Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from US go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House on Thursday, but stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

Sep 19, 2014

Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet

President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of embattled Ukraine to the White House Thursday, but he stopped short of fulfilling his visitor’s urgent request for lethal aid to fight Russian-backed separatists. Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed his call for American weaponry during ...

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

Sep 19, 2014

BBC reporters 'badly beaten' in Russia

A team of BBC journalists was assaulted in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers “being killed at the Ukraine border,” the company said Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities. The three reporters were working in the southern city of Astrakhan ...

Sep 18, 2014

Ukraine leader to seek U.S. security pledge when he visits Obama

Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko will cast Russia as a global menace Thursday when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama in the hope of winning a “special status” guaranteeing his troubled nation’s security. The pro-Western president’s first tour of the White House since his May ...

Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Sep 17, 2014

Russia places top billionaire under house arrest, alleges money-laundering

Russian authorities said Tuesday they had placed a top billionaire, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, under house arrest, accusing him of money-laundering. With a fortune of $9 billion (€7 billion), Yevtushenkov, the 65-year-old head of Russian holding company AFK Sistema, is Russia’s 15th-richest man, according to Forbes ...

Sep 17, 2014

Ukrainian people make history with EU pact, U.S. says

The United States on Tuesday welcomed Ukraine’s ratification of a landmark EU pact and new laws granting self-rule to the east, urging Moscow to implement a cease-fire deal in return. “We congratulate the people of Ukraine on making history today,” State Department deputy spokeswoman ...

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Sep 16, 2014

Ukraine parliament ratifies EU pact

Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. The ratification vote draws a line under the issue that last ...

Fearing Russian ire, Israel reneges on arms deal with Ukraine: report

Sep 16, 2014

Fearing Russian ire, Israel reneges on arms deal with Ukraine: report

A proposed sale of Israeli weapons — including drones — to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonizing Russia, Channel Two television reported Monday. The broadcaster said a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel with a view to acquiring military hardware, including drones to ...