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Three Years Later, Families Remember Those Lost on Downed MH17 Flight

Relatives and friends of people killed three years ago when a surface-to-air missile blew a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet out of the sky over Ukraine gathered Monday to mark the anniversary at a new memorial near the Amsterdam airport from which the plane departed. (more…)

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Trump Calls Death of American Student Otto Warmbier a ‘Disgrace’, Says He Should Have Been Brought Home Sooner

President Trump called the death of Otto Warmbier, an American student who returned home last week after being detained in North Korea, a "disgrace" Tuesday. (more…)

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Meets Briefly With Trump at White House

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with President Trump at the White House on Tuesday, in what Poroshenko had earlier described as part of a "substantial visit" and the White House called a "drop-in." (more…)

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American Paramedic Killed in Land Mine Blast in Ukraine

A land mine blew up a vehicle carrying a civilian monitoring team in the separatist Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, killing an American observer and wounding two European members of the mission, officials reported. (more…)

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EU Agrees to Extend Economic Sanctions Against Russia Until Mid-2017

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to extend economic sanctions against Russia over the turmoil in Ukraine until mid-2017, though some wanted a longer timespan over fear U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would ease pressure on Moscow. (more…)

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NATO Agrees to Deploy Forces to Baltic States, Eastern Poland to Help Defend Against Russia

NATO leaders agreed on Friday to deploy military forces to the Baltic states and eastern Poland for the first time and increase air and sea patrols to reassure allies who were once part of the Soviet bloc following Russia's seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. (more…)

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Obama Warns Russia Against Supporting Syrian Government

President Barack Obama warned Russia Friday against doubling down on its support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, casting a recent buildup of Russian military equipment and personnel in Syria as an effort to prop up the embattled leader. (more…)

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Ukraine Forces and Pro-Russian Separatists Prepare for War

The shelling of Mariupol, a city on the front lines of the war in eastern Ukraine, resumed in earnest at the end of October, just as the country had finished electing a new parliament. It has not let up since. “Day and night, they have been bombing from two directions,”

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Ukrainian Cease-fire in Danger After President Announces He May End it Early

A cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists appeared to be in danger Tuesday as President Petro Poroshenko said he may end the weeklong agreement early. (more…)

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