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    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics
    May03

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics

    The head of the U.S. Navy says the United States and Russia need to normalize their relations in the Baltics to avoid possible dangerous encounters between Russian planes and U.S. ships. Admiral John Richardson told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that recent close encounters in the Baltic increase the chance for what he calls a “tactical...

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses
    May02

    Ukrainian Firms Seek UN Court’s Aid Over Crimea Losses

    Two Ukrainian energy companies have asked a U.N. arbitrator to award them compensation for investments they lost when Russia seized control of the Crimean peninsula, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) said Monday. The case, brought in June but only now made public, involves gas stations owned by Ukrnafta and Stabil. It is the lastest...

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter
    May01

    Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

    With “Holy Fire,” fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Eastern Orthodox churches...

    Workers Across Asia Rally for Rights, Higher Wages
    May01

    Workers Across Asia Rally for Rights, Higher Wages

    Workers across Asia called for higher wages and better working conditions Sunday in observation of the international day to honor laborers, while Turkish police and protesters clashed in Istanbul as several dozen people tried to reach the capital’s Taksim Square, where festivities were banned. International Workers Day, also known as Labor...

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave
    Apr30

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave

    A top Ukrainian official said that elections in eastern Ukraine are only possible after Ukraine’s sovereignty is renewed in the region and the Russia’s presence is eliminated in those territories. A deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Oksana Syroyid, told VOA Friday that from the Ukrainian perspective, any elections under...

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping
    Apr30

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping

    With the two-month old cessation of hostilities in Syria rapidly disintegrating, the United States is finding itself in an increasingly uncomfortable position, trying to expand cooperation with Russia while not simultaneously playing into Russia’s hands. The latest example of Washington’s quandary played out Friday as U.S. and Russian...

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference
    Apr30

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

    Tensions between Russia and the United States have escalated over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but there were signs at an international security conference in Moscow this month that the Kremlin may be softening its tone toward the West. The fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry...

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet
    Apr30

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet

    Russian authorities are seeking greater control of information on the internet, with some who favor tighter restrictions looking to China. Russia’s Safe Internet League, an influential lobby, hosted a first-ever forum Wednesday in Moscow with China’s top internet censors, including Fang Binxing, known as the “Father of the Great...

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine
    Apr29

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine

    Violations of a tense cease-fire in eastern Ukraine between Kyiv and Russian-backed rebels have reached “alarming numbers” not seen in months, international monitors told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. “Violence in eastern Ukraine is once again reaching a peak,” warned Ertugrul Apakan, the chief monitor of the OSCE...

    Documentary Tells Tale of Chernobyl Returnees
    Apr28

    Documentary Tells Tale of Chernobyl Returnees

    Ukraine this week is marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Soviet officials at first said little about the accident, but later evacuated a 2,600-square-kilometer “exclusion zone.” Some people, though, came back. American directors Holly Morris and Anne Bogart...

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