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Germany says Reviving G-8 with Russia ‘Not Up For Debate’
Apr29

Germany says Reviving G-8 with Russia ‘Not Up For Debate’

BERLIN – The German government says there are no plans to invite Russia to return to the club of leading industrialized nations. Russia was kicked out of the G-8 after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel says “a change to...

Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, all 78 Crew Rescued
Apr27

Russian Navy Ship Sinks in Black Sea, all 78 Crew Rescued

MOSCOW – A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey’s coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the freighter, the Togo-flagged Youzarsif H. The...

Belarus March Against Nuclear Power on Chernobyl Anniversary
Apr26

Belarus March Against Nuclear Power on Chernobyl Anniversary

MINSK, Belarus – About 400 people have marched in Belarus’ capital to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in the country. Wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear plant in neighboring Ukraine. The disaster spewed...

China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier
Apr26

China Launches its First Domestically-Made Aircraft Carrier

BEIJING – China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes. The 50,000-ton carrier was towed from its dockyard just after 9 a.m. Wednesday following a...

Russia to Supply Power to Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine
Apr25

Russia to Supply Power to Rebel-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW – In a move that further cements Russia’s control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut off the power because of millions in unpaid bills. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described...

American Monitor Killed in Ukraine When Mine Hits Vehicle
Apr23

American Monitor Killed in Ukraine When Mine Hits Vehicle

MOSCOW — An American member of the OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine died Sunday and two others were wounded when their vehicle was blown up by a mine in the separatist Luhansk region. The mission’s deputy head, Alexander Hug, said the member killed was from the U.S. and the two wounded are from Germany and the Czech...

Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address
Apr17

Pope Decries ‘Vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address

VATICAN CITY — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et...

US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow
Apr13

US, Russia at ‘Low Point’ After No Breakthrough in Moscow

MOSCOW – The United States and Russia laid bare their deep and dangerous divides on Syria and other matters Wednesday, as America’s top diplomat left an almost two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin with the sense the countries have reached a “low point” in relations. That candid assessment by U.S. Secretary of...

Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout
Apr12

Manafort Firm Received Ukraine Ledger Payout

WASHINGTON – Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the...

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad
Apr10

G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to Stop Backing Assad

LUCCA, Italy — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

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