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    Deadly Attacks In Donetsk Test Ukraine Peace Deal
    Oct01

    Deadly Attacks In Donetsk Test Ukraine Peace Deal

    After a series of attacks by pro-Moscow militia, Ukraine’s prime minister has accused Russia of failing to honor the cease-fire agreement signed on September 5. At least nine Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the last two days. As Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from near the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the tentative peace deal...

    EU Keeps Russia Sanctions in Place
    Sep30

    EU Keeps Russia Sanctions in Place

    European Union envoys decided to keep in place several rounds of sanctions the bloc imposed on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and what the West says is Moscow’s direct support of separatists in the country’s east. “We are keeping the status quo,” one official said after EU ambassadors, meeting Tuesday in...

    Zero Growth Seen for Russian Economy in 2014 as Ukraine Fall-out Bites
    Sep30

    Zero Growth Seen for Russian Economy in 2014 as Ukraine Fall-out Bites

    Russia’s economy will fail to grow at all in 2014 and inflation will reach a four-year high, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Tuesday, as Western sanctions over Ukraine bite. Economists cut back their growth forecasts for Russia this year as the escalating Ukraine crisis prompted waves of Western sanctions and a massive outflow of...

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking
    Sep29

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the...

    12 Dead as Combatants Defy E. Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Sep29

    12 Dead as Combatants Defy E. Ukraine Cease-Fire

    At least 12 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine where fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists continues despite a cease-fire that was declared earlier this month. A Ukrainian military spokesman says nine soldiers were killed when their armored vehicle was attacked Sunday, while the government of Donetsk said at least...

    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...

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