Ukraine and eastern rebels swap prisoners in move to end war

World Dec 30, 2019

Ukraine and eastern rebels swap prisoners in move to end war

Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine exchanged 200 prisoners Sunday in a move aimed at ending their five-year war. The swap at a checkpoint near the rebel-held city of Horlivka was part of an agreement brokered this month at a summit of the ...

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

World Dec 27, 2019

Turkey to send troops to Libya at Tripoli's request, Erdogan says

Turkey will send troops to Libya at the request of Tripoli as soon as next month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, putting the North African country's conflict at the center of wider regional frictions. Libya's internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in ...

Israel's embattled Netanyahu tries to fend off party rival

World / Politics Dec 27, 2019

Israel's embattled Netanyahu tries to fend off party rival

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday faced the first serious internal challenge to his decade-long rule as his party held a primary vote following his failure to form a government and his indictment on corruption charges. Veteran Likud party member Gideon Saar hoped to ...

Anti-Putin activist 'forcibly drafted' and sent to Arctic base

World Dec 26, 2019

Anti-Putin activist 'forcibly drafted' and sent to Arctic base

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday that one of his allies had been forcibly conscripted and sent to serve at a remote Arctic base, in a move his supporters said amounted to kidnapping. Ruslan Shaveddinov, a project manager at Navalny's anti-corruption foundation, went missing ...

Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons

World Dec 25, 2019

Putin says Russia is leading world in hypersonic weapons

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia has got a strong edge in designing new weapons and that it has become the only country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons. Speaking at a meeting with top military brass, Putin said that for the first ...