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    UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict
    Jun03

    UN Sees Threat of Protracted War in East Ukraine Conflict

    A new report from the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva said the situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile two years into the war between Russian-backed armed separatists and the government. The latest U.N. figures show nearly 9,400 people have been killed and more than 21,500 others wounded since the conflict...

    Poll: Russians See US, Ukraine, Turkey as Top 3 Enemies
    Jun03

    Poll: Russians See US, Ukraine, Turkey as Top 3 Enemies

    A survey by an independent Moscow-based polling agency has found that Russians believe their country has a trio of main enemies – the United States, Ukraine and Turkey, in that order. The findings of the Levada Center poll, conducted among 2,400 people across Russia May 20-23, contain little new data other than Turkey’s inclusion in the top...

    Flooding in Europe Kills 7, Shuts Museums and Castles
    Jun03

    Flooding in Europe Kills 7, Shuts Museums and Castles

    Torrential rain and rising rivers that continue to sweep across Europe have killed at least seven people and forced the closing of the world’s most visited museum. The River Seine surged to its highest level in more than 30 years, overflowing its banks and forcing the Louvre in Paris to close on Friday to allow the staff to move works at...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Addresses Parliament
    May31

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Addresses Parliament

    Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko was welcomed by parliament on Tuesday, a week after being released from two years of Russian captivity during which she herself was elected a lawmaker. “I have returned and I will not let you forget — you, the people who sit in these armchairs in parliament – about the boys who began laying...

    EU’s Juncker to Visit Russia in June Amid Sanctions Debate
    May30

    EU’s Juncker to Visit Russia in June Amid Sanctions Debate

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will attend a high-profile economic forum in Russia in June and meet President Vladimir Putin there, officials said on Monday, as the EU weighs whether to renew economic sanctions against Moscow. While several EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel have visited Russia since it...

    NATO Urged to Show Stronger Resolve on Russia, Boost Defense
    May30

    NATO Urged to Show Stronger Resolve on Russia, Boost Defense

    NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly urged alliance members Monday to stand up to Russia’s military assertiveness and to do a better job sharing the burden of collective defense. The assembly president, American lawmaker Michael R. Turner, declared that “Russia’s aggressiveness comes with a price” as he appealed to European...

    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...

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