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    Premier of Ukraine Urges Europe Not to Be Russia’s ‘Accomplice’
    Jun17

    Premier of Ukraine Urges Europe Not to Be Russia’s ‘Accomplice’

    Remarks by Prime Minister Volodymyr B. Groysman came as European officials appeared to make an effort to temper the worst estrangement in relations with Russia since the Cold War. …read more Source: The New York...

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator
    Jun17

    The Belated Verdict of an Auschwitz Conspirator

    It’s been more than 70 years since he was an SS guard at Auschwitz, but Reinhold Hanning, now 94, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for his role in the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.Around 1.1 million Jews and other ethnic and political minorities were killed in Auschwitz. A court in Detmold, a city in...

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia ‘Bears No Grudges’ Against the EU
    Jun17

    Vladimir Putin Says Russia ‘Bears No Grudges’ Against the EU

    Amid a landmark visit of European leaders and growing calls to ease sanctions against Russia, Vladimir Putin said Friday that he “bears no grudges” against the European Union over the Ukraine crisis. The annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum was attended by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the only senior EU figure to have...

    Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions
    Jun17

    Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders Friday to heal ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses there. Speaking at Russia’s top economic conference, Putin said top German and French investors expressed interest to...

    Putin Says US Is ‘probably World’s Only Superpower,’ Walks Back Trump Compliments
    Jun17

    Putin Says US Is ‘probably World’s Only Superpower,’ Walks Back Trump Compliments

    President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world’s sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn’t want to be told how to live by Americans. Putin’s comments follow a rocky period in US-Russia relations, which have been undermined by...

    Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder
    Jun17

    Court convicts Auschwitz guard, 94, as accessory to murder

    DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant was found guilty Friday of 170,000 counts of accessory to murder and sentenced to five years in prison for serving as an Auschwitz guard, in a verdict that survivors from the Nazi death camp hailed as a long overdue victory. Reinhold Hanning, sitting in a wheelchair, listened attentively...

    Ukraine ‘Outraged’ by Russia Praise From U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon
    Jun17

    Ukraine ‘Outraged’ by Russia Praise From U.N.’s Ban Ki-moon

    The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday. Ban’s prepared speech for the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum said Russia...

    The Latest: Renzi opposes automatic renewal of EU sanctions
    Jun17

    The Latest: Renzi opposes automatic renewal of EU sanctions

    The Latest from the Russian Economic Forum in St. Petersburg (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine’s History Is in Good Hands
    Jun17

    Ukraine’s History Is in Good Hands

    Josh Cohen’s article claims that I, and others, are “whitewashing” Ukraine’s past. What we are really doing is de-Sovietizing it. …read more Source: Foreign...

    NATO to strengthen support to Ukraine
    Jun17

    NATO to strengthen support to Ukraine

    Richard TomkinsBRUSSELS, June 17 (UPI) — NATO defense ministers have agreed to strengthen support for Ukraine with a Comprehensive Package of Assistance. …read more Source: United Press...