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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 03, 2014

Russia Denies Issuing Ultimatum Or Warning Ukraine Of ‘Storm’

By Mark Memmott, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Armed men outside Ukrainan military unit

Any claims that the Russian military has warned Ukraine to surrender in Crimea or face an assault on Tuesday are "total nonsense," a Russian Defense Ministry official says, according to The Voice of Russia.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 28, 2014

Secretary Of State Kerry Says Ukraine Is Not A ‘Cold War Story’

By Michele Kelemen

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(Duration: 3:37)

An anti-Yanukovych protester walks past a barricade in Independence Square, the epicenter of the country's current unrest, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday.

Ukraine's ousted president, Viktor Yanukovych, emerged Friday to give a news conference on Russian soil, not far from the Ukraine border. Russia is not only giving Yanukovych shelter — it's also carrying out military exercises that have raised alarms in Washington.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 17, 2014

U.N. Report Details North Korea’s ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

By Mark Memmott

North Korea

"Systematic, widespread and gross human rights violations have been and are being committed" by the leaders of North Korea against their own people, the U.N.'s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights declared Monday in a report that goes on to accuse that nation's communist regime of "crimes against humanity."

Categories: International Affairs

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 06, 2014

Former Olympians Blair, Savoie Weigh In On Sochi Winter Games

by Jeff Bossert and Scott Cameron, with additional reporting from the Associated Press

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(Duration: 4:43)

Matt Savoie practices at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championship Colorado Springs in 2006.

Illinois Public Media spoke with Champaign native and Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair, who's representing the U.S. in Russia, as well as Peoria native and former figure skater Matt Savoie.



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