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Separatists Proclaim New State in Eastern Ukraine That Aims to Replace Entire Country

Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country. But Russia, their chief backer, sought to play down the announcement, saying it was merely part of public discussion. (more…)

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Russian Republic of Chechnya Becoming Major Player in Rebuilding of Syria

Russia's mostly Muslim republic of Chechnya is becoming a major player in rebuilding war-ravaged Syria. And ordinary Chechens are likely to foot the bill, with many of them being forced to make contributions or face the possibility of exile or death, human rights activists say. (more…)

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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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Top Trump Aides Reportedly Worried About What He Will Say in Meeting With Putin

Top aides to President Trump are worried what Trump will say during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two leaders meet at the upcoming G-20 summit. (more…)

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Suspects in Downing of Malaysian Flight MH17 to be Tried in the Netherlands

Suspects in the downing of Malaysian airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in 2014, in which all 298 people aboard were killed, will be tried in a Dutch court and under Dutch law, the Netherlands' foreign ministry said on Wednesday. (more…)

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What Trump & Putin May Discuss in Upcoming Meeting

President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday will be brimming with global intrigue, but the White House says there's "no specific agenda." So in the absence of a set list of topics, what are two of the world's most famously unpredictable leaders to discuss?

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Trump, Putin to Hold First Meeting at G20 Summit Next Week

U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose political fortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the first time. (more…)

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Companies and Governments Counting Cost of Global Cyberattack

Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals, and banks. Ukraine, which was hardest hit and where the attack likely originated, said it had secured critical state assets - though everyday life remained affected, with cash machines out

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Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Before Spreading Internationally

Computer systems from Ukraine to the United States were struck on Tuesday in an international cyberattack that was similar to a recent assault that crippled tens of thousands of machines worldwide. (more…)

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