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    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing
    Aug03

    Georgian Court Rejects Saakashvili’s Motion to Postpone Embezzlement Hearing

    A Georgian court on Wednesday rejected a request to postpone former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hearing on embezzlement charges. Saakashvili’s lawyers asked Tbilisi City Court to delay the hearing because the former president has been stateless since July 26, when Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili’s...

    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support
    Aug03

    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support

    Nana Sanjaia of VOA’s Georgian service spoke with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, following Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the country. Below is a transcript, edited for clarity and length. Q: Vice President Mike Pence is the highest official of the current U.S. administration who visited Georgia. What is the takeout...

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders
    Aug02

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Russia on Wednesday of working to “destabilize” the Western Balkans and divide the region from the West where he said its future lies. Pence spoke in Montenegro, which joined NATO this year in defiance of Russia, on the final leg of a tour designed to reassure Eastern Europe of Washington’s...

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill Into Law

    U.S. President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions Wednesday on Russia, signing legislation with penalties aimed at Moscow for its interference in last year’s U.S. election designed to help him win the White House. Trump had objected to the measure because it gives Congress a 30-day review period during which it could block Trump from easing...

    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions
    Aug02

    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions

    The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by...

    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing
    Aug01

    In Georgia, Pence Assures Eastern Europe of US Backing

    On the latest leg of his first official tour of Eastern Europe, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence assured regional allies the United States will stand by their side. Facing a crowd of Georgian and international journalists at government offices in Tbilisi, Pence, standing alongside his host, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, said America...

    Pence: Reversing Sanctions Requires Russia to Change
    Aug01

    Pence: Reversing Sanctions Requires Russia to Change

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says diplomatic actions taken by Russian in response to fresh sanctions will not deter U.S. commitment to its security and that of its allies. Speaking Tuesday during a visit to Georgia, Pence said the sanctions bill President Donald Trump will soon sign sends a “very clear message” that with...

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire
    Aug01

    Experts Say Russian Retaliation Against US Could Backfire

    Russian authorities are now barring American diplomats and their families from a U.S. recreational residence on the outskirts of Moscow, part of sweeping retaliatory measures announced by Kremlin leader Vladmir Putin. The Russian president ordered the U.S. on Sunday to cut its overall staff of more than 1,200 in Russia by 755 people, in response...

    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...

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