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    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...

    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports
    Apr02

    43 Die as Russian Trawler Sinks, TASS Reports

    At least 43 people have died and 26 are missing after a Russian trawler sank late Wednesday in the western Pacific Ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported, citing an officer at a maritime rescue coordination center in the area. There were 132 people on board the Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler and 63 people have been...

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says
    Apr02

    Ukraine Working to Stabilize Cease-fire, Merkel Says

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Ukraine “is determined” to reach a more stable cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s restive east. Merkel, speaking at a joint news conference Wednesday in Berlin with visiting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, said the Ukraine situation has been calmer since February...

    Fired Russian Journalist Runs News Website in Exile
    Apr01

    Fired Russian Journalist Runs News Website in Exile

    A year after she was fired as editor of one of Russia’s most popular news websites for running afoul of the authorities, Galina Timchenko has decamped to Latvia and launched a new site to keep the flame of Russian independent media alive. Meduza, published since last October out of a newsroom in Riga, offers an alternative to Russia’s...

    Russia Denies License to Tatar-Language TV Station in Crimea
    Apr01

    Russia Denies License to Tatar-Language TV Station in Crimea

    Crimea’s independent Tatar-language television station ATR went off the air Wednesday after Russian authorities refused to give it a broadcasting license. Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, ATR, like other local media outlets, had to reregister by March 31 of this year to continue operating in Crimea. Only...

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine
    Apr01

    Russia Extends Natural Gas Deal With Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a plan to extend Moscow’s current natural gas deal with Ukraine for another three months. Russian authorities announced the extension Tuesday, just hours before a temporary pricing agreement reached in October 2014 was set to expire. The deal required Ukraine to make monthly payments in advance...

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say
    Apr01

    Tragedies Move Germany, France Closer, Leaders Say

    The leaders of Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to work more closely on economic and security issues after years of strain, saying the tragedies of the Charlie Hebdo killings and air crash in the French Alps had brought them closer. Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande, whose relationship has sometimes been tense...

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support
    Mar31

    NATO Reassures East European Allies of its Support

    NATO’s supreme commander in Europe said that an armored vehicles convoy of U.S. troops crossing eastern Europe is a “good message of reassurance” to member nations for the military alliance’s support. Speaking Tuesday in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, General Philip Breedlove said that the exercise tested many things that...

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War
    Mar31

    Eastern Ukraine’s Children Fall Prey to War

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that more than 150 children have been killed and maimed by landmines and unexploded ordnance during the past year in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine. According to the United Nations, the number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting broke out last April now...

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