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    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base
    Mar12

    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base

    The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said it is unaware of any response from the Vietnamese government to its request that it stop allowing Russia to use a base to refuel bombers that have conducted provocative flights around U.S. territory in the Pacific. The State Department late last week communicated its concerns privately to the Vietnamese government,...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels
    Mar12

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels

    After months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the presence of the Ukrainian military and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the rebellion. New recruits for Ukraine’s rebel army, part of a battalion of Don Cossacks, are on their way out of Donetsk to a piece of wasteland for weapons training. Their...

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar12

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between defense spending by the U.S. compared to Europe at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe as part of ongoing NATO training operations. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on NATO’s...

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal
    Mar12

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved an overall loan of $17.5 billion, with the bulk of the money heading out the door...

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar11

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between U.S. and European defense spending at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe for ongoing NATO training operations. Rolling off the Liberty Promise cargo ship and onto Riga harbor, about...

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military
    Mar11

    Russian Weapons Challenge Ukrainian Military

    Experts say the rebels in eastern Ukraine are using sophisticated Russian weapons that require specialized skills to operate and could only have come directly from Russia. The analysis comes as both sides withdraw heavy weapons as part of the shaky ceasefire deal, and NATO accuses Russia of continuing to supply the rebels. VOA’s Al Pessin...

    US Slaps Sanctions on Ukrainian Rebels, Russian Bank
    Mar11

    US Slaps Sanctions on Ukrainian Rebels, Russian Bank

    The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country. The sanctions signal Washington is ratcheting up pressure on Moscow a day after accusing Russia of sending tanks and heavy military...

    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture
    Mar11

    Nemtsov Murder Suspect May Have Confessed Under Torture

    A member of the Kremlin’s human rights council says there are reasons to believe the prime suspect in the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov confessed under torture. Andrei Babushkin told reporters Wednesday that he had seen “numerous wounds” on the body of Zaur Dadayev during a visit to the suspect’s...

    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under  ‘Reign of Terror’
    Mar11

    US Envoy: Eastern Ukraine, Crimea Under ‘Reign of Terror’

    A top U.S. diplomat for Europe says citizens in large parts of war-torn eastern Ukraine and Crimea are living under “a reign of terror” spawned by a new influx of Russian military hardware. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, speaking Tuesday, told the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee that Russian tanks, armored...

    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments
    Mar10

    Lavrov Blasts EU’s Tusk Over Ukraine Comments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday for “stirring up tensions” between Moscow and the bloc against what he said was a desire by some member states for better ties with the Kremlin. Lavrov, speaking at a news conference in Moscow after talks with visiting Spanish Foreign Minister Jose...

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