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    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea
    Apr14

    Pentagon declines comment on possible preemptive strike on North Korea

    The Pentagon on Thursday declined to comment on an NBC report about possible pre-emptive action against North Korea, saying, as a policy, it does not discuss future operations ”nor publicly speculate on possible scenarios.” ”Commanders are always considering a full range of options to protect against any contingencies,” Dana White, a Pentagon...

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea
    Apr14

    MFA Ukraine verifying reports on possible visit of Spanish politicians to occupied Crimea

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is checking information about a possible visit of Spanish officials and businessmen to the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, the ministry`s press secretary Mariana Betsa told UNIAN. ”We are verifying this information,” she said. According to the spokesperson, it is necessary to confirm whether such a...

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout
    Apr13

    Associated Press confirms Manafort firm received Yanukovych’s ledger payout

    Financial records newly obtained by The Associated Press confirm that at least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort`s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort`s firm received at least some money listed in...

    Ukraine aware of first non-public results of Tillerson`s visit to Moscow – Ukrainian Foreign Minister
    Apr13

    Ukraine aware of first non-public results of Tillerson`s visit to Moscow – Ukrainian Foreign Minister

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said Ukraine knows the first non-public results of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson`s visit to Moscow, according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”First of all, we will now talk with U.S. Secretary of State. He consulted with us when he was building his position. You know about the phone call. I believe...

    “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas
    Apr13

    “It`s crazy what`s going on” – Trump about situation in Donbas

    U.S. President Donald Trump has mentioned the situation in the east of Ukraine, Donbas, when describing problems in the world, saying: ”it`s crazy what`s going on,” according to an UNIAN correspondent. ”It`s crazy what`s going on – whether it`s the Middle East or you look at – no matter where the – Ukraine – you look at – whatever you look at,...

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack
    Apr13

    U.S. intel has intercepts of Assad military communication with chemical experts ahead of sarin attack

    The U.S. military and intelligence community has intercepted communications featuring Syrian military and chemical experts talking about preparations for the sarin attack in Idlib last week, a senior U.S. official tells CNN. The intercepts were part of an immediate review of all intelligence in the hours after the attack to confirm responsibility...

    `Don`t you dare insult Russia again!” Moscow`s UN eputy ambassador screams at UN
    Apr13

    `Don`t you dare insult Russia again!” Moscow`s UN eputy ambassador screams at UN

    Vladimir Safronkov, Russia`s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, launched into a tirade at a UN Security Council meeting in New York on Wednesday evening, nearly yelling at British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, who accused the Kremlin of supporting ”the murderous, barbaric, criminal” Assad regime, and said Russia is ”on the wrong side of...

    Poltorak discusses with U.S. congressmen defensive lethal aid to Ukraine
    Apr13

    Poltorak discusses with U.S. congressmen defensive lethal aid to Ukraine

    Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has discussed with the members of the Committee on Armed Forces of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress the issue of the possibility of the U.S. granting Ukraine defensive weapons. According to him, the United States of America is interested in Ukraine`s successes and effective reforms....

    EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini to pay first official visit to Russia on April 24
    Apr12

    EU foreign affairs chief Mogherini to pay first official visit to Russia on April 24

    EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini will make her first official visit to Russia on April 24, according to Radio Free Europe /Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Mogherini`s office made the announcement on April 12, amid increased tensions between Moscow and the 28-member bloc over Russia`s actions in Ukraine and Syria, among other things, RFE/RL...

    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens
    Apr12

    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, as a diplomatic rift between the two nations deepens over a chemical attack in Syria, according to CNN. The meeting is taking place at the Kremlin along with Tillerson`s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the U.S. State Department...

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