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Section: Voice of America (USA)

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year
    Apr13

    Russia Pushes Back ‘Putin’s Bridge’ to Annexed Crimea by a Year

    Russia has pushed back the completion date of a showcase multi-billion dollar bridge to link the Russian mainland with annexed Crimea by one year, saying the original plan had to be adjusted to take account of the weight of the trains that will cross it. The Kremlin sees the bridge, which will span the Kerch Strait, as vital to integrating...

    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses
    Apr13

    US Accuses Countries Across Globe of Human Rights Abuses

    The U.S. accused authoritarian regimes around the world Wednesday of suppressing their people with “increasing vigor and viciousness” to control any activities that might threaten their power. In its 40th annual human rights report, the U.S. State Department said, “In 2015, this global crackdown by authoritarian states on civil...

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher
    Apr13

    US Senator: Russia Policy Needs to Be Tougher

    In what could be a preview of the kind of foreign policy debates that will feature in the U.S. presidential race later this year, a senior Republican member of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee has strongly criticized the Obama administration’s policy toward Russia. In an interview with VOA’s Georgian service, Senator...

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine
    Apr13

    UN Staff Member Kidnapped in Eastern Ukraine

    The United Nations is calling for the “immediate and unconditional” release of one of its staff members kidnapped in eastern Ukraine. A United Nations office in Ukraine statement says it is deeply concerned one of its staff members is being held captive in Donetsk. The statement says the United Nations has information the staff member...

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial
    Apr13

    Lithuania Blacklists 46 for Their Role in Savchenko Trial

    Lithuania blacklisted several dozen Russians and Ukrainians for their role in the detention and sentencing of the Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and two other Ukrainians, Lithuania’s foreign minister said Tuesday. Ukraine expanded sanctions against Russia last month after a Russian court found Savchenko, 34, guilty of complicity in the...

    Analysts: Ukraine Government Shake-up Raises Hopes, Concerns
    Apr12

    Analysts: Ukraine Government Shake-up Raises Hopes, Concerns

    The resignation of Ukraine’s embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, made official Tuesday, raises hopes for ending a political crisis that has delayed Western financial support and led many to question Ukraine’s path to reform. The current speaker of Ukraine’s parliament, Volodymyr Groysman, is widely expected to be elected...

    NATO, Russia Schedule First Formal Talks Since 2014
    Apr12

    NATO, Russia Schedule First Formal Talks Since 2014

    Officials from NATO and Russia are scheduled to hold their first formal meeting in almost two years, covering Ukraine, the security situation in Afghanistan, and military activities, the Western alliance said Tuesday. The meeting scheduled for April 20 at NATO headquarters in Brussels will take place at the ambassadorial level. NATO suspended all...

    Report: Migrant Crisis, Authoritarianism Threaten Stability in Central Europe, Eurasia
    Apr12

    Report: Migrant Crisis, Authoritarianism Threaten Stability in Central Europe, Eurasia

    The migrant crisis, serious economic problems, and Russia’s return to authoritarianism are threatening the stability of governments in Central Europe and Eurasia, and the existence of the European Union. That is the message of “Nations in Transit 2016,” the latest annual survey of democratic governance from Central Europe to...

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh
    Apr11

    What’s Hiding Behind Russia’s Calls for Peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

    The presidents of Russia, Iran and Azerbaijan – Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Ilham Aliyev, respectively — are planning to hold security talks in Baku soon. While no further details of the planned meeting have been announced, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week in a meeting in Baku that security cooperation in the...

    Ukraine Looks Toward New Government Following PM’s Resignation
    Apr11

    Ukraine Looks Toward New Government Following PM’s Resignation

    Ukraine is looking to create a new coalition government, following Sunday’s resignation of embattled Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Yatsenyuk announced his resignation saying he hoped it would give Ukraine a chance to adopt new electoral, constitutional and judicial reforms, as well as join the European Union and NATO. Ukraine President...

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