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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation
    Feb14

    Kremlin, Russian lawmakers downplay Flynn’s resignation

    MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Tuesday played down the resignation of U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a sign that Russia is already looking ahead to talks with the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to improve the two nations’ strained ties. Flynn was often perceived as Donald Trump’s key contact with Moscow. In 2015, he was...

    Strandzha boxing tournament extended due to great interest
    Feb14

    Strandzha boxing tournament extended due to great interest

    Executive Director of the Bulgarian Boxing Federation, Svetoslav Sapundzhiev, has announced that thanks to the huge interest shown in this year’s edition of the Strandzha Cup, the tournament will be extended. The 68th edition of the boxing tournament will be held in the period February 21 to 26 February in the Sofia Hall in the Bulgarian...

    Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine
    Feb14

    Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine

    Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton’s PPCLI are preparing to deploy to war-torn Ukraine, but they might only end up staying for a month. …read more Source: Global...

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense
    Feb14

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense

    Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation. The U.S. Embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania, on a rotational basis. U.S....

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense
    Feb14

    500 US Troops Arrive in Romania to Bolster Defense

    Five hundred U.S. troops began to arrive in a Romanian Black Sea port with tanks and hardware to bolster defense in this East European NATO nation. The U.S. Embassy said the “Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, will be stationed in the Mihail Kogalniceanu air base in eastern Romania, on a rotational basis. U.S....

    NATO Chief Urges Allies To ‘Keep Up The Momentum’ On Defense Spending
    Feb14

    NATO Chief Urges Allies To ‘Keep Up The Momentum’ On Defense Spending

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged member-states to step up defense spending, speaking on the eve of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’s first meeting with his 27 counterparts in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    I’ve been visiting Russia for 22 years. I’ve never seen Russians prouder than under Putin.
    Feb14

    I’ve been visiting Russia for 22 years. I’ve never seen Russians prouder than under Putin.

    One evening in October 2015, my Russian friend Valera and I went to the movies in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk. There was a multiplex not far from his apartment, and with a dozen movies to choose from, we decided to see “The Martian.” As we walked out of the movie, I asked how he liked it. To my surprise, he began fuming about a scene I...

    Forget “bad hombres,” President Trump is headed for a war with China
    Feb14

    Forget “bad hombres,” President Trump is headed for a war with China

    A Chinese man holds up a Chinese newspaper with the front page photo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the headline “Outsider counter attack” at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Trump is a mixed blessing for Chinese leaders. His threats to tear up trade deals and hike tariffs on Chinese goods could chill...

    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting
    Feb14

    NATO chief seeks bigger defense budgets ahead of US meeting

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The NATO chief urged allies on Tuesday to step up their defense spending, a day ahead of the first meeting between new U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his 27 NATO counterparts in Brussels. U.S. President Donald Trump suggested during his campaign that he might not defend allies who refuse to contribute their fair share. His...

    Ukraine: Country’s economy grows nearly 5%
    Feb14

    Ukraine: Country’s economy grows nearly 5%

    Analysts said they were taken aback by such a large jump in the war-scarred former Soviet republic. Ukraine said Tuesday its economy expanded at a surprisingly fast pace of nearly five percent in the fourth quarter as it continued its steady climb out of a two-year recession.The State Statistics Service said gross domestic product (GDP) growth...