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    Biden in Turkey to Discuss Syria, Energy
    Nov22

    Biden in Turkey to Discuss Syria, Energy

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Europe to diversify its energy supplies to reduce its dependence on Russia. Speaking at an energy summit in Istanbul, Biden said “now,” repeating the word three times, is the time to act. He said Ukraine’s energy supply problems only underscore the urgency. Russia has traditionally...

    Ukraine Marks First Anniversary of EuroMaidan Protest
    Nov22

    Ukraine Marks First Anniversary of EuroMaidan Protest

    A year on, the relatives of protesters who died in Ukraine’s EuroMaidan uprising aren’t the only ones angered by the country’s direction since the ouster of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych. The lack of progress in investigating the slayings of more than 100 protesters caused hecklers to shout, “Where are the killers?” at...

    Ukrainians Mark Euro-Maidan Revolution
    Nov22

    Ukrainians Mark Euro-Maidan Revolution

    Ukrainian leaders paid their respects Friday to protesters killed during the revolution that began one year ago in the capital, Kyiv. To mark the one year anniversary of the “Euro-Maidan” uprising that led to the ouster of Russia-backed former president Viktor Yanukovych — and, subsequently, Russia’s Crimea annexation followed by the rebel...

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Visits Kyiv
    Nov21

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Visits Kyiv

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    Protest Group: Putin’s High Approval Ratings Not Real
    Nov21

    Protest Group: Putin’s High Approval Ratings Not Real

    President Vladimir Putin may not be as popular as opinion polls suggest in Russia because the public has only limited access to information and the media is tightly controlled, members of the feminist punk protest band Pussy Riot said. Putin’s approval ratings have soared to more than 80 percent since the start of the crisis in Ukraine and...

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine
    Nov21

    Biden to Reiterate US Support During Visit to Ukraine

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets Ukraine’s leaders Friday in an effort to underscore Washington’s support for Kyiv, which is battling a pro-Russian insurgency. A senior White House official said Biden intends to use the meetings to tell President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that “we have your...

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’
    Nov21

    White House to Ukraine: ‘We Have Your Back’

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, ahead of talks Friday with President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. VOA’s Myroslava Gongadze, traveling with Biden, reported that a senior White House official characterized the vice president’s main message to Ukraine’s leaders as...

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity
    Nov20

    NATO Scrambles Jets 400 Times in 2014 Over Russian Activity

    NATO warplanes have had to scramble 400 times this year in response to an increase in Russian air activity around Europe not seen since the Cold War, the alliance’s chief said on Thursday. North Atlantic Treaty Organization members have sought to fill gaps in the alliance’s land, air and sea defenses since Russia annexed Crimea and...

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine
    Nov20

    UN: Rights Abuses on Rise in War-torn E. Ukraine

    A new United Nations report found the presence of large numbers of sophisticated weapons as well as foreign fighters, including Russian soldiers, have led to a worsening of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine. The report issued by the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said serious human rights violations persist in...

    Russia Can Do Little to Shore Up Falling Oil Prices
    Nov20

    Russia Can Do Little to Shore Up Falling Oil Prices

    Russia can do little to shore up slumping global prices even if OPEC wants it to. Russian wells will freeze if they stop pumping oil, and the country has no capacity to store the output it would otherwise export. Before next week’s meeting of OPEC, Russia has already spoken to group member Venezuela about the need to “coordinate actions in...

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