Is Russia using its frozen-conflict playbook in Ukraine?

World Dec 9, 2019

Is Russia using its frozen-conflict playbook in Ukraine?

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy meet for the first time Monday, many wonder what Moscow's long-term goal is in strife-torn eastern Ukraine. The talks, mediated by France and Germany, will focus on implementing the Minsk accords — agreements drawn up ...

Putin offers U.S. chance to extend key nuclear pact right now

World / Politics Dec 6, 2019

Putin offers U.S. chance to extend key nuclear pact right now

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is prepared to immediately extend the only remaining nuclear arms reduction pact with the United States. Speaking at a meeting with military officials, Putin said that Russia has repeatedly offered the U.S. to extend the New START ...

Top U.S. career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

World / Crime & Legal Dec 4, 2019

Top U.S. career diplomat rejects Ukraine meddling theory

The top U.S. career diplomat on Tuesday unambiguously rejected a theory promoted by President Donald Trump that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election. Asked at a hearing by Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez if he had evidence of Ukrainian meddling in the election, David ...

Syrian airstrikes on Idlib markets kill at least 11, say White Helmets

World Dec 3, 2019

Syrian airstrikes on Idlib markets kill at least 11, say White Helmets

Syrian government airstrikes on the rebel-held area of Idlib killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens on Monday after hitting two outdoor markets, Syrian civil defense forces said. Syria's northwestern corner, including the Idlib region, is the last major chunk of territory still in ...