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      MH17 relatives protest Russian actions with 298 empty chairs
      Mar08

      MH17 relatives protest Russian actions with 298 empty chairs

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The families of people killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 set out 298 white chairs outside the Russian embassy on Sunday in a silent protest against Moscow’s lack of cooperation in the investigation into the downing of the passenger jet. Each chair...

      Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts
      Mar07

      Virus outbreak hits weakened Italian economy where it hurts

      MILAN (AP) — The focal point of the coronavirus emergency in Europe, Italy, is also the region’s weakest economy and is taking an almighty hit as foreigners stop visiting its cultural treasures or buying its prized artisanal products, from fashion to food to design. Europe’s third-largest economy has long been among the slowest...

      Ukrainian lawmakers vote no confidence in prosecutor general
      Mar05

      Ukrainian lawmakers vote no confidence in prosecutor general

      MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers voted no confidence in the country’s top prosecutor Thursday after the prime minister, foreign minister and defense minister all were replaced in a government shakeup this week. The parliament vote took place after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy described Prosecutor General Ruslan...

      Ukrainian parliament set to accept PM’s resignation
      Mar04

      Ukrainian parliament set to accept PM’s resignation

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Wednesday is set to accept the resignation of the nation’s prime minister and reshuffle the Cabinet after six months on the job. Members of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party that dominates the parliament said the party decided to accept Prime Minister Oleksiy...

      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say
      Mar03

      Ukraine’s prime minister submits resignation, lawmakers say

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Lawmakers in Ukraine said Tuesday the parliament is gearing up for a vote to accept the resignation of the nation’s prime minister. Members of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Servant of the People party that dominates the parliament said Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has submitted his letter of resignation....

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive
      Mar02

      Putin boasts about new Russian weapons, calls them defensive

      MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has developed unique offense weapons without the intention of starting a war with anyone but to maintain “strategic balance” and “strategic stability” in the world. “We are not going to fight against anyone. We are going to create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against us,” Putin...

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east
      Feb26

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

      A former senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine will never be able to regain control over the separatist-controlled east. Vladislav Surkov, who lost his job as Putin’s adviser on Ukraine earlier this month, said in remarks published Wednesday that he stepped down because of a shift in the Kremlin course on...

      More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats
      Feb23

      More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

      BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government TV Prva on Sunday that the Pantsir S1 air-defense system was purchased after...

      Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties
      Feb20

      Ukraine happy impeachment is over, wants to advance US ties

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine is happy that impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, which the country got dragged into, are over and it now wants to “advance” relations with the United States, Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday. Vadym Prystaiko told reporters he will be pursuing this when he goes to Washington on...

      Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia
      Feb20

      Putin hails US for helping prevent terror attack in Russia

      Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed the FBI for sharing information that helped thwart a terror attack by adherents of the Islamic State group in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays. Speaking at a meeting with senior officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the top KGB successor agency, Putin said that “we...