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    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested
    Mar21

    Belarusian Leader Says 20 Foreign-funded Militants Arrested

    Belarus’ president said Tuesday that about 20 militants have been arrested for seeking to fuel unrest in the ex-Soviet nation, a statement that comes amid mounting social protests. Alexander Lukashenko said the militants were preparing an “armed provocation,” adding that they had undergone training in neighboring Ukraine and...

    Russia Unfazed by US Election Hacking Hearings
    Mar21

    Russia Unfazed by US Election Hacking Hearings

    If much of the United States was transfixed by the Congressional testimony of two of America’s top intelligence officials on allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. elections, the Kremlin claimed it had better things to do. “We have many concerns in the Kremlin and following that [debate] isn’t one of them,” said Presidential...

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute
    Mar20

    Japan, Russia Discuss Security, Territorial Dispute

    The foreign and defense ministers from Japan and Russia met in Tokyo on Monday, with both sides expressing hope that discussions on joint development of islands claimed by both countries might help them move closer to resolving the territorial dispute preventing them from forging a peace treaty. The talks are the first “two-plus-two”...

    German FM:  Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions
    Mar18

    German FM: Europe, US Should Stick to Russia Sanctions

    Europe and the United States should keep sanctions in place against Russia until there is progress in implementing the 2015 Minsk accords aimed at ending the violence in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. Tensions are again running high between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists: Kyiv this week cut off...

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine
    Mar17

    Former Pentagon Official Urges US Support for Ukraine

    As Russia becomes a hot-button issue in American politics, a former Pentagon official is urging the new Trump administration to pay more attention to the conflict in Ukraine. Michael Carpenter, a senior Defense Department official under former President Barack Obama who dealt with Russian, Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs, described to VOA on...

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments
    Mar17

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments

    After a White House meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported NATO but renewed a call for member nations to increase their financial contributions to support the military alliance. Trump expressed his “strong support for NATO” but called on fellow members who “owe vast sums...

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments
    Mar17

    Trump Hosts Merkel, Renews Call for NATO Members’ Payments

    After a White House meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump said he supported NATO but renewed a call for member nations to increase their financial contributions to support the military alliance. Trump expressed his “strong support for NATO” but called on fellow members who “owe vast sums...

    Yahoo Breach Spotlights Links Between Russian Spies, Hackers
    Mar16

    Yahoo Breach Spotlights Links Between Russian Spies, Hackers

    A U.S. indictment of two Russian intelligence agents and two hackers alleged to have stolen more than half a billion U.S. email accounts in 2014 has cast a spotlight on the intertwining of the Russian security services and the murky digital underworld. The officers of the powerful FSB, Russia’s Federal Security Service, are accused of...

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year
    Mar16

    OSCE Extends Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by One Year

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said on Thursday that its monitoring mission to Ukraine will be extended by one year. “The OSCE Permanent Council, in a consensus decision taken at its meeting in Vienna today, agreed to renew the mandate of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine by one year until 31 March...

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks
    Mar15

    Ukraine Slaps New Sanctions on Russian State-owned Banks

    Ukraine will impose sanctions on the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Russian state-owned banks, the central bank said Wednesday, part of a wider crackdown over increased tensions in eastern separatist regions. The restrictions will ban the banks from taking money out of Ukraine, Kateryna Rozhkova, a deputy central bank chief, told journalists in a...

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