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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Putin, Merkel, Hollande discuss situation in Ukraine
    Jan19

    Putin, Merkel, Hollande discuss situation in Ukraine

    Leaders talk about importance of increasing joint efforts to de-escalate tensions in southeastern Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe
    Jan19

    Trump shakes postwar order, in blow to Europe

    BRUSSELS: Europe must pull together or risk being sidelined as Donald Trump signals the end of a postwar transatlantic partnership credited with keeping the peace for the past 70 years, analysts and officials say. Fears about the US president-elect’s isolationist stance became a reality this week when Trump challenged basic assumptions...

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin discuss Minsk deal, Syria peace talks over phone
    Jan19

    Hollande, Merkel, Putin discuss Minsk deal, Syria peace talks over phone

    Leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine and progress in implementing the Minsk agreement in addition to Astana intra-Syrian talks in a three-way phone call on Wednesday, the French presidency said in a statement. …read more Source: <a...

    Obama aims final messages at Trump (AP)
    Jan19

    Obama aims final messages at Trump (AP)

    Barack Obama has gently chided Donald Trump’s suggestion the US might end its sanctions on Russia over Ukraine in exchange for nuclear stockpile reductions. …read more Source: The West...

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era
    Jan19

    US Signs Defense Pacts With Baltic States, but NATO Allies Wary of Trump Era

    The United States has signed defense cooperation agreements with Lithuania and Estonia, formalizing the deployment of thousands of troops to bolster NATO defenses in the face of a Russian threat of aggression. The agreements, signed Tuesday, will regulate the legal status of U.S. armed forces in the two Baltic states and are part of the biggest...

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”
    Jan18

    Trump’s UN Pick: “UN Could Benefit from a Fresh Set of Eyes”

    Samantha Power, outgoing Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the UN, addressing the council after a controversial vote on Israeli Settlements in December 2016. Credit: UN Photo/Manuel Elias.By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 18 2017 (IPS)South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, nominated to be the next U.S. Ambassador...

    President Obama’s Final Word: ‘We’re Going to Be Okay’
    Jan18

    President Obama’s Final Word: ‘We’re Going to Be Okay’

    Barack Obama is the leader of the nation’s progressive political party, but his belief in progress is more fundamental than a simple political label. “Hope” may have seemed a facile or even juvenile basis for a presidential campaign in 2008, but it was a sincere one, as Obama demonstrated one final time Wednesday afternoon in the final...

    Ukraine calls for response to Russia (AAP)
    Jan18

    Ukraine calls for response to Russia (AAP)

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has played down speculation that Washington could backtrack on its support for Kiev. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat

    DAVOS, Switzerland – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to “be great again” by demonstrating leadership on issues such as global security. … …read more Source:...

    Moldovan President Threatens To Scrap EU Agreement
    Jan18

    Moldovan President Threatens To Scrap EU Agreement

    Standing beside Putin in Moscow, Moldova’s newly elected president rebuked the EU and gave fresh proof of his intention to pivot toward Russia. FT: Moldova could scrap its trade agreement with the EU in favor of a rival Russia-led economic bloc, the country’s president said in Moscow on Tuesday.The announcement by Igor Dodon, who took...