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Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce In Ukraine
Violent Gun Battle Shatters Short-Lived Truce In Ukraine By
A brokered Easter weekend truce in Ukraine that followed on an international agreement designed to reduce tensions last week was shattered early Sunday morning when a gun battle in the eastern part of the country resulted in the death...
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting
France Moves To Ban GMO Corn Cultivation, Harvesting By
France took a major step toward banning the cultivation and harvesting of genetically-modified corn within its borders on Tuesday. New legislation passed by France’s lower house, the National Assembly, would ban all strains of genetically-modified corn and maize approved...
Ukraine Talks Result In Agreement To “De-escalate Tensions”
Ukraine Talks Result In Agreement To “De-escalate Tensions” By
Claims of “progress” and “de-escalation of tensions” were the key announcements made in Geneva on Thursday following top-level discussions between the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the first...
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings
Pro-Russian Activists Reject Call To Unoccupy Buildings By
DONETSK, Ukraine — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country’s interim government resigns. Denis...
The EU Hesitates To Act Over Ukraine
The EU Hesitates To Act Over Ukraine By
LISBON, Portugal — As tension mounts in eastern Ukraine, Europe’s declarations of a strong and united response are starting to sound as credible as Russia’s claims not to be involved in fomenting the unrest. On Monday, foreign ministers from the 28 European...
Internet Access Providers May Be Ordered To Block Copyright-infringing Website, European Court Rules
Internet Access Providers May Be Ordered To Block Copyright-infringing Website, European Court Rules By
BRUSSELS — In an historic ruling aimed at limiting online piracy, the European Court of Justice ruled on March 27 that Internet service providers in the EU can be ordered to block access to websites that infringe on copyrights. The Court of Justice — competent...
(Video) Dozens Leave Offices Seized By Ukraine Separatists
(Video) Dozens Leave Offices Seized By Ukraine Separatists By
http://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/dv-ukraine-08_Muha.flv LUHANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities on Wednesday warned that they are prepared to use force to clear several government buildings seized by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the...
Sergei Lavrov: ‘It Is Not Russia Destabilizing Ukraine’
Sergei Lavrov: ‘It Is Not Russia Destabilizing Ukraine’ By
Following a day in which uprisings in the east of Ukraine were consistently blamed on Russian interference by both leaders of the new government in Kiev and the White House, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov took to the world media to deliver a message: ‘It...
EU Court Scraps NSA Style Spying Legislation
EU Court Scraps NSA Style Spying Legislation By
BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court on Tuesday dealt a blow to law-enforcement agencies’ spying on phone and internet records, saying the lives of citizens should not be “the subject of constant surveillance.” The European Court of Justice...
Europe Scrambles For New Natural Gas Source
Europe Scrambles For New Natural Gas Source By
Russia caught the world off guard when it sent soldiers into Crimea on Feb. 28. Europe considered economic sanctions against Russia, but ultimately targeted only a few government officials. This was considered a weak response, but the European Union relies too heavily on...