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    Ukraine Asks UN Judges to Order Russia to Stop Aiding Rebels
    Mar06

    Ukraine Asks UN Judges to Order Russia to Stop Aiding Rebels

    Ukraine asked the United Nations’ highest court on Monday to order Russia to stop funding and equipping pro-Russian separatists, at the start of a hearing where it hopes to prove Moscow is breaking international law. Russia denies sending troops or military equipment to eastern Ukraine and is expected to challenge the basis of the case...

    Czar Bust in Crimea Reportedly Appears to Shed Tears
    Mar05

    Czar Bust in Crimea Reportedly Appears to Shed Tears

    Russian news reports say curious and pious people are visiting a bust of the last czar in the Crimean capital after reports spread that the sculpture appeared to be weeping. The bust of Nicholas II was erected near the Crimean prosecutor’s office in Simferopol in 2016, two years after Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine. Nicholas II,...

    Agencies: Pirates in Nigeria Release Russian, Ukrainian Sailors
    Mar05

    Agencies: Pirates in Nigeria Release Russian, Ukrainian Sailors

    Nigerian pirates have released seven Russian and one Ukrainian sailors after they were captured last month on the cargo ship the BBC Caribbean, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday, citing a human rights activist in Crimea. The sailors were released after talks between the owners of the ship and pirates. Interfax news agency quoted human...

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy
    Mar03

    Russia’s US Ambassador an Unlikely Figure at Center of Controversy

    Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, is a low-key veteran diplomat who associates say is one of the most unlikely diplomats to wind up in the center of controversy. Kislyak, whose conversations with close associates of U.S. President Donald Trump have repeatedly embarrassed the new administration, is 66 years old,...

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions
    Mar03

    Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions

    Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies plan to detain the head of the tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, over the alleged embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million), a senior prosecutor said Friday. Television footage showed an unconscious-looking Nasirov being stretchered into an ambulance and taken to Kyiv’s Feofania...

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen
    Feb28

    France’s Disillusioned Farmers Turn to Le Pen

    France’s presidential contenders will this week make mandatory campaign stops at the annual Paris farm fair as polls show farmers increasingly tempted by the far-right’s Marine Le Pen when they even bother to vote at all. Though only a fraction of the population still works in the farm sector, voters remain attached to the...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder
    Feb28

    Russians Mark Anniversary of Opposition Leader’s Murder

    The second anniversary of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder was marked Monday in Moscow. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft read a message on the bridge where Nemtsov was assassinated, just meters from the Kremlin. “We are here today to honor his memory, the values for which he stood, and to express our hope for the...

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing
    Feb27

    Russian Opposition Struggles 2 Years after Nemtsov Killing

    Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia’s opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure. In the largest Russian opposition protest in months, thousands marched Sunday across...

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