Tag Archives: Ukraine

07Dec/15
Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich says truth is her main objective

Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of the harshness of life in the Soviet Union, says her main objective is to tell the truth.
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28Nov/15

Highlights of world events from January to March 2015

World events during the first quarter of the year include an attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, the downing of a Germanwings jet by its pilot and a visit by Pope Francis to Asia.
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13Oct/15

Ukraine ex-security official doubts MH17 report will give answers

A former chief investigator from the Ukrainian security service who looked into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, that killed 298 people, blames pro-Russia rebels for the crash and voices doubts about the Dutch investigation.

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12Oct/15

Air France staff show support to employees held in custody after violence

About a hundred Air France employees gather to show support for six workers who were arrested at their homes as investigators tracked down protesters who hounded executives at a meeting last week.

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08Oct/15

Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s publisher says she deserves the prize

The publishing director for Literature Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich says she deserves the prize because her books not only show real life in the former Soviet republics but are life itself.
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19Sep/15

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to step down but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Kerry is in London for talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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31Aug/15

Merkel: Germany must speed up processing asylum applications, fight right-wing extremism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says asylum applications must be processed more quickly to send back persons who were denied the status, adds that Germany must take a hard line on right-wing extremism.

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03Aug/15

White House praises Biden amidst speculation of presidential run

The White House on Monday (August 3) lavished praised on Vice President Joe Biden in reaction to speculation that Biden may launch a presidential run, saying that he would bring a “unique set of skills and experience” to the role and would make a good president.

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