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    Trump Tells Merkel Of ‘Strong’ U.S. Support For NATO
    Mar18

    Trump Tells Merkel Of ‘Strong’ U.S. Support For NATO

    U.S. President Donald Trump gave NATO another strong endorsement but told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany and other allies must do more to contribute to the alliance’s collective defense. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Common bonds aside, Trump and Merkel show little rapport
    Mar18

    Common bonds aside, Trump and Merkel show little rapport

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to sidestep their differences, but some awkward moments punctuated their first public appearance. Later, during a joint news conference, Trump pushed back against the notion in Europe that his “America First” agenda means he’s an isolationist,...

    German FM:  Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    German FM: Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

    Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. Tensions are again running high between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists: Kyiv this week cut off...

    Hopes Fade for a Political Solution to the War in Ukraine
    Mar17

    Hopes Fade for a Political Solution to the War in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—A Russian bank in the historic heart of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, has become the epicenter of an escalating crisis that has Ukrainians doubting whether a political solution is still possible to end a three-year-old war against a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. On March 13, protestors built a wall...

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine
    Mar17

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine

    As Russia becomes a hot-button issue in American politics, a former Pentagon official is urging the new Trump administration to pay more attention to the conflict in Ukraine. Michael Carpenter, a senior Defense Department official under former President Barack Obama who dealt with Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs, described to VOA on...

    Ukraine: Senior Official Accused of Corruption Makes $3.7 Million Bail
    Mar17

    Ukraine: Senior Official Accused of Corruption Makes $3.7 Million Bail

    The head of the tax service was accused of embezzling millions and was detained as part of a corruption crackdown. …read more Source:...

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments
    Mar17

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments

    After a White House meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported NATO but renewed a call for member nations to increase their financial contributions to support the military alliance. Trump expressed his “strong support for NATO” but called on fellow members who “owe vast sums...

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments
    Mar17

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments

    After a White House meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported NATO but renewed a call for member nations to increase their financial contributions to support the military alliance. Trump expressed his “strong support for NATO” but called on fellow members who “owe vast sums...

    Trump Reiterates NATO Support, Presses Merkel on Spending Targets
    Mar17

    Trump Reiterates NATO Support, Presses Merkel on Spending Targets

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump reiterated his strong support for NATO on Friday and pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet NATO’s military spending target, in the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders. The meeting between the leader of Europe’s largest economy and the U.S. president was billed as one that...

    In Ukraine, Some Signs Of Progress In Uphill Battle Against Corruption
    Mar17

    In Ukraine, Some Signs Of Progress In Uphill Battle Against Corruption

    Ukraine is considered one of the world’s most corrupt countries. But activists are encouraged by the ongoing case against Roman Nasirov, the country’s tax chief, who is accused of embezzlement.(Image credit: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images) …read more Source:...