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    Ukraine, EU Hopeful About US Support for Russia Sanctions
    Nov24

    Ukraine, EU Hopeful About US Support for Russia Sanctions

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko expressed guarded optimism Thursday that a U.S. administration under president-elect Donald Trump will continue to back sanctions against Russia. At a summit with top European Union officials in Brussels, Poroshenko said Trump had raised the annexation of Crimea and the conflict in the east of Ukraine in...

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’
    Nov24

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’

    The European Parliament has warned that “hostile propaganda” by Russia against the EU is growing, while urging member states to increase their efforts to counter disinformation. The move drew an angry response from Russian President Vladimir Putin, who lashed out at the European Parliament for lecturing Russia on democracy. Lawmakers...

    Putin: Russia Will Take ‘Countermeasures’ to NATO Expansion
    Nov21

    Putin: Russia Will Take ‘Countermeasures’ to NATO Expansion

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will take steps to counter NATO’s expansion to nations on its borders. In remarks made as part of a documentary film produced by American filmmaker Oliver Stone, to be aired Monday night by Russia’s REN-TV, Putin suggested Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine was motivated by fear over...

    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest
    Nov21

    2012 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Champ Fails Doping Retest

    Yulia Zaripova, the Russian gold medalist in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2012 London Olympics, was among 12 more athletes sanctioned Monday after testing positive in a reanalysis of their doping samples. Zaripova was among seven medalists — all from countries of the former Soviet Union — disqualified...

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth
    Nov21

    Ukrainian Anti-graft Body May Struggle to Investigate MPs’ Wealth

    The head of Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency compared its first failed attempt to launch an online wealth declaration program to a little bird hitting a glass window. The tool eventually got off the ground in October. But this handed the NAZK a more formidable task – to sift one-by-one through more than 100,000 forms submitted by...

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’
    Nov21

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s actions over the years have been “defensive and proportionate,” in line with international commitments. Addressing a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Istanbul Monday, Stoltenberg touched on relations with Russia, the failed coup attempt in Turkey and presidential...

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’
    Nov21

    Stoltenberg: NATO’s Global Actions ‘Defensive and Proportionate’

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance’s actions over the years have been “defensive and proportionate,” in line with international commitments. Addressing a NATO parliamentary assembly meeting in Istanbul Monday, Stoltenberg touched on relations with Russia, the failed coup attempt in Turkey and presidential...

    Former Ukraine President Kravchuk: Sanctions Not Enough, Must Negotiate for Peace
    Nov19

    Former Ukraine President Kravchuk: Sanctions Not Enough, Must Negotiate for Peace

    Ukraine’s first president, who help usher in the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union 25 years ago, said Ukraine’s leaders today must find a similarly peaceful resolution of the separatist conflict in the east. “We heeded our peoples then and signed the [dissolution] accords, and so why can’t the country leaders today...

    IMF Team: Ukraine Shows Signs Of Recovery, Progress Depends On Reforms
    Nov19

    IMF Team: Ukraine Shows Signs Of Recovery, Progress Depends On Reforms

    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Ukraine on a fact-finding mission says the country’s economy is showing signs of recovery but the strength and durability of the recovery depend on progress in implementing reforms. Ron van Rooden, head of the IMF mission team that visited Kyiv from November 3-17, said Ukraine’s...

    Obama’s Farewell Calls on Europe to Work with Trump
    Nov18

    Obama’s Farewell Calls on Europe to Work with Trump

    Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama has bid farewell to European allies, capping his final trip to Europe as president with reassurances of America’s enduring support and calls for allies to stand up to Russia. The U.S. leader left Berlin Friday after a four-day tour of the region that started with Greece, the cradle of western-style...

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