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    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Mar13

    EU Unlikely to Extend Russia Sanctions Next Week

    European Union leaders are unlikely to reach agreement at next week’s summit to prolong economic sanctions on Russia that expire in July, a senior EU official said Friday. New sanctions on Russia also are off the table because EU governments want to give a chance to a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. But some of the EU’s 28...

    Rights Group Warns Ukraine Travel Restrictions Impede Health Care
    Mar13

    Rights Group Warns Ukraine Travel Restrictions Impede Health Care

    The U.S.-based group Human Rights Watch says travel restrictions imposed by the government of Ukraine have contributed to serious delays in delivery of medical care in rebel-controlled areas of the east. The group released a statement Friday saying it bases its assertion on 10 days of phone and in-person interviews with medical personnel and...

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine
    Mar13

    Germany Again Warns Against Lethal Weaponry for Ukraine

    Germany’s top diplomat has warned against supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against pro-Russian separatists, saying such a move could trigger a “dangerous, permanent escalation” of the crisis facing Kyiv and Moscow. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Thursday in Washington after talks with U.S....

    From ‘Red October’ Village, New Evidence on MH17 Downing Over Ukraine
    Mar12

    From ‘Red October’ Village, New Evidence on MH17 Downing Over Ukraine

    Villagers in eastern Ukraine have told Reuters they saw a missile flying directly overhead just before a Malaysian airliner was shot out of the sky on July 17 last year, providing the most detailed accounts to date that suggest it was fired from territory held by pro-Russian rebels. The accounts from four villagers of Chervonyi Zhovten, which was...

    Nemtsov Killing May Have Exposed Cracks in Kremlin Unity
    Mar12

    Nemtsov Killing May Have Exposed Cracks in Kremlin Unity

    The killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin has exposed rarely seen tensions between different camps inside President Vladimir Putin’s system of rule. No outsiders can know with any certainty what is happening behind the red-brick walls of the Kremlin, but some of Nemtsov’s associates say his...

    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base
    Mar12

    US Concerned About Russian Use of Vietnam Base

    The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said it is unaware of any response from the Vietnamese government to its request that it stop allowing Russia to use a base to refuel bombers that have conducted provocative flights around U.S. territory in the Pacific. The State Department late last week communicated its concerns privately to the Vietnamese government,...

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels
    Mar12

    In Eastern Ukraine, Civilian Casualties Push Men to Join Rebels

    After months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the presence of the Ukrainian military and the shelling of civilian neighborhoods seem to be pushing more men to join the rebellion. New recruits for Ukraine’s rebel army, part of a battalion of Don Cossacks, are on their way out of Donetsk to a piece of wasteland for weapons training. Their...

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar12

    US Warns of Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between defense spending by the U.S. compared to Europe at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe as part of ongoing NATO training operations. Henry Ridgwell reports from London on NATO’s...

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal
    Mar12

    IMF Aims for ‘Immediate’ Stabilization With Latest Ukraine Bailout Deal

    The International Monetary Fund has agreed to pump $10 billion into Ukraine’s troubled economy over the next year, providing swift assistance for the country’s struggling finances as part of a larger four-year bailout. The IMF board on Wednesday approved an overall loan of $17.5 billion, with the bulk of the money heading out the door...

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending
    Mar11

    US Warns Europe About Growing Gap in NATO Defense Spending

    Top U.S. officials are warning of the dangers of a growing gap between U.S. and European defense spending at a time of heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The warnings come as U.S. tanks and warships are being deployed in Europe for ongoing NATO training operations. Rolling off the Liberty Promise cargo ship and onto Riga harbor, about...

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