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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Press Monitor: Press Freedom Falters in 2014 as Dozens of Reporters Killed
    Feb12

    Press Monitor: Press Freedom Falters in 2014 as Dozens of Reporters Killed

    Press freedom declined around the world in 2014. A new report by Reporters without Borders shows two-thirds of the countries surveyed worsened in the last year. Armed conflicts and non-state actors like the Islamic State group powered much of that decline. With journalists executed in Iraq, arrested in the United States, and targeted by...

    Few Believe Minsk Summit Will End Fighting in Ukraine
    Feb12

    Few Believe Minsk Summit Will End Fighting in Ukraine

    There is little hope that a peace summit in Minsk will end fighting in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels are seeking independence from Kyiv. As German and French leaders sat with their counterparts from Ukraine and Russia to negotiate a deal to end hostilities between Ukrainian troops and the separatists, at least two people were killed...

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach
    Feb12

    Ukraine’s PM: IMF Aid Accord Within Reach

    Ukraine and a team from the International Monetary Fund could reach an agreement on further financial aid for the country’s war-battered economy in the next 48 hours, even though talks are proving tough, its prime minister said Wednesday. The ex-Soviet republic, which is on the brink of bankruptcy after a year of political upheaval and war,...

    Peace Talks in Minsk, Belarus – Feb. 11, 2015
    Feb11

    Peace Talks in Minsk, Belarus – Feb. 11, 2015

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany are gathering for crucial talks in the hope of negotiating an end to fighting between Russia-backed separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Leaders Set to Discuss Ukraine Peace Plan as Fighting Continues
    Feb11

    Leaders Set to Discuss Ukraine Peace Plan as Fighting Continues

    Deadly fighting continued Wednesday in Ukraine, as the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany prepared to hold a summit on the conflict that has killed more than 5,300 people since last April. At least two people died in the rebel-held eastern city of Donetsk when a shell hit a bus station, according to rebel officials and emergency...

    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’
    Feb11

    US Lawmakers Unified: ‘Send Lethal Weapons to Ukraine’

    As world leaders try to end the fighting in Ukraine, a growing number of U.S. lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to provide weapons to Ukraine’s government. After meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, President Obama said he has not yet made a decision on providing lethal weapons to help Ukrainian forces defend...

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack
    Feb11

    Russia-Backed Rebels Blamed for Deadly Rocket Attack

    Rockets have rained down on Kramatorsk, Ukraine’s military headquarters for fighting pro-Russia rebels in the east, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 60, mainly civilians. VOA’s Daniel Schearf witnessed the aftermath and has this report from Kramatorsk. …read more Source: Voice of...

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City
    Feb10

    ON THE SCENE: VOA Correspondent Sees Carnage, Frightened Residents in Ukrainian City

    Editor’s note: On the eve of planned peace talks in Minsk, at least 15 people died amid battles in the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk Tuesday. Most of the victims were hit by rockets that apparently were fired by separatist rebels trying to dislodge Ukrainian government forces. The rockets were aimed at Kramatorsk’s airport and military...

    Egypt, Russia Sign Military, Economic and Nuclear Accords
    Feb10

    Egypt, Russia Sign Military, Economic and Nuclear Accords

    Russia and Egypt signed several agreements to reinforce military and economic ties, along with a deal to help Cairo develop nuclear power capabilities. The agreements capped a two-day visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The audience applauds Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi as they agree to strengthen mutual ties in the...

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy
    Feb10

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy

    While battles rage daily in some parts of eastern Ukraine, not far away — in areas the government took back from the Russian-backed rebels last summer — people are doing their best to live normal lives, while keeping a wary eye on the shifting front lines. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the temporary Donetsk region capital,...

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