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Gayane Chichakyan

Russia interested in Ukraine stability, acts within existing agreements – UN envoy
Russia is interested in the stability and prosperity of Ukraine more than anyone and is acting within existing agreements, Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said after a private meeting of the UN Security Council on the situation in the country.

28.02.2014 22:41

How Jimmy Kimmel pranked US media with '#SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' video
A video of a wolf wandering through a hallway of a Sochi Olympic dorm posted by American luger, Kate Hansen, caused media frenzy in the US. Little did they know that the clip was filmed and placed on Hansen’s page by a US comedy talk show.

21.02.2014 14:23

Obama threatens ‘consequences’ if Ukraine clashes escalate, visa bans imposed on officials
President Barack Obama said the US “condemns in the strongest terms the violence” in Ukraine, adding that the Ukrainian government must uphold the rights of peaceful protesters. Obama said there would be consequences should “people step over the line.”

19.02.2014 20:48

Talks between Ukrainian govt, opposition fail as Kiev gripped by unrest
At least 25 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos. Rioters have attacked police, seized buildings, torched vehicles, and burned tires. Nine policemen are among the dead, all of whom died from gunshot wounds.

18.02.2014 20:46

​Furor over Kansas bill allowing denial of essential services to same-sex couples
A bill legalizing discrimination of gay couples being considered by the Kansas House of Representatives has triggered a wave of outrage across the US by gay rights supporters.

18.02.2014 05:51

Moscow issues demarche to US over jailed Russian pilot’s critical health
Russia has issued a demarche to the US over the critical health condition of jailed Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who was found guilty of drug trafficking. His lawyer says his client has symptoms of a heart attack, but is not getting help.

14.02.2014 19:53

In US, headlines write themselves: Cold War imagery resurrected in Sochi bashing
The campaign to boycott the Sochi Olympic Games in the Western media appears to be thriving on almost the same imagery that was used three decades ago, at the peak of the Cold War, to project fear of the USSR ahead of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

12.02.2014 22:03

‘The day we fight back’: 6,000 websites protest surveillance, honor Aaron Swartz
More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz’s death.

10.02.2014 19:08

Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting sick, forced to abandon homes
Almost one year after ExxonMobil’s pipeline burst and caused a major oil spill near Mayflower, Arkansas, officials say the area is safe to live in. But locals are still suffering from dizziness, headaches, and nausea – prompting many to move away.

10.02.2014 16:33

US secretly sends Hellfire missiles, drones to Iraq
In an attempt to beat back gains by Al-Qaeda-linked insurgents, the United States is moving “dozens” of Hellfire missiles and surveillance drones into Iraq.

26.12.2013 16:42

Amnesty Int'l: Al-Qaeda in Syria kidnaps, tortures, executes prisoners in secret jails
Abductions, torture, killing, sharia courts, secret prisons with “inhuman” conditions – that’s what an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria is accused of in the latest report by Amnesty International. Victims included children as young as eight.

19.12.2013 05:44

'Muddling and meddling'? US, EU politicians plunge deeper into Kiev protest
Pro-EU protests in Kiev have been marked by western politicians’ regular visits to the protesters’ camp, and their emotional condemnations of Ukraine’s authorities. This is seen by some analysts as unprecedented meddling in a country’s internal affairs.

11.12.2013 13:35

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