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Section: US & Canada

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation
    Jul29

    Why Moscow’s retaliation for U.S. sanctions is a major escalation

    JUDY WOODRUFF: The government of Russia announced today that the U.S. would need to drastically reduce the number of its officials working in Russia, and could no longer use two properties there. Hari Sreenivasan is in New York with more. HARI SREENIVASAN: The move follows two American actions, both related to the Russian interference in the 2016...

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country
    Jul29

    Ukraine strips Saakashvili of his citizenship, leaving the hero of the Rose Revolution without a country

    There was a time when Mikheil Saakashvili was seen as the West’s great hope for reform in the former Soviet Union. But since Thursday, he has had a more pressing problem: He is a man without a country. He was in New York when he learned that Ukraine, his adoptive home, had stripped him of his citizenship…. …read more Source: Los...

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support
    Jul29

    Pence To Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro To Signal Support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then,...

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk
    Jul28

    Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Embolden Russia, Put European Stability at Risk

    The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline , which will run alongside the existing Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, would directly connect Russia and Germany by bypassing several other European countries. This pipeline would only make Europe more dependent on Russian gas and more vulnerable to Moscow’s...

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy
    Jul28

    ‘I Wouldn’t Pick on America’: The War on ISIS Gets Personal for the US Navy

    USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—The sound of aircraft launching off the flight deck rumble deep within the bowels of the aircraft carrier. Conversations in the officers’ mess room, where I’m having chicken cacciatore for lunch, dutifully pause while the jet engines above decks run up to full afterburner. Then, the walls and...

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian ‘Aggressor’
    Jul28

    Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian ‘Aggressor’

    Thousands of followers of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyivan Patriarchate, led by Ukrainian Patriarch Filaret, performed a traditional cross-bearing procession in Kyiv on July 28 to mark the Day of the Christianization of Kievan Rus. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine
    Jul28

    Patients lose in battle over health care in Ukraine

    KYIV – Ulana Suprun wore the blouse in which her grandmother got married at the age of 17 before having to flee Ukraine during World War II when she was appointed as first deputy health minister of Ukraine on July 22, 2016. …read more Source: The Ukrainian...

    U.S. envoy cites “astonishing” number  of ceasefire violations in “hot war”
    Jul28

    U.S. envoy cites “astonishing” number of ceasefire violations in “hot war”

    KYIV – The new U.S. special envoy for Ukraine peace negotiations said he was stunned by the number of ceasefire violations in the country’s war-torn east after making his first visit to the region. Kurt Volker, who was recently appointed as Washington’s point man for talks on ending the war between Kyiv’s forces and...

    Government strips ex-Nazi squad member Oberlander of citizenship again: lawyer
    Jul28

    Government strips ex-Nazi squad member Oberlander of citizenship again: lawyer

    TORONTO — A lawyer for a former Nazi death squad member says the Canadian government has once again stripped the 93-year-old man of his citizenship. Ronald Poulton says it is the fourth time the government has taken the step against Helmut Oberlander, and the Waterloo, Ont., resident plans to challenge the decision. Poulton says Oberlander has...

    Envoy: U.S. considering  sending arms to Ukraine
    Jul28

    Envoy: U.S. considering sending arms to Ukraine

    PARIS – The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, says Washington is considering sending Kyiv weapons to help government forces defend themselves against Russia-backed separatists. Providing lethal defensive weapons would allow Kyiv to “defend itself if Russia were to take further steps against...