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    Russia Denies License to Tatar-Language TV Station in Crimea
    Apr01

    Russia Denies License to Tatar-Language TV Station in Crimea

    Crimea’s independent Tatar-language television station ATR went off the air Wednesday after Russian authorities refused to give it a broadcasting license. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, ATR, like other local media outlets, had to reregister by March 31 of this year to continue operating in Crimea. Only...

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a plan to extend Moscow’s current natural gas deal with Ukraine for another three months. Russian authorities announced the extension Tuesday, just hours before a temporary pricing agreement reached in October 2014 was set to expire. The deal required Ukraine to make monthly payments in advance...

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say
    Apr01

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say

    The leaders of Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to work more closely on economic and security issues after years of strain, saying the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo killings and air crash in the French Alps had brought them closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande, whose relationship has sometimes been tense...

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support
    Mar31

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support

    NATO’s supreme commander in Europe said that an armored vehicles convoy of U.S. troops crossing eastern Europe is a “good message of reassurance” to member nations for the military alliance’s support. Speaking Tuesday in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, General Philip Breedlove said that the exercise tested many things that...

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War
    Mar31

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that more than 150 children have been killed and maimed by landmines and unexploded ordnance during the past year in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. According to the United Nations, the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out last April now...

    Malaysian Airliner Crash Investigators Appeal for Missile Witnesses
    Mar30

    Malaysian Airliner Crash Investigators Appeal for Missile Witnesses

    Dutch prosecutors said on Monday they are looking for witnesses in eastern Ukraine who may have seen a Russian-made BUK rocket being fired at Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, although they added that they have not yet concluded what caused the crash. The Netherlands is leading an international investigation into the disaster, which killed 298...

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv
    Mar28

    EU-Ukraine Summit Set for Late April in Kyiv

    A summit between European Union officials and Ukraine’s leaders is scheduled to be held in Kyiv at the end of April. A statement on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s official website said that during a Saturday phone conversation with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, “the parties have agreed … that...

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Eastern Ukraine
    Mar27

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

    The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the separatist fighters. Although the Kyiv government, the United States and the NATO alliance have shown the heavy presence of Russian fighters and weapons among the rebel forces, many of the new recruits are residents of...

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Ukraine
    Mar27

    Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels in Ukraine

    The continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the separatist fighters. Many of the new recruits are residents of Ukraine made bitter by new grievances, as well as old. VOA’s Patrick Wells reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda
    Mar27

    NATO Chief Dismisses Latest Russian Allegations as More Propaganda

    The head of NATO is dismissing the latest allegations by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who accused the West of trying to undermine his rule and destabilize his country. “It’s just another example of the type of propaganda that Russia is doing in many different frameworks,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told VOA during an...

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