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    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day
    Apr10

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day

    KYIV, Ukraine—Thursday was a bad day for the Kremlin. In the span of a few hours, Russia’s two foreign policy mantelpieces—its military adventures in Ukraine and Syria—were both dealt body blows. One came from a United States cruise missile attack on a Syrian regime air base where Russian military forces were deployed. The strike was in...

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?
    Apr10

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Trump administration officials on Sunday made it clear that Russia must end their support for the Syrian government or its relationship with the United States will continue to dwindle, according to the Washington Post, providing a basis for what talks between Moscow and Washington will resemble this week when...

    Canada and Ukraine sign  defense cooperation agreement
    Apr10

    Canada and Ukraine sign defense cooperation agreement

    OTTAWA – One month after the Canadian government announced a two-year extension of its military training mission in Ukraine, Canada formalized its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and security through a bilateral defense cooperation agreement both countries’ defense ministers signed here on April 3. “The arrangement will enable us to...

    Tillerson steps up on Syria, Russia after avoiding spotlight
    Apr10

    Tillerson steps up on Syria, Russia after avoiding spotlight

    FILE – In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. President-elect Donald Trump selected Tillerson to lead the State Department on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) WASHINGTON —...

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission:  Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’
    Apr10

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission: Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’

    BRUSSELS – Addressing the NATO-Ukraine Commission on March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made it clear that the United States and NATO “stand firm in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and underscored, “We do not, and will not, accept Russian efforts to change the borders of territory of Ukraine.”...

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams
    Apr10

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams

    KYIV – To North Americans it’s “soccer,” but to the rest of the world it’s “football” – the term most commonly used to describe the globe’s premier spectator sport. Ukraine during the week of April 3-7 saw practitioners of what Brazilian soccer legend Pele coined “the beautiful game” in a cross-Atlantic duel of three separate...

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts
    Apr10

    In Tillerson’s First G-7 Talks, a Focus on Familiar Unresolved Conflicts

    Diplomats from world powers have spent the past few years trying to figure out how to address the conflict in Syria, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions and Russia’s actions in its neighborhood and abroad. Those issues remain a key focus this week, some with a renewed sense of urgency, as U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with...

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine
    Apr10

    IMF approves $1B loan to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $1 billion loan payment to Ukraine. The IMF is supporting Ukraine with a $17.5 billion bailout program in exchange for Kyiv implementing reforms and tackling corruption. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on April 3 that the approval was “further...

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia
    Apr10

    Tillerson Heads to Moscow Days After US Missile Strikes in Syria Anger Russia

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to Moscow on April 12, just days after the United States launched missile strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed civilians. Officials say the top U.S. diplomat will urge Russia to rethink its continued support for the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad....

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign
    Apr10

    Ukraine’s central bank chief resigns after death threats and hate campaign

    Ukraine’s central bank Governor Valeria Gontareva tendered her resignation on Monday following a hate campaign and even death threats at a time when the country is enduring a deep recession. …read more Source:...