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    EU’s Juncker Promises Ukraine 600 Million Euros In Aid
    Feb11

    EU’s Juncker Promises Ukraine 600 Million Euros In Aid

    European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says the European Union will give Ukraine 600 million euros ($640 million) to bolster government finances. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Two years since peace deal, war simmers in Ukraine
    Feb11

    Two years since peace deal, war simmers in Ukraine

    AFPKiev (AFP) – Two years have passed since the signing of a deal aimed at ending the war in Ukraine but the bloody conflict has rumbled on — at the cost of another 5,000 lives. The Minsk II accord saw Kremlin-backed rebels agree with Kiev and Moscow on a halt to the fighting and outlined a complex roadmap for securing peace. It was...

    How to Put America First–While Engaging the Rest of the World
    Feb11

    How to Put America First–While Engaging the Rest of the World

    Only Donald Trump would attempt to rescue the phrase “America First” from its slightly discreditable heritage. Unfortunately, his sales job has been incomplete and unconvincing. Now someone needs to rescue the same phrase from his crabbed, negative meaning. The dominant foreign policy vision animating left and right in recent years...

    EU Stands Behind Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia Regardless of U.S. Action
    Feb11

    EU Stands Behind Ukraine-Related Sanctions on Russia Regardless of U.S. Action

    The United States might waver on Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia but Europe will not, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said Friday, so long as a standing agreement to stop the fighting in Ukraine is not fully implemented. After meetings in Washington, D.C. with lawmakers and administration officials, Federica Mogherini...

    As Fighting Escalates in Ukraine, Attention Focuses on Donald Trump
    Feb11

    As Fighting Escalates in Ukraine, Attention Focuses on Donald Trump

    The lack of a clear position on the conflict by the president has bewildered officials on both sides of the war, particularly in Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Trump and EU Agree on Russia Sanctions
    Feb10

    Trump and EU Agree on Russia Sanctions

    The theory that Trump is in the thrall of Putin took another blow today, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the EU’s Federhica Mogherini agreed to uphold current Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia. Wall Street Journal: The Trump administration and European officials agree on the need to keep sanctions in place against Russia...

    Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis
    Feb10

    Italy Seeks Russia’s Help to Stabilize Libya, End Migrant Crisis

    From a flimsy rubber dinghy drifting 16 kilometers off Tripoli, the Libyan coast guard rescued more than 100 migrants this week, including a baby just a few weeks old. Close to 9,500 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean already this year — putting 2017 on course to be a record year. The European Union agreed this month to give the Tripoli...

    GOP Senators to Trump: Stay tough on Russia
    Feb10

    GOP Senators to Trump: Stay tough on Russia

    One day after a bipartisan effort to introduce legislation that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Russia, a group of nine GOP senators wrote a letter urging the president to remain “tough-minded” on Moscow. The letter pushed for condemnation of Russian aggression in Ukraine, and advocated for tough action...

    Funeral Of Separatist Commander In Donetsk Draws Big Crowd
    Feb10

    Funeral Of Separatist Commander In Donetsk Draws Big Crowd

    A large crowd has turned out for the funeral of an assassinated separatist commander in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia
    Feb10

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Stops Funding Magazine Critical Of Russia

    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a U.S. government-funded news organization, has cut funding for The Interpreter magazine, an online publication that has critically covered Russia. Michael Weiss, a Daily Beast senior editor who also serves as editor-in-chief of The Interpreter, told The Huffington Post that RFE/RL’s management made the...