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    Ukrainian Separatists Proclaim a New State
    Jul18

    Ukrainian Separatists Proclaim a New State

    Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of Ukraine. The surprise announcement in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk casts further doubt on the 2015 cease-fire deal that was supposed to stop fighting in Ukraine’s industrial heartland and bring...

    3 Years on, Families Honor Loved Ones Lost on Downed MH17
    Jul17

    3 Years on, Families Honor Loved Ones Lost on Downed MH17

    Relatives and friends of people killed three years ago when a surface-to-air missile blew a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet out of the sky over Ukraine gathered Monday to mark the anniversary at a new memorial near the Amsterdam airport from which the plane departed. The commemoration, in presence of the Dutch king, comes as international...

    EU Agrees to Allow in More Ukraine Exports for 3 Years
    Jul17

    EU Agrees to Allow in More Ukraine Exports for 3 Years

    EU foreign ministers approved on Monday measures to allow Ukraine to export more industrial and agricultural products free of tariffs to the bloc in recognition of reforms undertaken by Kyiv and the country’s fragile economy. By the end of September, Ukraine will be able to export greater tonnage of farm products, including grains, honey...

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue
    Jul14

    Russia’s Putin Hopes Dialogue With Trump Will Continue

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that he hoped for further dialogue with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after their meeting in Hamburg earlier this month on the fringes of the G20 summit. “If the dialogue were to go on, as you’ve said in this sense, in a humanitarian sense, there is the chance to hope that the...

    Russia’s Ban on US Adoptions Gets Snarled in New Melodrama
    Jul14

    Russia’s Ban on US Adoptions Gets Snarled in New Melodrama

    More than four years after it was imposed, Russia’s ban on adoptions by Americans is back in the news, rekindling frustration and sadness among some of those affected by it. Chuck Johnson, CEO of the National Council for Adoption, worries that any efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to get the ban lifted might now be...

    Report: Poor Coordination Undercuts Sanctions Against Rogue States
    Jul14

    Report: Poor Coordination Undercuts Sanctions Against Rogue States

    A lack of coordination between the European Union and the United States can undermine sanctions against rogue nations, said a new report from the Royal United Services Institute, a British research group. The report’s authors also called for improved guidance for the private sector in implementing the penalties. The assessment came as the...

    Corruption Undermining Ukraine’s Progress, EU’s Juncker Says
    Jul14

    Corruption Undermining Ukraine’s Progress, EU’s Juncker Says

    Corruption is undermining all efforts to rebuild Ukraine in line with European Union norms, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday, as President Petro Poroshenko vowed to pursue ever-closer integration with the bloc. Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk were in Kyiv for a 24-hour summit with Poroshenko...

    Russia Tells NATO to Stop ‘Demonizing’ Planned War Games
    Jul13

    Russia Tells NATO to Stop ‘Demonizing’ Planned War Games

    Russia sought to reassure NATO on Thursday that its war games in September would respect international limits on size, but NATO’s chief remained wary about their scale and scope. Russia and Belarus aim to hold maneuvers that some NATO allies believe could number more than 100,000 troops and involve nuclear weapons training, the biggest such...

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply
    Jul13

    Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply

    Russia has significantly increased its military activity in the skies around Western European NATO members, according to a new report that warns the tactic could present a danger to civilian aircraft. NATO forces in Europe scrambled fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian aircraft — so-called Quick Reaction Alerts or QRA — close to 800...

    Pushing America First, Trump Seeks Common Ground in France
    Jul13

    Pushing America First, Trump Seeks Common Ground in France

    U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in France Thursday for Bastille Day celebrations that will see American and French troops marching together Friday on Paris’ famed Champs Élysées. The two-day trip could be somewhat of a respite from media scrutiny on alleged links between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, but he was...

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