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    Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis
    Mar24

    Ukraine ex-finance minister to oversee Puerto Rico crisis

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances amid a dire economic crisis announced Thursday that it appointed Ukraine’s former finance minister as its executive director. The board’s chairman said Natalie Jaresko served during a critical time in Ukraine’s history from 2014 to 2016...

    20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine
    Mar23

    20,000 evacuated after fire at military arsenal in Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials say around 20,000 people have been evacuated in the Kharkiv region near the border with Russia after a massive fire at a military ammunition depot. Ukraine’s chief military prosecutor, Anatolii Matios, said on Facebook that the blaze, which erupted early Thursday at the depot in Balaklia, was sparked...

    Romania to send 120 air defense troops to Poland
    Mar21

    Romania to send 120 air defense troops to Poland

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s president says the country will send 120 air defense troops to support NATO’s presence in Poland amid unease about Russia’s interventions in Ukraine. Speaking after a meeting of the country’s top defense council, President Klaus Iohannis said Tuesday said the troops would be deployed for...

    Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute
    Mar20

    Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute

    TOKYO (AP) — The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia are meeting in Tokyo for the first such “two-plus-two” talks since Russia’s annexation of Ukraine. Monday’s one-day meeting comes as the sides work to end a decades-long territorial dispute that is blocking them from forging a peace treaty. At the same time, Japan,...

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. The annexation was widely denounced by the West, and both the United States and the European Union imposed sanction on Russia in response. The annexation agreement on March...

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands
    Mar17

    Kremlin says Ukraine cuts off rebel east with its own hands

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says that Ukraine is ruining its own territorial integrity with a blockade of rebel regions in the east. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday that Moscow is watching with concern Ukraine “resolutely and consistently repudiating its own regions, condemning millions to living without...

    China plans station on disputed South China Sea shoal
    Mar17

    China plans station on disputed South China Sea shoal

    BEIJING (AP) — China plans to build an environmental monitoring station on a South China Sea shoal at the heart of a territorial dispute with the Philippines, potentially raising new concerns over Beijing’s actions to assert its claims in the strategically crucial waterbody. The top official in Sansha City that administers China’s...

    AP protests ruling against reporter over Chernobyl story
    Mar16

    AP protests ruling against reporter over Chernobyl story

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Supreme Court of Belarus on Thursday upheld a lower court decision ordering The Associated Press’ Minsk correspondent to write a letter to AP management denying facts in a story last year. AP is protesting the ruling against reporter Yuras Karmanau, saying it stands behind the accuracy of his story. “The AP continues to...

    Sweden’s intel agency: there is ‘a real and serious threat’
    Mar16

    Sweden’s intel agency: there is ‘a real and serious threat’

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of Sweden’s domestic intelligence agency says there is “a real and serious threat against the security” of the country, which “has an increased military strategic importance.” Sapo head Anders Thornberg says the agency has “never had a bigger and more complex task,” adding cooperating with others — at...

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte, a traditional Dutch consensus builder
    Mar13

    Dutch PM Mark Rutte, a traditional Dutch consensus builder

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte prides himself on his optimism. He has had it tested repeatedly in six years in office as his country has plumbed the depths of economic crisis, been plunged into mourning by the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine and, just days before national elections, descended into the...

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