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Topless Femen protest Putin’s presence at Asia-Europe Meeting

Ukrainian protest group Femen pose topless in a demonstration against Putin’s attendance at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) being held in Milan, Italy. The demonstration took place outside Milan’s central cathedral on Thursday October 16. On the sidelines of the meeting, bilateral talks are expected between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.At euronews we believe in the intelligence of our viewers and we think that the mission of a news channel is to deliver facts without any opinion or bias, so that the viewers can form their own opinion on world >>>

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated Press MILAN (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in the middle of a dinner with European and Asian leaders.Putin is looking to get relief from Western economic sanctions imposed since Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and its support for a pro-Russia insurgency in eastern Ukraine.To that end, he has scheduled >>>

Femen wasn’t first to employ bloody twist on ice bucket challenge

This week, Femen protesters drenched themselves in simulated blood to express their outrage over Russian president Vladimir Putin's treatment of Ukraine. But this isn't the first time that fake blood has replaced ice-cube-filled water to get a political point across. In September, a Philadelphia youth council called In Defense of Black Bodies posted a blood-bucket video on YouTube to oppose racism in America. The images are accompanied by the song "Strange Fruit" by Nina Simone. In Defense of Black Bodies charges the United States with "committing genocide against black bodies by means of mass >>>

Putin targeted by topless protest at ASEM summit

Posted by Parvez Jabri 193 MILAN: Topless Femen activists poured buckets of wine over their naked breasts in front of Milan's cathedral Thursday, in the latest of the women's rights group's signature protests.The stunt, witnessed by a handful of bemused commuters on a chilly morning, came ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's arrival in the Italian city for an ASEM >>>

Forget the ice bucket challenge—Femen unveils a blood bucket challenge …

Virtually everyone knows about the ice bucket challenge, which raises funds for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Now, the sextremist group Femen has introduced a twist to draw attention to Russian president Vladimir Putin's aggressive moves against Ukraine. In response to his visit to Milan, two Femen protesters removed their tops and drenched themselves with buckets full of symbolic Ukrainian blood. "The Hague tribunal's prison yard should be the only venue for Putin," Femen states on its website. "Dictatorship must die! No to the war in Ukraine! FUCK YOU PUTIN!" Femen was founded >>>

Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan

Daniel Dal Zennaro Putin keeps Merkel waiting in Milan Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak (center) is welcomed by Italian Priemier Matteo Renzi (left) and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, Pool) >>>

Femen activists stage topless ‘blood bucket challenge’ against Putin

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Femen activists stage topless ‘blood bucket challenge’ against Putin in Milan

Activists from Ukraine’s Femen group staged a demonstration in Milan on Thursday in protest of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled meeting with European and Asian leaders this week, International Business Times reports. Two protesters took their tops off and poured red wine over themselves, which they said signifies the blood of Ukrainians. The activists called themselves “sextremists” and dubbed the demonstration the “Blood Bucket Challenge” in reference to the popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” that benefits ALS research that swept across the world this summer. One woman >>>

Topless feminist protester who stabbed Vladimir Putin statue fined $7500

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images Femen activist Iana Jdanova, seen here in June, ‘attacked’ a statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin.AFP PHOTO/ERIC FEFERBERG Jdanova was staging the protest over Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. Enlarge A topless feminist protester who repeatedly stabbed a waxwork of Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a French museum has been fined more than $7,500. Iana Jdanova had the words "Kill Putin" written on her bare breasts and screamed out "Putin dictator" as she attacked the figure at Paris' Grevin Waxworks Museum >>>