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    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court
    Mar06

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court

    Ukraine urged the UN’s top court on Monday to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in Kiev’s conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels. “Today I stand before the court to ask for the protection of the basic human rights of the Ukrainian...

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT
    Feb20

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

    President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, a business associate and a Ukrainian lawmaker have drawn up a peace plan for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, presenting the proposal to the administration’s former national security advisor, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to the report, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen...

    UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch
    Feb13

    UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch

    United Nations, United States – The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on North Korea’s missile launch, the first test since US President Donald Trump took office. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the consultations after North Korea confirmed it had “successfully” tested a ballistic...

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin
    Feb06

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin

    PALM BEACH, UNITED STATES – President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump – now two weeks into his four-year term – showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to...

    Trump steps up war of words against the world, lashing both friend and foe
    Feb03

    Trump steps up war of words against the world, lashing both friend and foe

    Washington – US President Donald Trump stepped up his war of words against the world on Thursday, firing on friend and foe alike even as his new top diplomat arrived for work.  Even Russia, with which Trump hopes to mend ties, was not spared: US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said sanctions will stay until it ends its...

    Putin and Trump likely to discuss Ukraine sanctions: White House aide
    Jan28

    Putin and Trump likely to discuss Ukraine sanctions: White House aide

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump are likely to discuss the sanctions that Washington imposed on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine when the two leaders speak by telephone on Saturday, a senior White House aide said.Trump has said in the past that, as part of a rapprochement he is seeking...

    More Mandarin learners in Ukraine
    Jan25

    More Mandarin learners in Ukraine

    Ukrainian Zvenyhorodskyi Pavlo says he has learned two things in his journey to learn Chinese. “First, is to adjust your attitude, and second, to respect and embrace the culture. Hotpot, for instance, could be a good start.” In October, the 21-year-old, whose Chinese name is Zeng Ziru, won the second prize in Chinese Bridge, an annual...

    Russian ‘scrotum protest’ artist seeks asylum in France
    Jan16

    Russian ‘scrotum protest’ artist seeks asylum in France

    KIEV – Russian dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky, whose protests against the state have included nailing his scrotum to Moscow’s Red Square, has said he plans to seek asylum in France. Pavlensky, 32, fled to Ukraine with his partner last month to avoid being sent to prison on what he said were trumped-up allegations of committing a sex...

    Trump’s offer to Putin:  End of sanctions for nuclear arms cut – London Times
    Jan16

    Trump’s offer to Putin: End of sanctions for nuclear arms cut – London Times

    LONDON – US President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia for its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he told The Times of London. Trump, in an interview with the newspaper published online on Sunday, was deeply critical of previous...

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China
    Jan12

    Trump’s secretary of state pick hits out at China

    WASHINGTON – US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing on Wednesday, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea. In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his confirmation hearing...

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