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    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels in...

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers
    Dec06

    US Foreign Policy Under Trump Likely to Preoccupy NATO Ministers

    NATO Foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be on everybody’s mind,” says analyst Sven Biscop of the...

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels
    Dec06

    Ukraine Ready to Join Trilateral Gas Talks in Brussels

    Ukraine is ready to join trilateral talks to discuss gas issues with Russia on Dec. 9 in Brussels, Ukraine state energy company Naftogaz said on its Twitter account on Monday. The former Soviet republic has not bought gas directly from Russia since November 2015, following a breakdown in relations after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and...

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds
    Dec05

    NATO Ministers to Meet With Trump on Their Minds

    NATO foreign ministers face a busy agenda as they meet for year-end talks Tuesday in Brussels, with closer ties with the European Union topping the list. But at a time when the alliance faces myriad challenges, the biggest issue is not on the official agenda: What NATO course will Donald Trump chart when he becomes U.S. president? “Trump will be...

    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks
    Dec02

    Russia Says it Uncovered Cyberattack Plot Aimed at its Banks

    Russia said Friday it had uncovered a plot by foreign spy agencies to sow chaos in Russia’s banking system via a coordinated wave of cyberattacks and fake social media reports about banks going bust. Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service (FSB), said that the servers to be used in the alleged cyberattack...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election
    Dec02

    Companies in Russia Cautiously Optimistic for Business After Trump Election

    The election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has raised hopes in Russia for improved relations that could help investment and trade, especially if Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine are eased. U.S. and Russian companies at Moscow government-supported industrial park Technopolis are cautiously optimistic about prospects for...

    Eastern Ukraine Conflict Set to Escalate, OSCE Monitor Warns
    Dec02

    Eastern Ukraine Conflict Set to Escalate, OSCE Monitor Warns

    The head of the independent body monitoring the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has told VOA the conflict is on the brink of a major escalation. Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe report up to 7,000 cease-fire violations every week along eastern Ukraine’s 500-kilometer front line. Mission chief Alexander Hug...

    OSCE Monitors: Eastern Ukraine Conflict on Brink of Major Escalation
    Dec02

    OSCE Monitors: Eastern Ukraine Conflict on Brink of Major Escalation

    The head of the independent body monitoring the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine has told VOA the conflict is on the brink of a major escalation. Alexander Hug says heavy weapons are being used in civilian areas. As Henry Ridgwell reports, pro-Russian rebels continue to block monitors’ access to many of the conflict zones. …read more...

    EU’s Tusk Says Keeping West United Against Russia Harder With Trump
    Dec02

    EU’s Tusk Says Keeping West United Against Russia Harder With Trump

    It will be harder to keep the West united toward Russia with Donald Trump as United States president than it has been with Barack Obama, European Council President Donald Tusk said in comments published on Thursday. Trump’s election promise to improve Washington’s chilly relations with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin have...

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