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    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings
    Jun05

    New Reported Russian Moves Into Ukraine Prompt Emergency Meetings

    Reports of additional Russian military moves in eastern Ukraine are prompting new concern in the West. The U.N. Security Council has convened an emergency meeting for Friday morning to discuss the developments, while U.S. defense officials and diplomats meet behind closed doors in Germany. Moscow denies providing military support to pro-Russian...

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia
    Jun04

    Russia Bans Canned Fish From Latvia, Estonia

    Russia temporarily banned imports of canned fish from Latvia and Estonia on Thursday on health grounds, prompting Latvian accusations that Moscow was trying to apply political pressure on the Baltic region. Relations between the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been tense since the crisis over the pro-Russian separatist...

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    E. Ukraine Volunteers Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. This carnival-like atmosphere is a welcome and joyful distraction for these families,...

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks
    Jun04

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is gathering two dozen U.S. military leaders and diplomats based in Europe to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy toward Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, defense officials said on Thursday. The session, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday, will gather U.S. military leaders and...

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans
    Jun04

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans

    President Vladimir Putin is still likely to host the World Cup in 2018 despite an FBI investigation into Russia’s winning bid, but his hopes of staging a tournament that impresses his critics are fading. Not only is the event mired in scandal because of corruption allegations hanging over FIFA, soccer’s governing body, but the Russian...

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican
    Jun04

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine likely to top the Holy See’s agenda. Putin last called on Francis on Nov. 25, 2013. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday the meeting would take place in the afternoon of June 10; Putin is...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Faces ‘Colossal’ Threat in East
    Jun04

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Faces ‘Colossal’ Threat in East

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned that there are 9,000 Russian troops in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine and warned the country must be on alert for a large-scale attack. Poroshenko made the comment to parliament Thursday, saying there exists a “colossal” threat of major new attacks. He spoke a day after a...

    3 Civilians Killed in Surge of Shelling in East Ukraine
    Jun03

    3 Civilians Killed in Surge of Shelling in East Ukraine

    At least three civilians have been killed in east Ukraine in a further surge in shelling in several locations along the front line, government and rebel officials said Wednesday. Reports of casualties among government and separatist fighters have continued unabated since a cease-fire agreement was reached in February, but deaths among...

    Russia’s Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom
    Jun03

    Russia’s Online Assault Evaporates Internet Freedom

    The recent threats by Russian authorities to block access to popular U.S.-based websites such as Google come amid a larger and growing effort by the Kremlin to wall off sections of the Internet from Russians. What’s more troubling: there’s new research that suggests the Russian public may be ambivalent. Last week, the Kremlin’s...

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