Ukraine

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall for a second get-together, even as cleanup from the first continues with no letup. A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: ‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini on the sidelines of the NATO Summit.  Secretary Pompeo and the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline “is an absolutely … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Ukraine’s leader backs Trump on German gas deal

VATICAN CITY | Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is calling attention to the plight of merchant seamen and fishermen who may face dismal working conditions and be kept from going ashore when their ships dock in foreign ports. Pope Francis marked the Catholic Church’s “Sea Sunday” by praying for the world’s estimated 1.2 million seafarers and their families … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Vatican laments often poor working conditions of seafarers

BELGRADE, Serbia  | Ukraine seeks to boost ties with Russian ally Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia  — Ukraine is seeking to boost ties with Serbia, a Balkan country that is a key Russian ally in Europe but which also wants to join the European Union. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met Tuesday with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, the Serbian capital. The two signed bilateral deals and predicted better … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia  | Ukraine seeks to boost ties with Russian ally Serbia

U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine’s Anti-corruption Court Legislation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The United States commends Ukraine for adopting a law to establish an independent anti-corruption court.  We were pleased to see this important piece of legislation passed with broad support in the Verkhovna Rada.  With this move, Ukraine took an important step towards achieving the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Ukraine’s Anti-corruption Court Legislation