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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ukraine orders new military operation in the east
Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.
Russia must 'stop talking and start acting': US vice president
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it's time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged nation as an international agreement aimed at stemming its ongoing crisis appeared in doubt.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord
Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
New laws passed on Monday in Russia make it easier for native speakers and those who can prove they or their families have lived within the borders of the former Russian empire or Soviet Union to get citizenship.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Russia angry as east Ukraine shootout shatters truce
A deadly gunfight in a town in restive east Ukraine on Sunday shattered a fragile Easter truce, with Russia declaring it was “outraged” at the return to violence in the crisis-hit former Soviet republic.
4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal
Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.
Pope Francis celebrates Easter amid huge crowd
Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted many Christians.
Liam Neeson's support for carriage horses has angry foes picketing his NYC home
Animal welfare activists picketing Liam Neeson's home on Saturday said they don't agree with the actor that the city's carriage horses should keep working.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
US ground forces to be sent to Poland, report says
Poland's defense minister has said US ground forces will be sent to Poland to expand NATO's presence there as events continue to unfold in neighboring Ukraine, The Washington Post reported.
Pensive Pope Francis at Good Friday procession
Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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