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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    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:...

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia
    Jan18

    Ukrainian president: US should ‘be great again’ by confronting the ‘global threat’ of Russia

    Thomson ReutersUkrainian 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. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to improve ties with the Kremlin and open...

    ‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine
    Jan18

    ‘Three-parent’ baby born in Ukraine

    A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday. The boy… …read more Source:...

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv
    Jan18

    Mapping the Smells of Kyiv

    Image: Kate McLean On Christmas Day in Britain, people sat down with their families and friends to eat dinner, open gifts, and muster a little holiday spirit. Over the break, artist and designer Kate McLean traveled to Kyiv, planning some innocent sightseeing in Ukraine’s scenic capital. She didn’t know it at the time, but Kyiv would...