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    Moscow Says Escalation of Tension on Korea Peninsula Unacceptable
    Oct09

    Moscow Says Escalation of Tension on Korea Peninsula Unacceptable

    Any escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone call on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump warned over the weekend that “only one thing will work” in dealing with Pyongyang, hinting that military action was on his mind....

    NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia
    Oct09

    NATO to Launch Black Sea Force as Latest Counter to Russia

    NATO is set to launch a new multinational force in Romania on Monday to counter Russia along its eastern flank and to check a growing Russian presence in the Black Sea following the Kremlin’s 2014 seizure of Crimea. Initially a small force relying on troops from 10 NATO countries including Italy and Canada, as well as Romania, the land, air...

    Ukraine Says Russian Crime Lord Staged Lawmaker’s Killing
    Oct09

    Ukraine Says Russian Crime Lord Staged Lawmaker’s Killing

    Ukraine’s chief prosecutor on Monday blamed a Russian crime lord linked to Russia’s security agency for the killing of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said Voronenkov was gunned down in March on orders from Vladimir Tyurin, a former partner of Voronenkov’s wife, Maria Maksakova....

    US Ambassador to Russia Says Ukraine Key to Improved Relations
    Oct08

    US Ambassador to Russia Says Ukraine Key to Improved Relations

    The new U.S. ambassador to Russia said Saturday that restoring Ukrainian sovereignty and bringing North Korea to the negotiating table would be central issues as he works to improve U.S.-Russian relations. Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. said trust is at a low point as many Americans believe Russia wants to undermine U.S. democracy amid...

    Russia Border Guard Killed in Shootout Near Ukraine Border
    Oct02

    Russia Border Guard Killed in Shootout Near Ukraine Border

    Russia’s top domestic security agency says one Russian border guard has been killed in a shootout with two men who tried to cross into Ukraine. The FSB said in a statement Monday the two men on Saturday opened fire when the officer who approached them in a Russian village that borders northeast Ukraine. One of the men blew himself up and...

    Poland Keeps Election Promise, Lowers Retirement Age
    Oct01

    Poland Keeps Election Promise, Lowers Retirement Age

    Poland lowers its retirement age Sunday, a costly election promise by the ruling conservatives that goes against a European trend of gradually increasing the pension age as people live longer and stay more healthy. Lowering the age to 60 for women and 65 for men is popular in particular among supporters of the governing right-wing Law and Justice...

    Russia Charges Opposition Leader for Unsanctioned Protests
    Sep30

    Russia Charges Opposition Leader for Unsanctioned Protests

    Russian police released opposition leader and would-be presidential candidate Alexei Navalny on Friday after several hours in detention. Police charged Navalny with repeatedly organizing unauthorized rallies, an administrative offense punishable with a fine of up to a 300,000 rubles ($5,200) and compulsory work for up to 200 hours. “We were...

    Analysts: Russia May Be Helping Catalonia Secessionists
    Sep30

    Analysts: Russia May Be Helping Catalonia Secessionists

    Catalonia’s secessionists, who are trying to organize an independence vote from Spain on Sunday, may be getting aid from Russia as part of the Kremlin’s ongoing strategy to destabilize the European Union, according to European Union analysts. Spain’s central government has deployed thousands of police to contain expected...

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time
    Sep29

    U.S. Confirms Ambassador to Moscow at Crucial Time

    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jon Huntsman as the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, filling a void at a critical tie in U.S.-Russian relations. Huntsman is a former governor of the U.S. state of Utah who previously served as ambassador to Singapore and China. The confirmation was unanimous and swift, with Democrats and Republicans joining in a rare...

    US Looks to Keep Arms Control Treaty With Russia
    Sep23

    US Looks to Keep Arms Control Treaty With Russia

    The United States sees value in the New START arms control treaty with Russia, despite Washington’s concerns about Moscow’s track record on arms control and other issues, senior U.S. officials said Friday. The remarks by the Trump administration officials, speaking to reporters on condition of anonymity, suggest the treaty will remain...

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