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World Sep 25Ukraine’s new president entangled in U.S political storm
President Donald Trump's calls for Ukraine's new president to investigate the family of a political rival have thrust the East European nation into an American political storm for the second time in three years.
World Jul 29Russian opposition leader returned to jail after suspected poisoning
Alexei Navalny was rushed to a hospital Sunday with what authorities said was a suspected allergy attack inside a detention facility where he was serving a 30-day sentence for calling an unsanctioned protest.
World Jul 28Nearly 1,400 detained in Moscow protest; largest in decade
Nearly 1,400 people were detained in a violent police crackdown on an opposition protest in Moscow, a Russian monitoring group said Sunday, adding that was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade.
World May 20Ukraine’s president is sworn in, dissolves parliament
Volodymyr Zelenskiy slammed parliament as a hot-bed of self-enrichment, and promised to stop the war against Russian-backed separatists.
World May 14Pompeo and Lavrov see hope for improved U.S.-Russia ties
On his first trip to Russia as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin.
World Jan 14LGBTQ activists report new wave of detentions, torture and killings of gay people in Chechnya
The Russian republic of Chechnya has launched a new crackdown on gays in which at least two people have died and about 40 people have been detained, LGBT activists in Russia charged Monday.
World Nov 30Ukraine blocks entry of most Russian men as tension mounts between nations
The long-simmering conflict bubbled over Sunday when Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian boats near the Crimean Peninsula, which Moscow annexed in 2014.
World Nov 29Syria: West should lift sanctions to help refugees return
yria's U.N. ambassador on Thursday urged Western powers to lift crippling economic sanctions against the war-torn country if they are serious about helping millions of Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.
World Nov 27Kremlin warns of possible conflict flare-up in eastern Ukraine after seizing ships
On Sunday near Crimea, Russian border guards rammed into and opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels traveling from the Black Sea toward a Ukrainian port. The Russians seized the ships and their crews.
World Nov 19Kremlin critic Bill Browder sounds alarm about Interpol if Russian police officer is next to lead
Russian prosecutors announced new criminal charges against U.S.-born Kremlin foe Bill Browder on Monday, days before a Russian police officer could become president of Interpol in a move that some Moscow critics fear might politicize the law enforcement agency.