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    Eurovision strikes bum note
    Apr13

    Eurovision strikes bum note

    KIEV — Eurovision just got serious. The musical competition — known for its excessive bonhomie and costumes exploring the outer limits of good taste — is threatened by discord between this year’s host Ukraine and the contest’s governing body, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)....

    Putin: Trust between Russia and US is worse under Trump
    Apr12

    Putin: Trust between Russia and US is worse under Trump

    Levels of trust between Russia and the United States have gotten worse in the few months since President Donald Trump took office, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. “One could say that the level of trust on a working level, especially on the military level, has not improved, but rather has deteriorated,” Putin said,...

    Why Rex Tillerson has his hands full with Sergei Lavrov
    Apr12

    Why Rex Tillerson has his hands full with Sergei Lavrov

    When U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat in Moscow on Wednesday, he’d better come prepared. Tillerson’s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, is a wily veteran of world diplomacy who has dueled — and routinely infuriated — no less...

    Mogherini’s mid term report card
    Apr12

    Mogherini’s mid term report card

    If a 3 a.m. phone call is a defining test for a prime minister or president, for Federica Mogherini it’s a half-awake version of hell. As the European Union’s chief diplomat, she can speak for herself when she wants — but never for the whole EU, unless she receives permission from all 28 national foreign...

    Putin snubs Tillerson but has time for Italian president
    Apr11

    Putin snubs Tillerson but has time for Italian president

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was apparently too busy Tuesday to meet U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson but found time to meet Italian president Sergio Mattarella in Moscow, Italian media reported. Tillerson, America’s top diplomat, came to the Russian capital Tuesday afternoon for meetings with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov....

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia
    Apr11

    Tillerson readies for tough talk with Russia

    Rex Tillerson’s seemingly cozy ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin drew bipartisan alarm and nearly derailed his confirmation as secretary of state. But some three months later, as the former ExxonMobil CEO heads to Moscow on his first trip as America’s top diplomat, it’s hard to believe Russian...

    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform
    Apr11

    Russia’s latest victim in Ukraine — reform

    Last month, activists and students barricaded the doors of the central Kiev branch of Sberbank, a Russian state-owned bank. The message: Stop the Kremlin from using profits made in Ukraine to fund its war against Ukraine. The demonstration was a manifestation of growing popular fury over the perception that the primary beneficiaries ofÂ...

    Ukraine gets visa waiver green light from European Parliament
    Apr06

    Ukraine gets visa waiver green light from European Parliament

    Ukrainian passport holders will be able to travel to most EU countries without a visa under new rules approved today by the European Parliament. Once formally adopted in June, the rules will allow Ukrainian biometric passport holders to visit for 90 days out of any 180-day period for tourism or business. The U.K. and Ireland are excluded,...

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week
    Apr05

    Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Moscow next Wednesday for a meeting with Russian officials, including the Kremlin’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov. Tillerson plans to discuss issues including Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, and counterterrorism with the officials while in Moscow, according to the State Department. The...

    Ukraine PM promises reforms will kick in this year
    Apr05

    Ukraine PM promises reforms will kick in this year

    Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, promised that his citizens will finally reap the benefits of economic reforms this year in an interview with the Financial Times published Wednesday. “The people will feel it, or God forbid we will fall back into stagnation,” Groysman said. For the past three years,...

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