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    Nuclear Fuel Bank Aims to Avoid Politics, Deter Proliferation
    Aug08

    Nuclear Fuel Bank Aims to Avoid Politics, Deter Proliferation

    An International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear fuel bank set to open August 27 in eastern Kazakhstan will be aimed at guarding against energy supply disruptions and discouraging countries from developing their own nuclear weapons technology. The agency’s fuel bank, its second, will hold up to 90 tons of low-enriched uranium for energy...

    Russian ‘Food Crematoria’ Provoke Outrage Amid Crisis
    Aug06

    Russian ‘Food Crematoria’ Provoke Outrage Amid Crisis

    Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remainof famine during Soviet times. Even some Kremlin allies are expressing shock at the idea of “food crematoria” while one Orthodox priest has denounced the campaign, which...

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal
    Aug06

    France, Russia Void Mistral Warship Deal

    France’s defense minister announced Thursday that his government reached an agreement with Russia to cancel the contract for the sale of two Mistral-class warships. Jean-Yves Le Drian said France would fully reimburse what Russia had already paid for the contract, without mentioning the specific amount. As part of Western sanctions for...

    US Army Going the Distance to Reassure Allies in Eastern Europe
    Aug06

    US Army Going the Distance to Reassure Allies in Eastern Europe

    Amid increased Russian aggression in Ukraine, the U.S. Army needed a fresh way to reassure its eastern European allies. The men and women of the Army’s 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment had the answer. They successfully moved two convoys of hundreds of soldiers and tons of weapons across thousands of kilometers of NATO countries near...

    Russia Concerns Driving Neighbors to NATO
    Aug06

    Russia Concerns Driving Neighbors to NATO

    Concern about Russian aggression has led Russian neighbors in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to urge troop build-ups in their countries. As Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is sworn in to office Thursday, he and a growing chorus of voices in eastern Europe are calling for permanent NATO troops to warn off threats from Russia. Keir...

    US Troop Convoys March Across Europe in Show of Deterrence
    Aug05

    US Troop Convoys March Across Europe in Show of Deterrence

    Since the invasion of the Crimean Peninsula, the U.S. has talked a lot about deterring Russian aggression toward eastern European NATO allies. But what does that deterrence look like? VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb spoke with the commander of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, who says deterrence is a very visible convoy....

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery
    Aug04

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery

    Further separatist conflict and the possibility of protracted debt restructuring talks still pose “exceptionally high” risks to Ukraine’s efforts to restore its financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a report by IMF staff released after the fund’s first review of a $17.5 billion loan...

    Ukraine Grants Citizenship to 2 Prominent Russians
    Aug04

    Ukraine Grants Citizenship to 2 Prominent Russians

    Ukraine has granted citizenship to the daughter of a former Russian prime minister and a prominent journalist, both of whom are vocal Kremlin critics. Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin were handed Ukrainian passports Tuesday by President Petro Poroshenko during a brief ceremony in Kyiv. “Your example clearly demonstrates that one cannot be...

    Russia Bids for Vast Arctic Territories at UN
    Aug04

    Russia Bids for Vast Arctic Territories at UN

    Russia has submitted its bid for vast territories in the Arctic to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that Russia is claiming 1.2 million square kilometers (over 463,000 square miles) of Artic sea shelf extending more than 350 nautical miles (about 650 kilometers) from the shore. Russia, the...

    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation
    Aug03

    Crimean Tatars Urge ‘Immediate’ End to Russian Annexation

    A world congress of Crimean Tatars has called for “all necessary measures” to be taken to return Crimea to Ukraine following Russia’s takeover and annexation of the peninsula last year. Participants in the second annual World Congress of Crimean Tatars said in a final declaration of its two-day gathering in Ankara on August 2...

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