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    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression
    Aug01

    Pence: Baltic States’ Greatest Threat Comes from Russian Aggression

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Monday there is no larger threat to Baltic states than the “specter of aggression” by Russia, as he pledged support for NATO allies Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Pence met in Tallinn with the presidents of all the Baltic states — Estonia’s Kersti Kaljulaid, Latvia’s Raimonds Vejonis and...

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine
    Jul31

    US, for First Time, to Sell Coal to Ukraine

    The U.S. said Monday that for the first time it will sell coal to Ukraine, easing its reliance on Russia and Moscow-back separatists in eastern Ukraine to meet its energy needs. The accord calls for Xcoal Energy & Resources in the eastern state of Pennsylvania to ship 700,000 tons of thermal coal by the end of the year to Ukraine’s...

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia
    Jul30

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Estonia for talks on military support, beginning a tour of three Baltic members of NATO. The tour comes amid requests from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for U.S. military support in the face of Russian expansionism. “To our allies here in Eastern Europe, we are with you, we stand with you on behalf of...

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS
    Jul30

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS

    Security officials said on Sunday that the Egyptian man who stabbed to death three tourists and wounded three others earlier this month in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was tasked by the Islamic State group to carry out an attack against foreigners. The officials said that investigations revealed 29-year old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban had communicated...

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own
    Jul29

    Trump to Approve Sanctions Bill; Russia Imposes Its Own

    The White House says President Donald Trump approves of Congress’ new sanctions against Russia and he intends to sign the bill. In a statement Friday, the press secretary said the president has reviewed the final version of the bill that outlines additional sanctions against a wide range of Russia industries. The bill also gives Congress...

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia
    Jul29

    Pence to Visit Estonia, Georgia, Montenegro on NATO, Russia

    Vice President Mike Pence visits three countries in Russia’s neighborhood beginning Monday to signal support for them and NATO while drawing a line against aggression. Pence’s trip to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is viewed as a follow-up to President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe earlier this month. Then, Trump used stops in...

    Russia Orders US to Reduce Diplomatic Staff
    Jul28

    Russia Orders US to Reduce Diplomatic Staff

    Russia’s foreign ministry said Friday it is imposing counter measures on the U.S. in response to new sanctions approved Thursday by Congress. The ministry said the sanctions confirm the “extreme aggression of U.S. in international affairs.” “We propose to the U.S. side,” the ministry said, “to bring the number...

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident
    Jul27

    HBO Announces Five-part Miniseries on Chernobyl Accident

    HBO says production will begin next year on a miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The five-part series will star Jared Harris as a Soviet scientist tapped by the Kremlin to investigate the accident. The series will dramatize the events of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear catastrophe that resulted in widespread radioactive fallout. Thirty...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 
    Jul27

    Ukraine Strips Former Georgian President Saakashvili of Citizenship 

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stripped former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship Wednesday, leaving him effectively stateless. Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine and was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko on May 30, 2015. Ukraine’s State Migration Services posted a statement July 26...

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