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    US Defense Chief to Visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine
    Aug19

    US Defense Chief to Visit Jordan, Turkey, Ukraine

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel to Jordan, Turkey and Ukraine next week for talks with the leaders of all three nations. Pentagon officials said Friday that Mattis aims to reaffirm Washington’s commitments to each of the countries. Mattis will begin his trip by meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah as well as top defense...

    Ukraine Scrambles to Quash Fallout From North Korea Allegations
    Aug17

    Ukraine Scrambles to Quash Fallout From North Korea Allegations

    Ukrainian officials and analysts were quick to deny allegations that the Soviet-era Yuzhmash arms factory was a likely source of engine technology used in North Korea’s missiles and to redirect suspicions to Russia. “It is a complex and bulky piece of equipment. It is simply not possible to supply it by bypassing export procedures,” said...

    US Takes Another Look at Providing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine
    Aug14

    US Takes Another Look at Providing Lethal Weapons to Ukraine

    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 deliberations put pressure on President Donald Trump, who’s fighting perceptions he is soft on the...

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits
    Aug12

    UN: Displaced in Ukraine’s Rebel-held East Lack Basic Services, Benefits

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is appealing to the government of Ukraine in Kyiv and Russian-backed authorities in eastern Ukraine to provide basic services and pension benefits to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people struggling to survive in the rebel-held parts of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions....

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine
    Aug11

    U.S. Considering Lethal Defensive Arms to Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering arming Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons that Kyiv could use against Russia-backed separatists. Opponents argue arming Ukraine risks escalating the conflict while supporters say better weapons would act as a deterrence to Russian aggression and give a psychological and...

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems
    Aug11

    Arctic Fjords Help Russia Combat Fish Shortage Problems

    Arctic fjords that hid Soviet nuclear-powered submarines during the Cold War are now being used as a weapon in the sanctions war with Europe – to rear fish that Russia can no longer import. Three years ago, Russia banned food imports from the West in response to a series of Western sanctions that aimed to punish Moscow for its role in the...

    Experts Debate Pros and Cons of Lethal Arms for Ukraine
    Aug10

    Experts Debate Pros and Cons of Lethal Arms for Ukraine

    U.S. military experts are lining up on either side of a debate on whether to supply lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine, a move that would mark a turning point in U.S. policy on Kyiv’s 3-year-old conflict with Russian-backed separatists. Supporters of the move, which is under active consideration by President Donald Trump’s...

    Controversial Film About Russian Czar Cleared for Release
    Aug10

    Controversial Film About Russian Czar Cleared for Release

    A historical film about the last Russian czar’s affair with a ballerina has been cleared for release, the Culture Ministry said Thursday, despite passionate calls for its ban. “Matilda,” which describes Nicholas II’s relationship with Matilda Kshesinskaya has drawn virulent criticism from some Orthodox believers and hard-line...

    Polish President at Loggerheads With Ruling Party Over Army
    Aug09

    Polish President at Loggerheads With Ruling Party Over Army

    Polish President Andrzej Duda has blocked the appointment of new generals, in a fresh sign of tension between the head of state and the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party that originally backed him. Duda cited problems with a proposed new command system under government reform plans as his reason on Tuesday for blocking the...

    Putin in Abkhazia as Georgia Mourns Losses from War With Russia in 2008

    Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia Tuesday to express his support for separatists there and in South Ossetia on the ninth anniversary of a deadly five-day war between Moscow and Tbilisi. The Georgian government protested against the Kremlin leader’s visit to Abkhazia’s Black Sea...

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