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    EU Brexit Negotiator Worried About Ukraine Funding
    Sep01

    EU Brexit Negotiator Worried About Ukraine Funding

    The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator has expressed concern that Britain might not honor long-term EU loans to Ukraine after it leaves the 28-member union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump just retaliated against Russia. Here’s what he did.
    Sep01

    Donald Trump just retaliated against Russia. Here’s what he did.

    A common narrative presented by opponents of President Donald Trump is that he is, at best, too friendly with Russia, and at worst, actively working with the adversarial nation to further his own personal or business interests. If that was ever the case, it doesn’t appear to be so anymore, as the Trump administration announced Thursday that...

    U.S. will shutter Russian consulate in San Francisco in retaliation against diplomatic cuts in Moscow
    Sep01

    U.S. will shutter Russian consulate in San Francisco in retaliation against diplomatic cuts in Moscow

    WASHINGTON— In an escalating tit-for-tat, the United States forced Russia on Thursday to shutter its consulate in San Francisco and scale back its diplomatic presence in Washington and New York, as relations between the two former Cold War foes continued to unravel. RELATED CONTENTPutin appoints new Russian ambassador to U.S.Russia ready for more...

    America’s Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up
    Sep01

    America’s Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up

    Updated at 5:36 p.m. ETIt’s become almost a cliché to invoke the Cold War in the context of current U.S.-Russia relations, but the ongoing tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic facilities resemble that era not just in the tensions, but in the tactics. Thursday’s U.S. order to Russia to shut its consulate in...

    Belarus Says Missing Ukrainian Teen Entered Country Before Claims Of Russian Abduction

    Authorities in Belarus said on August 31 that a Ukrainian teenager whose disappearance has triggered claims of a Russia-orchestrated kidnapping entered the country a week earlier but that they have no record of his departure. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Orders Russian Consulate in San Francisco to Close
    Sep01

    US Orders Russian Consulate in San Francisco to Close

    U.S. officials have ordered Russia to close three diplomatic buildings in the United States, part of the ongoing quarrel between the two countries over U.S. sanctions. The action follows Russia’s demand earlier this month that the U.S. reduce the number of personnel at its diplomatic missions in the country. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...

    Russian Who Served Time For Reposting Crimea Article Leaves Russia

    A Russian man who was recently released from prison after serving time for reposting an article advocating the return of Crimea to Ukraine has reportedly left Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Politician’s Son Escapes Pretrial Detention After Injuring Pedestrian
    Aug31

    Ukrainian Politician’s Son Escapes Pretrial Detention After Injuring Pedestrian

    A Ukrainian politician’s son charged with hitting and seriously wounding a pedestrian while driving a car has avoided pretrial detention. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Lethal Aid Can’t Help Ukraine
    Aug31

    Why Lethal Aid Can’t Help Ukraine

    Julie Thompson Security, Europe Arming Ukraine could put the United States in an awkward position vis-à-vis its NATO allies. On Thursday, weeks after rumors swirled around Washington that the State Department and Pentagon want the president to arm Ukraine, Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed that the White House is considering sending...

    Ukraine readies for record pilgrimage of 40,000 Jews to Uman
    Aug31

    Ukraine readies for record pilgrimage of 40,000 Jews to Uman

    Hasidic pilgrims praying near the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine, Sept. 14, 2015. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images) (JTA) — Ukrainian authorities are preparing for a record pilgrimage by tens of thousands of Jews gathering in the city of Uman for Rosh Hashanah. Authorities are expecting up to 40,000 Jewish pilgrims ahead of...