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    Workers Across Asia Rally for Rights, Higher Wages
    May01

    Workers Across Asia Rally for Rights, Higher Wages

    Workers across Asia called for higher wages and better working conditions Sunday in observation of the international day to honor laborers, while Turkish police and protesters clashed in Istanbul as several dozen people tried to reach the capital’s Taksim Square, where festivities were banned. International Workers Day, also known as Labor...

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave
    Apr30

    Kyiv Sees No Elections in Eastern Ukraine Until Russians Leave

    A top Ukrainian official said that elections in eastern Ukraine are only possible after Ukraine’s sovereignty is renewed in the region and the Russia’s presence is eliminated in those territories. A deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Oksana Syroyid, told VOA Friday that from the Ukrainian perspective, any elections under...

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping
    Apr30

    US Walks Thin Line with Russia Between Cooperating and Helping

    With the two-month old cessation of hostilities in Syria rapidly disintegrating, the United States is finding itself in an increasingly uncomfortable position, trying to expand cooperation with Russia while not simultaneously playing into Russia’s hands. The latest example of Washington’s quandary played out Friday as U.S. and Russian...

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference
    Apr30

    Moscow Cools Anti-Western Rhetoric at Security Conference

    Tensions between Russia and the United States have escalated over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, but there were signs at an international security conference in Moscow this month that the Kremlin may be softening its tone toward the West. The fifth annual Moscow Conference on International Security, hosted by Russia’s Defense Ministry...

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet
    Apr30

    Russian Censorship Group Seeks Chinese Help to Better Control Internet

    Russian authorities are seeking greater control of information on the internet, with some who favor tighter restrictions looking to China. Russia’s Safe Internet League, an influential lobby, hosted a first-ever forum Wednesday in Moscow with China’s top internet censors, including Fang Binxing, known as the “Father of the Great...

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine
    Apr29

    Monitors: ‘Alarming’ Number of Cease-fire Violations in E. Ukraine

    Violations of a tense cease-fire in eastern Ukraine between Kyiv and Russian-backed rebels have reached “alarming numbers” not seen in months, international monitors told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday. “Violence in eastern Ukraine is once again reaching a peak,” warned Ertugrul Apakan, the chief monitor of the OSCE...

    Documentary Tells Tale of Chernobyl Returnees
    Apr28

    Documentary Tells Tale of Chernobyl Returnees

    Ukraine this week is marking the 30th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Soviet officials at first said little about the accident, but later evacuated a 2,600-square-kilometer “exclusion zone.” Some people, though, came back. American directors Holly Morris and Anne Bogart...

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Ban on Representative Body Act of ‘Updated Soviet Union’
    Apr27

    Crimean Tatar Leader: Ban on Representative Body Act of ‘Updated Soviet Union’

    The international community is criticizing Moscow for the decision by the Supreme Court in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, to ban the Mejlis, the executive representative body of the Crimean Tatars, as an “extremist organization.” In rendering its decision Tuesday, the court was following the lead of Russia’s...

    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative
    Apr27

    Former NATO Ambassador Urges Alliance to Counter Russian Narrative

    NATO should actively counter the Kremlin’s claim that the Western military alliance is expanding with the aim of threatening Russia, says a former U.S. ambassador to NATO. Russia’s new national security strategy, signed by President Vladimir Putin earlier this year, identifies NATO expansion as the number one threat to Russia. It says...

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials
    Apr27

    US Urges Ukraine to Jail Corrupt Officials

    The United States is urging Ukraine to start jailing corrupt officials, after months of political turmoil that has delayed billions of dollars in foreign loans. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said in Kyiv Wednesday that she was encouraged by Ukraine’s commitment to reforms but stressed...

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