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    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...

    Dutch Probe to Release MH17 Crash Report Tuesday
    Oct13

    Dutch Probe to Release MH17 Crash Report Tuesday

    An investigative panel into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine is due to make its report Tuesday, but there may be no absolute determination of who fired a missile believed to have struck the plane during its flight. The Dutch-led investigation is expected to explain how the crash is believed to have occurred, but not who is...

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions
    Oct12

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions

    Belarus’ election fell short of democratic standards, monitors said Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term, but Europe still looked set to ease sanctions as France and Germany welcomed a lack of political repression. Moves by Lukashenko, including the pardoning of six opposition figures before the election, suggested...

    Russia Resumes Gas Supply to Ukraine
    Oct12

    Russia Resumes Gas Supply to Ukraine

    Russia’s gas monopoly Gazprom resumed supplies to Ukraine Monday, in a development that will help the country meet its energy needs through the harsh winter months. Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said supplies, which were suspended in the spring, recommenced earlier after the company received $234 million out of a promised $500 million...

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio
    Oct09

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund are urging the government in Ukraine to give the immediate go-ahead for a life-saving nationwide polio immunization campaign. The U.N. agencies warn the government’s failure to back the campaign is putting the lives of nearly 2 million children at risk. Six weeks after a...

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