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    Little Hope for Improved US-Russia Relations, Analysts Say
    Oct08

    Little Hope for Improved US-Russia Relations, Analysts Say

    Recent statements at the United Nations by President Barack Obama and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov indicated things are not well between Washington and Moscow. President Obama said the international community must urgently address what he called “Russian aggression in Europe” — a reference to Moscow’s annexation of Crimea...

    Harvard Study Shows Russian-speaking Ukrainians Backing Kyiv
    Oct08

    Harvard Study Shows Russian-speaking Ukrainians Backing Kyiv

    A new study conducted at Harvard University suggests that Russian-speaking Ukrainians may be significantly more supportive of Kyiv’s standoff against Moscow and the pro-Russian separatists than has previously been reported. The study, authored by researcher Bruce Etling at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, is one of...

    UN: More Than 300 Killed Since Ukraine Ceasefire
    Oct08

    UN: More Than 300 Killed Since Ukraine Ceasefire

    The United Nations says at least 331 deaths were recorded in eastern Ukraine following the September 5th cease-fire between Russian-backed separatists and government troops. In a monthly report, released Wednesday, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says at least 3,600 people were killed and nearly 9,000 wounded in violence in Eastern...

    Crimea’s Tatars Say Russian Rule Repressive
    Oct08

    Crimea’s Tatars Say Russian Rule Repressive

    Concerns are rising about the future of Crimean Tatars, after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia earlier this year. Despite promises of inclusion, Tatar leaders say their minority community is facing persecution. Bill Rodgers narrates this report from VOA’s Danila Galperovich. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout Deal As War Takes Economic Toll
    Oct07

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout Deal As War Takes Economic Toll

    As the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank gets under way in Washington, Ukraine wants to adjust the terms of its $17 billion bailout. Kyiv says the country is now at war and needs to build new armed forces. But some analysts say the terms of the loans could backfire on Ukraine’s economy. Henry Ridgwell...

    Finance Minister Warns Russia Can’t Afford Military Spending Plan
    Oct07

    Finance Minister Warns Russia Can’t Afford Military Spending Plan

    Russia’s finance minister said on Tuesday the country could no longer afford a multi-billion-dollar revamp of the armed forces approved by President Vladimir Putin, stepping up a campaign to trim spending as sanctions over the Ukraine crisis bite. Anton Siluanov said a new defense program should be drawn up to take into account the changed...

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout as War Squeezes Economy
    Oct07

    Ukraine Wants New IMF Bailout as War Squeezes Economy

    As the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank gets underway in Washington, Ukraine wants to adjust the terms of its $17 billion bailout. Kyiv says the country is now at war and needs to build new armed forces. But some analysts say the terms of the loans could backfire on Ukraine’s economy. Despite the supposed...

    EU Abandons ‘Dirty’ Label for Tar Sands Oil
    Oct07

    EU Abandons ‘Dirty’ Label for Tar Sands Oil

    A European Union plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting in its fight against climate change has been abandoned after years of opposition led by major producer Canada. A proposal published by the European Commission on Tuesday removes an obstacle to Canada exporting tar sands crude to Europe and comes at a time when tensions between the...

    NATO Chief: Rapid Reaction Force in E. Europe Does Not Violate Deal with Russia
    Oct07

    NATO Chief: Rapid Reaction Force in E. Europe Does Not Violate Deal with Russia

    NATO’s new chief, Jens Stoltenberg, says plans for a new rapid reaction force in Eastern Europe do not break a deal with Russia on military force levels. Stoltenberg told the Reuters News Agency during a visit to Poland Monday that NATO is in accordance with its international obligations. He said NATO needs to stay strong, keep its...

    Truce Bypasses Donetsk Airport, Symbol of Conflict in E. Ukraine
    Oct06

    Truce Bypasses Donetsk Airport, Symbol of Conflict in E. Ukraine

    While fighting in much of eastern Ukraine has been calmed by a month-old truce, it rages unabated at the airport near Donetsk, turning a shiny symbol of the country’s Western integration into a shattered mirror of its future prospects. The new terminal European soccer fans used in 2012 to reach some of the matches hosted by Ukraine is now a...

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