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    Ukraine ‘Very Volatile’ After PM Resignation, Says Council of Europe
    Apr11

    Ukraine ‘Very Volatile’ After PM Resignation, Says Council of Europe

    Ukraine has become “very volatile” since Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigned, the head of the Council of Europe said on Monday, calling for the swift formation of a new government and speedier progress on reforms. Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Sunday, opening the way to seeking a more stable government for Ukraine which...

    G-7 Meeting in Hiroshima: 5 Things to Know
    Apr10

    G-7 Meeting in Hiroshima: 5 Things to Know

    Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized countries — Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. – are meeting in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Sunday and Monday. Why Hiroshima? Japan hopes to send a message of nonproliferation and peace. Once all but annihilated by a U.S. atomic bomb,...

    Embattled Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigning
    Apr10

    Embattled Ukraine Prime Minister Yatsenyuk Resigning

    Ukraine’s embattled prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, said Sunday he is resigning, opening the way for a new government to be formed in an effort to end Kyiv’s political crisis. Yatsenyuk said in a televised speech and Twitter comments that he hopes his resignation, to be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday, would give...

    NATO: No ‘Business as Usual’ Until Russia Respects International Law
    Apr08

    NATO: No ‘Business as Usual’ Until Russia Respects International Law

    Relations between the European Union and the NATO alliance have rarely been closer, a senior NATO official says, and never as important as they are now, as the West confronts complex challenges ranging from the Middle East and North Africa to Russia and the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign and defense policies. NATO’s deputy secretary...

    Navalny: Hold Russians Named in ‘Panama Papers’ Accountable
    Apr07

    Navalny: Hold Russians Named in ‘Panama Papers’ Accountable

    Close associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin figure prominently in the Panama Papers, the leaked financial documents that shocked the world this week, but the revelations are drawing little more than a shrug in official Moscow. The Russian public appears to accept that those in power amass wealth. And moreover, Russian commentators say...

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest
    Apr07

    Analysts: Putin’s National Guard Meant to Put Down Public Unrest

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announced plans Tuesday to form a National Guard with the stated goal of fighting terrorism and organized crime. But analysts say the main aim is to put down public unrest as Russia’s economy worsens, and the country heads into elections. They see the move as a chance for Putin to consolidate power....

    Dutch Voters Reject EU-Ukraine Deal
    Apr07

    Dutch Voters Reject EU-Ukraine Deal

    In a non-binding referendum, Dutch voters have signaled that they do not approve of an EU trade deal with Ukraine. With 99 percent of the votes counted after Wednesday’s ballot, 61 percent of voters rejected the deal, while 38 percent approved it. The vote sends a clear signal to the Dutch parliament, which had been expected to ratify the...

    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants
    Apr07

    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants

    NATO is preparing to step up its response to Islamic State and a more assertive Russia responsible for aggressive actions in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with VOA’s Serbian Service about the alliance’s future this week in Washington. “That is the two main challenges we face and they are very different. But at...

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers
    Apr07

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers

    People around the world have reacted with shock and outrage to the trove of documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that revealed secret bank accounts connected to hundreds of public officials, politicians and celebrities. The list of notables includes the current leaders of Argentina, Britain, China, Iceland, Russia, and Ukraine, among...

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Pilot Jailed in Russia Launches New Hunger Strike

    Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukranian military pilot jailed in Russia for allegedly killing two Russian journalists, launched a hunger strike Wednesday to demand her return to Ukraine, according to her lawyer. Savchenko’s lawyer Mark Feigin said on Twitter that she started a “dry” hunger strike, in which she is refusing both food and water. Feigin...

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