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      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...

      Russians hacked Ukraine gas company at center of impeachment
      Jan14

      Russians hacked Ukraine gas company at center of impeachment

      With President Trump facing an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts. The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian gas...

      Protests in Iran rage on against downing of passenger jet
      Jan14

      Protests in Iran rage on against downing of passenger jet

      BEIRUT — Protesters and riot police faced off in at least two cities in Iran on Monday, a third day of angry demonstrations at the country’s leaders after the government acknowledged having shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing 176 people. The protests are the most recent spillover from escalating regional tensions between the...

      Protests erupt after Iran admits downing Ukrainian jetliner
      Jan12

      Protests erupt after Iran admits downing Ukrainian jetliner

      KYIV, Ukraine — Iran’s stunning admission that its forces errantly downed a Ukrainian jetliner — reversing three days of denial — did little to quell growing fury inside the country and beyond Saturday as the deadly tragedy turned into a volatile political crisis for Tehran’s leaders and overshadowed their struggle with the United...

      U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran
      Jan11

      U.S. imposes more sanctions on Iran

      WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Iran Friday, a modest turn of the economic screws on a country already facing hundreds of U.S. sanctions that have devastated the Iranian economy but produced no measurable impact on government policies. The move marks the administration’s first concrete response to...

      Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in bid to coerce close ties
      Jan04

      Russia halts oil supplies to Belarus in bid to coerce close ties

      MINSK, Belarus — Russia has halted oil supplies to Belarus as talks on strengthening economic ties remained stalled over concerns that Russia could effectively swallow up its neighbor. In a case that has echoes of Russia’s relationship with Ukraine before it annexed the Crimean Peninsula, Belarus’ state-owned oil company said Friday...

      News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 2
      Jan03

      News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 2

      1 Hillary Clinton: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new role: chancellor at Queen’s University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The university said Thursday that Clinton was appointed to a five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. “It is a great privilege to become the chancellor of Queen’s...