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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...

Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit
Mar14

Putin and Trump Could Meet at Hamburg G-20 Summit

Moscow.- Russian president, Vladimir Putin and his United States peer, Donald Trump, could meet next July at the Summit of the Group of 20 (G-20) in Hamburg, the Kremlin indicated. If we could not agree on meeting at an earlier date, the first meeting between Putin and Trump could take place as part of the summnit of the G-20, only forum where...

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...

Couple jailed for having sex in United Arab Emirates
Mar09

Couple jailed for having sex in United Arab Emirates

A couple have been arrested and jailed in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) after it was discovered that they had sex before marriage. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were both arrested in Abu Dhabi on January 27 after a medical exam revealed that Nohai was pregnant. Nohai, who is from the Ukraine, went to the hospital after having...

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram
Mar07

Forget Trump; Slovenian president rules Instagram

Donald Trump may rule Twitter, but he’s no match for his Slovenian counterpart on Instagram. Borut Pahor, who is known as “Barbie” and along with Melania Trump is Slovenia’s other former fashion model making international headlines, has been actively using social media to get his message across. He started releasing his...

Russia says U.S. Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties
Mar05

Russia says U.S. Infighting on Sessions Hampers Mending Ties

As the drama over Attorney General Jeff Sessions plays out in Washington, the Kremlin is watching with a mixture of frustration and regret how the uproar is blocking progress on pressing issues on the U.S.-Russian agenda. Despite the dashed hopes for a quick thaw, however, Moscow is voicing its readiness to wait as long as it takes. Donald Trump...

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