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    17 Die in Fire at Ukraine Home for Elderly
    May29

    17 Die in Fire at Ukraine Home for Elderly

    Ukraine’s state emergencies services says 17 people have died in a fire in a building temporarily housing elderly people. Officials say the blaze broke out early Sunday in the two-story building in the village of Litochky, about 40 kilometers north of Kyiv. The emergencies service said 35 people were in the residence when the fire started....

    Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe
    May28

    Putin: Russia Will Respond to US Missile Shield in Europe

    Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin says he will respond to the defensive missile system the United States and its partners are building in Eastern Europe, because it threatens Russia’s security. The Russian president said strong “counter-measures” will be enacted to the NATO deployment, and he emphasized that his country is reacting...

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko’s Ambitions Could Spark Political Turmoil
    May28

    Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko’s Ambitions Could Spark Political Turmoil

    Just two days after being released from a Russian prison, pilot Nadiya Savchenko is capitalizing on her symbolic importance to Ukrainians, saying Friday that she would run for president “if Ukrainians want me to.” Savchenko, Ukraine’s first female pilot, was elected to the country’s parliament and appointed to the Parliamentary...

    Global Growth the ‘Urgent Priority’, G-7 Leaders Conclude
    May27

    Global Growth the ‘Urgent Priority’, G-7 Leaders Conclude

    Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthiest economies called global growth their “urgent priority” and expressed concern about North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes as their summit in Japan came to a close Friday. A final statement of the meeting addressed broad issues facing the global economy while glossing over a difference of...

    Pilot’s Release Seen Unlikely to Aid Russia’s Relations With West
    May27

    Pilot’s Release Seen Unlikely to Aid Russia’s Relations With West

    Both the Kremlin and some of its opponents expressed doubt Thursday that the freeing of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in exchange for two Russian servicemen captured in eastern Ukraine will dramatically improve relations between Russia and Ukraine and its Western allies. “The return of our guys to Moscow and the pardoning of Savchenko...

    WHO: Hundreds of Health Care Workers Killed in Attacks Worldwide
    May26

    WHO: Hundreds of Health Care Workers Killed in Attacks Worldwide

    A new report from the World Health Organization says nearly 1,000 health care workers have been killed and more than 1,500 wounded in 19 countries with emergencies and that many of the incidents were intentional. This first effort to consolidate and analyze data on attacks on health care in emergency settings around the world sheds light on the...

    Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations
    May25

    Analyst: Savchenko Release Shows Russia Wants Negotiations

    Russia’s release of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, exchanged for two Russian servicemen, was welcomed by rights groups and supporters. They maintain her nearly two-year detention, trial, and 22-year sentence on charges of complicity in the deaths of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine was a political show. “When Savchenko was...

    Study: Kremlin Uses Anti-extremism Law to Suppress Dissent
    May25

    Study: Kremlin Uses Anti-extremism Law to Suppress Dissent

    Russia is using its anti-extremism laws to crack down on dissent, analysts and human rights advocates say. A recent study found that the number of Russians sentenced to prison for extremism tripled over the last five years. A growing number of journalists and dissidents say they have been targeted by prosecutors. Journalists and dissidents are...

    Russia Talks Up Foreign Interest in Eurobond, Investors Skeptical
    May25

    Russia Talks Up Foreign Interest in Eurobond, Investors Skeptical

    Russia on Wednesday hailed its Eurobond issue as a triumph over Western obstruction, but there was no sign that big foreign investors had bought the bond and, unusually for a large issue, there was scant trading in the paper once it was placed. Russia had sold $1.75 billion in 10-year Eurobonds on Tuesday, smaller than its previous placements,...

    Ukraine Pilot, Jailed by Russia, is Released
    May25

    Ukraine Pilot, Jailed by Russia, is Released

    A Ukrainian pilot held in Russian custody has been released. Nadiya Savchenko arrived in Kyiv on Wednesday after spending nearly two years in a Russian prison. The 35-year-old army helicopter pilot was released as part of an apparent prisoner swap with Moscow, with two alleged Russian soldiers leaving Ukraine earlier in the day, according to an...

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