukraine, could pour cold water on the plan. VOA’s Daniel Schearf...

    Russia’s PM Halts Ban on Medical Imports
    Sep03

    Russia’s PM Halts Ban on Medical Imports

    Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, announced a halt to a proposed ban on state-funding of imported medical goods. Medvedev told Russian journalists a suggested bill to restrict imported medical devices and supplies would not be supported by his government unless treatment quality for patients could be maintained. “I have...

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Sep03

    NATO Opens Military Center in Lithuania Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Fighter jets roaring overhead, NATO on Thursday inaugurated a military center in the Lithuanian capital amid growing concerns in the Baltic countries over Russia’s military presence. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who joined Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite for the opening ceremony, described the new unit as a “big step...

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