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U.S. ambassador to U.N. says Russia tearing down global order


WASHINGTON Russia is engaging in aggressive and destabilizing actions that are threatening the rules-based international order, Samantha Power said on Tuesday in her last major speech as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.


In Russia, Moldovan president says he may scrap EU trade pact 1:09pm EST

MOSCOW Moldova may scrap a trade agreement with the European Union after the country's next parliamentary election, President Igor Dodon said on Tuesday during his first state visit to Russia.

Lithuania to build fence along border with Russia's Kaliningrad 12:23pm EST

VILNIUS Lithuania plans to build a two-meter high wire fence along its border with the Russian region of Kaliningrad, its interior minister said on Tuesday, amid continued tensions between Moscow and the Baltic states, which are members of NATO.


World leaders should consider reopening G7 to Russia: Italy 11:08am EST

ROME Russia is an important international partner and world leaders should consider inviting it back to the annual summit of major industrialized nations, Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.

Poland should increase military ties with USA: presidential adviser 10:46am EST

WARSAW Poland should increase its military cooperation with the United States, a senior adviser to the Polish president said.

Instant View: Reaction to Brexit speech by PM Theresa May 9:35am EST

LONDON Britain will leave the EU's single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit".


In U.N. lawsuit, Ukraine demands Russia end support for separatists 6:58am EST

AMSTERDAM Ukraine filed a lawsuit at the United Nations' highest court demanding that Russia immediately halt its support for pro-Moscow separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine.


Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay as Trump moots deal Jan 16 2017

KIEV Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Monday for sanctions on Russia to stay, urging the world to stand up to its "coercion and aggression" after President-elect Donald Trump mooted ending the measures under a possible deal with Moscow. | Video


Europeans look past Trump remarks to keep trans-Atlantic alliance alive Jan 16 2017

BRUSSELS If Washington's European allies had any hope that Donald Trump would sound less like Donald Trump now that he is days from the U.S. presidency, his first European newspaper interview quickly buried it.


Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in EU path Jan 16 2017

KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union.


Britain to leave EU market as May sets 'hard Brexit' course

LONDON Britain will quit the EU single market when it leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday in a decisive speech that set a course for a clean break with the world's largest trading bloc. | Video