: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Vox Sentences: A big, beautiful handshake
    Jul08

    Vox Sentences: A big, beautiful handshake

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Trump and Putin meet face to face; the latest US jobs report exceeds expectations; 19 states sue...

    Trump’s Warsaw Triumph
    Jul08

    Trump’s Warsaw Triumph

    Imagine that President Donald Trump gave a speech praising a strong Europe. Imagine that he called forthrightly on Russia to stop its aggression in Ukraine and join the community of responsible nations. Imagine that he embraced the mutual defense commitment, so-called Article 5, of NATO. Imagine that he extolled the role of women in our society....

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Updated July 7 at 4 p.m.Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the...

    Trump Defends the West
    Jul07

    Trump Defends the West

    There is something about a crisis and a foreign venue that brings out the best in an American president. In June 1963, when the Berlin Wall seemed permanent and the Iron Curtain impenetrable, President John F. Kennedy traveled to West Berlin to reassure the captive peoples of Eastern and Central Europe they had not been forgotten. In perhaps the...

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit
    Jul07

    Trump and Putin’s Rashomon Summit

    Pundits eager to analyze the outcome of Friday’s first face-to-face meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin don’t have much to go on. (Bold prediction: That won’t slow them down.)In the absence of material information, many analysts rushed to read meaning into the length of the meeting in...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG – Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Appoints Former US Ambassador To NATO As Envoy For Ukraine Negotiations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving closer to taking a more direct role in European-led efforts to end the conflict in Ukraine, the Trump administration on Friday appointed a former U.S. ambassador to NATO as special envoy for resolving the crisis. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who will visit Kiev this weekend, named Kurt Volker as special...

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories
    Jul07

    This Is How the G-20 Summit Helped Trump and Putin Claim Victories

    Matthew Rojansky Politics, Eurasia Don’t anticipate a swift improvement in the largely dysfunctional U.S.-Russia relationship. For Putin, the dysfunction is useful for domestic politics. The much anticipated first face-to-face meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has taken place on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in...

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps
    Jul07

    The Trump-Putin Meeting: No More than Baby Steps

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Politics, Eurasia Nobody should expect major changes to happen overnight. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin were scheduled to meet for only about thirty minutes, but they remained closeted together for over two hours today on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the first face-to-face meeting of the two...

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom
    Jul07

    G20 leaders debate whether to stop flowing money to kidnappers for ransom

    HAMBURG — Whether or not the world’s wealthiest countries should promise not to pay ransoms to terrorist kidnappers formed part of the discussions about international security Friday as G20 meetings got underway in Germany. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged more than a year ago to push other world leaders to stop paying kidnappers after...