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    Hollande Urges Putin to ‘Move Forward’ With Ukraine Cease-Fire
    Apr24

    Hollande Urges Putin to ‘Move Forward’ With Ukraine Cease-Fire

    French President Francois Hollande has urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to “move forward” with implementing a European-brokered cease-fire agreement to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The two leaders met Friday on the sidelines of ceremonies in Yerevan, Armenia, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre...

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Military Hospital
    Apr23

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Military Hospital

    A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare foreign patient at the world’s largest military hospital – which accepted him...

    Deals Extend Russia’s Energy Cooperation With Argentina
    Apr23

    Deals Extend Russia’s Energy Cooperation With Argentina

    Russia and Argentina signed documents deepening energy cooperation Thursday, underlining Moscow’s drive to develop ties with South America since coming under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. At a ceremony in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez hailed the agreements as opening a...

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’
    Apr23

    Pentagon: Russian Claims of US Military Trainers in E. Ukraine ‘Ridiculous’

    The U.S. Defense Department has dismissed as “ridiculous” and “propaganda” comments by a Russian military official that American troops are training Ukrainian soldiers in the conflict zone in Ukraine’s east. “There’s no credence to it whatsoever” said Pentagon Spokesman Colonel Steve Warren, responding Thursday to the Russian...

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Мilitary Hospital
    Apr23

    Left for Dead on Battlefield, Ukrainian Officer Recovers at US Мilitary Hospital

    A Ukrainian Army colonel, badly wounded while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, is now undergoing rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington, D.C. As Tetiana Kharchenko reports, Colonel Ihor Hordiychuk is a rare patient there – in more ways than one. Faith Lapidus narrates her report....

    Poland Says Still Waiting for US to Apologize for Holocaust Remarks
    Apr23

    Poland Says Still Waiting for US to Apologize for Holocaust Remarks

    Poland was still waiting for the United States to apologize for remarks by an FBI official that it says implied complicity in the Holocaust during World War Two, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday. FBI Director James Comey’s remarks, published in the Washington Post last week, prompted an outcry in Poland and drew condemnation in the...

    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending
    Apr23

    Carter: Europe’s Security Challenges Should Mean More Defense Spending

    Europe should be spending more on its military given the security challenges facing the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday, adding that falling investment had eroded Europe’s ability to be a capable U.S. ally. “They’re not doing enough. They are spending a smaller share of their GDP than they have in...

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine
    Apr23

    US Says Russia Adds Air Defense Systems Inside Ukraine

    The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a European-brokered cease-fire agreement. “This is the highest amount of Russian air defense equipment in eastern Ukraine since August,” State...

    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest
    Apr21

    Global Survey: Approval for Russia Lowest Among World Powers; US Highest

    For the eighth consecutive year, Russia has earned the lowest approval ratings among major world powers in a survey of people in more than 130 countries, with Moscow’s ranking falling sharply in Western nations after its intervention last year in Ukraine. The Gallup survey of about 1,000 adults in each of the countries showed the United...

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability
    Apr21

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev will extend his nearly 26-year rule of Kazakhstan in an election on Sunday which investors hope will maintain stability in the Central Asian state despite criticism of his rights record. The 74-year-old former steelworker has held power since 1989 when the oil-producing nation of 17 million stretching from the...

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