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Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance
Mar23

Russia, Ukraine at Odds Over Singer’s Eurovision Performance

GENEVA – Eurovision song contest organizers say they have taken the unprecedented step of offering to let Russia’s contestant perform via satellite after authorities in host Ukraine banned her from entering the country — a proposal that was immediately rejected by a Russian state broadcaster. The European Broadcasting Union says...

Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote
Mar23

Le Pen Visits Russia Weeks before French Presidential Vote

French far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is headed to Moscow for meetings with lawmakers less than a month before the election, officials from her National Front party said Thursday. Her visit Friday comes on the heels of a trip this week to Chad, base of a French military operation that’s aimed at rooting out Islamic...

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead in Ukraine
Mar23

Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine — Former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov was shot and killed in Kiev Thursday in what the Ukrainian president described as an “act of state terrorism” by Russia, an accusation the Kremlin angrily rejected. Voronenkov, who testified to Ukrainian investigators and criticized Russian policies after his move to Kiev last...

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on N. Korea
Mar18

In Beijing, Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on N. Korea

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. Tillerson’s visit to Beijing followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military action against...

German Minister Says Europe, U.S. Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
Mar17

German Minister Says Europe, U.S. Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

BERLIN – Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. Tensions are again running high between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists: Kiev this...

For the Kremlin, Boosting Turnout is Key Task for 2018 Vote
Mar17

For the Kremlin, Boosting Turnout is Key Task for 2018 Vote

MOSCOW – With a year to go before Russia’s presidential election, there’s little room for intrigue. President Vladimir Putin is set to glide easily to another term against a familiar pack of torpid rivals — leftovers from past races. But the Kremlin must figure out how to overcome one major problem in Russia’s political...

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions on Russian Banks
Mar16

Ukraine Imposes Sanctions on Russian Banks

MOSCOW — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an order Thursday imposing sanctions on Russian-owned banks in Kiev’s latest protest against Russian support for separatists in the east of the country. The move will stop Ukrainian affiliates of three Russian financial institutions from moving capital abroad, according to a statement on...

Polish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Man in Nazi Case
Mar15

Polish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for US Man in Nazi Case

WARSAW, Poland — A court in Poland has issued an arrest warrant for a Minnesota man sought in a Nazi massacre, opening the way for Poland to seek his extradition from the United States on war crimes charges. The Associated Press had previously identified the man as 98-year-old Michael Karkoc, an ex-commander in an SS-led unit that burned Polish...

EU Solves Antitrust Spat with Russia’s State Gas Producer
Mar13

EU Solves Antitrust Spat with Russia’s State Gas Producer

BRUSSELS – Russia’s state-owned gas producer, Gazprom, has agreed to a series of concessions to address the European Union’s concerns about its market dominance in the supply of energy to Eastern Europe. The EU’s executive Commission said Monday that Gazprom has agreed to price gas at market competitive prices. It will allow...

Poland Confirms Minnesota Man as Nazi Commander
Mar13

Poland Confirms Minnesota Man as Nazi Commander

WARSAW, Poland — Poland will seek the arrest and extradition of a Minnesota man after confirming he was a Nazi unit commander suspected of ordering the killing of 44 Poles during World War II, a prosecutor said Monday. Robert Janicki said that various evidence gathered in years of investigation into U.S. citizen Michael K. confirmed “100...

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