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Odessa (Ukraine)

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  • 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...
  • Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on

    Putin's Ukraine ambitions hinge on allies he can't rely on
    The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
  • Kremlin backing Ukraine rebels in push for power-sharing reforms

    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 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

    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

    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...
  • Police say 42 killed in Odessa in worst violence of Ukraine crisis

    Police say 42 killed in Odessa in worst violence of Ukraine crisis
    A clash Friday between supporters of Ukrainian unity and Russian-backed separatists in the Black Sea port of Odessa left 42 people dead and scores injured, police said. Thirty of the victims died of smoke inhalation after a fire was set in the central...
  • Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors

    Pro-Russia gunmen in Ukraine release OSCE European arms inspectors
    Pro-Russia gunmen on Saturday released a team of European arms inspectors and accompanying Ukrainian army officers who had been held for more than a week in the eastern town of Slovyansk. The release, described by a Kremlin envoy as a "goodwill move,"...
  • In Ukraine, separatists seize one of last government sites in Donetsk

    In Ukraine, separatists seize one of last government sites in Donetsk
    A crowd of more than 2,000 pro-Russia separatists on Sunday night seized one of the last key official sites in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk still in the hands of the country’s interim government. The demonstrators, some armed with sticks...