In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Feb 18, 2017

In Europe, Pence says U.S. will hold Russia accountable

Vice President Mike Pence vowed Saturday that the United States will “hold Russia accountable” even as President Donald Trump searches for new common ground with Moscow at the start of his presidency. Pence, in an address to the Munich Security Conference, also offered assurances ...

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Feb 13, 2017

As Balkan tensions mount, Serbia to get Russian fighter jets, armor

Serbia’s defense minister said Sunday the country is getting a shipment of Russian fighter jets, supplies that could worsen tensions with neighboring states. Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said after returning from one of his frequent visits to Moscow that six MiG-29s will be delivered ...

Trump's early foreign travel schedule taking shape

Feb 6, 2017

Trump's early foreign travel schedule taking shape

President Donald Trump’s early foreign travel schedule is taking shape — and Europe is the destination. Trump has been burning up White House telephone lines calling his world counterparts and, during those talks, has committed to several trans-Atlantic trips. He spoke Sunday with NATO ...

Feb 2, 2017

Ukraine reportedly plans referendum on NATO membership

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko plans a referendum on whether Ukraine should join the NATO alliance, with polls showing 54 percent of Ukrainians now favor such a move, Germany’s Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain reported Thursday. Ukraine and NATO accuse Russia of providing troops and weapons ...

Jan 30, 2017

Five troops reported killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

At least five Ukrainian troops have been killed in an apparent uptick in fighting in eastern Ukraine, government officials said on Monday. An armed conflict between government troops and separatist rebels has killed more than 9,600 since it began in 2014, according to the ...