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    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut Off by Fighting Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive
    Apr10

    Ukrainian Town Cut off By Military Struggles to Survive

    In eastern Ukraine, villages cut off by military front lines are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. Ukraine’s Kyiv government can’t seem to get supplies in supplies and pro-Russia separatist forces have not been able to restore war-damaged services in towns behind their lines. Next week, European leaders are to meet in Germany to...

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid
    Apr09

    Russia Tempts Greece With Improved Trade, But Offers No Aid

    With Greece locked into tough negotiations with its European creditors, the visit to Moscow by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is being seen as a possible attempt to gain leverage. Hosting the Greek leader Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a point of saying Greece was forced by the EU to vote in favor of sanctions against Moscow over...

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF
    Apr09

    Greece Repays $495 Million to IMF

    Greece has made a debt repayment of $495 million to the International Monetary Fund, easing days of uncertainty and bringing relief to investors. It was a crucial payment that will help Greece move closer to securing a final international bailout package and stay in the eurozone. Finance ministers of eurozone countries agreed earlier this year to...

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions
    Apr09

    US, Russian War Games Rekindle Cold War Tensions

    Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries. The simulated bombs release smoke on impact, but the M-61 cannon fires live ammunition, rattling the aircraft with a deafening tremor and shattering...

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers
    Apr09

    Amnesty Says Ukraine Rebels Killed Captive Soldiers

    Amnesty International said Thursday that it has evidence that Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have killed several captured government soldiers in gross violation of international humanitarian law. The human rights group said in a statement that footage it has seen shows at least four Ukrainian soldiers — now confirmed dead — being...

    Eurozone Sets Greece Reform Deadline Ahead of IMF Repayment
    Apr09

    Eurozone Sets Greece Reform Deadline Ahead of IMF Repayment

    Eurozone partners set Greece a deadline of six working days to improve proposed economic reforms in time for finance ministers to consider some emergency funding to keep the country afloat after it makes a repayment to the IMF on Thursday. EU officials said Athens made an urgent plea for cash at a meeting of deputy finance ministers in Brussels...

    Amnesty Alleges Summary Killings by Rebels in Ukraine
    Apr09

    Amnesty Alleges Summary Killings by Rebels in Ukraine

    A human rights group says it has new evidence of “execution-style killings” by pro-Russian armed groups in eastern Ukraine and is calling for greater accountability for human rights violations in the Ukrainian conflict. Amnesty International said that the evidence is a new indicator of the escalating human rights crisis in eastern...

    Putin: Greece Did Not Ask for Financial Aid
    Apr08

    Putin: Greece Did Not Ask for Financial Aid

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the leader of Greece did not ask for financial aid during an official visit Wednesday. Putin was speaking to reporters after a bilateral meeting at the Kremlin with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. However, the Russian president said Moscow could provide credits for large joint projects with Greece in the...

    Czech PM: President Zeman Overreacted to Comments by US Envoy
    Apr07

    Czech PM: President Zeman Overreacted to Comments by US Envoy

    The prime minister of the Czech Republic and other top officials criticized the country’s president for a rare diplomatic row with the U.S. ambassador to Prague. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said Monday he wished President Milos Zeman was more professional in diplomatic affairs. Sobotka made it explicitly clear that it was crucial for...

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