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      Putin to join Paris negotiations on conflict in Ukraine
      Nov16

      Putin to join Paris negotiations on conflict in Ukraine

      MOSCOW — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet in Paris next month for long-anticipated talks that could change the contours of the 5-year-old conflict in eastern Ukraine whose repercussions have spread worldwide. The talks, scheduled for Dec. 9, will be the first between President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, the comedian who won the...

      Malaysia plane crash probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels
      Nov15

      Malaysia plane crash probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands — An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links between Russia and separatists in the region were closer than previously believed. The Joint Investigation Team issued a...

      Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office
      Oct24

      Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

      KIEV, Ukraine — More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelensky gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kiev for a meeting...

      Diplomat provides House with ‘disturbing’ account on Ukraine
      Oct23

      Diplomat provides House with ‘disturbing’ account on Ukraine

      WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Ambassador William Taylor, a diplomat who has sharply questioned President Trump’s policy on Ukraine, has provided lawmakers with a “disturbing” account, including establishing a “direct line” to the quid pro quo at the center of the impeachment probe , Democrats said Tuesday. Lawmakers emerging after hours of the...

      Ukraine reviews cases on owner of firm that hired Biden son
      Oct04

      Ukraine reviews cases on owner of firm that hired Biden son

      ZHYTOMYR, Ukraine — Ukraine’s prosecutor general said Friday that his office is reviewing several cases related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board, as part of a review of all the criminal cases closed by his predecessors. President Trump had pressed for such a review in a phone...

      Australian prime minister balks at giving U.S. internal communication
      Oct03

      Australian prime minister balks at giving U.S. internal communication

      CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday that his country is unlikely to provide the United States with internal government communications with an Australian diplomat who is partially responsible for triggering the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 American presidential election. President Trump...

      Russia, Ukraine trade prisoners as relations improve
      Sep08

      Russia, Ukraine trade prisoners as relations improve

      MOSCOW — Russia and Ukraine conducted a major prisoner exchange that freed 35 people detained in each country and flew them to the other, a deal that could help advance Russia-Ukraine relations and end five years of fighting in Ukraine’s east. The trade involved some of the highest-profile prisoners caught up in a bitter standoff between...

      Trade disputes haunt G-7 summit meeting of world powers in France
      Aug25

      Trade disputes haunt G-7 summit meeting of world powers in France

      BIARRITZ, France — The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader’s hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by Macron, who pushed the Amazon wildfires to...

      Pilot hailed as hero after bird strike disables Russian jet
      Aug15

      Pilot hailed as hero after bird strike disables Russian jet

      MOSCOW — A Russian pilot was being hailed as a hero Thursday for safely landing his passenger jet in a corn field after it collided with a flock of gulls seconds after takeoff, causing both engines to malfunction. While dozens of people on the plane sought medical assistance, only one was hospitalized. The quick thinking of the captain, 41-year...

      News of the Day From Around the World, July 23
      Jul24

      News of the Day From Around the World, July 23

      1 Clearing militants: Iraqi security forces entered villages and farmland north of Baghdad on Tuesday as part of an operation aimed at clearing remnants of the Islamic State from around the capital. Troops searched for weapon caches and bombs in Tarmiyah while river police combed the Tigris River. The area is about 30 miles north of Baghdad. The...