Petro Poroshenko

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Orthodox church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs.<p>Ukraine's pro-Western leaders have …

Russia

Moscow’s ‘Political’ Pipeline

Merkel admits what everyone knows about a Russian gas project.<p>These are turbulent times for Europe’s relationship with Russia, and one consequence seems to be a welcome recognition in Berlin of the strategic importance of gas. Chancellor Angela Merkel this week admitted that a new Russian pipeline …

Baltic Sea

UKRAINE AND GERMANY, THE WAR AND PEACEKEEPERS

Ukraine hopes for the support of the joint proposal of our country, Germany, France and USA on the introduction of peacekeepers under the auspices of …

Peace

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs: president

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine will impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs including Oleg Deripaska, following the lead of penalties ordered by the United States, President Petro Poroshenko said on Tuesday.<p>A new round of U.S. sanctions, announced on Friday, target officials and business people around …

Russia

Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter

ERMIONI, Greece — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day …

Christianity

Ukraine's Lawmakers Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas

Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth declarations in defiance of warnings …

Europe

Ukraine's Lawmaker Keep NGO Law Despite Western Pleas | World News | US News

By Natalia Zinets<p>KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers on Tuesday declined to scrap a requirement for civil society activists to file online wealth …

Europe

Ukraine Intel: We Caught Iranians Smuggling a Ship-Killing Missile

‘Had the Kh-31 been successfully procured, Iran’s ability to project power, harass vessels, and deter great powers in the Persian Gulf would’ve …

Russia

Moscow warns of retaliation to expulsion of Russian diplomats in Ukraine

Moscow warns of retaliation to expulsion of Russian diplomats in Ukraine<p>Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia (Front) addresses a …

Russia

The Allegedly Murderous Oligarch, the Duped CIA Chief, and the Trumpkin

Who was behind a mysterious fake hearing in the basement of the U.S. Capitol?<p>On Sept. 25, 2017, a windowless room in the basement of the Capitol …

Paul Manafort

US, allies band together to expel Russians over spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in Britain.<p>President Donald Trump, under constant political heat for his …

Russia

The Latest: Russia slams Australia for expelling 2 diplomats

The Latest on the diplomatic fallout over the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):<p>7:45 a.m.<p>Russia's Embassy in …

Russia

US expels 60 Russian diplomats, shutters Seattle consulate

Russia

Germany, other countries expel Russian diplomats over Skripal poisoning

The German Foreign Ministry has said it will dismiss four Moscow diplomats over the alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy. Fifteen other EU …

Russia

Russia flags response to US diplomat move

Moscow will respond appropriately to the US expulsion of Russian diplomats and closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle, Russia's Foreign Ministry …

Russia

Report: Ukraine to expel 13 Russian diplomats over Salisbury attack

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)<p>KIEV - Ukraine will expel 13 Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in …

Russia

Russian diplomats expelled: List of countries and organizations keeps growing

NATO, Ireland, Belgium and the tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova on Tuesday joined the United States and other countries who expelled Russian …

Russia

Moscow Vows Retaliation as US, Europe Expel Russian Diplomats

The US and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in …

Russia

[Interview] Ukraine eyes €500m EU aid, while fighting corruption

The tranche would be part of a €1bn EU programme designed to give the Ukrainian state more liquidity.<p>It is not a done deal, and will require MEPs …

European News

These are all the countries that are expelling Russian diplomats

<b>London (CNN) —</b> It's the biggest collective expulsion of alleged Russian intelligence officers in history, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May.<p>Diplomats are being kicked out of more than 20 countries -- including 18 European Union states, the United States and Canada -- in a coordinated …

Russia

U.S., several European nations expel Russian diplomats in response to ex-spy's poisoning

The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's …

Russia

Pro-government candidates in election for rubber-stamp Turkmen parliament

© Reuters. Turkmenistan's President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov waves while walking before a ceremony to welcome Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko …

Central Asia

Ryanair to fly 15 routes from European cities to Ukraine

© Reuters. Ryanair CEO O'Leary and Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Omelyan pose following the signing of the agreement between Ukraine's Boryspil …

Europe

Ryanair now flying to Ukraine

Irish no-frills carrier Ryanair has said it's launching its first routes from European cities to Ukraine. The announcement rekindles a deal the …

Europe

Ukraine's Savchenko goes on hunger strike over detention

Ukraine's Savchenko goes on hunger strike over detention<p>By Olena Vasina<p>KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmaker Nadiya Savchenko began a hunger strike on …

Russia

Ukrainian lawmaker arrested on alleged coup plot charges

A Ukrainian court on Friday sanctioned the arrest of a celebrated former military pilot accused of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and …

Russia

Turkmen election may become step in succession plan

© Reuters. Turkmenistan's President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov walks past an honour guard before a ceremony to welcome Ukraine's President Petro …

Russia

Trump Tweets Strange Warning Of 'Coming Arms Race,' Suggests Russia Can Help

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted a bizarre and ominous defense of his widely criticized decision to congratulate Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who was re-elected on Sunday.<p>Despite an explicit, all-caps warning from his advisers to “NOT CONGRATULATE” Putin ― likely because Trump’s …

Russia

Legislative National Security Upgrade Stalls in Ukrainian Parliament

The Verkhovna Rada’s (Ukrainian parliament) committee charged with national security and defense delayed the progress, on March 19, of Draft Law 8068 …

Russia

Angela Merkel rejects sanctions on predecessor Schröder for Russia support

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under …

Russia