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Trump Meets Ukrainian Leader Amid Russia Investigation
Jun21

Trump Meets Ukrainian Leader Amid Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Tuesday amid intensifying questions over whether his administration will step in to protect partners in the face of Russian aggression. The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief “drop-in.” But the...

Almost 90% Russians Approve Putin’s Foreign Policy – Poll
Jun21

Almost 90% Russians Approve Putin’s Foreign Policy – Poll

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Pew Research Center survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents approved of how Putin conducted relations with Ukraine and 73 percent how the president was handling relations with the United States. In addition, 59 percent of respondents believe that Russia plays a more important role in the world than it did 10 years...

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko squeezes in last-minute visit with Donald Trump
Jun21

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko squeezes in last-minute visit with Donald Trump

Amid the turmoil of the investigation into collusion with Russia, Donald Trump met with Ukraine’s president. But while Petro Poroshenko may look strong to the US, Trump’s eastern Ukraine agenda remains unclear. …read more Source:...

McCain berates deputy defense secretary nominee
Jun20

McCain berates deputy defense secretary nominee

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan for not answering a question on the conflict in Ukraine during a Senate hearing on June 20. Shanahan has been nominated to be deputy defense secretary.Politics …read more Source:...

Tech: Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years
Jun20

Tech: Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

The last decade and a half have been rife with civil unrest, leading millions of displaced persons to seek new, safer lives across foreign borders. President Trump’s administration has made repeated claims that their proposed immigration bans are meant to stop the flow of refugees across US borders. In honor of World Refugee Day, observed...

US Sanctions Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics Banks
Jun20

US Sanctions Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics Banks

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States sanctioned three banks that operate in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a press release on Tuesday. “Central Republic Bank is the central bank of the so-called ‘DPR’ and is...

Trump calls US student’s death a ‘total disgrace’
Jun20

Trump calls US student’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...

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...

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