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    American OSCE Monitor Killed in Ukraine Identified as Joseph Stone
    Apr24

    American OSCE Monitor Killed in Ukraine Identified as Joseph Stone

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has identified a U.S. monitor killed in a mine blast in eastern Ukraine as Joseph Stone. Stone, an American paramedic, was traveling in a car that hit a mine Sunday near rebel-held Luhansk. Two other monitors were injured in the incident. The injured monitors, a female from Germany...

    Member of Security Watchdog OSCE Killed in Ukraine
    Apr23

    Member of Security Watchdog OSCE Killed in Ukraine

    One member of European security watchdog OSCE’s monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. An American man was killed and a German woman was injured on Sunday morning, a spokesman for Austria’s foreign ministry said. Austria holds the rotating presidency of...

    Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Scheme
    Apr22

    Russian Hacker Sentenced to 27 Years in Credit Card Scheme

    The son of a Russian lawmaker was sentenced Friday by a U.S. federal court to 27 years in prison after being convicted of a cyber assault on thousands of U.S. businesses, marking the longest hacking-related sentence in the United States. Roman Seleznev, 32, was found guilty last year by a jury in Seattle of perpetrating a scheme that prosecutors...

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions
    Apr21

    US Will Not Issue Drilling Waivers to Russia Sanctions

    The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. “In consultation with President Donald J. Trump, the Treasury Department will not be issuing waivers to U.S. companies,...

    Ukraine Urges West to Back Its Reform Work
    Apr21

    Ukraine Urges West to Back Its Reform Work

    Ukraine has urged the West to back its efforts at reform despite accusations that the government has failed to tackle corruption three years after the revolution that toppled the regime of President Viktor Yanukovich. Campaigners say billions of dollars were embezzled from Ukrainian state coffers, much of it held in secret offshore accounts. As...

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions
    Apr20

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions

    Ukraine is urging the West to back its efforts at reform, despite accusations the government has failed to tackle corruption three years on from the revolution that toppled the regime of president Viktor Yanukovych. Visiting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko implored the West to back...

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital
    Apr20

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital

    Organizers from the Free Russia Foundation, a U.S.-based NGO founded by Russian dissidents, have opened what they call “an Embassy of the Civil Society of Russia in Ukraine,” in Kyiv’s trendy Podil district. Housed in a red brick building with a small blue sign that reads “Free Russia House,” its founders plan to transform the now-bare...

    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...

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