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      Putin heads to Hungary, his 1st trip to EU since US election
      Feb02

      Putin heads to Hungary, his 1st trip to EU since US election

      MOSCOW (AP) — On his first trip to the European Union since the U.S. presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday is heading to Hungary, the nation whose leader has cozied up to Moscow despite Russia-West tensions. U.S. President Donald Trump has promised to mend ties with Russia, which have sunk to post-Cold War lows over...

      Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane
      Feb01

      Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over Black Sea plane

      MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy on Wednesday denied claims that a Ukrainian aircraft came under fire from a Russian-operated gas rig in the Black Sea. The incident reflects the high tensions between the ex-Soviet neighbors following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in...

      Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Putin
      Feb01

      Putin visit to Hungary reveals regional divide over Putin

      On one end of the spectrum is Hungary, where Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government is treating Putin’s visit Thursday as a major event, and where a refurbished memorial to Soviet soldiers who died in World War II was unveiled ahead of his visit. On the other is Poland, which is fearful of Russia’s resurgence and welcoming in...

      Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine
      Feb01

      Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

      AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine reported Wednesday that at least one soldier was killed overnight and more injured in the country’s east as heavy fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels continued. The Ukrainian government’s press office for the military operation in the east reported one soldier killed, and nine...

      Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine
      Feb01

      Heavy fighting continues in eastern Ukraine

      AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine reported Wednesday that at least one soldier was killed overnight and more injured in the country’s east as heavy fighting between government troops and Russia-backed rebels continued. The Ukrainian government’s press office for the military operation in the east reported one soldier killed, and nine...

      3 Ukrainian troops killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine
      Jan31

      3 Ukrainian troops killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine

      The press office of the Ukrainian government’s operation in the east said on Tuesday that heavy shelling around Avdiivka on the northern outskirts of the separatist stronghold of Donetsk has killed at least three troops and injured 20 more. The operation headquarters also reported an unspecified number of civilian casualties. …read...

      News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 31
      Jan31

      News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 31

      Malaysian authorities expanded the search for four Chinese tourists and a crew member still missing at sea Monday two days after their boat sank off Borneo island. Police detained the boat’s owner and the surviving captain and crew member to assist the investigation. Historians in Poland have put online what they say is the most complete...

      The Latest: Prominent US basketball coach criticizes order
      Jan30

      The Latest: Prominent US basketball coach criticizes order

      Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed dismay over President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. The president of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., says in a letter to students, faculty and staff that Trump’s executive order troubles...

      Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump
      Jan28

      Putin consults his Security Council before talking to Trump

      Trump’s senior adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” Friday that U.S. sanctions against Russia and other issues would be on the table during his conversation with Putin set for Saturday. Conway also said Trump will be receptive if the Russian leader wants to have a serious conversation about how to defeat...

      Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs
      Jan27

      Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs

      WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” addressing concerns about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh procedures. Three issues — whether Trump would allow the use...