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Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon appears in the following:

A Trip Into Odessa's Rich, Dark History

Friday, April 11, 2014

As Ukraine seeks international help to bring Crimea back from Russian control, residents of Odessa watching warily. The historic Black Sea port has been conquered repeatedly throughout history.

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Divisive Issues For Now Don't Derail Iran Nuclear Talks

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have left Moscow on the outs with Germany, France, Britain and the U.S. Those countries are partnered with Russia in talks with Iran over its nuclear program.

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After Crimea Takeover, Ukraine Moves To Protect Odessa

Friday, April 04, 2014

With the Crimean peninsula effectively controlled by Russia, Ukrainian officials worry about another Black Sea port, Odessa. Ukraine fears this area with a Russian minority could be a tempting target.

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Still Reeling From Crisis, Ukraine Prepares For Presidential Vote

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A former prime minister and a candy billionaire lead the pack of presidential contenders for the May election. One big question is whether voters in Crimea, which Russia now controls, will have a say.

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Ukrainians Open Their Homes To Crimean Refugees

Monday, March 31, 2014

Even before Russia's annexation of Crimea, residents began fleeing the area. Volunteers in Kiev and elsewhere in Ukraine have offered their homes to displaced women, children and military families.

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IMF Bailout Comes With A Hefty Side Of Pain For Ukrainians

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to a large bailout for Ukraine's struggling economy, but the austerity measures that come with it will have a severe impact on the population.

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Even Turkey's President Evades Its New Twitter Ban

Friday, March 21, 2014

A Turkish court is trying to ban Twitter, setting off condemnation of the government's increasingly heavy hand and prompting Turks to find a workaround for the social media site.

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As Iran Talks Wrap Up, Diplomats Get Specific

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, including the U.S., drew to a close in Vienna, Austria. Both sides were relieved to avoid any dust-ups and plan to meet again in April.

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Dispute And Suspicion Swirl About Iranian Water Reactor

Monday, March 17, 2014

At issue in Iran nuclear talks is a heavy water reactor the country is building. Iran says it wants the reactor for medical research, but the West is worried that such reactors can produce plutonium.

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Negotiators Gather In Vienna For Talks On Iran's Nukes

Monday, March 17, 2014

With the clock ticking on a six-month deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing economic sanctions, negotiators from Iran and world powers meet this week in Vienna.

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Turkey Lacks Strong Position In Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Friday, March 14, 2014

The minority Tatar population is watching as pro-Russian sentiment builds in Crimea. Turkey has ties to Crimea's Tatars but it can't do much to help for fear of jeopardizing ties with Moscow.

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Russia May Expedite Passports For Ukraine's Ethnic Russians

Thursday, March 06, 2014

With no end in sight to the Ukraine crisis, Russian lawmakers say they're considering a bill to make it easier for ethnic Russians and other Ukrainians to obtain Russian passports.

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Kremlin Tells Reporters Not To Believe Their Eyes In Crimea

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Russian President Putin says that there are no extra Russian troops in Crimea — but that claim is being disputed by officials and journalists, who speak of soldiers fanning out across the peninsula.

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Ukranian Soldiers Trapped In Crimea Standoff

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Ukrainian troops have been inside their bases in Crimea with sizable numbers of Russian troops and Crimean self-defense units blocking the entrances.

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Russian Troops Near Ukraine Ordered Back To Their Bases

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Vladimir Putin orders tens of thousands of troops in military exercises near Ukraine to pull back. Thousands of Russian servicemen control border crossings and block military bases inside Crimea.

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As Russians Return, Crimean Tatars Fear Repeat Of History

Monday, March 03, 2014

Not everyone in Crimea is happy with recent events. Muslim Tatars, who'd lived there for centuries, were exiled by Stalin and could only return with the fall of Communism. Now, the Russians are back.

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Speculation Mounts Over Putin's Plan For Eastern Ukraine

Monday, March 03, 2014

Attention is focusing on whether Russian leader Vladimir Putin will stop at Crimea or order his troops into eastern Ukraine, which also has a sizable pro-Russian population.

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With Russian Military In Crimea, What's Next For Ukraine?

Sunday, March 02, 2014

As the Russian military entrenches itself in the Crimean peninsula, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on the latest news in Ukraine from Simferopol, Crimea's capital.

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Crimean Peninsula Remains Tense But Largely Quiet

Sunday, March 02, 2014

For many in Crimea's capital, Simferopol, it's reassuring to hear that Russian forces now control the region's most strategic assets.

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Upheaval In Ukraine Shifts To Crimea Peninsula

Friday, February 28, 2014

Armed men are patrolling two airports in the Ukrainian province of Crimea, and Ukraine's acting president is blaming Russia. Russia says its troops have nothing to do with it.

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