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    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Kill 6 Troops in East Ukraine
    Apr05

    Pro-Russian Rebels Kill 6 Troops in East Ukraine

    At least six Ukrainian servicemen were killed in separatist attacks on Sunday in Ukraine’s troubled eastern regions in a grim weekend marking the first anniversary of a rebellion against Kyiv’s pro-Western rulers. Four Ukrainian soldiers died when their vehicle was hit by a shell fired by the Russian-backed rebels as it drove across a...

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message
    Apr05

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message

    The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!...

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’
    Apr04

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’

    Russia’s relations with the West have sunk to the lowest level since the end of Cold War, since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and Moscow’s involvement in continuous armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which it is providing support for separatist rebels who are fighting Kyiv government forces. Last month,...

    Lavrov Calls for Pull-back of More Weapons in Ukraine
    Apr04

    Lavrov Calls for Pull-back of More Weapons in Ukraine

    Both sides in the conflict in Ukraine could pull back weapons under 100mm caliber from the front line in a bid to boost confidence in a cease-fire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. Lavrov said there was a common aim for a cease-fire in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions agreed in Minsk in February to hold indefinitely,...

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues
    Apr03

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues

    Russian rescuers continued to search Friday for 13 crew members still missing from the trawler that sank in icy waters near Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula earlier this week. According to Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, 56 people died when the trawler Dalniy Vostok sank Tuesday in the Sea of Okhotsk. Sixty-three crew members were...

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights
    Apr03

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee is accusing Russia of violating the civil and political rights of people within its territory, as well as in Crimea and the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The committee notes Russia appears to have influence over the armed groups in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. So, it argues...

    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports
    Apr02

    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports

    At least 43 people have died and 26 are missing after a Russian trawler sank late Wednesday in the western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the area. There were 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler and 63 people have been...

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says
    Apr02

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Ukraine “is determined” to reach a more stable cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s restive east. Merkel, speaking at a joint news conference Wednesday in Berlin with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, said the Ukraine situation has been calmer since February...

    Fired Russian Journalist Runs News Website in Exile
    Apr01

    Fired Russian Journalist Runs News Website in Exile

    A year after she was fired as editor of one of Russia’s most popular news websites for running afoul of the authorities, Galina Timchenko has decamped to Latvia and launched a new site to keep the flame of Russian independent media alive. Meduza, published since last October out of a newsroom in Riga, offers an alternative to Russia’s...

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