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    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Plans Vote on NATO Membership, Media Group Says
    Feb02

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko Plans Vote on NATO Membership, Media Group Says

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance, given polls that show 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. Ukraine and NATO accuse Russia of providing troops and weapons to support separatist rebels in eastern...

    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine
    Feb02

    US Flirts With Softer Stance on Russia’s Conduct in Ukraine

    The Trump administration on Wednesday maintained a low-key approach to the latest flare-up of violence in eastern Ukraine, where the government accuses Russian-backed forces of stepping up attacks. The restrained tone may reflect the start of a new U.S. approach to dealing with Russia’s cross-border activity, even as top U.S. officials are...

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold
    Feb01

    UNICEF: East Ukraine Fighting Leaves Thousands in Bitter Cold

    More than 17,000 people in a Ukrainian town are facing temperatures far below freezing with no heating or electricity after fighting destroyed power and water lines, the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said on Wednesday. Intense shelling around the town of Avdiivka in eastern Ukraine on Sunday halted power supply to heating systems as...

    US Sounds Warning Over New Ukraine Clashes, Casualties
    Feb01

    US Sounds Warning Over New Ukraine Clashes, Casualties

    The U.S. State Department is voicing “deep concern” about renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government troops, saying the fighting near the Russian border has caused dozens of military and civilian casualties. A statement Tuesday said the fighting, which erupted Sunday near the rebel stronghold city of...

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased
    Jan31

    Trump Presidency Thus Far? Russia, for One, Is Pleased

    Russians have largely greeted Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House with high hopes for a new era of improved relations with the United States. And judging by this week’s reaction, the first telephone call between Presidents Trump and Putin has done nothing to diminish those expectations. In his influential weekly news program...

    EU Condemns Ukraine Clashes
    Jan31

    EU Condemns Ukraine Clashes

    The European Union on Tuesday condemned recent clashes in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, calling the fighting a “blatant violation” of the Minsk truce. “The intense fighting around Avdiivka in the last few days, involving heavy shelling with proscribed weapons and leading to a considerable number of...

    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...

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