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    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...

    First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal
    Apr27

    First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal

    The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States has reached its destination in Portugal, a development that could disrupt Russia’s domination of the European gas market. The U.S. cargo ship Creole Spirit arrived early Wednesday in the port of Sines, Portugal, carrying a shipment from Houston, Texas-based Cheniere Energy....

    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low
    Apr27

    Watchdog Report: World Press Freedom Hits 10-Year Low

    Freedom of the press declined across the globe last year to its lowest point in more than a decade, a Washington watchdog group has concluded. Freedom House, which advocates for the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, said in a new report Wednesday that only one in seven people across the globe lives in countries where coverage...

    US Pledges Support for Ukraine’s New Cabinet
    Apr27

    US Pledges Support for Ukraine’s New Cabinet

    The United States pledged its support for the new Ukrainian government as it embarks on the road of major reforms and changes in the country. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland met Tuesday in Kyiv with newly-elected Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and Chairman of Ukraine’s parliament Andriy...

    Crimean Court Bans Tatar Ruling Body
    Apr26

    Crimean Court Bans Tatar Ruling Body

    Crimea’s supreme court banned Crimean Tatars’ highest ruling body Tuesday, declaring it an “extremist” organization in a move one exiled leader said was part of a Kremlin drive to crush the minority ethnic group on the Russia-annexed peninsula. Most Crimean Tatars, a Muslim people indigenous to the Black Sea region,...

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