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  • Ukrainian prime minister says Crimea referendum 'illegitimate'

    March 6, 2014 3:05 PM 11

    Ukraine's prime minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, has called Crimea’s planned referendum to join the Russia Federation "illegitimate." The Black Sea peninsula remains an "integral" part of Ukraine, he said. In a press conference in Brussels on Thursday, Ukrainian premier Yatsenyuk urged Moscow to withdraw its troops to their barracks in Crimea and to end its support

  • State Department mocks Putin 'fictions' on Ukraine

    March 6, 2014 8:24 AM 16

    WASHINGTON - The State Department mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in unusually pointed language, calling his claims about the Ukraine crisis the most "startling Russian fiction" since the novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that "the formula 'two plus two equals five' is not without its attractions." Under the heading "President Putin’s

  • PRAGUE POST | The Voice of Prague

    March 6, 2014 3:30 AM 14

    Survey: One-third of women face violence The largest survey of its kind ever conducted about violence against women turned up some startling results. The report, prepared by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), found that one-third of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. That equates to 62 million

  • US State Department accuses Vladimir Putin of ‘spinning fiction’ on Ukraine

    March 6, 2014 2:10 AM 20

    THE US State Department has slammed Vladimir Putin for what they say are 10 false claims the Russian President has made about Ukraine. In a media statement, the US State Department said: “As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, ‘The formula

  • A glossary of 32 words, phrases, people and places you should probably know when following Ukraine’s crisis

    March 5, 2014 11:45 PM 46

    Okay. The crisis in Ukraine has been going on for a while now, and things have gotten a little confusing. Whether you are a newcomer to the crisis and you want to catch up, or you have been following the situation for the past few months, we figured a quick glossary of the words, phrases, people and places involved would be appreciated. Anti-protest

  • India to kick off world's biggest election on April 7

    March 5, 2014 5:57 AM 17

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's mammoth parliamentary election will start on April 7, authorities announced on Wednesday, kicking off a race that will pit charismatic Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi against the unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family's ruling Congress party. Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath said 814 million people will be eligible

  • At Ukraine air base, standoff with Russian forces continues

    March 5, 2014 2:07 AM 23

    Despite President Vladimir Putin's assertion that Russia has not seized or blocked any facilities in Ukraine's Crimea region, the reality appears far different. Heavily armed Russian-speaking soldiers in distinctly Russian-looking uniforms had taken over a Ukrainian air base and captured three dozen MIG fighter jets. Now the Ukrainian army soldiers were sitting

  • Turkey president orders probe into wiretaps, tackling graft

    March 4, 2014 8:06 PM 24

    Turkey's President ordered a probe into wiretapping and the government's ability to fight corruption amid a widening graft scandal that has rocked Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's administration. ISTANBUL: Turkey's President on Tuesday ordered a probe into wiretapping and the government's ability to fight corruption amid a widening graft scandal

  • U.S. halts military engagements with Russia in rebuke over Ukraine

    March 4, 2014 9:29 AM 15

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia, including military exercises and port visits, as Washington sought ways to punish Moscow over its military intervention in Ukraine without escalating the crisis. The announcement from the Pentagon came hours after President Barack Obama warned the U.S. government

  • Ukraine's Yanukovych Asked For Military Intervention

    March 3, 2014 10:35 PM 24

    Amid a strong pro-Russian slant in Russian state programming, The heads of four major Ukrainian broadcasting agencies pleaded with their Russian state-owned counterparts on Monday to be "objective" in their reporting. "We urge you to understand and support the stance of all central Ukrainian TV channels and treat every word of yours with responsibility