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    Seven Troops Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan31

    Seven Troops Killed in Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting between government troops and separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine escalated on Tuesday, killing at least seven people overnight, injuring many more and trapping 200 coalminers underground, the warring sides reported. Rebels in Donetsk said an electricity sub-station was damaged in shelling, cutting power to the Zasyadko coal mine in...

    Ukraine Reports Surge in Deadly Fighting with Russian Separatists
    Jan31

    Ukraine Reports Surge in Deadly Fighting with Russian Separatists

    Ukraine says at least seven people have been killed in a two-day outbreak of fighting between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in war weary eastern Ukraine. Both sides blame the other for the latest violence, which the government said erupted Sunday on several fronts in the Russian-speaking east, including the rebel controlled...

    Trump-Putin Phone Call: ‘A Toe in the Water’
    Jan31

    Trump-Putin Phone Call: ‘A Toe in the Water’

    Saturday’s phone conversation between presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has raised the hopes of many Russian politicians for a U.S.-Russian rapprochement. But other observers in Moscow remain more cautious about the prospects for bilateral relations in the Trump era. According to the White House, the two leaders discussed topics...

    Trump Reaches Out to Japan’s Abe, Other World Leaders
    Jan28

    Trump Reaches Out to Japan’s Abe, Other World Leaders

    U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone Saturday morning with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom Trump will seek a new bilateral trade agreement that would replace the broader Trans-Pacific Partnership Trump abandoned earlier this week. A Trump administration official said Thursday the president will pursue a new trade deal with...

    Britain’s Top Diplomat Hints Assad Could Remain Syria’s President Under Peace Deal
    Jan28

    Britain’s Top Diplomat Hints Assad Could Remain Syria’s President Under Peace Deal

    Britain’s foreign minister says Bashar al-Assad should be allowed to seek another term as Syria’s president if any agreement is reached to end the country’s nearly six-year-long civil war. The United States and its Western allies have long insisted that Assad must relinquish power in Syria as part of any peace agreement. But the...

    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats
    Jan28

    US President Popular in Russia — With Caveats

    As President Donald Trump prepares to speak by telephone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the newly installed U.S. leader finds himself more popular in Russia than in the United States. That unusual situation owes much to the positive coverage Trump has received in Russia’s state-controlled media. While a recent Gallup poll...

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values
    Jan27

    Trump, May Stress Common Interests, Values

    In his first meeting with a foreign leader, President Donald Trump spoke of the two nations’ “special relationship,” and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed, mentioning common economic interests and shared values, but pointedly saying the new president had pledged he is “100 percent” behind NATO. Trump has...

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory
    Jan26

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory

    Ukraine must have a say in any deal struck between Russia and the United States aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. Ukraine, which has been battling pro-Russian separatists in its eastern Donbas region for nearly three years, is worried that U.S. President Donald Trump will cut Kyiv out of...

    Shaken by Trump’s Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force
    Jan25

    Shaken by Trump’s Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force

    European leaders were left shaken following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that NATO is “obsolete”. The organization has formed the bedrock of Europe’s security since World War II, but some EU leaders say Europe must now take responsibility for its own defense. The continent would face a huge deficit in...

    Watchdogs: Abuses, Detentions Continue in Ukraine
    Jan25

    Watchdogs: Abuses, Detentions Continue in Ukraine

    Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists have detained and abused people “with complete impunity”, according to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Wednesday in Kyiv, the groups repeated concerns voiced in a joint report released last year documenting arbitrary, prolonged, and occasionally secret detentions. The...

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