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    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister has said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree to it, prompting celebrations Wednesday on the streets of the capital, Yerevan. Protests have been building for the last two weeks over an alleged power grab by former prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. His acting replacement,...

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia
    Apr26

    Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution’ Prompts Comparisons With Ukraine, Georgia

    Armenia’s acting prime minister said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree, prompting celebrations in the streets of Yerevan. Protests have been building for two weeks over an alleged power grab by former Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who resigned Monday. As Henry Ridgwell reports, inevitable comparisons are being made...

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether
    Apr26

    Kasparov: Armenia Unrest Is Political Bellwether

    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is today one of the most renowned figures of the Russian opposition and was the organizer of the recently concluded Free Russia Forum in Vilnius. In an exclusive interview with Voice of America’s Russian service about the latest dramatic events in Yerevan, he said that the will of the people in...

    UK: G-7 to Set Up Group to Study Russian ‘Malign Behavior’
    Apr23

    UK: G-7 to Set Up Group to Study Russian ‘Malign Behavior’

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will create a working group to study Russia’s “malign behavior” given concerns about Moscow’s actions, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday. Tensions between Moscow and the West have increased steadily over recent years as Russia has...

    U.S. Tells Russia to Address Election Concerns, Chemical Weapons
    Apr20

    U.S. Tells Russia to Address Election Concerns, Chemical Weapons

    White House national security adviser John Bolton told Russia’s ambassador on Thursday that better relations between the two countries required addressing U.S. concerns on election meddling, a chemical attack in Britain, and the situations in Ukraine and Syria, the White House said. It was the first meeting between Bolton, who started at...

    Russian, NATO Generals Hold Rare Face-to-Face Meeting
    Apr19

    Russian, NATO Generals Hold Rare Face-to-Face Meeting

    The head of Russia’s military general staff and NATO’s supreme allied commander held a rare face-to-face meeting Thursday to try to ease the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War. U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti and Valery Gerasimov met in Baku, Azerbaijan, less than a week after the United States, Britain and France staged...

    IOM Appeals for $38 million to Help Conflict-Affected People in Ukraine
    Apr18

    IOM Appeals for $38 million to Help Conflict-Affected People in Ukraine

    The International Organization for Migration is appealing for $38 million to aid 340,000 conflict-affected people in Ukraine. That is a 50 percent increase over the number of people the agency has been assisting since Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine began fighting for a separate state four years ago. Millions of people continue to suffer...

    Inside the Internet Research Agency: a Mole Among Trolls
    Apr17

    Inside the Internet Research Agency: a Mole Among Trolls

    Vitaly Bespalov, a 23-year-old journalism school graduate, had no idea what to expect when he arrived at a nondescript four-story business center in St. Petersburg to interview for a job. Everything about the building at Savushkina 55 seemed odd. Security was heavy and the windows were tinted. Guards dressed in camouflage demanded his passport...

    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag
    Apr17

    Russia’s Drive to Replace Western Power Technology Hits Snag

    Russia’s drive to build a large power-generating turbine to lessen its dependence on Western technology has suffered a major set-back after a prototype broke beyond repair, two sources familiar with the project told Reuters. In the past few years Russia has imported the large-capacity gas turbines required to run modern power stations from...

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election
    Apr17

    Veteran Djukanovic Wins Montenegro Presidential Election

    Pro-European Union leader Milo Djukanovic has won Montenegro’s presidential election to extend his dominance over the country’s politics. The state election commission said on Monday a preliminary count showed he won 54.1 percent of Sunday’s vote with 97 percent counted and Mladen Bojanic won 33.2 percent on a 63.9 percent...

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