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    Putin Wants Better Relations With Next US President
    Dec17

    Putin Wants Better Relations With Next US President

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wants to develop better ties with the United States no matter who wins next year’s U.S. presidential election. In his annual news conference with international reporters, Putin said he is ready to work with any president the American people elect. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary of State John...

    Putin’s Policy Expanding Russia’s Influence But at a Cost
    Dec17

    Putin’s Policy Expanding Russia’s Influence But at a Cost

    Attempts to isolate Russia over its actions in Ukraine appear to have failed as President Vladimir Putin expanded the need to negotiate with Moscow after it began airstrikes in Syria. While Putin has forced Western attention, political analysts say the cost to Russia’s security, relations and economy is significant and means tougher times...

    Ukraine to Suspend Trade with Crimea
    Dec16

    Ukraine to Suspend Trade with Crimea

    Ukraine says it will suspend trade with Russian-occupied Crimea by mid-January. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said in televised comments Wednesday the ban will begin in 30 days and will affect everything but humanitarian aid. The prime minister added there was no decision as to whether Ukraine would supply electricity to Ukraine. “As far...

    US, Russia Pledge to Cooperate on Syria
    Dec16

    US, Russia Pledge to Cooperate on Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia can make a significant difference in Syria if they work together. He spoke Tuesday in Moscow, where he met with top Russian officials to discuss Russia’s role in Syria and Ukraine. Zlatica Hoke reports the two sides are trying to iron out their disagreements on Syria...

    Kerry in Moscow to Discuss Syria, Ukraine
    Dec15

    Kerry in Moscow to Discuss Syria, Ukraine

    Secretary of State Kerry has arrived in Moscow, where he is soon to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Kerry headed to Russia after talks in Paris with his European counterparts, where they discussed the latest efforts to counter Islamic State in Syria. He is expected to use the visit to frame the next meeting of the International...

    Serbia Takes Step Toward EU Membership
    Dec15

    Serbia Takes Step Toward EU Membership

    Serbia has taken an “irreversible” step towards European Union membership, with the first two chapters of accession talks between the bloc and the former Yugoslav nation opening in Brussels. Analysts say the opening of EU talks Tuesday is a reward for Belgrade’s cooperation in normalizing bilateral relations with Kosovo and handing over...

    Kerry to Focus on Syria, Ukraine During Russia Trip
    Dec14

    Kerry to Focus on Syria, Ukraine During Russia Trip

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will use a visit to Russia to frame the next meeting of the International Syria Support Group, which is expected to take place Friday in New York, a senior State Department official said. The official said Kerry also will discuss efforts to get full implementation of the Minsk agreement, which includes a...

    US to Russia: Let Badly Needed Aid Reach Eastern Ukraine
    Dec12

    US to Russia: Let Badly Needed Aid Reach Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Russia to honor the Minsk peace deal and allow badly needed humanitarian aid into Ukraine. “Few relief organizations are able to work in the separatist-controlled areas because … the separatists suspended and expelled U.N. and international humanitarian organizations in July,”...

    Ukraine Lawmaker Manhandles PM Yatseniuk in Rowdy Parliament Scenes
    Dec11

    Ukraine Lawmaker Manhandles PM Yatseniuk in Rowdy Parliament Scenes

    Fighting broke out among members of Ukraine’s ruling coalition in parliament on Friday after a member of President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pulled him from the podium. Yatseniuk was defending his embattled government’s record when lawmaker Oleh Barna walked over to him,...

    Unrest in Syria, Ukraine Focal Points of Latest Kerry Trip
    Dec11

    Unrest in Syria, Ukraine Focal Points of Latest Kerry Trip

    In spite of differences with the United States over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia has been “constructive” in the multi-national effort to find a political settlement for Syria. On the sidelines of the climate change summit in Paris, Kerry said he intends to travel to Moscow next week for...

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