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Ukraine’s Crimea base taken, commander detained

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:45

Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen.

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Senior Joe McCullough holds a Venezuelan flag with the spanish words, "Human Dignity" on it. St. Thomas students are trying to follow the rising tensions in Venezuela to the best of their abilities, despite a lull in media coverage. (Photo courtesy of Joe McCullough)

International conflict: demand the information you deserve

Saturday, March 8, 2014 18:00

East-West tensions are approaching Cold War levels, but there is another conflict that deserves our attention: the destabilization of Venezuela.

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Ukrainian Maria, 23, right, and Vanui, 22, hold posters against Russia's military intervention in Crimea, in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 2, 2014. The poster in the right side reads in Ukrainian: "I am from Russia, please protect me and remove the weapons and soldiers from Ukraine." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Community concern grows over Ukraine conflict

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 13:02

St. Thomas community members with connections in the east are concerned for loved ones in the midst one of Europe's worst crises since the Cold War.

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News in :90 — Feb. 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:34

This is News in :90 for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

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St. Thomas juniors Collin Crane (left) and Shelby Cooper (right) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Crane and Cooper said they are unconcerned with security threats over the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Shelby Cooper)

Students safe in Russia despite security threats

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 23:46

Two St. Thomas students studying abroad in Russia said they’re not concerned about Sochi security threats.

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Putin, recalling Boston bombers, wants Sochi safe

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:50

President Vladimir Putin cited the Boston Marathon bombings as a reason for intense security around the Winter Olympics.

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World leaders’ letters encourage dialogue

Sunday, September 29, 2013 22:19

Vladimir Putin's, John McCain's and Hassan Rouhani's letters to the editor seem to be actually contributing to building international community and understanding.

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Suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

Monday, March 29, 2010 7:13

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up Monday in twin attacks on Moscow subway stations jam-packed with rush-hour passengers, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. They blamed the carnage on rebels from the Caucasus region. The...

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