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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts
    Feb25

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts

    A look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals: Kim Jong Nam Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea’s leader, was poisoned amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, February 14, 2017. He died the same day on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers that he...

    OSCE Chief Warns of Risk of Escalation in E Ukraine
    Feb23

    OSCE Chief Warns of Risk of Escalation in E Ukraine

    The head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe warned this week that if the parties to the Ukraine conflict do not clearly commit to implementing the Minsk agreement, the situation in eastern Ukraine could quickly escalate. OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier told VOA in an interview that there is mistrust between the...

    2 US Lawmakers Call for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine
    Feb23

    2 US Lawmakers Call for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine

    Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a “confrontational” Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government
    Feb23

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government

    A few thousand Ukrainians rallied Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych amid mass street protests. The rally was organized by three right-wing parties who accuse the government of being too weak and conciliatory in...

    No Clear Cause for Russian UN Ambassador’s Sudden Death
    Feb22

    No Clear Cause for Russian UN Ambassador’s Sudden Death

    New York City’s medical examiners have failed to determine what caused the sudden death this week of Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin. The medical examiners concluded that further study, which usually includes toxicology tests and other screenings, would be needed before they could say why Churkin died...

    Haley: US Committed to European Allies
    Feb21

    Haley: US Committed to European Allies

    Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday that the U.S. is committed to working with European allies, despite occasional disagreements. “At the end of the day, no one should misinterpret occasional policy differences and debates as a signal of anything less than total commitment to our alliances in Europe. That commitment is...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urges More Sanctions Against Russia
    Feb21

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Urges More Sanctions Against Russia

    Ukraine’s president on Tuesday called for new sanctions against Russia over its decision to recognize passports issued by separatist authorities in the east, while the Kremlin accused Ukrainian authorities of denying vital documents to people in the rebel regions. The Kremlin said its decision is a “humanitarian” move to help residents of...

    Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly
    Feb20

    Russia’s Long-time UN Ambassador Dies Suddenly

    Russia’s long-time U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly on Monday in New York, a day before he would have turned 65 years old. The Russian foreign ministry announced his death in a statement, giving no details on the circumstances. An operator at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center confirmed he had been received at...

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability
    Feb20

    Ukraine Cease-fire in Effect But Doubts Persist as to Sustainability

    A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine aimed at halting fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Moscow-backed separatists went into effect Monday. Ukrainian officials, however, warn it is at risk of falling apart. Under the cease-fire announced in Munich by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both sides are supposed to abide by the...

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements
    Feb20

    On Maidan Anniversary US Demands Russia Honor Minsk Agreements

    As Ukrainians mark the third anniversary of the Maidan uprising that toppled former president Viktor Yanukovich, the U.S. is demanding that Russia honor the Minsk agreements, intended to end the violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking to leaders gathered at Munich Security Conference, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday “the United States will...

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