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    Germany Urges All Sides in Ukraine to Adhere to Ceasefire
    Nov10

    Germany Urges All Sides in Ukraine to Adhere to Ceasefire

    Germany’s foreign minister says the situation in Ukraine’s rebel-held eastern regions has again become serious and all sides must respect a cease-fire agreement. Frank-Walter Steimeier said during a visit to Kazakhstan on Monday that everyone involved in the conflict, including Russia, should resume the fulfillment of the cease-fire...

    Shelling Rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Nov09

    Shelling Rocks Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Ukraine’s separatist bastion of Donetsk came under intense artillery fire Sunday, increasing strains on a two-month-old cease-fire deal between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists. European monitors in Ukraine say they are very concerned after seeing convoys of heavy weapons and tanks in separatist-controlled areas of...

    Berlin Wall Commemoration Events Under Way
    Nov09

    Berlin Wall Commemoration Events Under Way

    Ceremonial events are under way in Germany marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. German Chancellor Angela Merkel led several events Sunday, including the placing of a rose in one of the few remaining sections of the Wall to commemorate those who died trying to escape to the West. The day’s ceremonies in the German...

    Sunday Marks 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall
    Nov09

    Sunday Marks 25 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

    Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and current and former world leaders are marking the occasion with warnings of continued divisions among major powers. President Barack Obama issued a statement saying Russia’s actions against Ukraine are a reminder that there is “more work to do” for Europe to be...

    Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev: World Is on Brink of New Cold War
    Nov09

    Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev: World Is on Brink of New Cold War

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned in a speech in Berlin on Saturday that East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis were threatening to push the world into a new Cold War, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Gorbachev, who is credited with forging a rapprochement with the West that led to the demise of communist regimes across...

    US, Russia Discuss Ukraine Tensions
    Nov08

    US, Russia Discuss Ukraine Tensions

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, have been meeting about Russia’s military buildup along the Ukrainian border. The two discussed Ukraine’s unrest and other issues Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing. VOA State Department...

    Kyiv: Russian Weapons, Troops Are in East Ukraine
    Nov07

    Kyiv: Russian Weapons, Troops Are in East Ukraine

    Ukraine says Russia has sent dozens of tanks, heavy weapons, ammunitions and soldiers into Kremlin-backed eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said in a televised briefing Friday that at least 32 tanks, 16 howitzer artillery systems and 30 trucks loaded with ammunition and fighters from...

    Official: Russia Stands by Ukraine Ceasefire Deal, ‘Respects’ Rebel Vote
    Nov07

    Official: Russia Stands by Ukraine Ceasefire Deal, ‘Respects’ Rebel Vote

    Russia is committed to the peace process in eastern Ukraine and wants further talks on ending the conflict between government forces and separatists, the Kremlin said on Friday. Foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov also said Russia respects the will of voters in the east after a separatist leadership election regarded as illegitimate by the West....

    Russian Ruble Continues to Fall
    Nov07

    Russian Ruble Continues to Fall

    Hit hard by plunging oil prices and international sanctions, the Russian ruble slid Thursday to new lows of just over 46 to the dollar and 58 to the euro — part of its biggest weekly plunge since 2009. The dollar rose to 46.77 rubles from 44.95, while the euro reached 58.11 rubles. The ruble has lost about a quarter of its value so far this year,...

    Stock Markets Rally as ECB Chief Suggests Further Eurozone Stimulus
    Nov06

    Stock Markets Rally as ECB Chief Suggests Further Eurozone Stimulus

    European stock markets surged Thursday after the European Central Bank (ECB) indicated it is considering further action to boost the sluggish economy of the 18-member euro currency zone, which also threatens to drag down global economic recovery. As expected, the European Central Bank left its main interest rate unchanged. It’s already at a...

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