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Trump Calls Warmbier’s Death a ‘Total Disgrace’
Jun20

Trump Calls Warmbier’s Death a ‘Total Disgrace’

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier after his lengthy detention in North Korea was a “total disgrace,” and said if the college student had been returned home to the U.S. earlier, “I think the result would have been a lot different.” Trump said he had spoken with...

Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Serviceman Abducted Near Crimea
Jun20

Kiev Court Extends Arrest of Russian Serviceman Abducted Near Crimea

KIEV (Sputnik) – In November 2016, the Russian Defense Ministry said Staff Sgt. Alexander Baranov and Warrant Officer Maxim Odintsov were kidnapped and whisked across the border to the Mykolaiv region of Ukraine with an apparent goal to press criminal charges against them. The Security Service of Ukraine said later that the detained Russian...

EU Publishes Decision on Extending Anti-Crimea Sanctions by 1 Year
Jun20

EU Publishes Decision on Extending Anti-Crimea Sanctions by 1 Year

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Monday, the Council of the European Union made a decision to extend the sanctions in a number of spheres, such as imports of products, investment, tourism services, transport, telecommunications among others, until June 23, 2018. According to the EU legislation, the decision comes into force after its publication in the...

Ukrainian Speaker Claims US May Deploy Military Reserves to Assist Country
Jun20

Ukrainian Speaker Claims US May Deploy Military Reserves to Assist Country

KIEV (Sputnik) – On June 12-16, Parubii visited the United States. During the visit, the official called for a bilateral US-Ukrainian accord on security and for the provision of lethal weapons to Kiev. “It [the agreement] implies carrying out special operations, implementation of joint scientific and technical developments and deployment on the...

Ukraine leader Poroshenko to meet Trump
Jun20

Ukraine leader Poroshenko to meet Trump

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Tuesday for talks on security, political and economic issues, Poroshenko’s office said. “It is very important that my meeting, as the Ukrainian president, in the White House will be earlier than (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s meeting,” it...

EU Punishes Crimeans for Democratic Choice by Extending Sanctions – Russian MP
Jun20

EU Punishes Crimeans for Democratic Choice by Extending Sanctions – Russian MP

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Monday, EU foreign ministers announced that the restrictive measures against Crimea would be extended until June 23, 2018. “The issue is, in fact, very telling. Since it is forbidden to import what the Crimeans produce, the peninsula is cut off investments, technologies and tourists. In other words, everything that concerns...

Politics: Russia is reportedly behind a disturbing number of assassinations outside its borders
Jun20

Politics: Russia is reportedly behind a disturbing number of assassinations outside its borders

At least 33 murders or mysterious deaths in 5 different countries seem to trace back to Moscow. Since 2003, more than two dozen murders or mysterious deaths in multiple countries seem to trace back to Moscow. But no one seems to be doing much about it. At least 33 people in the UK, US, Ukraine, Greece, India, and Kazakhstan have been murdered or...

At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine
Jun20

At height of Russia tensions, Trump campaign chairman Manafort met with business associate from Ukraine

Investigators show interest in Manafort and his business colleague, a Russian army veteran.Politics …read more Source:...

General: U.S. and Moscow in Delicate Talks on Syria Tensions
Jun19

General: U.S. and Moscow in Delicate Talks on Syria Tensions

WASHINGTON – The top U.S. military officer said Monday that Washington and Moscow are in delicate discussions to tamp down tensions arising from the U.S. shootdown of a Syrian fighter jet, which the Russians called a violation of a U.S.-Russian understanding on avoiding air incidents. In an appearance at the National Press Club, Marine Gen....

European Union: EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year
Jun19

European Union: EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year

The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal. The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal.The...

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