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    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks

    The Ukrainian central bank is stepping up efforts to edge Russian state-owned commercial banks out of the local market, though that process should be gradual to avoid disruptions, one of its deputy chiefs said Tuesday. Five Russian state-owned banks operate in Ukraine, including three in the top 20, and they hold a combined market share of 8.6...

    Ukraine Town Repairs After Worst Shelling in Months
    Feb07

    Ukraine Town Repairs After Worst Shelling in Months

    A week-long surge in violence in and around the government-held town of Avdiyivka in eastern Ukraine appeared to be winding down on Monday, as schools reopened and power and water supplies resumed following the worst clashes in months. Last week aid agencies warned of a looming humanitarian crisis after heavy shelling between Ukrainian troops and...

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine
    Feb06

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine

    The European Union’s top diplomats vowed Monday to uphold sanctions against Russia for destabilizing conflict-torn Ukraine, despite confusion over how U.S. President Donald Trump plans to manage his relations with Moscow. Determined to wait no longer for a clear message from Washington, EU foreign ministers said their economic sanctions...

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine
    Feb06

    EU Envoys Back Keeping Sanctions Against Russia over Ukraine

    The European Union’s top diplomats vowed Monday to uphold sanctions against Russia for destabilizing conflict-torn Ukraine, despite confusion over how U.S. President Donald Trump plans to manage his relations with Moscow. Determined to wait no longer for a clear message from Washington, EU foreign ministers said their economic sanctions...

    Trump to Meet NATO Leaders in May
    Feb06

    Trump to Meet NATO Leaders in May

    President Donald Trump agreed to attend a meeting of NATO leaders in May during a phone call Sunday with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg. The conversation also touched on the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine, according to a White House statement. Trump and the NATO secretary-general “discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet...

    Poll Gap Between Merkel’s Conservatives, Social Democrats Shrinking
    Feb05

    Poll Gap Between Merkel’s Conservatives, Social Democrats Shrinking

    The lead in voter support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance over the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) shrank to a multi-year low of 4 percentage points, an opinion poll showed on Sunday. The SPD, which a week ago appointed Martin Schulz as leader, scored 29 percent in the survey published in newspaper Bild am...

    Trump, Poroshenko Talk Amid Reports of Fighting in Ukraine
    Feb05

    Trump, Poroshenko Talk Amid Reports of Fighting in Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump spoke Saturday with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, seeking to reassure the Ukrainian leader of continued U.S. support, as Kyiv government forces and pro-Russian rebels again battled near the Russian border. A White House statement described the conversation as “a very good call” that addressed the “long-running...

    Trump Confers With Ukrainian, Italian Leaders
    Feb05

    Trump Confers With Ukrainian, Italian Leaders

    The Trump administration said President Donald Trump had a “very good call” Saturday with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, addressing the conflict with Russia, among other things. In a statement, the White House quoted Trump as saying “we will work with Ukraine, Russia and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the...

    Trump to Speak With Leaders of Italy, Ukraine
    Feb04

    Trump to Speak With Leaders of Italy, Ukraine

    Donald Trump is expected to speak by phone Saturday with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, the second consecutive weekend the U.S. president will converse with world leaders. The conversation with Italy’s prime minister comes one day after a European Union summit in Malta where leaders...

    Belarus: Russia May Be Restoring Border Zones
    Feb03

    Belarus: Russia May Be Restoring Border Zones

    Belarus said Thursday it suspected Russia was trying to restore a formal border zone between the two countries, a move it said flouted agreements on freedom of movement and trade and raised questions about Moscow’s real intent. Belarus spoke out after the publication of three decrees signed by Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s...

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