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      Sweden reintroduces conscription as tensions rise over Russia
      Mar03

      Sweden reintroduces conscription as tensions rise over Russia

      Sweden has moved to reintroduce conscription “as a response to the new security situation” in Europe, the country’s defense minister told CNN Thursday. A government act on Thursday reintroduced compulsory military service in the country for the first time since 2010, and for the first time on a gender-equal basis. Peter Hultqvist,...

      Nikki Haley takes tough stance on Russia at U.N. debut
      Feb04

      Nikki Haley takes tough stance on Russia at U.N. debut

      By Ese Olumhense “Escalation of Violence Must Stop” At her first appearance at the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council on Thursday, United States Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley took an unexpected hardline on Russia over its “aggressive actions” in eastern Ukraine. On Sunday, conflict between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed...

      Before presidential run, Trump called Russia the ‘biggest problem’ and geopolitical foe of U.S.
      Jan17

      Before presidential run, Trump called Russia the ‘biggest problem’ and geopolitical foe of U.S.

      WASHINGTON — In a series of interviews in March of 2014, Donald Trump singled out Russia as the United States’ “biggest problem” and greatest geopolitical foe. Trump’s comments more than two years ago, which came in the wake of Russian incursions into Crimea, offer a sharp contrast to the Russia-friendly rhetoric he has employed since...

      Russian foreign minister suggests expelling diplomats
      Dec30

      Russian foreign minister suggests expelling diplomats

      MOSCOW — Russia‘s foreign minister has suggested expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of U.S. sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday imposed sanctions on Russian officials and intelligence services in retaliation alleged Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, as American political...

      MH17 shot down by missile brought in from Russia, investigators say
      Sep28

      MH17 shot down by missile brought in from Russia, investigators say

      NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands — Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine by a Buk missile brought in from Russia to a pro-Russian area of eastern Ukraine, the head of the Dutch National Detective Force, Wilbert Paulissen said Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in the Netherlands, Paulissen said there was conclusive evidence...

      Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns
      Aug19

      Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

      WASHINGTON — Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns in wake of campaign shakeup and revelations about Ukraine work. On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that New Britain native Manafort helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012,...

      Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying: AP
      Aug17

      Manafort tied to undisclosed foreign lobbying: AP

      WASHINGTON — Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman helped a pro-Russian governing party in Ukraine secretly route at least $2.2 million in payments to two prominent Washington lobbying firms in 2012, and did so in a way that effectively obscured the foreign political party’s efforts to influence U.S. policy. The revelation, provided to The...

      Russia continues to shadow Trump
      Aug02

      Russia continues to shadow Trump

      WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s Russia problem isn’t going away. In the past week, the Republican presidential nominee has been pilloried for his comments expressing openness to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has called on the Russian government to share emails it possibly hacked from Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and drawn...

      Trump says Putin is ‘not going to go into Ukraine,’ despite Crimea
      Jul31

      Trump says Putin is ‘not going to go into Ukraine,’ despite Crimea

      WASHINGTON D.C. — Donald Trump said Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t make a military move into Ukraine — even though Putin already has done just that, seizing the country’s Crimean peninsula. “He’s not going into Ukraine, OK, just so you understand. He’s not going to go into Ukraine, all right? You can...

      Etched in their mind: Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl
      Apr26

      Etched in their mind: Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

      KIEV, Ukraine — With flowers, candles, anger and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world’s worst nuclear accident. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko led a ceremony in Chernobyl, where work...