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    The Latest: Putin: Syrian army well shored up by Russia
    Apr14

    The Latest: Putin: Syrian army well shored up by Russia

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon call-in TV show (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia has shored up the Syrian army to the point where it can conduct offensive operations despite a Russian military drawdown. Putin, who was speaking Thursday in a marathon call-in TV...

    Ukraine MPs Approve Groysman For Prime Minister
    Apr14

    Ukraine MPs Approve Groysman For Prime Minister

    Ukraine’s parliament approved presidential ally Volodymyr Groysman for the post of prime minister on Thursday in the biggest political shakeup since a 2014 uprising brought in a pro-Western leadership. A new Groysman-led government could end months of political infighting that has stalled efforts to tackle graft and delayed billions of...

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as PM
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament appoints pro-EU Groysman as PM

    KIEV (UKRAINE) – Ukraine’s parliament Thursday appointed pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister in a bid to end months of political gridlock and unlock vital aid to the war torn-state. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    What We’re Following This Morning
    Apr14

    What We’re Following This Morning

    There’s a Democratic presidential debate tonight: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face off tonight in Brooklyn, ahead of the New York state primary next Tuesday. Most polls show Clinton ahead. Tonight’s debate will be broadcast on CNN. New prime minister in Ukraine: Volodymyr Groysman was approved today by lawmakers in...

    Putin: Russian economy is on the road to recovery
    Apr14

    Putin: Russian economy is on the road to recovery

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia’s agricultural production has risen even though its national economy has plunged into recession, and predicts that the economy will start growing next year. Putin was speaking Thursday during his highly scripted marathon call-in TV show. The Russian leader uses the annual event to burnish...

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New PM
    Apr14

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New PM

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved President Petro Poroshenko’s nominee for prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, after accepting Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s resignation. Lawmakers voted on the new government Thursday. Groysman, a Poroshenko ally, had been the parliamentary speaker. The 41-year-old Yatsenyuk announced Sunday that he was...

    [Ticker] Volodymyr Groysman chosen as Ukraine’s PM
    Apr14

    [Ticker] Volodymyr Groysman chosen as Ukraine’s PM

    Volodymyr Groysman has been chosen as prime minister by the Ukrainian parliament. Groysman, 38, succeeds Arseniy Yatsenyuk who resigned on Sunday over disputes on political reforms and after several corruption cases. Groysman is a close ally of president Petro Poroshenko, who gave him flowers after his nomination. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine parliament approves first Jewish prime minister
    Apr14

    Ukraine parliament approves first Jewish prime minister

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Russia says respected all safety rules in passes near US warship: Interfax
    Apr14

    Russia says respected all safety rules in passes near US warship: Interfax

    Russian Su-25 ground attack jets are parked after returning from Syria, at a Russian air base in Primorsko-Akhtarsk, southern Russia, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.(Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) Russian aircraft that flew within metres of a US warship in international waters of the Baltic Sea was observing all required...

    Ukraine’s New PM Confirmed by Parliament
    Apr14

    Ukraine’s New PM Confirmed by Parliament

    The Parliament in Ukraine on Thursday confirmed Volodymyr Groysman as the country’s new Prime Minister, following the resignation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk earlier this week. Groysman, until now Parliament Speaker since 2014, was backed by 257 MPs, out of 390 who voted. RBC daily quotes Groysman, whose name was put forward by President Petro...