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    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup
    Nov23

    Ukrainian Separatist Chief Accuses Another of Plotting Coup

    A separatist leader in Ukraine’s east on Thursday accused a former official of trying to unseat him as a showdown between the two entered its third day. Breaking almost a week of silence, Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic, claimed that former Interior Minister Igor Kornet “tried to seize...

    Trump, Putin Agree to Support UN in Syrian Peace Process
    Nov22

    Trump, Putin Agree to Support UN in Syrian Peace Process

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed Tuesday to support the U.N. effort to “peacefully resolve” the nearly seven-year-long Syrian civil war. The White House said the two leaders talked for more than an hour and stressed the importance of ending the humanitarian crisis in which millions of Syrians...

    Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat
    Nov19

    Ukraine, Poland Escalate Diplomatic Spat

    Ukraine has summoned the Polish ambassador in Kyiv after Poland denied entry to a Ukrainian official in an escalation of a diplomatic spat over the two neighbors’ troubled past. Poland’s decision to refused entry on Saturday to the head of Ukraine’s commemoration commission, Svyatoslav Sheremet, was in response to a ban imposed...

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death
    Nov19

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death

    Ukraine officials have arrested a man who is considered a suspect in the 2004 shooting death of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. Ukraine’s state Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it had detained a suspect, a Russian man, who was also wanted in other slayings. The man was arrested in...

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death
    Nov19

    Ukraine Arrests Russian Wanted in Forbes Editor’s Death

    Ukraine officials have arrested a man who is considered a suspect in the 2004 shooting death of Paul Klebnikov, the editor of the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. Ukraine’s state Security Service said in a statement Saturday that it had detained a suspect, a Russian man, who was also wanted in other slayings. The man was arrested in...

    Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland
    Nov18

    Pentagon: Raytheon Gets OK for $10.5B Patriot Sale to Poland

    The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow’s renewed...

    Ukraine Investigators Fear Corruption Cases Could Get Buried
    Nov17

    Ukraine Investigators Fear Corruption Cases Could Get Buried

    Ukrainian investigators fear corruption probes could get buried because the national anti-corruption bureau will soon be flooded by thousands of old cases and recently passed legislation could further hobble their work. Their comments spotlight Kyiv’s patchy record on fighting corruption, which has delayed billions in aid from international...

    Britain Accuses Russia of Brexit Vote Meddling as New Evidence Emerges
    Nov16

    Britain Accuses Russia of Brexit Vote Meddling as New Evidence Emerges

    After widespread allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the first evidence is emerging of possible attempts by Moscow to influence Britain’s referendum on leaving the European Union. Researchers have identified thousands of social media accounts that promoted anti-EU messages or sought to whip up...

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances
    Nov15

    German Spy Chief Sees Russia as Danger, Cites Military Advances

    Germany’s spy chief has warned that Russia should be seen as a “potential danger” rather than as a partner in building European security and said its big military exercise in summer showed an alarmingly high level of modernization in its armed forces. Bruno Kahl, head of BND foreign intelligence, made his remarks in a speech at...

    Spain Sees Russian Interference in Catalonia Separatist Vote
    Nov14

    Spain Sees Russian Interference in Catalonia Separatist Vote

    Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia’s independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilize Spain, Spanish ministers said Monday. Spain’s defense and foreign ministers said they had evidence that state and private-sector Russian groups, as well as groups in Venezuela,...

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