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    Denis Voronenkov, Kremlin critic, killed by Russian agent, Ukraine says
    Mar24

    Denis Voronenkov, Kremlin critic, killed by Russian agent, Ukraine says

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says the killer of Kremlin critic Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent. Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, identified the man who shot Voronenkov on Thursday as 28-year-old Pavel Parshov and … …read more...

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest
    Mar22

    Ukraine bans Russia’s entry to Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW (AP) – The Eurovision song contest, nominally an apolitical festival of pop music confections and cheerfully tacky costumes, erupted into a political dispute Wednesday after Ukraine banned Russia’s contestant from entering the country. Yulia Samoylova, who was to represent Russia in the May 11-13 contest in the Ukrainian...

    Crimea gambles on gamblers to ease isolation
    Mar21

    Crimea gambles on gamblers to ease isolation

    What happens in Crimea stays in Crimea, if top officials of the Black Sea peninsula now claimed by Russia has anything to say about it. Crimean Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov announced that construction work will start later this year on a “gambling zone” targeting international visitors near the port city … …read more...

    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 “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 …...

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory
    Mar15

    Ukraine announces economic blockade of rebel-held territory

    MOSCOW (AP) – Ukraine on Wednesday announced a transport blockade of rebel-held areas that is likely to cause serious economic disruption and could threaten a precarious cease-fire in the east of the country. “It will be in place until the occupiers return stolen Ukrainian industry to Ukrainian jurisdiction,” Ukrainian President...

    Ukraine coal blockades fuel nationalist tensions
    Mar10

    Ukraine coal blockades fuel nationalist tensions

    The specter of nationalism is spreading across Europe, and nowhere is the strain more virulent or potentially dangerous than Ukraine. Russian media outlets have made it a national pastime to warn of “Ukrainian Nazis” and the nationalist extremists who supposedly threaten the very existence of the government in Kiev. Much …...

    Ukraine takes Russia to U.N. court over rebel funding, Crimea
    Mar06

    Ukraine takes Russia to U.N. court over rebel funding, Crimea

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister on Monday accused Russia of financing terrorism by shipping arms, ammunition and funds to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine and of discriminating against non-Russians in the annexed Crimean Peninsula. The charges came as a case between Kiev and Moscow opened at …...

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran
    Mar03

    China’s Tan Zhongyi wins women’s world chess title in Tehran

    Continuing a long string of dominance by China’s women, WGM Tan Zhongyi defeated Ukrainian GM Anna Muzychuk in the final match to claim the FIDE women’s world chess championship knockout tournament in Tehran Friday. The upset win makes Tan the fifth Chinese woman to hold the women’s title since GM … …read more...

    Pence reassures world leaders that U.S. will hold Russia accountable
    Feb18

    Pence reassures world leaders that U.S. will hold Russia accountable

    Vice President Mike Pence told a gathering of world leaders Saturday that the U.S. would “hold Russia accountable” for aggression in Ukraine, seeking to reassure European allies that President Trump wasn’t soft on Russia. Mr. Pence also reaffirmed the administration’s strong commitment to NATO, another area where Mr....

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to US-Russia ties
    Feb16

    Top Trump envoys signal no quick changes to US-Russia ties

    BRUSSELS (AP) – The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia’s support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior. At …...

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