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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Pro-Russians claim east Ukraine region
Pro-Russian separatists who seized a provincial administration building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk proclaimed the region independent Monday — an echo of events prior to Russia's annexation of Crimea. Ukrainian authorities called the move an attempt by Russia to sow unrest.
Communist Party won a surprise victory against Russian President Vladimir Putin's ruling party in a mayoral race in Russia's third largest city of Novosibirsk, election officials said on Monday.
The eurozone economy is expected to recover steadily in the first quarter of this year with growth of 0.4 percent pulled by industrial production, but then flag slightly, three top forecasting bodies said on Monday.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Pro-Russian protesters storm Ukraine government buildings
Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in two major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine's Russia-friendly president was ousted in February.
France must face 'difficult truth' of genocide: Rwanda
Rwanda on Sunday told France to face up to the “difficult truth” of its role in the 1994 genocide, amid a major diplomatic spat on the eve of commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the killings.
Lesbian-only cemetery opens its gates in German capital
What may be Europe's first lesbian-only burial place opened Sunday in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Crimeans discovered to their chagrin Friday that they would have to live without Big Macs for a while after McDonald's suspended operations on the Ukrainian peninsula due to its annexation by Russia.
School canteens will no longer offer non-pork meal options in towns where France's anti-immigration far-right National Front party won local elections, its leader Marine Le Pen said Monday.
A week after publishing the starkest warning yet on the risks of climate change, U.N. experts meet in Berlin from Monday to assess options for limiting the threat.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
All the the Ukrainian servicemen stationed in Crimea were allowed to leave for mainland Ukraine but 8,000 military men stayed and applied for permission to join the Russian army, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in televised comments on Friday.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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