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‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday
Jul24

‘Normandy 4′ Leaders’ Phone Talks on Ukrainian Settlement to Take Place Monday

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The date of the telephone call was officially confirmed by the sides in the course of the previous week. On Saturday, the Elysee Palace issued the timetable of French President Emmanuel Macron marking the inter-state call. “At 11 a.m. [09:00 GMT] — the phone talks in Normandy format with Ukraine’s President Petro...

US Congress Seeks to Avoid Sanctions against Russia
Jul24

US Congress Seeks to Avoid Sanctions against Russia

Washington.- The US House of Representatives will vote on July 25 a bipartisan bill that seeks to limit the ability of President Donald Trump’s administration to lift unilateral sanctions against Russia, as reported by some local media. The White House urged US lawmakers to reduce regulations that limit their powers to repeal punishments....

Two Ukraine Officials Arrested in Absentia in Russia Over Admiral’s Prosecution
Jul24

Two Ukraine Officials Arrested in Absentia in Russia Over Admiral’s Prosecution

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian court has authorized arrest in absentia of Ruslan Kravchenko, the prosecutor at the Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine (PGO) and Vadim Priymachok, PGO’s investigator, over illegal criminal prosecution of Russian Black Sea Fleet Commander Adm. Aleksandr Vitko, the spokeswoman said. “The Basmanny...

White House Indicates Trump Would Sign New Sanctions Bill
Jul24

White House Indicates Trump Would Sign New Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON — The White House indicated Sunday President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ permission before lifting or easing the economic penalties against Moscow. Lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as...

Politics: New White House communications director: Trump is still not sure Russia interfered in the election
Jul23

Politics: New White House communications director: Trump is still not sure Russia interfered in the election

Scaramucci also characterized Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer last June as a "non-event" and a "nothing meeting." “He called me from Air Force One and he basically said to me, ‘Hey, you know, maybe they did do it, maybe they didn’t do it,'” Scaramucci, who started his new...

Politics: White House communications director: Trump is still not sure Russia interfered in the election
Jul23

Politics: White House communications director: Trump is still not sure Russia interfered in the election

Scaramucci also characterized Trump Jr.'s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer last June as a "non-event" and a "nothing meeting." President Donald Trump’s new White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, told CNN on Sunday that Trump is still not convinced that Russia interfered in the 2016...

US Congress Reaches Deal on Combined Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Bill
Jul23

US Congress Reaches Deal on Combined Russia, Iran, North Korea Sanctions Bill

The United States Congress reached on Saturday an agreement to impose new sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and its actions in Ukraine, a plan that is to be voted on this week in the House of Representatives. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

In Ukraine: Activists struggle to stem HIV spread
Jul22

In Ukraine: Activists struggle to stem HIV spread

As clashes drag on in east Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, health activist Natalia Gurova is fighting another battle of her own. As clashes drag on in east Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, health activist Natalia Gurova is fighting another battle of her own.Gurova manages a project in her...

Return of Botulism to Europe: Ukraine’s Health Crisis Threatens Whole Continent
Jul22

Return of Botulism to Europe: Ukraine’s Health Crisis Threatens Whole Continent

Ukrainians’ health has been seriously compromised by the liquidation of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service, Ukraine-focused observers have reported, citing a dramatic rise in the number of incidents involving mass poisonings, including botulism. Ukraine’s government formally liquidated the agency earlier this year,...

In rebel-held Ukraine, activists struggle to stem HIV spread
Jul22

In rebel-held Ukraine, activists struggle to stem HIV spread

A patient waits in a hospital treating drug users in the rebel capital of Donetsk, Ukraine © AFP / Aleksey FILIPPOVDONETSK, Ukraine, Jul 22 – As clashes drag on in east Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed rebels, health activist Natalia Gurova is fighting another battle of her own. Gurova manages a project in her...

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