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  • EU threatens action in response to Ukraine violence
    January 22, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    Clashes between protesters and riot police continued Wednesday in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, killing at least three protesters, the first fatalities since the current anti-government demonstrations began in November. The […]

  • Torn between East and West, Ukraine debates future
    November 30, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    The European Union criticized Russia for pressuring Ukraine into abandoning a landmark free trade deal with the EU in favor of strengthening ties with Moscow. EU leaders expressed frustration with […]

  • Ukraine protests continue as Russia denies anti-EU pressure
    November 27, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    Thousands of protesters gathered in the Ukrainian capital city of Kyiv for a third successive night Tuesday to demand that the government sign a landmark trade agreement with the European […]

  • Plight of ‘Maria’ puts spotlight on Roma In Europe
    October 30, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    A little blonde girl in Greece is at the center of a Europe-wide row over the treatment of Roma people  – sometimes known as “gypsies.”  The girl, named Maria, was […]

  • Europe demands answers on NSA bugging claims
    July 2, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    European politicians have reacted angrily to claims that the U.S. National Security Agency has bugged European Union missions and tapped phone calls and e-mails. The allegations stem from documents leaked […]

  • Turkey’s PM hits back at international critics of crackdown
    June 19, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly criticized Turkey’s crackdown on anti-government protests, joining the European Union in condemning the police response. But Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has […]