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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Obama, Putin Agree on Need for Syrian Transition
    Nov15

    Obama, Putin Agree on Need for Syrian Transition

    The U.S. says that President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Sunday on the need for a Syrian-led political transition, UN-mediated negotiations and a cease-fire to end the four-year civil war in the Middle East nation. The two leaders met for 35 minutes in Antalya, Turkey on the sidelines of the G20 economic summit, with...

    Soldier Killed in E. Ukraine Clashes
    Nov15

    Soldier Killed in E. Ukraine Clashes

    A Ukrainian soldier was killed, and eight others wounded, in attacks in the country’s east, as fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists intensified despite a cease-fire deal. Sunday’s shelling took place near the de facto rebel capital of Donetsk. Saturday, Ukraine reported five soldiers were killed in direct...

    Ukraine PM Presses for Weapons, Aid From West
    Nov15

    Ukraine PM Presses for Weapons, Aid From West

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has again called for defensive weaponry and strong economic support from the West, saying the help is needed to defend national borders against Russian aggression. Yatsenyuk’s comments to VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze came ahead of a visit early next month by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden....

    Ukraine Military Says 5 Soldiers Killed in East
    Nov14

    Ukraine Military Says 5 Soldiers Killed in East

    Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours during fighting in the east of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said on Saturday, its highest death toll since a fragile cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists began two months ago. The guns have been mostly silent since early September, but there has been an increase in cease-fire...

    World Athletic Body Suspends Russia from Track and Field for Doping
    Nov14

    World Athletic Body Suspends Russia from Track and Field for Doping

    The world athletics governing body suspended Russia on Friday from participating in global track and field events because of alleged state-sponsored doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations voted 22 to 1 in favor of provisional sanctions on Russia. This includes banning the Russian track and field team from competing in the...

    World Leaders Prepare for G20 Summit in Turkey
    Nov13

    World Leaders Prepare for G20 Summit in Turkey

    Leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies (the G20) are to meet in the Turkish resort town of Antalya for two days, starting Sunday, to discuss economic and tax cooperation, the migrant crisis and climate change. We take a look at what to expect and what it means. What is the G20? The G20, an abbreviation for “The Group of Twenty,” is an...

    Russian Ex-policeman Convicted as CIA Spy
    Nov12

    Russian Ex-policeman Convicted as CIA Spy

    A court in Moscow has convicted a former policeman and sentenced him to 13 years in prison for passing state secrets to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said Thursday that Yevgeny Chistov admitted he was a CIA spy for three years and pleaded guilty to charges of treason. Chistov was a police...

    Ukraine Military Jet Crashes During Training, Killing Pilot
    Nov11

    Ukraine Military Jet Crashes During Training, Killing Pilot

    A Soviet-designed Su-25 jet aircraft crashed in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday during a training exercise, killing its pilot, the Ukrainian military said. The incident took place at around 0800 GMT in the Zaporizhya region, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) from Kyiv, a defense ministry spokesman said, without specifying the cause of the crash....

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media

    Maxim Eristavi is an openly gay Ukrainian journalist who worked for Russian state media, and has been covering Ukraine for news outlets since day one of the Euromaidan uprising in 2014. Now he warns that Ukraine’s media are on a slippery slope as they drop inconvenient facts to protect the country’s image – something he says he has...

    Germany, France See Progress in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Nov07

    Germany, France See Progress in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to complete a withdrawal of heavy weaponry from their frontlines in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday after a round of peace talks in Berlin. More than 8,000 people have been killed in fighting between Kyiv’s forces and the separatists in...

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