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    Exxon Seeks Waiver of US Sanctions to Resume Russian Oil Work 
    Apr20

    Exxon Seeks Waiver of US Sanctions to Resume Russian Oil Work 

    Oil giant ExxonMobil has asked the Trump administration for an exemption from U.S. sanctions against Russia, so it can resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, according to U.S. news reports Wednesday. The request likely will receive extra scrutiny from U.S. officials because the deal between Exxon and Rosneft, the Russian...

    UN Court Rejects Provisional Measures on Russia Over Ukraine
    Apr19

    UN Court Rejects Provisional Measures on Russia Over Ukraine

    The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague has rejected Kyiv’s call to impose provisional measures against Russia for its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine, while acknowledging Kyiv has a case against Moscow for discrimination in Russia-annexed Crimea. “At this stage of the proceedings, Ukraine has not put before the...

    Berlin, Paris, Moscow and Kyiv Discuss Ukraine Peace Deal
    Apr18

    Berlin, Paris, Moscow and Kyiv Discuss Ukraine Peace Deal

    The German government says the leaders of Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France have renewed their commitment to implementing a faltering peace deal for eastern Ukraine. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office said the German leader spoke by phone Monday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and French...

    Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address
    Apr16

    Pope Decries ‘vile’ Attack on Syrians in Easter Address

    On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the “latest vile” attack on civilians in Syria. Both in his impromptu homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square and later in his formal “Urbi et Orbi”‘...

    Millions of Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter
    Apr16

    Millions of Orthodox Christians Celebrate Easter

    Millions of Orthodox Christians around the world have celebrated Easter in overnight services and with “holy fire” from Jerusalem, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected nearly 2,000 years ago. This year the Orthodox churches celebrate Easter on the same Sunday that Roman Catholics and Protestants mark the...

    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle
    Apr15

    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle

    Russia’s leading state broadcaster has announced plans to boycott the Eurovision 2017 song contest after the host country, Ukraine, barred Russia’s contestant, wheelchair-bound singer Yulia Samoylova, from entering the country. Kyiv’s decision in late March to ban the 28-year-old Russian paraplegic vocalist stemmed from her June...

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US
    Apr14

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US

    Multi-nation talks on the prospects for Afghan security and national reconciliation, the third such round since December, began Friday in Moscow. Eleven countries are taking part in discussions, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan and India. Former Soviet Central Asian states have been invited to attend for the first time. The United...

    Polish Leader Welcomes NATO Troops, Hails ‘Historic Moment’
    Apr14

    Polish Leader Welcomes NATO Troops, Hails ‘Historic Moment’

    Polish leaders welcomed a new multinational NATO battalion to Poland on Thursday, with the president calling it “a historic moment for my country.” The near-permanent deployment of a NATO battalion under U.S. command marks the first time NATO troops have been placed so close to Russian territory, a step the Kremlin denounces as a...

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve
    Apr13

    Russia: ‘Too Early Yet’ to Know Whether Ties with US Will Improve

    The Kremlin says it is “too early yet” to know whether U.S. and Russian relations will improve after hours of contentious talks Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday the tone of the Moscow meetings had...

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant
    Apr12

    Russia Says It is Struggling to Source Gas Turbines for Crimea Power Plant

    Russia is struggling to source gas turbines for two new power plants it is building in Crimea, Russian Energy Ministry Alexander Novak said Wednesday. European Union sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014. The Black Sea peninsula has suffered...

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