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    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...

    Official: Surge in E. Ukraine Fighting Kills 7 Soldiers
    May24

    Official: Surge in E. Ukraine Fighting Kills 7 Soldiers

    Ukraine said on Tuesday seven of its servicemen had been killed in the past 24 hours as a result of increased attacks by pro-Russian rebels, the highest reported daily casualty figure since August. International efforts are underway to end a conflict that has contributed to the worst tensions between Moscow and the West since the Cold War. A...

    Lockerbie Lawyer Seeks $330M From Putin, Russia for MH17 Disaster
    May23

    Lockerbie Lawyer Seeks $330M From Putin, Russia for MH17 Disaster

    The U.S. aviation lawyer who won compensation for victims of the 1988 Lockerbie aircraft bombing and is now seeking $330 million from Russia for the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 in 2014, says Russian President Vladimir Putin must be held responsible. Jerry Skinner, who is leading Australian law firm LHD’s compensation claim against...

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’
    May22

    New Database Aimed at Exposing ‘Kleptocrats’

    Making documentary evidence of government corruption accessible to anyone with an Internet connection seems to be catching on. Earlier this month, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists launched a searchable public database for the Panama Papers, the more than 11.5 million documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm revealing...

    Pentagon Rejects Joint Strikes With Russia
    May20

    Pentagon Rejects Joint Strikes With Russia

    The Pentagon is dismissing a Russian proposal to carry out joint airstrikes against al Qaida-linked terrorists in Syria. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu floated the notion Friday during a meeting that was broadcast on Russian state television, adding that the strikes could begin as early as May 25, and would be coordinated with the...

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