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      News of the Day From Around the World, March 24
      Mar25

      News of the Day From Around the World, March 24

      1 Soldiers killed: Boko Haram extremists killed at least 50 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush near Goneri village in northern Yobe state, according to military officials. The attack, one of the deadliest against troops recently, came as the military tried to launch an offensive against the militants that began over the weekend, according to a...

      U.N. chief urges global cease-fire to fight coronavirus outbreak
      Mar24

      U.N. chief urges global cease-fire to fight coronavirus outbreak

      UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Monday for an immediate cease-fire in conflicts around the world to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The U.N. chief said: “It is time to put armed conflict on lockdown and focus together on the true fight of our lives.” Guterres said the world faces “a common enemy — COVID-19” which...

      News of the Day From Around the World, March 17
      Mar18

      News of the Day From Around the World, March 17

      1 Murder trial: The murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be closed to the public and media when it briefly resumes later this month in a Dutch courtroom at The Hague. The decision announced Tuesday to close the March 23 hearing comes after Dutch courts said...

      Relatives of flight victims assail Russia before trial in Netherlands
      Mar09

      Relatives of flight victims assail Russia before trial in Netherlands

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands — 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. The chairs — laid out in...

      UN disarmament chief: Nuclear arms race is threatening world
      Feb28

      UN disarmament chief: Nuclear arms race is threatening world

      UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Wednesday that the specter of an unbridled nuclear arms race is threatening the world for the first time since the 1970s, the height of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Izumi Nakamitsu didn’t name any countries but she was clearly referring to the United...

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east
      Feb27

      Ex-Kremlin aide says Ukraine will never reclaim rebel east

      MOSCOW — 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...

      Ukraine president pledges to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv
      Feb16

      Ukraine president pledges to end war, invites Trump to Kyiv

      MUNICH — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky pledged Saturday to end the separatist conflict in the east of his country, where fighting between Russia-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops has killed more than 14,000 people since 2014. Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Zelensky said he hopes to end the conflict by the end of his...

      Ukrainesays recording shows Tehran knew of missile strike on jetliner
      Feb04

      Ukrainesays recording shows Tehran knew of missile strike on jetliner

      KYIV, Ukraine — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic Republic. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr...

      Pompeo reassures leader of Ukraine of U.S. support on Russia
      Feb01

      Pompeo reassures leader of Ukraine of U.S. support on Russia

      KYIV, Ukraine — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday that the Trump administration was committed to supporting Ukraine in its defense against aggression by Russia, which invaded and annexed part of the country and is supporting a separatist insurgency. “Today I’m here with a clear message: The United States sees that the Ukrainian...

      World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism
      Jan24

      World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

      JERUSALEM — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. But the high-powered dignitaries also tinged their speeches with...