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    13 Foreign Students Killed in Spain Bus Crash
    Mar20

    13 Foreign Students Killed in Spain Bus Crash

    At least 13 people were killed Sunday when a bus carrying foreign students crashed on a Spanish highway between the cities of Barcelona and Valencia. At least 34 passengers on the bus were injured; 28 of them were hospitalized. Most were foreign students, part of the Erasmus exchange program, who had traveled to the eastern city of Valencia for...

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead
    Mar19

    Plane Crashes in Southern Russia; 62 Dead

    An airliner flying from Dubai has crashed while trying to land in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all 62 people on board. Officials say the Boeing 737 aircraft was FlyDubai flight FZ981. Fifty-five passengers and seven crew members were aboard the flight. Russia’s Investigative Committee says its two theories are that...

    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia
    Mar18

    Two Years After Annexation, Putin Seeks to Link Crimea by Bridge to Russia

    President Vladimir Putin, marking the second anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, on Friday exhorted workers building a bridge between the Black Sea peninsula and Russia to fulfil an “historic mission” first conceived by a Russian tsar. Russia seized the majority Russian-speaking Crimea from Ukraine on March 16, 2014...

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    2 Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace
    Mar18

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Ukraine Struggles to Forge Peace

    Friday marks two years since Russia’s illegal annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. As VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports, the recent uptick in fighting against Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine’s east has shifted the political focus for both Ukraine and the West. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel
    Mar17

    Ukraine Vows Swift End to Political Crisis, Wins EU Offer of Visa-free Travel

    Ukraine’s president tried to reassure the European Union on Thursday that his country would soon overcome a political crisis that has rattled Western lenders and he won support for Kyiv’s cherished goal of visa-free travel in Europe for its citizens. Ukraine’s unpopular prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, survived a parliamentary...

    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons
    Mar17

    Defense Chief Says Ukraine Still Needs Weapons

    Two years into a war that has been largely forgotten, Ukraine’s defense minister says his country still needs lethal assistance to stop further Russian aggression while the Ukrainian military continues to modernize. General Stepan Poltorak sat down with VOA recently to discuss the challenges Ukrainian armed forces face. He said his military...

    What Motivated Moscow’s Announced Syria Withdrawal?
    Mar16

    What Motivated Moscow’s Announced Syria Withdrawal?

    In announcing a partial draw down of Russian forces from Syria this week, President Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia’s nearly 6-month military campaign had largely achieved its goals. The Russian leader pointed to the deployment of a new generation of Russian weaponry in Syria that, in Putin’s words, “managed to fundamentally...

    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions
    Mar16

    US Official: Russia’s Syria Pull Out Should Not Affect Ukraine Sanctions

    Russia’s announcement that it is withdrawing forces from Syria should not lead Washington to lift sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland told lawmakers Tuesday, citing recent reports of a “spike in ceasefire violations” in eastern Ukraine. Russia President Putin announced plans on Monday to...

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy
    Mar15

    US Diplomat: Ukraine Must Clean Up Corruption, Liberalize Economy

    Ukraine’s greatest challenge remains the Russian occupation of the Crimean peninsula and the restoration of sovereignty in the eastern Donbas region through full implementation of the September 2014 and February 2015 Minsk agreements, according to a top U.S. diplomat. Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland...

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