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    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia
    Sep23

    Ukrainian Pilot Goes on Trial in Russia

    A Ukraine helicopter pilot accused in the deaths of two Russian journalists last year in war-ravaged eastern Ukraine has formally denied charges from Russian prosecutors, calling the case against her “a piece of rubbish.” Pilot Nadiya Savchenko spoke Tuesday from a glass cage inside a courtroom in southwestern Russia, at the opening...

    OSCE Official: Media Freedom Declining in Europe
    Sep22

    OSCE Official: Media Freedom Declining in Europe

    A leading advocate for media freedom warned Tuesday that the climate for journalists in Europe is deteriorating as governments react to political crises with restrictions that include physical harassment, bans on freedom of movement and limits on freedom of expression. Dunja Mijatovic, media freedom representative for the Organization for...

    Turkey Alarmed Over Russian Military Buildup in Syria
    Sep22

    Turkey Alarmed Over Russian Military Buildup in Syria

    The condemnation came as U.S. officials said they were still trying to fathom Russian President Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Syria – whether his military objective is to help battle against Islamic State extremists, as Moscow claims, or to strike at rebel fighters seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad, a Russian ally. Turkish...

    NATO Chief Offers Ukraine Support But No Arms
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Offers Ukraine Support But No Arms

    The head of NATO pledged to help Ukraine defend itself against pro-Russian separatists on Tuesday but disappointed some in Kyiv who seek supplies of defensive weaponry that the West fears would threaten a fragile cease-fire with the rebels. In an opulent gilded state room in the presidential palace, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told...

    Ukraine’s Richest Man Plays Both Sides of War’s Frontline
    Sep22

    Ukraine’s Richest Man Plays Both Sides of War’s Frontline

    In this town deep in eastern Ukraine’s rebel heartland, about a quarter of the population works in the coal mines owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov, Ukraine’s richest man. Here and elsewhere in territory controlled by the separatist insurgency, the tycoon keeps the lights on and people clothed and fed, with a mixture of jobs,...

    OECD to Europe: Develop Short-, Long-term Migrant Policies
    Sep22

    OECD to Europe: Develop Short-, Long-term Migrant Policies

    Europe must urgently produce a coordinated response to the mass exodus of refugees from Syria and Iraq, and whatever measures are agreed will need to be extended and beefed up as part of a wider adjustment in long-term migration policy, the OECD said. In an appeal made as EU countries try again to bridge deep differences on the matter at...

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels
    Sep22

    NATO Chief Calls for Russia to Stop Supporting Ukraine Rebels

    NATO’s secretary general is calling on Russia to stop supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, calling a fragile cease-fire in place insufficient. During his first official visit to Ukraine since becoming NATO chief last year, Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that a cease-fire in the eastern part of the country is mostly holding....

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea
    Sep18

    Ukraine Probes Putin, Berlusconi Wine Drinking in Crimea

    Ukrainian prosecutors are prepared to file charges against the director of a winery in Russia-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Putin and his old friend Berlusconi spent last weekend in Crimea, touring ancient ruins and visiting the...

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria
    Sep18

    Russia May Be Eyeing Payoff for Military Buildup in Syria

    Russia’s unrelenting military buildup in Syria is worrying U.S. defense and intelligence officials who say Russia’s intentions are anything but clear and who remain suspicious of repeated calls by Moscow for direct military-to-military talks. Yet Moscow’s moves are also forcing some U.S. officials to concede that there likely is...

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally
    Sep18

    Poland’s Pro-defense Forces Hold First Nationwide Rally

    Hundreds of members of pro-defense forces marched Thursday in downtown Warsaw to show their readiness to defend Poland if needed, amid concerns over the conflict in neighboring Ukraine and Russia’s role in it. “We have come here to tell Poland that we are ready to defend her and to see to the security of our countrymen in time of...

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