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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary
    Jan21

    Organizers: Putin’s Chief of Staff to Attend Auschwitz Anniversary

    The head of President Vladimir Putin’s administration will represent Russia at events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, a spokesman for the organizers said on Tuesday. Heads of state will gather at the site of the Nazi camp near Krakow in southern Poland on Jan. 27 to remember...

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine
    Jan20

    ICRC Calls for Protection of Civilians Under Fire in Ukraine

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling on the warring factions battling for control of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine not to harm civilians and to agree to a cease-fire. Confusion and conflicting reports persist over who is in control of the airport in Donetsk. Media reports say about one dozen civilians caught in the...

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president
    Jan20

    Ukraine Issues ‘In Absentia’ Arrest Warrant for Ex-president

    At the request of the office of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, a Kyiv court issued an ‘in absentia’ arrest warrant for former president Viktor Yanukovych. The move is a procedural requirement needed for requesting Yanukovych’s extradition from Russia, the Prosecutor General’s office said in a statement released Tuesday....

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack
    Jan20

    Ukrainian Nationalists Hurt in Grenade Attack

    Six people were treated in hospital for injuries on Tuesday after what police said was a grenade attack on a group of Ukrainian nationalists in the eastern city of Kharkiv which several officials blamed on pro-Russian forces. The explosion, the latest in a spate of mystery blasts targeting Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities, occurred on Monday...

    Warring Sides in E. Ukraine Each Claim Control of Donetsk Airport
    Jan19

    Warring Sides in E. Ukraine Each Claim Control of Donetsk Airport

    Intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine, as Ukraine’s military claimed hundreds of Russian troops crossed the border to help the rebels. The general staff of Ukraine’s armed forces claimed they had established control over the disputed Donetsk airport after driving out...

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport
    Jan19

    Pro-Russian Rebels, Ukraine Battle for Donetsk Airport

    Intense fighting between government and pro-Russian separatist forces continued Monday in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Voice of...

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
    Jan19

    In Chechnya, Thousands Protest Against Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

    Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday against what its Kremlin-backed leader called the “vulgar and immoral” cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad published by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Mixing pro-Islamic chants and anti-Western rhetoric, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov criticized Europe to...

    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says
    Jan19

    Time Not Right to Ease Russia Sanctions, EU says

    European Union foreign ministers said on Monday there were no grounds to lift economic sanctions against Russia despite conciliatory proposals from the EU’s foreign policy chief as violence intensified in eastern Ukraine. Federica Mogherini had suggested in a confidential memo seen by Reuters that member states could start talking to Russia...

    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine’s Military: Troops Retake Most of Donetsk Airport

    Ukrainian troops launched a “mass operation” overnight retaking almost all the territory of Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine lost to separatists in recent weeks, military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said on Sunday. The army’s offensive at the airport brought the fighting close to the city of Donetsk itself, center of a pro-Russian separatist...

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport
    Jan18

    Ukraine Tries to Reinforce Embattled Airport

    Ukraine rushed fresh troops and supplies Saturday to the devastated remains of a key airport near the Russian border as explosions and heavy rebel gunfire shook the area and hopes for peace talks continued to fade. Troops described the shelling by pro-Russian separatists at Donetsk airport as some of the worst of the nine-month rebellion, with...

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