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Russia, EU fail to mask divisions on Mogherini visit
Apr24

Russia, EU fail to mask divisions on Mogherini visit

MOSCOW: The top diplomats from Russia and the European Union struggled Monday to overcome deep rifts that have plunged ties to a post-Cold War low despite calling for closer cooperation. In her first official visit to Russia, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini insisted that cooperation between the sides was “not frozen” but said that...

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine
Apr24

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday, April 23. It marked the first … …read more Source:...

Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – U.S.
Apr24

Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations – U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation on Sunday, April 23, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow’s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said. “Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to...

Russian FM presses Tillerson on Syria probe
Apr22

Russian FM presses Tillerson on Syria probe

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced “regret” in a phone call with his US counterpart on Friday (Saturday in Manila) at Washington’s opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria. In the call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson which “took place at US initiative,” Lavrov raised the...

Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve on North Korea, to work with China
Apr18

Pence reassures Japan of U.S. resolve on North Korea, to work with China

TweetU.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) talks with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reassured Japan of American commitment to reining in North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions on Tuesday,...

IMF tells Ukraine to tackle pricey pension system
Apr18

IMF tells Ukraine to tackle pricey pension system

KIEV: The IMF’s chief to Ukraine told Kiev on Tuesday its pension system was unsustainable because it supported nearly a third of the population and must limit the number of retirees. The International Monetary Fund has long pressed Ukraine to tackle its budget-draining social welfare program for retired workers as part of a broader...

UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case vs Russia
Apr17

UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case vs Russia

THE HAGUE: In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN’s highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country’s war-torn east. Three years into a bloody conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, Ukraine is urging the International Court of Justice to...

Court to rule on Ukraine vs Russia
Apr17

Court to rule on Ukraine vs Russia

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Top UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case against Russia
Apr17

Top UN court to rule on Ukraine’s case against Russia

THE HAGUE: In a key moment for the Ukrainian crisis, the UN’s highest court will rule Wednesday on a bid by Kiev to stop Russia allegedly pumping money, arms and troops into the country’s war-torn east. Three years into a bloody conflict that has claimed more than 10,000 lives, Ukraine is urging the International Court of Justice to...

North Korea and the regional peace
Apr16

North Korea and the regional peace

GIL H. A. SANTOS MOST of the 626 million people of the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) were not aware that last week North Korea sent the world’s leaders and their security experts scrambling to closely monitor the military muscle-flexing of Pyongyang and its unpredictable dictator Kim Jong-un. That...

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