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    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council
    Oct16

    Egypt, Ukraine Among 5 Elected to UN Security Council

    U.N. member states elected five countries to two-year terms on the Security Council Thursday. Japan, Egypt, Ukraine, Senegal and Uruguay will join the U.N.’s most powerful organ on January 1, 2016. The vote in the U.N. General Assembly garnered little excitement, as regional groups had already decided among themselves which countries to put...

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal
    Oct15

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal

    Ukraine said on Thursday it was prepared to battle Russia in court after the Kremlin refused to join a critical debt swap deal for the beleaguered country that has been accepted by the majority of its other creditors. The debt relief deal plays a key part in Ukraine’s plans to shore up its war-torn economy, which has been brought close to...

    Poll: Ukrainians Disappointed by Corruption, Incomplete Reforms
    Oct14

    Poll: Ukrainians Disappointed by Corruption, Incomplete Reforms

    Ukrainians are unhappy with their current government according to a recent poll, which found few are satisfied with the pace of legal reforms and efforts to end corruption. VOA’s Oleksandr Yanevskyy has more. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Russia Requests UN Open New MH17 Probe
    Oct14

    Russia Requests UN Open New MH17 Probe

    Russia has asked the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations agency, to open a new investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH-17 last year over eastern Ukraine. Speaking Wednesday in Moscow, deputy head of the Russian Federal Aviation Agency, Rosaviatsiya, Oleg Storchevoy categorically disputed the...

    1 Ukraine Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded by Rebel Fire
    Oct14

    1 Ukraine Soldier Killed, 2 Wounded by Rebel Fire

    One Ukrainian soldier has been killed and two injured by rebel fire in violation of a cease-fire deal between Ukraine’s government and separatist forces in eastern Ukraine. In a televised statement Wednesday, a Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman, Leonid Matyukhin, announced the casualties south of Avdiivka, near the rebel stronghold of...

    Montenegro Optimistic of NATO Membership Invite
    Oct14

    Montenegro Optimistic of NATO Membership Invite

    Hosting NATO’s top brass, Montenegro said Wednesday it was optimistic of being invited to join the Western military alliance in December, over the objections of Russia. Ambassadors of NATO’s North Atlantic Council meet in Podgorica on Wednesday and Thursday in the latest signal of the alliance’s resolve to invite Montenegro to...

    Poll: Ukrainians Unhappy About Corruption, Incomplete Reforms
    Oct14

    Poll: Ukrainians Unhappy About Corruption, Incomplete Reforms

    Ukrainians are unhappy with their current government. In a recent poll conducted in Ukraine, only 7 percent of the respondents said they felt the fight against corruption was yielding any results, and only 6 percent saw successful reforms in the legal and law enforcement spheres. Forty percent of the respondents admitted having bribed someone in...

    Russia a Rare Destination for Syrians Seeking Refuge
    Oct14

    Russia a Rare Destination for Syrians Seeking Refuge

    While tens of thousands of Syrian refugees continue to flee civil war by traveling to neighboring countries and Europe, Russia is a rare destination despite its Soviet and Cold War ties to Damascus. According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, there were 238,836 refugees and asylum-seekers in Russia as of January. But almost all of them,...

    Dutch MH17 Investigation Leaves Unanswered Questions
    Oct13

    Dutch MH17 Investigation Leaves Unanswered Questions

    Dutch officials say it was a Russian-made surface-to-air missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killing all 298 people aboard last year as it flew over eastern Ukraine, where fighting was underway between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian forces. The conclusion came in a final report on the investigation released at an air base...

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report
    Oct13

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report

    The Russian state arms manufacturer of the missile system believed to be behind the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year says its own investigation into the crash contradicts findings from a Dutch probe into the tragedy. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Almaz-Antey’s CEO Yan Novikov said evidence...

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