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    Ukraine PM Addresses US Business Leaders
    Jul13

    Ukraine PM Addresses US Business Leaders

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Ukrainians and Americans should stand shoulder to shoulder “to make the world really free.” Yatsenyuk spoke at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday at a forum for U.S. and Ukrainian business leaders. The forum brought together business leaders from the two countries for high-level talks...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Terrorist Threat Has ‘Significantly Risen’
    Jul10

    Poroshenko: Ukraine Terrorist Threat Has ‘Significantly Risen’

    President Petro Poroshenko said on Friday the threat of terrorism had “significantly risen” in Ukraine, describing the country as awash with weapons trafficked from the east where a shaky ceasefire has eased fighting against pro-Russian rebels. At a meeting with Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and Interior Minister Arsen Avakov,...

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’
    Jul09

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reiterated Russia’s position on its annexation of Crimea, saying that Moscow considers the matter “closed.” “The Crimea issue – and I think everyone understands this, including those who cannot stop talking about it – is closed,” Lavrov said, speaking Thursday at a news conference on the...

    BRICS Leaders Vow to Coordinate Actions, Protect Economies
    Jul09

    BRICS Leaders Vow to Coordinate Actions, Protect Economies

    The BRICS emerging nations said on Thursday they were worried about the volatility of global financial markets and oil prices and agreed to coordinate efforts to keep their economies stable. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa finally launched the group’s largest initiatives to date – a development bank and a...

    Ukraine Banks Ask Russia to Compensate for Crimea Losses
    Jul08

    Ukraine Banks Ask Russia to Compensate for Crimea Losses

    Two of Ukraine’s largest banks – Privatbank and state-owned Oschadbank – have asked Moscow to compensate them for losses resulting from Russia’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year, they said in statements on Wednesday. Already under pressure from an economic crisis in Ukraine, banks with significant...

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs
    Jul08

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs

    The upper house of Russia’s parliament has called for a dozen foreign non-governmental organizations to be scrutinized to determine whether they should be deemed “undesirable” in accordance with a recently-passed law. The Federation Council on Wednesday formally asked Russia’s foreign and justice ministries and Prosecutor...

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine
    Jul07

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin’s office said on Monday. The hoaxer wrote to Yatsenyuk on what appeared to be U.S. Senate letterhead,...

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China
    Jul07

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China

    France says there will be no weapons sales to China, following earlier speculation that France might consider selling two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Beijing. After a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Monday, French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian denied the wide spread...

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force
    Jul06

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force

    The first 2,000 recruits of a new Ukrainian police force fanned throughout the capital Kyiv over the weekend, intended by the government as a visible sign of its commitment to shake off a deep-rooted culture of corruption in public institutions. Trained by U.S. and Canadian forces, and given less militaristic uniforms and the name...

    Land Mine Blast in East Ukraine Kills 5 Soldiers, Wounds 3
    Jul05

    Land Mine Blast in East Ukraine Kills 5 Soldiers, Wounds 3

    Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The presidential administration spokesman for the military operation, Alexander Motuzyanik, told reporters Sunday that the explosion occurred the previous day near...

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