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    Putin Begins Latin America Tour in Cuba
    Jul12

    Putin Begins Latin America Tour in Cuba

    Russia’s president has begun a six-day tour of Latin American countries. Vladimir Putin’s first stop Friday was Cuba where he met with Cuban President Raul Castro. The two countries signed a number of accords, including one that forgives 90 percent of Cuba’s Russian debt, totaling more than $30 billion, and another that allows...

    New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil
    Jul12

    New Development Bank Likely to Top Agenda of BRICS Summit in Brazil

    As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff prepares for World Cup closing ceremonies on Sunday, she also is working on another big event. Her country will host the sixth annual BRICS summit on Monday. BRICS, the acronym for a group of five emerging national economies with significant influence on regional and global affairs, includes Brazil, Russia,...

    Amnesty: Abduction, Torture Are Rampant in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul12

    Amnesty: Abduction, Torture Are Rampant in Eastern Ukraine

    The human rights group Amnesty International says dozens of people in eastern Ukraine have been abducted and tortured by armed pro-Russian separatist groups in recent months. Ukrainian government forces are also accused of abuses. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Amnesty: Abduction, Torture Rampant in Eastern Ukraine
    Jul11

    Amnesty: Abduction, Torture Rampant in Eastern Ukraine

    Human rights group Amnesty International says dozens of people in eastern Ukraine have been abducted and tortured by armed pro-Russian separatist groups in recent months. Ukrainian government forces are also accused of abuses. Several weeks after she was abducted and tortured, pro-Ukrainian activist Hannah still wears bandages to treat her...

    Ukrainian Troops Killed in Rebel Missile Attack
    Jul11

    Ukrainian Troops Killed in Rebel Missile Attack

    A rocket attack by pro-Russian rebels on a border post on Ukraine’s border with Russia on Friday may have killed as many as 30 soldiers and border guards, an Interior Ministry adviser said, promising swift retribution from Kyiv. President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency meeting to discuss what could be the deadliest rebel attack on...

    Merkel, Putin May Meet on World Cup Final Sidelines
    Jul11

    Merkel, Putin May Meet on World Cup Final Sidelines

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel may hold brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin when both attend the soccer World Cup final in Brazil on Sunday, Merkel’s spokesman said on Friday. “It is certainly possible that there will be a meeting and a short conversation with President Putin, but due to the tight schedule it is...

    Ukraine Rebel Commander Says Will Not Pull Out of Donetsk
    Jul11

    Ukraine Rebel Commander Says Will Not Pull Out of Donetsk

    An enigmatic Russian leading separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk made a rare appearance in public on Thursday to say he would not abandon the city though he defended his decision to pull out of the stronghold of Slaviansk. Igor Girkin, a Muscovite who has the nom de guerre of Igor Strelkov, has been criticized by some other...

    Faltering Germany Casts Cloud Over Fragile Euro Zone
    Jul10

    Faltering Germany Casts Cloud Over Fragile Euro Zone

    Germany’s faltering economy has cast further doubt over the euro zone’s prospects for recovery this year, with no other big country strong enough to pick up the slack. Since late last year, the 18 countries using the euro have been climbing steadily out of a two-year recession. But just as the bloc appeared to be turning the corner,...

    Kremlin: Russia, France, Germany Want New Ukraine Truce
    Jul10

    Kremlin: Russia, France, Germany Want New Ukraine Truce

    The leaders of France and Germany backed Russia by calling for a new cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Thursday but told President Vladimir Putin to prevent separatist fighters and arms crossing the border into Ukraine. French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Putin it was important to reach a political solution...

    Ukraine’s President Vows to Take Back East from Pro-Russia Rebels
    Jul10

    Ukraine’s President Vows to Take Back East from Pro-Russia Rebels

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has visited troops in the eastern part of the country where the military forced out pro-Russia rebels. While the two sides prepare for what could be a final battle, Moscow and Kyiv say a negotiated ceasefire is still possible – though some political analysts say Russia’s strategic objective is to...

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