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    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest
    Apr21

    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest

    For the eighth consecutive year, Russia has earned the lowest approval ratings among major world powers in a survey of people in more than 130 countries, with Moscow’s ranking falling sharply in Western nations after its intervention last year in Ukraine. The Gallup survey of about 1,000 adults in each of the countries showed the United...

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability
    Apr21

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev will extend his nearly 26-year rule of Kazakhstan in an election on Sunday which investors hope will maintain stability in the Central Asian state despite criticism of his rights record. The 74-year-old former steelworker has held power since 1989 when the oil-producing nation of 17 million stretching from the...

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters
    Apr21

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters

    Poland said on Tuesday it would buy Raytheon’s Patriot missiles from the United States and chose Europe’s Airbus utility helicopters for further tests, albeit reducing the size of this potential order. The choice of suppliers in military contracts, worth an estimated $8 billion, strikes a transatlantic balance as Eastern...

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations
    Apr21

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

    Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday. Tension is mounting in the capital and other cities amid an increase in rebel attacks in the east. Kyiv said one Ukrainian serviceman...

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality
    Apr21

    Medvedev: Russia Adapting to New Economic Reality

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday Russia was suffering significant economic problems because of international sanctions, but the situation could have been much worse and Russia was adapting. Referring to Western sanctions imposed last year because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine, Medvedev told parliament: “Losses from the...

    Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support
    Apr21

    Mother of Ukraine Pilot Held in Russia Seeks Global Support

    The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter. Nadezhda Savchenko was captured by a pro-Russian militia and has been in Russian custody since June 2014 on charges that she was involved in an attack that killed two...

    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training
    Apr21

    US Forces Launch Ukraine Military Training

    U.S. troops have begun a training program for Ukrainian forces at a base in western Ukraine, far from the fighting in the east, but linked to it very closely. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury
    Apr20

    US, Ukraine Start Military Training, Defying Russian Fury

    Troops from the United States and Ukraine kicked off joint training exercises Monday intended to help bolster Ukraine’s defenses against incursions from Russian-backed separatists in the east. Speaking under driving rain at a military base in the western region of Lviv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the country’s armed...

    Poland to Summon US Ambassador Over FBI Head’s Holocaust Remarks
    Apr19

    Poland to Summon US Ambassador Over FBI Head’s Holocaust Remarks

    Poland will summon the United States’ ambassador in Warsaw over an article written by a top U.S. intelligence official on Poland’s alleged responsibility for the Holocaust during World War II, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The article by FBI director James Comey, published in the Washington Post last week, prompted an...

    Replica Retraces Lafayette’s Voyage to America
    Apr18

    Replica Retraces Lafayette’s Voyage to America

    A replica of the warship that carried France’s Marquis de Lafayette to help American colonists in their war of independence sets sail for the United States on Saturday, symbolic of a historic moment that binds the two nations. Lafayette crossed the Atlantic on the original Hermione in 1780 to tell his friend George Washington, commander of...

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