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Trump Says No Reason for Sessions to Leave Russia Probe
Mar02

Trump Says No Reason for Sessions to Leave Russia Probe

A growing number of Republicans joined Democratic leaders Thursday in calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step aside from an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 White House election. President Donald Trump said there was no need and he retains “total” confidence in Sessions. Top Democrats demanded that...

Sweden Institutes Military Draft for Both Men and Women
Mar02

Sweden Institutes Military Draft for Both Men and Women

COPENHAGEN — Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs....

Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations
Mar02

Kremlin: Sessions uproar an impediment to fixing relations

A senior lawmaker called it “hysteria.” The Foreign Ministry said it was “media vandalism.” The Kremlin lamented the “emotional atmosphere” currently in Washington about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ meetings with a Russian diplomat, saying it could thwart efforts to mend relations. The uproar is widely...

Russia-Backed Rebels Take Over Factories, Mines in Ukraine
Mar01

Russia-Backed Rebels Take Over Factories, Mines in Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population. The moves announced Wednesday by the rebels came after a weeks of blockade of the east by Ukrainian nationalists and...

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...

US Condemns Attacks on Special Monitoring Mission in Eastern Ukraine
Feb26

US Condemns Attacks on Special Monitoring Mission in Eastern Ukraine

WASHINGTON – The United States on Sunday condemned an attack on special monitoring missions in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia and the separatist forces it backs to immediately observe the ceasefire under the Minsk agreements. ‎”We condemn Friday’s targeting of OSCE special monitoring mission (SMM) monitors and the seizure of a...

Ukrainian Lawmaker Visits Rebel East, Urges Prisoner Release
Feb25

Ukrainian Lawmaker Visits Rebel East, Urges Prisoner Release

MOSCOW – A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine. Nadiya Savchenko, a pilot who spent two years in a Russian prison before her release last year, visited a prison in the rebel-held city of Makiivka. Savchenko said on Facebook that her goal is to help free...

OSCE Head: Ukraine Ceasefire ‘Doesn’t Look Too Good’
Feb22

OSCE Head: Ukraine Ceasefire ‘Doesn’t Look Too Good’

UNITED NATIONS – The head of the OSCE said on Tuesday that a ceasefire in Ukraine was not looking “too good” and confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would have to wait until at least Wednesday. “It looks like activities are continuing. I don’t have a last-minute confirmation, but it doesn’t look too...

Trump lawyer denies NY Times claim he gave Ukrainian plan to White House
Feb22

Trump lawyer denies NY Times claim he gave Ukrainian plan to White House

By Bill Hoffmann From Newsmax Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, told Newsmax on Monday that a New York Times article claiming he delivered a “sealed proposal” from a Ukrainian lawmaker to Trump’s national security adviser is a “fake news” story written as part of the newspaper’s ongoing plot to...

Ukrainian MP Plans to Travel to Washington to Push Peace Plan
Feb21

Ukrainian MP Plans to Travel to Washington to Push Peace Plan

KIEV – A Ukrainian lawmaker who proposed an alternative plan for peace with Russian-backed separatists to U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration told reporters on Tuesday he plans to travel to Washington to present the proposal publicly. On Monday, the New York Times reported that Andriy Artemenko had sent a proposal to associates of...

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