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Al Jazeera America: Separatists remain resolute in Ukraine after elections and bombardments

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May 28, 2014, 10:15 a.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Al Jazeera America

Ukraine’s new president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, has pledged to end the slide toward civil war.
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Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America (AJAM) is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. The channel, which was launched on August 20, 2013, directly competes with CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and in certain markets, RT America. The channel is Al Jazeera's second entry into the U.S. television market, after the launch of beIN Sport in 2012.

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