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    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place
    Jun21

    White House Hosts Ukraine President, Says Russia Sanctions to Remain in Place

    Sanctions against the Russians will remain in place until “they are out of eastern Ukraine,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday as the Ukrainian president visited the White House. “We’re going to continue to have sanctions on Russia, and we believe that is part of Ukraine, and so therefore those sanctions will...

    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out
    Jun20

    France Drives EU Defense Integration as Britain Fears Being Left Out

    Talks begin this week on Britain’s exit from the European Union, which will leave the bloc with only one heavyweight military power — France. EU moves towards a common defense policy have raised fears in Britain that it could be frozen out of future security arrangements. Europe’s security is at a turning point. Threatened by Russian...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year
    Jun19

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea for a Year

    The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for a year over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014. EU foreign ministers said in a statement Monday that the 28-nation bloc “remains committed to fully implement its non-recognition policy” of Russia’s seizure of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol....

    Thousands Attend Gay Pride March in Ukraine’s Capital
    Jun18

    Thousands Attend Gay Pride March in Ukraine’s Capital

    Thousands of people attended a gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital amid tight security Sunday. A counterdemonstration by a few hundred ultranationalists resulted in scuffles with police in which two officers were injured and six people arrested, Kyiv police chief Andrei Krishchenko said. Much of downtown Kiev was cordoned off and about...

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply
    Jun17

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply

    The UN Children’s Fund warns three-quarters of a million children in Eastern Ukraine are at risk of water-borne diseases as fighting threatens to cut off their safe water supply. The United Nations estimates around 10,000 people have been killed and more than 23,500 injured since fighting in Eastern Ukraine erupted between the government...

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games
    Jun17

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games

    The United States is concerned about possible Russian incursions along NATO’s Baltic borders during large Russian military exercises in September and will send more troops to the area, the commander of U.S. troops in Europe said on Friday. Russia has denied Western concerns that its Zapad 2017 war games will threaten stability in eastern...

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law
    Jun17

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law

    A pan-European rights body said on Friday there were significant concerns about a draft law in Moldova that would change the way the country conducts parliamentary elections and expand the powers of the president. The proposed changes have proved divisive in the ex-Soviet nation ahead of a parliamentary election next year, when parties who favor...

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show
    Jun16

    Putin Peppered with Tough Questions During Annual Show

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual marathon call-in show, Direct Line, is usually a carefully crafted production designed to show how the Kremlin’s top guy cares about ordinary people’s concerns and quickly responds to resolve issues that local officials ignore. The nationwide show has state television reporters in...

    US Senators Back Legislation Strengthening Russia Sanctions
    Jun13

    US Senators Back Legislation Strengthening Russia Sanctions

    A group of U.S. Senators agreed Monday on legislation to strengthen sanctions against Russia, including a provision that would require congressional review if the White House relaxed, suspended or terminated sanctions already in place. The bipartisan agreement comes in the form of an amendment to legislation the Senate is already considering on...

    Mattis: No Indication Russia Wants Positive Relationship With US
    Jun13

    Mattis: No Indication Russia Wants Positive Relationship With US

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday there was no indication that Russia wanted a positive relationship with the United States, saying it had chosen to be a strategic competitor. “At this time … I do not see any indication that Mr. Putin would want a positive relationship with us. That is not to say we can’t get...

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