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    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas
    Apr03

    Ukraine’s Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas

    Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth declarations in defiance of warnings from Western backers that the law undermines the fight against corruption. Proponents say the legislation is needed to promote transparency. But critics within Ukraine and in the United States and...

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House
    Apr03

    US Raises Prospect of Trump-Putin Meeting at the White House

    The Trump administration says it is amenable to a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, raising the prospect of the Russian president’s first Washington visit in more than a decade even as relations between the two powers have eroded. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said...

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates
    Apr03

    Trump to Meet Baltic Leaders as Tension with Russia Escalates

    U.S. President Donald Trump and leaders of Baltic states are set to discuss how to strengthen security, business, trade, energy, and cultural partnerships between the United States and these three NATO allies when they meet Tuesday at the White House. The White House says Trump and the leaders of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will also highlight...

    Trump to Host Baltic Summit as Tensions With Russia Rise
    Apr02

    Trump to Host Baltic Summit as Tensions With Russia Rise

    The U.S. relationship with fellow NATO members comes under scrutiny again this week as U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Baltic Summit at the White House on Tuesday. According to a White House statement, Trump and President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania are set...

    German Minister Wants to Rebuild Trust with Russia After Spy Standoff
    Apr01

    German Minister Wants to Rebuild Trust with Russia After Spy Standoff

    German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas wants to resume dialogue with Russia and gradually improve ties after diplomatic expulsions over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England that Britain blames on Russia, he said on Sunday. Conservative German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Maas have joined the United States and other European...

    Russia Summons Envoys of Countries Which Expelled Its Diplomats
    Mar30

    Russia Summons Envoys of Countries Which Expelled Its Diplomats

    Russian Foreign Ministry is summoning envoys of foreign states that expelled Russian diplomats to hand them notes of protest and inform them of Russia’s retaliatory measures. The Ambassador of Germany was seen leaving the Russian Foreign Ministry Friday, while the ambassadors of the Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Italy and Poland were seen...

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior
    Mar29

    VOA Interview: US Ambassador Says Russia Must Change Behavior

    “You can never stage or time things perfectly,” laughs Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador to Russia. He is discussing the controversial phone call President Donald Trump made last week to Vladimir Putin, in which he congratulated the Russian leader on his re-election. The call surprised White House advisers who’d urged Trump to withhold...

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia
    Mar29

    Trump’s Pick for National Security Adviser Advocates Tough Response to Russia

    President Donald Trump’s pick to be his new national security adviser, John Bolton, is known for his “hawkish” views on North Korea and Iran, but also has pushed for a tougher U.S. response to Russian aggression in the West and around the world. Bolton has said the United States has been clear that it stands with its allies...

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems
    Mar27

    Poland to Sign Deal to Buy US Patriot Air Defense Systems

    Poland says it will sign a deal Wednesday to purchase U.S. air defense Patriot missile systems as it seeks to bolster its defenses against a resurgent Russia. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday the deal for the anti-aircraft and anti-missile systems will be signed by the defense minister in Warsaw. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said the first...

    Many EU Nations Join US in Expelling Russian Diplomats
    Mar26

    Many EU Nations Join US in Expelling Russian Diplomats

    Several European Union countries joined the U.S. Monday in expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a coordinated retaliation for the March 4 nerve-agent poisoning in Britain of a former Russian spy, which the British government blames on Russia and has accused the Kremlin of having approved. The coordinated expulsions — unprecedented since the...

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