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    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’
    Jul11

    Foreign Ministers Meet on Europe’s ‘Crisis of Confidence’

    Austria’s foreign minister convened dozens of counterparts on Tuesday to overcome what he calls a “crisis of confidence” hobbling the work of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. A forum born of Cold War attempts to ease disputes through compromise, the OSCE must reach decisions by consensus. However,...

    Russia Calls EU-Ukraine Pact “Exemplary” Breach of WTO Rules
    Jul11

    Russia Calls EU-Ukraine Pact “Exemplary” Breach of WTO Rules

    Russia has indicated a potential new legal salvo in its trade war with Ukraine and the European Union, telling the World Trade Organization that a trade deal between Kiev and Brussels breaks the rules by penalizing Russia. Minutes of a June 29 meeting of the WTO’s committee on regional trade agreements, published on Tuesday, record...

    US Deploys Advanced Anti-aircraft Missiles in Baltics For First Time
    Jul10

    US Deploys Advanced Anti-aircraft Missiles in Baltics For First Time

    The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO war games Tuesday — the first time the advanced defense system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority. The Patriot battery was brought to the Siauliai military airbase Monday, ahead of the Tobruk Legacy...

    Ukraine Begins Talks on NATO Membership Action Plan
    Jul10

    Ukraine Begins Talks on NATO Membership Action Plan

    Ukraine is beginning discussions on a membership action plan with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday. Speaking at a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after a NATO-Ukraine Commission session in Kyiv, Poroshenko said at the moment Ukraine does not meet NATO...

    Tillerson Praises Turkey, Rebukes Russia During Foreign Trip

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson praised the Turkish people for resisting last year’s attempted coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, without mentioning the government’s crackdown on suspected plotters. Tillerson visited Ukraine and Turkey after attending G-20 summit in Germany. VOA’s Zlatica Hoke...

    Trump Says He Twice ‘Strongly Pressed’ Putin on US Election Meddling
    Jul09

    Trump Says He Twice ‘Strongly Pressed’ Putin on US Election Meddling

    U.S. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he twice “strongly pressed” Russian President Vladimir Putin about Russia’s meddling in last year’s U.S. election, but with Putin’s vehement denial of interference it was now time to “move forward in working constructively” with Moscow. In a string of Twitter...

    Tillerson Meets Ukraine’s President
    Jul09

    Tillerson Meets Ukraine’s President

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Ukraine to reaffirm American support as the country struggles with a Russia-backed insurgency in the east and attempts to crack down on corruption. Tillerson meets Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, just 48 hours after sitting in on President Donald Trump’s first face-to-face talks...

    Tillerson, Newly Named Envoy for Ukraine Crisis Head to Kyiv
    Jul08

    Tillerson, Newly Named Envoy for Ukraine Crisis Head to Kyiv

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has named former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker to serve as Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations. The announcement comes ahead of Tillerson’s first official visit to Kyiv Sunday, where he will meet with President Petro Poroshenko to discuss ways to help end the conflict in eastern Ukraine and...

    Tillerson Heads to Ukraine Following Trump-Putin Meeting
    Jul08

    Tillerson Heads to Ukraine Following Trump-Putin Meeting

    Ukraine was among the issues raised when U.S. President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday. And Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be taking the issue next to Ukraine’s capital and a meeting with the country’s president. VOA State Department correspondent Nike Ching previews Tillerson’s trip...

    US, Russia on Collision Course as They Compete for European Gas Market
    Jul08

    US, Russia on Collision Course as They Compete for European Gas Market

    Visiting Poland this week, U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to boost exports of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Central Europe and take on Russia’s stranglehold on energy supplies. “America stands ready to help Poland and other European nations diversify their energy supplies so that you can never be held hostage to a single...

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