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April 15, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Concerns are growing about Turkey’s economy after Moody’s cut its debt-rating outlook from stable to negative. The financial rating agency blamed political uncertainty for the move and the downgrade comes […]

Security Council Meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

Russia, West face off over Ukraine at UN

April 14, 2014, by VOANews

Russia came under heavy criticism from world powers at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council Sunday, as violent clashes flared b ...

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Russia issues foreign travel advisory, accuses US of ‘hunting’ Russians

April 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Russia’s foreign ministry has issued a blanket foreign travel advisory notice, warning Russian nationals to abstain from travelling to countries tha ...

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‘Heartbleed’ flaw endangers encrypted data online

April 9, 2014, by Matthew Hilburn of VOANews

A glitch in software meant to encrypt and protect online transactions has potentially exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sen ...


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    Sun, Earth and Mars will align tonight
    April 8, 2014, by VOANews

    Skywatchers, especially those with an interest in Mars, will have something to look forward to this evening as Mars, the Sun and Earth all come into alignment. The “opposition of […]

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    Turkey vote tally under increased scrutiny
    April 7, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    The recent elections in Turkey are under increased scrutiny, with results being challenged across the country not only by political parties, but also, for the first time, by non-partisan groups […]

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    US criticises Russia’s gas price hike for Ukraine
    April 3, 2014, by VOANews

    The White House has objected to Russia’s increase in natural gas prices for Ukraine on Thursday and said that markets should determine prices. White House Spokesman Jay Carney spoke after […]

  • NATO Secretary General travels to Istanbul and attends the Libya Contact Group meeting
    Local elections results pave Erdogan’s way to the presidency
    April 3, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Despite his authoritarian behaviour, the financial scandals, the bans on Twitter and YouTube, Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from the local elections with 45 per cent of the votes. Now […]

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    Turkey restores access to Twitter
    April 3, 2014, by VOANews

    Turkey’s government says it has lifted its ban on the social media network Twitter, a day after the country’s top court said the ban violated free speech. The country’s telecommunications […]