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    NATO Summit: Sailing Into Rough Seas With Russia
    Jul07

    NATO Summit: Sailing Into Rough Seas With Russia

    As the heads of state and government for the 28 members of NATO gather in Warsaw Friday and Saturday, there are choppy waters ahead for the venerable alliance. At the top of the agenda is the fraught relationship with Russia, which has been especially roiled since the invasion of Georgia in 2008, followed by the failed “reset” with...

    Kerry: North Koreans Should Know Their Actions Have Consequences
    Jul07

    Kerry: North Koreans Should Know Their Actions Have Consequences

    KIEV, Ukraine—Secretary of State John Kerry says North Korean officials at all levels need to know there are consequences for their actions, after the U.S. blacklisted top figures for human rights abuses. The Treasury Department imposed sanctions Wednesday on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and 10 other senior officials. It was the first time...

    AP PHOTOS: Squatting flourishes in free-wheeling Kiev
    Jul07

    AP PHOTOS: Squatting flourishes in free-wheeling Kiev

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — In the capital of Ukraine, a country gripped by a separatist war in the east and an excruciating recession, squats are flourishing and expanding in dozens of historic buildings in the city center. Nearly a decade ago, Miroslav, a gas industry engineer who declined to give his last name, and his friends put locks on a couple...

    Kerry pledges American support to Ukraine
    Jul07

    Kerry pledges American support to Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday pledged sustained American support to Ukraine and offered assurances that the United States stands by the former Soviet republic in its territorial disputes with Russia and as it embarks on an ambitious program of reform. Kerry met Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev to...

    Lack Of Progress On NATO May Turn Georgia Towards Russia
    Jul07

    Lack Of Progress On NATO May Turn Georgia Towards Russia

    Ex-Soviet Georgia could start a gradual drift back into the orbit of its former overlord Russia if it does not see tangible signs soon that it will be invited to join NATO.Georgian officials will be at a NATO summit in the Polish capital on Friday where they will be seeking assurances that the alliance will make good on the promise it delivered...

    Vladimir Putin Lands Job As City Mayoral Advisor in West Ukraine
    Jul07

    Vladimir Putin Lands Job As City Mayoral Advisor in West Ukraine

    Ukrainian politics has featured many eyebrow-raising characters, including Darth Vader. But a west Ukrainian mayor has made perhaps the most shocking appointment of all—by hiring Vladimir Putin as an advisor. Alexander Simchshin, mayor of Khmelnitsky and from the pro-EU party Svoboda, has asked Putin to use his security expertise to advise him,...

    AP PHOTOS: Squatting Flourishes in Free-Wheeling Kiev
    Jul07

    AP PHOTOS: Squatting Flourishes in Free-Wheeling Kiev

    AP PHOTOS: Squatting flourishes in free-wheeling Kiev …read more Source: ABC...

    US Gives Ukraine Additional $23 Million in Humanitarian Assistance
    Jul07

    US Gives Ukraine Additional $23 Million in Humanitarian Assistance

    The United States will give Ukraine nearly $23 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help it deal with the crisis in the eastern part of the country. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new aid package Thursday in Kyiv where he met with top officials, including President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman,...

    A world-class kleptocrat is hiding in plain sight as a stay-at-home dad in America
    Jul07

    A world-class kleptocrat is hiding in plain sight as a stay-at-home dad in America

    On any given day, Pavlo Lazarenko looks like an ordinary stay-at-home dad, shuttling his three young children to school and waiting for his wife to return home from work. Perhaps he’ll run an errand or two. But Lazarenko, it turns out, is a world-class kleptocrat hiding in plain sight in suburban America. He is the former prime minister of...

    NATO summit marks turning point for Polish security aspirations
    Jul07

    NATO summit marks turning point for Polish security aspirations

    WARSAW, Poland — The Polish capital once lent its name to the Warsaw Pact, the Soviet-led defence alliance that stood as a counterweight to NATO during the Cold War. This week, in a sign of how dramatically strategic alliances have shifted in Eastern Europe, Warsaw will host a two-day NATO summit, the first time that Poland has hosted a top-level...