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Ukraine president sees risk of Russia sanctions softening


KIEV Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that there was a risk of international sanctions on Russia being softened.


Russia's Putin, Germany's Merkel discuss Syria, Ukraine: Kremlin Sep 19 2018

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone on Wednesday about the deal reached between Turkey and Russia on the rebel-held Syrian region of Idlib, the Kremlin said.


Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev's Maidan in virtual reality Sep 17 2018

KIEV A volunteer medic and the man whose life he saved. A lawmaker whose Facebook post calling for protests in Kiev's Maidan square helped bring down a president.


U.S. Defense Secretary warns of Russian meddling in Macedonia referendum Sep 17 2018

SKOPJE U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Russia on Monday of attempting to influence the outcome of a referendum in Macedonia on changing the country's name that would open the way for it to join NATO and the European Union.


Russians in UK spy case say they wanted to see cathedral; Britain calls it 'lies' Sep 13 2018

MOSCOW Two Russians resembling men Britain accuses of jetting to England to try to murder a former spy said on Thursday that they were innocent tourists who had flown to London for fun and visited the city of Salisbury to see its cathedral. | Video


Ukrainian minister faces graft probe, says case politically motivated Sep 13 2018

KIEV Ukraine's infrastructure minister, who oversaw the entry of Ryanair into the country this year, is under investigation on suspicion of illegal enrichment, anti-graft officials said on Thursday, but he denied any wrongdoing.


U.S. lawmakers step up push for more Russia sanctions Sep 13 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Thursday kept up their push for the Trump administration to push back harder against Russia's "nefarious activities," even as top economic officials pledged to take a hard line on Moscow's election meddling and the poisoning of its own citizens in Britain.

EU extends individual sanctions over Ukraine crisis until March 2019 Sep 13 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union extended on Thursday by six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals who undermined the independence of Ukraine, a statement for the EU Council said.

EU court upholds EU sanctions vs Russian banks, companies over Ukraine crisis Sep 13 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union's general court upheld on Thursday the bloc's sanctions against Russian banks and oil and gas companies over their involvement the turmoil in Ukraine.


Putin says Russia has found men accused by UK over poisoning Sep 12 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia had found the two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder ex- Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, but that there was nothing criminal about them. | Video


U.S. ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021

WASHINGTON/SEOUL The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions. | Video