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    Putin: Russia’s Economy Strong Despite Western Sanctions, Oil Prices
    Apr16

    Putin: Russia’s Economy Strong Despite Western Sanctions, Oil Prices

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia’s economic performance has remained strong despite a slump in oil prices and Western sanctions over Moscow’s involvement with Ukraine. He said despite last year’s devaluation of the ruble, he expects the economy to fully rebound within two years. Putin spoke Thursday in an annual live...

    Russia Preparing for Kim Jong Un Visit
    Apr16

    Russia Preparing for Kim Jong Un Visit

    Russia is making preparations for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s visit to Moscow next month, the Kremlin said Wednesday. In January, Moscow said Kim had accepted an invitation to Russia’s Victory Day ceremony and he was expected to attend the event on May 9 in Moscow. The event marks the 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory...

    Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back
    Apr16

    Badly Burned Ukrainian Boy Bravely Fights Back

    A 9-year-old Ukrainian boy has returned to his native country after intensive treatment in the United States for life-threatening burns. Volodia Bubela, burned in a house fire almost a year ago, battled back at a Boston hospital, impressing doctors with his bravery. Faith Lapidus narrates this report from VOA’s Tetiana Kharchenko....

    G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords
    Apr16

    G7 Calls on Russia to Implement Minsk Accords

    Foreign ministers from the world’s seven leading industrialized countries have called on Russia to rein in Ukrainian rebels and abide by two peace accords reached in Minsk designed to end the conflict. The call came in a communiqué at the end of a Group of Seven foreign ministers’ meeting in Luebeck, Germany. The host of the G7...

    ICRC Fears Breakdown of Ukraine Cease-fire
    Apr15

    ICRC Fears Breakdown of Ukraine Cease-fire

    The International Committee of the Red Cross says it fears the shaky Ukraine cease-fire deal agreed to in February will breakdown. The ICRC is expressing concern about the recent intensified fighting between Ukrainian and Russian-backed rebels. The International Committee of the Red Cross says a breakdown of the cease-fire would seriously affect...

    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal
    Apr15

    Ukrainian Troops Killed Despite Renewed Commitment to Cease-fire Deal

    Ukraine’s military says more of its soldiers have been killed in the past two days by mortar and rocket fire from Russian-backed separatists. The fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine despite the Minsk cease-fire deal signed in February. Both sides agreed Monday to pull more heavy weapons back from the front line, but as Henry...

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues
    Apr14

    G7 Foreign Ministers Meet on Key World Issues

    Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are meeting in Luebeck, Germany, to discuss issues ranging from Ebola to arms control as they prepare for the G7 summit in June. The agenda for this gathering is daunting – Libya, Yemen, Boko Haram, Syria, Ukraine and the Islamic State group, just to name a few items. The...

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk
    Apr14

    European Agency: Military Jets Putting Civilian Aircraft at Risk

    Military jets that fly over Europe without identifying themselves pose a high risk to civilian aircraft, aviation safety officials said in a report published Tuesday, following a spate of near-collisions involving Russian warplanes. The European Commission asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate after recent reports of the...

    Don’t Underestimate NATO, German Minister Says on Baltic Visit
    Apr14

    Don’t Underestimate NATO, German Minister Says on Baltic Visit

    Germany’s defense minister said on Tuesday that nobody should underestimate NATO’s rapid response capacity, which has been ratcheted up in response to worries about Russia’s military ambitions after its actions in Ukraine. Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen said in Russia’s neighbor Estonia, whose president fears the...

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels
    Apr14

    Six Ukrainian Soldiers Killed in Clashes With Rebels

    Ukraine’s defense minister said six soldiers have been killed in clashes with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. Andriy Lysenko told reporters Tuesday six soldiers were killed and 12 wounded during a 24-hour period in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. The Associated Press reported the rebels said one of their fighters died and five...

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