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Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP shot
Mar23

Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘state terrorism’ after former MP shot

Ukraine accused Russia of “state terrorism” after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. Russia called the allegation “absurd”. Former MP Denis Voronenkov was killed by an assailant who was armed with a pistol...

Ex-Trump campaign managerfaces new allegations over ‘black ledger’ payments
Mar21

Ex-Trump campaign managerfaces new allegations over ‘black ledger’ payments

A Ukrainian lawmaker today said he has fresh proof that President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, received illegal, off-the-books payments from the country’s toppled pro-Russian president. Coming a day after the FBI confirmed it is investigating potential links between Trump’s presidential campaign and alleged...

Trump recommits to U.S. allies but says they must pay ‘fair share’
Mar01

Trump recommits to U.S. allies but says they must pay ‘fair share’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed support for the United States’ longstanding security alliances around the world but insisted that friends and partners from Europe to the Middle East to the Pacific must “pay their fair share of the cost.” In his first nationally televised speech to Congress since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump...

U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support
Feb15

U.S. warns NATO – increase spending or we might ‘moderate’ support

U.S. President Donald Trump’s defense secretary warned NATO allies on Wednesday that they must honor military spending pledges to ensure the United States does not “moderate” support for the alliance. Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Brussels as Pentagon chief, also accused some NATO members of ignoring threats, including from Russia....

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia
Feb09

NATO allies lock in U.S. support for stand-off with Russia

Immediately after Donald Trump was elected, U.S. diplomats urged Lithuania to rush through an agreement to keep American troops on its soil, reflecting alarm that the new, Russia-friendly U.S. president might try to stop more deployments in Europe. The agreement was signed just a few days before Trump’s inauguration, according to a document...

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city
Feb05

Serb bulldozers demolish wall in Kosovo’s divided city

Local Serbs in Kosovo used bulldozers on Sunday to demolish a wall they built in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica, following weeks of tension over the issue between Kosovo and Serbia. The Serbs, who do not recognize Kosovo as a state, started constructing the wall in December, saying it was to protect against a landslip, but the Pristina...

The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump
Feb01

The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump

In his book, ‘Art of the Deal,’ Donald Trump said the best deals were ones where both sides got something they wanted. His credo, applied to a potential U.S.-Russia deal, flags an awkward truth for Vladimir Putin: He wants more from Trump than vice versa. As aides try to set up a first meeting between the two presidents, the mismatched...

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties
Jan31

EU chair labels Trump a ‘threat’ as Europeans debate U.S. ties

Donald Trump has joined Russia, China and radical Islam as a threat to the European Union, EU leaders were told on Tuesday by the man chairing a summit where they will debate relations with the United States. European Council President Donald Tusk, a conservative former premier of Poland, wrote to EU national leaders to lay out themes for...

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source
Jan27

Merkel expected to speak with Trump about Russia on Saturday: source

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to speak with U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday and the conversation is expected to focus on Russia, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.The source did not say whether Trump might want to speak with Merkel about a lifting of the U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia in response to...

In U.N. lawsuit, Ukraine demands Russia end support for separatists
Jan17

In U.N. lawsuit, Ukraine demands Russia end support for separatists

Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the United Nations’ highest court demanding that Russia immediately halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry accused Russia of “acts of terrorism and discrimination in the course of its unlawful aggression” in the filing to the International Court of...

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