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    UN Concern Rises as Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr17

    UN Concern Rises as Fighting Intensifies in Eastern Ukraine

    Alarmed at the prospect of the second cease-fire agreement between the government of Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels falling apart, the UN Human Rights Office urged both parties to pull back their troops and abide by the terms of the so-called Minsk cease-fire accord that came into force in February. The UN Human Rights Office said it is...

    Italy’s Prime Minister Visits White House for Talks
    Apr17

    Italy’s Prime Minister Visits White House for Talks

    The White House is hosting Italy’s prime minister Friday for discussions on economics, European trade, Libyan violence and a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean region. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is visiting President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry in the White House Oval Office. Italy, struggling with...

    Ukraine Wants ICC to Probe Crimes in Crimea, East
    Apr17

    Ukraine Wants ICC to Probe Crimes in Crimea, East

    Ukraine wants the Іnternational Criminal Court to investigate all alleged recent war crimes in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview, broadening an existing probe. Ukraine has already given the global court the authority to investigate crimes on its territory from November 21, 2013, to February 22, 2014,...

    Russia Warns US Troops in Ukraine Could Destabilize Situation
    Apr17

    Russia Warns US Troops in Ukraine Could Destabilize Situation

    Russia has warned that the presence of foreign military personnel could “destabilize” the situation in Ukraine, after U.S. paratroopers arrived this week to train Ukrainian solders. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters Friday that instructors from “third countries,” besides Russia or...

    Putin Accuses Kyiv of ‘Cutting Off’ Eastern Ukraine
    Apr17

    Putin Accuses Kyiv of ‘Cutting Off’ Eastern Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, in his annual televised call-in program, again denied there were any Russian troops fighting in Ukraine. He also said the West was trying to ‘contain’ Russia with sanctions. Henry Ridgwell reports on reactions to the president’s four-hour TV appearance. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers
    Apr17

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

    As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic – to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. With a recent escalation in violence in eastern...

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers
    Apr16

    Ukrainian Volunteers Search for Bodies of Missing Soldiers

    As the cease-fire becomes more fragile in eastern Ukraine, a team of volunteer body collectors travels to the small village of Savur Mohyla in the what pro-Russian separatists call the Donetsk Peoples Republic – to retrieve bodies of fallen Ukrainian servicemen from rebel-held territories. Adam Bailes traveled with the team and has this...

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv
    Apr16

    Ukraine Journalist Shot Dead Near Kyiv

    A prominent Ukrainian journalist has been shot dead on the street, said Ukranian officials Thursday. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said in an online statement that Oles Buzina, chief editor of the newspaper Sevodnya or Today, was shot near his home in Kyiv. Reports said the journalist was killed by two masked gunmen who fled in a car. Police...

    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...

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