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    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel
    Sep12

    Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian border guards and police turned up at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying Tuesday after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kiev. Television footage showed Ukrainian security officials in Leopolis Hotel’s lobby in the...

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump
    Aug13

    US debate on arming Ukraine puts pressure on Russia, Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking leverage with Russia, the Trump administration has reopened consideration of long-rejected plans to give Ukraine lethal weapons, even if that would plunge the United States deeper into the former Soviet republic’s conflict. The proposal, endorsed by the Pentagon and the State Department, reflects his...

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained
    Aug07

    2 members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot briefly detained

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot were briefly detained Monday after rallying for the release of a Ukrainian filmmaker outside his Siberian prison. A Russian military court convicted Sentsov, who comes from the Crimean Peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, of conspiracy to commit terror attacks...

    U.S.-Russia diplomatic talks restored
    Aug07

    U.S.-Russia diplomatic talks restored

    Russia’s top diplomat said Sunday his country is ready for more engagement with the United States on North Korea, Syria, Ukraine and other pressing matters, even as Moscow braces for new sanctions from the Trump administration. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the first time since...

    The Latest: Trump’s Ukraine envoy to visit Moscow for talks
    Aug06

    The Latest: Trump’s Ukraine envoy to visit Moscow for talks

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (sir-GAY’ lahv-RAWF’) says President Donald Trump’s special representative for Ukraine negotiations will soon make his first trip to Moscow. The top American and Russian diplomats are meeting for the first time since President Donald Trump reluctantly signed into law a package of new...

    Amid US-Russia feuding, their chief diplomats hold talks
    Aug06

    Amid US-Russia feuding, their chief diplomats hold talks

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States and Russia are feuding, expelling diplomats in what Washington calls a new post-Cold War low. […] that didn’t stop U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov from meeting for the first time since the Trump administration imposed new sanctions against...

    AP PHOTOS: Children in war-torn Ukraine learn the art of war
    Aug04

    AP PHOTOS: Children in war-torn Ukraine learn the art of war

    Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in fighting between Russia-backed separatists and government troops in Ukraine’s east since 2014, and despite a cease-fire being formally in place, civilians and troops still die and get injured almost on a daily basis. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International in a joint report last year said it had...

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia
    Aug03

    Trump blames Congress for poor US relations with Russia

    WASHINGTON — President Trump blamed Congress on Thursday for the United States’ poor relationship with Russia, a day after he signed sanctions legislation that he said is flawed and unconstitutional. The new law, which also includes sanctions on Iran and North Korea, limits Trump’s ability to change restrictions on Russia and is a...

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1
    Aug02

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1

    Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a historic friendship agreement designed to dampen a historic rivalry in their region that is still at odds over old ethnic and territorial disputes. The deal, in which both countries renounced territorial claims against each other and Bulgaria commits to backing its smaller neighbor’s bids to join...

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