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    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...

    Trump Administration Taps Former NATO Envoy for Ukraine Role
    Jul07

    Trump Administration Taps Former NATO Envoy for Ukraine Role

    The Trump administration is selecting a former U.S. envoy to NATO for the top job dealing with the Ukraine crisis. The State Department says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is appointing Ambassador Kurt Volker as the special representative for Ukraine. Tillerson spokesman R.C. Hammond says he’ll coordinate the State Department’s...

    Trump Prepares to Meet Putin as G-20 Protests Rage
    Jul07

    Trump Prepares to Meet Putin as G-20 Protests Rage

    Police in Hamburg clashed with protesters for a second day Friday as leaders of the world’s 20 richest economies opened talks.Those talks include President Trump’s first face-to-face meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, an encounter on the sidelines that will be closely watched. Leftist demonstrators were out in force again...

    Past US-Russia Summit Hangs Over Trump-Putin Talks in Hamburg
    Jul07

    Past US-Russia Summit Hangs Over Trump-Putin Talks in Hamburg

    The international community is watching in anticipation as Donald Trump, five months into his presidency, holds his first meeting with the man seen as his rival for the title of “most powerful leader” on the planet, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Their formal bilateral discussion late Friday is overshadowing the two-day gathering...

    Poland Offers Warm Welcome as Trump Backs NATO, Pledges to Defend Borders, Defeat Terror
    Jul07

    Poland Offers Warm Welcome as Trump Backs NATO, Pledges to Defend Borders, Defeat Terror

    U.S. President Donald Trump warns that the values of the West are under attack and questions whether its people have the will to fight for them. During a speech in Poland to mark his second trip to Europe, Trump delivered some of his strongest remarks yet about Russia, warning Moscow that it must stop what he termed its ‘destabilizing’...

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