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    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe
    Dec05

    Tillerson to Affirm ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to NATO During Trip to Europe

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he plans to affirm an “ironclad” U.S. commitment to NATO during a visit to Belgium, Austria and France this week. Dogged by reports by several media outlets that the White House is considering replacing him with CIA Chief Mike Pompeo, Tillerson called those reports “laughable.” President Donald...

    Ukraine Honors Memory of Holodomor Victims
    Nov26

    Ukraine Honors Memory of Holodomor Victims

    Ukraine is marking the official Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holodomor, which commemorates the millions who died of famine under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. In central Kyiv on Saturday, President Petro Poroshenko and hundreds of other people laid symbolic wheat ears and lit candles before the monument commemorating victims of the...

    Separatist Leader Says He Is Taking Power in Ukraine’s Luhansk Region
    Nov25

    Separatist Leader Says He Is Taking Power in Ukraine’s Luhansk Region

    A senior separatist official of the Ukrainian region of Luhansk says he is taking over power from regional chief Igor Plotnitsky, who said earlier in the week that a coup attempt was trying to force him out of office. Security Minister Leonid Pasechnik said Friday that he was taking over after Plotnitsky resigned for health reasons. There was no...

    Separatist Leader Says He Is Taking Power in Ukraine’s Luhansk Region
    Nov25

    Separatist Leader Says He Is Taking Power in Ukraine’s Luhansk Region

    A senior separatist official of the Ukrainian region of Luhansk says he is taking over power from regional chief Igor Plotnitsky, who said earlier in the week that a coup attempt was trying to force him out of office. Security Minister Leonid Pasechnik said Friday that he was taking over after Plotnitsky resigned for health reasons. There was no...

    EU Eyes Closer Ties With Armenia Amid Tensions Over Brussels Summit Declaration
    Nov24

    EU Eyes Closer Ties With Armenia Amid Tensions Over Brussels Summit Declaration

    The leaders of the European Union and the six Eastern Partnership countries will meet in Brussels on Friday in an effort to deepen ties between the EU and the former Soviet republics. The summit’s main event will likely be the signing of an enhanced EU partnership deal with Armenia. That pact, however, omits free trade and is less ambitious...

    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup
    Nov23

    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

    A separatist leader in Ukraine’s east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day. Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, claimed that former Interior Minister Igor Kornet “tried to seize...

    Trump, Putin Agree to Support UN in Syrian Peace Process
    Nov22

    Trump, Putin Agree to Support UN in Syrian Peace Process

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to support the U.N. effort to “peacefully resolve” the nearly seven-year-long Syrian civil war. The White House said the two leaders talked for more than an hour and stressed the importance of ending the humanitarian crisis in which millions of Syrians...

    Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat
    Nov19

    Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat

    Ukraine has summoned the Polish ambassador in Kyiv after Poland denied entry to a Ukrainian official in an escalation of a diplomatic spat over the two neighbors’ troubled past. Poland’s decision to refused entry on Saturday to the head of Ukraine’s commemoration commission, Svyatoslav Sheremet, was in response to a ban imposed...

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death
    Nov19

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death

    Ukraine officials have arrested a man who is considered a suspect in the 2004 shooting death of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. Ukraine’s state Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it had detained a suspect, a Russian man, who was also wanted in other slayings. The man was arrested in...

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death
    Nov19

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death

    Ukraine officials have arrested a man who is considered a suspect in the 2004 shooting death of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. Ukraine’s state Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it had detained a suspect, a Russian man, who was also wanted in other slayings. The man was arrested in...

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