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    Ukrainians Tear Down Lenin Statue in Kharkiv
    Sep29

    Ukrainians Tear Down Lenin Statue in Kharkiv

    Ukrainians in the eastern city of Kharkiv have felled one of its most prominent Russian symbols – a statue of Soviet icon Vladimir Lenin. Groups of men scrambled onto the monument in the center square and carved the words “Glory to Ukraine” on it before sawing off the legs and pulling it down with cables. “Glory to Ukraine” has...

    Russia Says Relations with US Need New ‘Reset’
    Sep28

    Russia Says Relations with US Need New ‘Reset’

    Russia’s foreign secretary says relations between Moscow and Washington need – in his words – a new “reset” – referring to U.S. President Barack Obama’s effort to improve ties with Russia in the early days of his administration. In a Russian television interview airing Sunday, Sergei Lavrov blamed the...

    Russia Slams US, EU for Backing Ukraine ‘Coup’
    Sep28

    Russia Slams US, EU for Backing Ukraine ‘Coup’

    Russia, hit with stiff Western sanctions for its role in the Ukraine crisis, accused the United States and the European Union on Saturday of backing a “coup d’etat” that drove Ukraine’s pro-Russian president from power early this year. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an address to the United Nations General Assembly,...

    George Clooney’s Wedding Brings Out Stars in Venice
    Sep27

    George Clooney’s Wedding Brings Out Stars in Venice

    There was no other news on the Rialto on Friday as A-list stars glided into Venice to celebrate the wedding of Hollywood hero George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The two-time Oscar winner and Kentucky-born Clooney, 53, is set to renounce his oath of bachelorhood and marry British-Lebanese barrister Alamuddin, 36, in a multi-day...

    EU Condemns Russia for Barring Entry to MEP
    Sep26

    EU Condemns Russia for Barring Entry to MEP

    The European Union has condemned Russia Friday for barring entry to a European legislator. The 28-nation bloc characterized as “unacceptable” the decision to bar entry to Rebecca Harms, a German member of European Parliament who co-chairs the Green group. The EU said Harms had checked with Russian authorities before traveling. European Parliament...

    Secretive Russian Oil Giant Has No Fear of Sanctions
    Sep26

    Secretive Russian Oil Giant Has No Fear of Sanctions

    While most Russian oil tycoons and Kremlin energy officials are calculating billions of losses that could result from Western sanctions, one of them is counting his blessings. Vladimir Bogdanov’s Surgutneftegas has no Western debts, no foreign partners on its huge Siberian fields and uses no Western drilling technology, making it virtually...

    US Military Concerned by Russian Cold War-style Bomber Flights
    Sep26

    US Military Concerned by Russian Cold War-style Bomber Flights

    The U.S. military is concerned by flights by long-range Russian bombers near U.S. airspace, a top U.S. commander said on Thursday, saying the Cold War-style activity was raising questions for Pentagon planners. The remarks by Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of the U.S. military’s Pacific Command, came after Russian Bear long-range bombers...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine to Apply for EU Membership in 2020
    Sep25

    Poroshenko: Ukraine to Apply for EU Membership in 2020

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko says his country will apply for membership to the European Union in 2020 as part of a broader plan for social and economic reforms. Poroshenko says those reforms which will prepare Ukraine to apply for EU membership. Ukraine’s desire for European integration, and Russia’s opposition to it, sparked...

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production
    Sep25

    Russia’s Food Sanctions Raise Price Worries, Hopes for Domestic Production

    Russia retaliated against Western sanctions imposed for its actions in Ukraine by halting food imports from the West. The temporary import ban on food from Australia, the European Union, Norway and North America has Russian consumers concerned that they could face a sharp increase in food prices. But in an ironic twist, the restrictions aimed at...

    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East
    Sep25

    Ukraine PM Skeptical About Cease-fire in East

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he is very skeptical about the cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, calling it extremely fragile and shaky. Yatsenyuk told an audience at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York Wednesday that Ukraine could easily deter the separatists and restore peace but said...

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