Ukraine, Russia Work Out Gas Deal

Russia said gas supplies to Ukraine could resume as early as next week after Ukraine pays after Ukraine pays the first installment on its debt. Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia’s state-controlled Gazprom said Friday a multibillion-dollar [...]

Ukraine Denounces Russian Stance on Rebel Vote in East

Ukraine on Tuesday condemned as “destructive and provocative” Russia’s stance towards elections organized by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine next Sunday, saying Moscow’s recognition of the vote could wreck [...]

Ukraine Not Interested in Dialogue

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he does not see a desire by the Ukrainian government to settle the conflict in eastern Ukraine through dialogue. Speaking in the southern Russian city of Sochi,  Putin said the “so-called winners” [...]

EU Claims Headway on Climate, Ebola

PARIS— European leaders agreed Friday to a billion-dollar funding boost for the fight against Ebola in West Africa, as they wrapped up a summit marked by a key agreement over climate change and divisions on financial issues. The new European [...]

Russian FM Sees No Quick Fix to US Ties

A low point has been reached in relations between Russia and the United States since the start of the Ukraine crisis, with no remedy in sight, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. Criticizing U.S. foreign policy at a public lecture [...]

British ex-soldier stripped of Afghanistan bravery medal

London  - A British former army major who was awarded a top bravery medal for service in Afghanistan has had it withdrawn by Queen Elizabeth II after an investigation, it was reported Saturday. Major Robert Armstrong was awarded the Military [...]

Karadzic Seeks Acquittal on Genocide at Hague Tribunal

A lawyer representing former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic told the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia his client was not responsible for and unaware of the July 1995 murder of thousands of Muslim men and boys in [...]

EU Keeps Russia Sanctions in Place

European Union envoys decided to keep in place several rounds of sanctions the bloc imposed on Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea and what the West says is Moscow’s direct support of separatists in the country’s east. “We [...]

NATO Sees Significant Pullback of Russian Troops From Ukraine

BRUSSELS— NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed near the border, an alliance military spokesman said on Wednesday. “There has been a significant pullback [...]

NATO Confident in Afghan Security Following Political Power Sharing

UNITED NATIONS— NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is confident that Afghan forces can take charge of security behind a new government in Kabul that comes as part of a political power-sharing agreement following this year’s [...]

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