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Odessa (Ukraine)

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  • In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic

    In war-torn Ukraine, a film festival as tonic
    In early May, this picturesque city on the Black Sea suffered a surprising, gruesome tragedy. Forty-eight people were killed when Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists faced off in a bloody street fight that culminated in a fire at a trade-...
  • For Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, a battle with no end in sight

    For Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, a battle with no end in sight
    On May 11, officers from Russia's Federal Security Bureau arrived at the Crimea home of movie director Oleg Sentsov, where he lives with his wife and two children. Though Sentsov was known for his opposition to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and had...
  • UEFA keeps Russian and Ukrainian clubs apart

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - UEFA's Emergency Panel has decided Russian and Ukrainian clubs cannot be drawn against each other in a UEFA competition in the upcoming season, European football's governing body announced on Thursday. The decision was taken after...
  • U.N. warns pro-Russia separatists leading Ukrainians down 'dead end'

    Killings, abductions and torture have escalated so intensively in the eastern Ukraine areas occupied by pro-Russia gunmen that "a climate of insecurity and fear" now prevails in the region, a United Nations human rights monitoring team reported Wednesday....
  • Did a computer finally pass the Turing Test? Signs point to 'no.'

    Did a computer finally pass the Turing Test? Signs point to 'no.'
    The world of high-tech hype was thrown on its ear over the weekend by the news that a computer had passed the "Turing Test" for the first time. The idea was that a machine had finally breached a threshold distinguishing human intelligence from...
  • Kremlin backing Ukraine rebels in push for power-sharing reforms

    The Kremlin's top diplomat signaled Tuesday that Russia won't recognize the results of Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless it is preceded by a "national dialogue" on redistributing power to the regions and an end to Ukrainian troops' efforts...
  • Ukrainian troops intensify drive to retake areas taken by militants

    Ukrainian government forces fought fierce battles against pro-Russia militants around the occupied town of Slovyansk on Monday in an attempt to recover control of the focal point of a rebellion that Kiev authorities contend is being directed from Moscow....
  • The war to end all wars

    "Peace, as we have seen, is not an order natural to mankind: it is artificial, intricate and highly volatile. All kinds of preconditions are necessary." -- Michael Howard, "The Invention of Peace" And here comes World War I, wrapped in World War II,...
  • Ukraine's separatist referendum draws 'yes' votes from many sides

    Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers. Ukraine’s central...
  • Eastern Ukraine holds separatist referendum

    Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia. Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
  • What Vladimir Putin chooses not to know about Russian history

    KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...