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    Kyiv, Rebels Hold Another Round of Talks
    Sep19

    Kyiv, Rebels Hold Another Round of Talks

    A third round of talks between representatives of Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists opened in Minsk Friday, amid reports that renewed shelling in eastern Ukraine had claimed several lives. Attending the latest meeting in Belarus’ capital were Ukraine’s former president Leonid Kuchma and several officials of the...

    OSCE Calls for Safety of Crimean Journalists
    Sep19

    OSCE Calls for Safety of Crimean Journalists

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called on authorities in Crimea to protect the rights of ethnicTatar journalists there. The OSCE Friday expressed particular concern about the fate of Avdet, the weekly newspaper of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, following what it called a week of “intimidation.” The...

    Ukraine’s President Presses For More US Military Aid
    Sep19

    Ukraine’s President Presses For More US Military Aid

    Ukraine’s president is urging the United States to stand with his country as it fights what he says is a war for a free world. Petro Poroshenko used his visit to Washington Thursday to appeal for more military support as Ukrainian troops battle Russian-backed separatists in the country’s east. VOA’s Aru Pande has more from the...

    Counting Starts in Historic Scotland Independence Referendum
    Sep19

    Counting Starts in Historic Scotland Independence Referendum

    Countin started in Scotland’s historic referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. People across Britain and the world are awaiting the outcome, with polls scheduled to close in a few hours time. Pre-referendum polls gave a slight edge to the anti-independence...

    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops
    Sep18

    Annual Military Exercise Takes on New Meaning for Ukraine Troops

    The Ukrainian troops put on camouflage paint and hide in tall grass by the side of the road. They have information that an enemy convoy will be passing by soon. Minutes later four trucks speed down the road and screech to a halt as bombs go off and the Ukrainian troops open fire. The enemy retreats and the Ukrainian soldiers congratulate each...

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support
    Sep18

    Ukraine President Appeals for More US Support

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the U.S. Congress for lethal and non-lethal military aid, more sanctions and a special security status on Thursday during a visit to Washington to bolster U.S. support for his strategy in handling Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Developing World Revives Nuclear Power Prospects, But Yet to Commit
    Sep18

    Developing World Revives Nuclear Power Prospects, But Yet to Commit

    Developing nations are leading a revival of interest in nuclear power, say atomic plant builders, but orders remain elusive as more safety features post-Fukushima have inflated investment costs. Three-and-a-half years after Japan’s reactor accident shook confidence, around 25 countries are thinking of turning nuclear to sustain strong...

    Ukrainian, US Presidents to Meet in Washington
    Sep18

    Ukrainian, US Presidents to Meet in Washington

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is in Washington Thursday for talks with President Barack Obama and to give an address to lawmakers. Poroshenko, who declared a cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on September 5, is widely expected to press U.S. officials for direct military supplies beyond the $70 million promised by...

    Russian Economy Reeling after New Western Sanctions
    Sep18

    Russian Economy Reeling after New Western Sanctions

    A new wave of Western sanctions is hitting Russia’s economy hard. State-owned energy firms continue to bleed profits and Russia’s national currency plunged to a new low this week after the U.S. and the European Union announced new sanctions to punish Russia’s aggressive stance in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions could also prove...

    Russian Lawmakers Propose Cutting Foreign Ownership in Media
    Sep18

    Russian Lawmakers Propose Cutting Foreign Ownership in Media

    Russian lawmakers proposed cutting foreign ownership in Russian media assets to 20 percent in an attempt to limit outside influences and protect Russia’s “information sovereignty”, a copy of a draft law showed on Wednesday. The law will consolidate Russian President Vladimir Putin’s control over media, which have largely...

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