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    Sanctions-Hit Russia Looks to Africa to Boost Arms, Technology Sales
    Apr07

    Sanctions-Hit Russia Looks to Africa to Boost Arms, Technology Sales

    Russia is pursuing costly state oil and platinum projects in Africa despite an economic crisis at home, hoping they will bolster sales, including of arms, for businesses hit by Western sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. Moscow has mostly focused on building ties with Asia since the U.S. and European Union sanctions came into force last year,...

    Moscow Technology Park Looks to Attract Western Companies
    Apr07

    Moscow Technology Park Looks to Attract Western Companies

    Russian authorities are describing the country’s economic downturn and Western sanctions against it as opportunities to reduce its reliance on energy exports by developing domestic, innovative industries. To spur the growth of high-tech industries, one technology park developed by Moscow city authorities is attracting Western companies that...

    Czech President, US Envoy Spar Over Moscow Parade
    Apr06

    Czech President, US Envoy Spar Over Moscow Parade

    Czech President Milos Zeman has “closed the door” of Prague Castle to the U.S. ambassador, Andrew Schapiro, following the envoy’s comments comments perceived as critical of the Czech leader’s decision to attend a World War II commemoration in Moscow, according to local media reports. European Union leaders are boycotting...

    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    Pro-Russian Rebels Kill 6 Troops in East Ukraine
    Apr05

    Pro-Russian Rebels Kill 6 Troops in East Ukraine

    At least six Ukrainian servicemen were killed in separatist attacks on Sunday in Ukraine’s troubled eastern regions in a grim weekend marking the first anniversary of a rebellion against Kyiv’s pro-Western rulers. Four Ukrainian soldiers died when their vehicle was hit by a shell fired by the Russian-backed rebels as it drove across a...

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message
    Apr05

    Official Text: Pope Francis’ Easter Message

    The following is the Vatican’s official English-language translation of Pope Francis “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message, which he delivered Sunday in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica: “Jesus Christ is risen! Love has triumphed over hatred, life has conquered death, light has dispelled the darkness!...

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’
    Apr04

    US Scholar Points to Russia’s Military Drills as ‘Provocative’

    Russia’s relations with the West have sunk to the lowest level since the end of Cold War, since Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014 and Moscow’s involvement in continuous armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, in which it is providing support for separatist rebels who are fighting Kyiv government forces. Last month,...

    Lavrov Calls for Pull-back of More Weapons in Ukraine
    Apr04

    Lavrov Calls for Pull-back of More Weapons in Ukraine

    Both sides in the conflict in Ukraine could pull back weapons under 100mm caliber from the front line in a bid to boost confidence in a cease-fire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. Lavrov said there was a common aim for a cease-fire in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions agreed in Minsk in February to hold indefinitely,...

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues
    Apr03

    Search Operation for Russian Trawler Crew Continues

    Russian rescuers continued to search Friday for 13 crew members still missing from the trawler that sank in icy waters near Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula earlier this week. According to Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry, 56 people died when the trawler Dalniy Vostok sank Tuesday in the Sea of Okhotsk. Sixty-three crew members were...

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights
    Apr03

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee is accusing Russia of violating the civil and political rights of people within its territory, as well as in Crimea and the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The committee notes Russia appears to have influence over the armed groups in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. So, it argues...

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