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Russia Vetoes “Unbalanced” UN Resolution to Extend Syria Chemical Probe
Nov17

Russia Vetoes “Unbalanced” UN Resolution to Extend Syria Chemical Probe

A Russian resolution on the international inquiry into chemical attacks in Syria has been rejected by the UN Security Council, shortly after Russia vetoed a rival proposal by the US, calling it flawed and unbalanced. The US and Russia both put forward their respective resolutions to the UN Security Council on how the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative...

In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders
Nov16

In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken to the eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the pro-Russian separatist republics. …read more Source: The Daily...

Putin to intervene in Ukraine prisoner swap
Nov15

Putin to intervene in Ukraine prisoner swap

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would hold talks with the leaders of eastern Ukraine’s self-proclaimed pro-Russian republics, in a rare public move to get involved in a prisoner exchange deal with Kiev …read more Source: The Daily...

Trump Backs US Spy Agencies on Poll Meddling But Slams Putin Haters
Nov12

Trump Backs US Spy Agencies on Poll Meddling But Slams Putin Haters

Donald Trump said Sunday he backed US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia hadallegedly meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, but repeated his trust in the sincerity of Vladimir Putin’s denials and slammed critics of his relationship with the Russian leader. Addressing a press conference in Hanoi, Trump was asked to...

Manafort attorney: No evidence client colluded with Russia
Oct30

Manafort attorney: No evidence client colluded with Russia

The attorney for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said on Monday there was no evidence Manafort colluded with the Russian government while working for the campaign and in fact his work on behalf of Ukraine had ended two years earlier …read more Source: The Daily...

One man killed, three wounded in Kiev explosion
Oct26

One man killed, three wounded in Kiev explosion

An explosion in Kiev on Wednesday killed one man and wounded three others including Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk, an Interior Ministry official said in a post on Facebook. …read more Source: The Daily...

Ukraine to probe MP’s three national lottery victories
Oct25

Ukraine to probe MP’s three national lottery victories

Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency said Wednesday it would investigate the case of an opposition leader who declared in his income statement that he had won the national lottery three times, earning a combined 571,045 hryvnias ($21,335). …read more Source: The Daily...

Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Ukraine
Oct17

Thousands of anti-government protesters rally in Ukraine

Several thousand anti-government protesters rallied outside Ukraine’s parliament Tuesday and some urged President Petro Poroshenko to step down …read more Source: The Daily...

Turkey’s Erdogan supports Ukraine over Crimea
Oct09

Turkey’s Erdogan supports Ukraine over Crimea

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, during a visit to Ukraine, that Turkey won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The Daily...

Erdogan Says US Decision to Halt Turkey Visas ‘Very Saddening’
Oct09

Erdogan Says US Decision to Halt Turkey Visas ‘Very Saddening’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he was sad about a decision by the US embassy to stop all regular visa services in Turkey amid a diplomatic row. “Above all, this decision is very, very saddening,” Erdogan said in his first reaction to the decision, at a news conference with Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Kiev....

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