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    Ceasefire violations in Ukraine still too high despite lull in fighting: Germany
    Feb03

    Ceasefire violations in Ukraine still too high despite lull in fighting: Germany

    The German Foreign Ministry said on Friday that there had been a lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine in recent “hours” but ceasefire breaches were still happening too often., “In the last couple of hours we have seen a decline in military activities there but I want to say clearly that the number of ceasefire violations remains...

    Ukraine conflict: UN warns of dangerous deterioration
    Feb01

    Ukraine conflict: UN warns of dangerous deterioration

    The UN Security Council has warned of a “dangerous deterioration” in eastern Ukraine and called on warring sides to halt the violence., The council said renewed fighting was having a “severe impact” on civilians. Fighting in the frontline town of Avdiivka has left thousands of residents without water or power in freezing...

    Putin and Trump agree to try to rebuild U.S.-Russia ties, cooperate in Syria
    Jan29

    Putin and Trump agree to try to rebuild U.S.-Russia ties, cooperate in Syria

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to try to rebuild U.S. Russia ties and to cooperate in Syria, the Kremlin said on Saturday, after the two men spoke for the first time since Trump’s inauguration. , U.S.-Russia relations hit a post-Cold War low under the Barack Obama administration and...

    Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed
    Jan24

    Rex Tillerson: Trump foreign affairs pick narrowly backed

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has narrowly approved Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state, despite concerns about his business ties to Russia., t split along party lines, with all 11 Republicans voting in favour and all 10 Democrats against. A full vote will now be held in the Republican-run Senate. The move capped a busy day for the...

    Obama: Constructive Relationship With Russia Is in America?s Interest
    Jan19

    Obama: Constructive Relationship With Russia Is in America?s Interest

    Talking on Russia during his last press conference, outgoing US President Barack Obama claimed that a constructive relationship with Moscow is in interests of Washington. , WASHINGTON — The United States and the world benefit from having constructive relations with Russia, Obama said in his final press conference on Wednesday. “I think it...

    US: Senator McCain says U.S. stands with Ukraine against Russia
    Jan01

    US: Senator McCain says U.S. stands with Ukraine against Russia

    KIEV – Republican U.S. Senator John McCain promised on Saturday continued support for Kiev in the face of aggression from Moscow, as he spent New Year’s Eve on the front line in Ukraine’s eastern conflict zone. , McCain was one of a bipartisan group of 27 U.S. senators who sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in...

    Israeli PM summons US ambassador amid UN vote row
    Dec26

    Israeli PM summons US ambassador amid UN vote row

    Israel’s prime minister has summoned the US ambassador amid a growing row after the US eased the passage of a resolution against Israel at the UN., Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also foreign minister, took the unusual step of calling Dan Shapiro to his office. It comes after Israel summoned ambassadors from countries which voted for...

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump
    Dec16

    EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions until mid-2017 in a signal to Trump

    European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until mid-2017, though some wanted a longer timespan over fear U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would ease pressure on Moscow., The decision was expected and the formal process to extend the sanctions on Russia’s defense,...

    Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as choice for secretary of state
    Dec13

    Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as choice for secretary of state

    President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state, the transition team announced Tuesday, setting up a heated Senate confirmation battle and signaling a desire to ease Washington’s estrangement with Russia., Like Trump, Tillerson, 64, has no formal foreign policy experience, but has built...

    Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft
    Dec12

    Dutch want guarantees on Ukraine deal at EU summit – draft

    BRUSSELS – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants EU leaders to say on Thursday that the bloc’s new agreement on closer ties with Kiev covers no extra security or financial obligations, a draft said. , The draft decision by EU leaders – seen by Reuters on Monday – has been prepared by the Netherlands, the only EU state that...

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