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Moscow frees actor convicted of role in anti-Putin protests

Pavel Ustinov, a 23-year-old actor, will be freed - at least temporarily - after his conviction over an opposition protest ...

Russia readying to stop servicing Armenian Railways

PanARMENIAN.Net - Russian fully state-owned railway company Russian Railways (RZhD) is preparing to break the agreement with the Armenian authorities, ...

Ukraine Preparing More Troop Withdrawals

Hints of another exchange of prisoners, talk of a bilateral withdrawal of combat soldiers and heavy weaponry from the 450-kilometer ...

What is the cryosphere? Hint: It's vital to farming, fishing and skiing

More than 100 scientists from 30 countries will soon release a special report examining climate change impacts on the oceans ...

Some Shall Pass: Russia's Bizarre Border Blip With Estonia

I'm standing next to a Russian territorial marker, studying its gleaming, two-headed eagle when Viktor Kullasaar, the Estonian border guard ...

New Members Elected to IAEA Board of Governors

Eleven countries have been newly elected to serve on the 35-member IAEA Board of Governors for the period 2019-2020. The ...

Trump Nominee Pledges Independence for US Government News Outlets

Jesusemem Oni contributed to this report.President Donald Trump's nominee to run the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) testified Thursday ...

US Military Vows to Defend US Elections

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military is joining federal, state and local officials on the frontlines of the battle to protect ...

Russia, Ukraine Move Ahead With EU Talks to Avert Supply Cut

This story originated in VOA's Ukrainian service. Some information is from Reuters.Representatives of the European Union, Ukraine, and Russia have ...

Russia, China Block UN Humanitarian Resolution on Syria's Idlib

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China joined forces Thursday to block adoption of a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ...

Russia Jails Six More Jehovah's Witnesses

Russian authorities in Saratov convicted and handed prison sentences to six Jehovah's Witnesses, a religious group that Moscow has outlawed ...

Fresh Russia-Ukraine Talks On New Gas Transit Deal Inconclusive

With winter approaching, Russia and Ukraine have held a third round of European Union-mediated talks in Brussels about the transit ...

Trumps Denies Improper 'Promise' to Foreign Leader

VOA National Security Correspondent Jeff Seldin contributed to this report.WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump is uttering his oft-cited ...

Shaman Seeking To Drive Putin From Kremlin Detained In Buryatia

VYDRINO, Russia -- A Yakut shaman who has been walking for months to Moscow 'to drive [Russian President Vladimir] Putin ...

Netanyahu Calls for Gantz to Form Unity Government

JERUSALEM - With no clear winner from Israel's national election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Thursday for his main challenger ...

Moscow Prosecutors Ask Court To Release Jailed Actor Pending Appeal

The Moscow city prosecutor's office has asked a court to release actor Pavel Ustinov, who was sentenced to 3 1/2 ...

UN Chief Rules Out Meeting Venezuela's Guaido in New York

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday ruled out meeting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido if he attends ...

White monopoly capital is a reality, Ace Magashule tells students

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says despite attempts to relabel white monopoly capital or to deny its existence it is a ...

Kremlin Foe Navalny Nominated For Sakharov Prize

BRUSSELS -- European lawmakers have nominated Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom ...

Russia to help Uganda develop nuclear energy

Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said ...

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Gardai outraged at 'savage and horrific attack' of QIH executive

CO CAVAN, Ireland - An Garda Sochna conducted a number of searches in the Co Cavan area of Ireland on ...

SEC shuts down fraud which sucked in $125 million from investors

WASHINGTON, DC - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has filed an emergency action to obtain a temporary restraining ...

Fire that killed 3 girls 32 years ago being investigated as a homicide

CO KILDARE, Ireland - On the 32nd anniversary of a fire that destroyed a home on Kilcock, Co Kildare, and ...

World economic growth is 'fragile,' Lagarde says

World economic growth is "fragile" and "under threat," former International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde says, and is over-reliant on ...

Saudis claim sources close to Iranian regime responsible for attacks

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The government of Saudi Arabia says the attacks on its Saudi Aramco oil infrastructure on Saturday ...

Vietnam, Fastest-Growing Carbon Polluter

HO CHI MINH CITY - Carbon emissions are growing faster in Vietnam than any other country in the world, according ...

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