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Political feuding imperils Ukraine's future, Obama's record

By Alessandra Prentice & Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – On his most recent visit to Kiev, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said he spends more time speaking to Ukrainian officials than…

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OSCE mission comes under fire in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A team of international observers monitoring the shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine says it came under fire while inspecting a village. No injuries were reported in the…

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Behind the scary headlines, 2015 gives reason for optimism

By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings & the Bataclan massacre, yet according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long…

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EU's Juncker recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo

Brussels (AFP) – European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the EU should offer visa-free short-stay travel to the bloc for Ukraine, Georgia & Kosovo, all three locked in bitter…

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Migrant crisis, Britain dominate European summit

Brussels (AFP) – European leaders tackled the migration crisis & Britain's reform demands at a summit on Thursday, twin challenges threatening the unity of the EU as one of the…

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Kerry heads to Moscow for tough Syria, Ukraine talks

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Russia to try & narrow gaps with Russian leaders over a political transition to end Syria's civil war…

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More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN

Geneva (AFP) – More than 9,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that even though fighting had abated, millions were…

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Biden announces more US aid for Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden assured Ukraine Monday of continuing U.S. support & announced the release of an additional $190 million in U.S. aid to assist…

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Biden presses Russia on Ukraine peace deal, return of Crimea

Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that Washington remained determined to see Russia adhere to a shaky Ukrainian peace agreement & hand back Crimea to Kiev….

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Latvia PM resigns amid coalition doubts over leadership

By Gederts Gelzis RIGA (Reuters) – Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma said on Monday that she was resigning her post after political squabbles within her center right ruling coalition &…

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