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    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings
    May12

    Syria, Iran and Ukraine Top Agenda for Kerry’s Russian Meetings

    The last time U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was two years ago to announce an international conference aimed at stemming the spiraling bloodshed in Syria. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Kerry is scheduled to meet with Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss Syria’s...

    Kerry, Lavrov to Meet in Sochi Tuesday
    May11

    Kerry, Lavrov to Meet in Sochi Tuesday

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. The top diplomats will discuss the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, Syria, Iran and Yemen, Russian news agencies reported Monday. State news agency RIA-Novosti cited a diplomatic source as saying the Kremlin hopes...

    Polish Presidential Exit Poll Signals May 24 Runoff Vote
    May10

    Polish Presidential Exit Poll Signals May 24 Runoff Vote

    A key exit poll shows Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski finishing second in Sunday’s presidential elections, behind conservative challenger Andrzej Duda. The poll, commissioned by Polish national media and released moments after voting closed, gives challenger Duda nearly 35 percent of Sunday’s vote. Komorowski is shown winning...

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting
    May10

    Merkel Urges More Russian Action to Halt Ukraine Fighting

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Russia Sunday to do more to urge pro-Russian separatists to abide by a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and end fighting with Kyiv’s forces. “Unfortunately we still do not have a cease-fire today,” the German leader said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. She was in Moscow...

    Russian Veterans Recall Horrors of WWII Eastern Front
    May09

    Russian Veterans Recall Horrors of WWII Eastern Front

    Russia staged a huge military parade in Moscow Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the World War II over Nazi Germany. VOA spoke to veterans of the conflict about their memories of the fighting, and their thoughts on current tensions between Russia and the West. The scale of sacrifice still has the power to shock: An estimated 25...

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day
    May09

    US, Europe Mark 70th Anniversary of VE Day

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies – the United States, Britain and...

    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade
    May09

    Russia Marks WW II Victory With Huge Military Parade

    Russia staged a massive military parade Saturday in Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day — the day in 1945 when Nazi troops laid down their arms, ending World War II. Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russia’s main World War II allies — the United States, Britain and France...

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia
    May08

    Political Strains Drive Wedge Between Turkey, Russia

    A few months ago, bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia were on the upswing, buoyed by a close bond between their two presidents. Now, there is speculation that a serious rift is developing between the two countries, although powerful economic ties remain a unifying force. Fueling the speculation was President Vladimir Putin’s...

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency
    May08

    Challenges Await Ukraine Anti-Corruption Agency

    An agency established to fight corruption in Ukraine faces challenges, both within Ukraine’s government and from the country’s wealthy oligarchs. The National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption is empowered to probe alleged misconduct by national and local officials. Its structure was forged last October with the passage of key...

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII
    May07

    Poland Marks 70th Anniversary of End of WWII

    Poland’s president led international commemorations on Thursday marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow’s Red Square parade two days later. President Bronislaw Komorowski organized the ceremonies in Gdansk in reaction to the deep divisions between the West and...

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