Europe

  • Canada, UK Call for Russia's Removal From SWIFT Banking System
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    2022-02-25 23:46:28 UTC

    Trudeau is calling for Russia's removal from SWIFT, the Belgian-based banking system used for many international financial transactions. "Excluding Russian banks from SWIFT will make it even more difficult for President Putin to finance his brutalities," Trudeau said. Trudeau and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are the NATO ...
  • NATO to Deploy Extra Troops Along Russia's Borders
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    2022-02-25 21:13:24 UTC

    Brussels (Global Gathering) — Thousands of soldiers and equipment of the NATO Response Force (NRF) are to be relocated to Eastern Europe. How many exactly and where specifically is still unclear. NATO is relocating units of its Response Force to the eastern member countries. This was announced by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenb...
  • New Massive Sanctions: German Foreign Minister Says, "This will Ruin Russia"
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    2022-02-25 18:54:46 UTC

    BERLIN/ Brussels — German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is warning that the world would "not forget this days of shame." "Germany is stunned, but not helpless," she said, EU to announce a package of new "massive sanctions." It’s about economic sanctions, but also sanctions “against those who are responsible for this terrible t...
  • European Union to Freeze Assets of Putin, Sergey Lavrov
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    2022-02-25 19:43:23 UTC

    BRUSSELS — Latvia’s foreign minister says the European Union has agreed to freeze the assets of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov along with other sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine. The US follows the European Union plans to target Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with sanctions as...
  • Ukrainians Wake to Attack, Russian Rockets Hit Kyiv
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    2022-02-25 05:01:44 UTC

    KYIV, Ukraine — Explosions are being heard before dawn in Kyiv as Western leaders scheduled an emergency meeting and Ukraine’s president pleads for international help. The nature of the explosions was not immediately clear, but the blasts came amid signs that the capital and largest Ukrainian city was increasingly threatened followi...
  • Ukraine Enters Second Day Under Russian Attack
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    2022-02-25 01:59:23 UTC

    Kyiv — Russian forces continue a full-scale assault on Ukraine, as its military attacks the country from the north, east and south. People in the capital, Kyiv, are spending the night in underground shelters amid air-raid warnings. Thousands have been trying to flee and seek safety in neighboring countries. Ukrainian President V...
  • Bloodthirsty Putin Hunts Ukrainian President Zelensky as Target No.1
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    2022-02-25 01:33:37 UTC

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he believes that Russian sabotage groups have entered the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. In a video statement late Thursday, Zelensky said: "According to our information, the enemy marked me as target No. 1, my family, as target No. 2. They want to destroy Ukraine politically by destro...
  • Putin, Enemy Number One of Europe Invades Ukraine on Many Fronts
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    2022-02-24 23:41:44 UTC

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, unleashing airstrikes on cities and military bases and sending in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global post-Cold War security order. Ukraine’s government pleaded for help as civilians piled into trains and cars to ...
  • Biden Unveils New Sanctions Against Russia
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    2022-02-24 19:32:21 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russia after its invasion of Ukraine, charging that Russian leader Vladimir Putin “chose this war” and that his country will bear the consequences of his action. The sanctions target Russian banks, oligarchs and high-tech sectors, Biden sa...
  • Germany: Putin Has Exposed Himself as A Lier
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    2022-02-24 12:02:20 UTC

    BERLIN — German Finance Minister Christian Lindner described the Russian attack as one “nightmare.” “Putin has exposed himself as a liar. Together with our partners from the EU, NATO and G7, we stand in solidarity with Ukraine” Lindner wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The Kremlin will experience tough sanctions. “Hope is gone this morn...
  • EU Calls Putin's Military Action, a “Barbaric Attack”
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    2022-02-24 11:23:34 UTC

    BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders expressed a raw outrage shrouded by an impotence to immediately come to the aid of Ukraine to avoid a major war in Europe, condemning Russia’s attack on its neighbor as the European Union and others promised unprecedented sanctions to hit the Kremlin. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen c...
  • Putin's Barbarity Prompts Calls For World to Act
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    2022-02-24 08:00:01 UTC

    TOKYO (AP) — As Russian troops attacked Ukraine, world leaders reacted Thursday with outrage — one called it “an unjustified barbarian act” — and vowed to both tighten sanctions and hold the Kremlin accountable. The turmoil from the beginning of a long-feared act of aggression rippled from Europe to Asia. Stock markets plunged, oil ...
  • Russia Launches Missile Strikes on Ukrainian Airports
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    2022-02-24 05:58:31 UTC

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian troops launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine on Thursday, as President Vladimir Putin cast aside international condemnation and sanctions, warning other countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to “consequences you have never seen.” Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Ode...
  • Russia Invades Ukraine, Powerful Explosions Rock Kyiv
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    2022-02-24 04:48:47 UTC

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday announced a military operation in Ukraine and warned other countries that any attempt to interfere with the Russian action would lead to “consequences they have never seen.” He said the attack was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine – a claim the U.S. had predicte...
  • California's Economy Is Twice as Big as Russia's
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    2022-02-24 00:01:37 UTC

    Washington — On Tuesday afternoon, U.S. President Joe Biden gave a brief speech announcing the first round of sanctions since Russia’s most recent invasion of Ukraine, and promising there would be more to come if the aggression does not cease and deescalate. Several hours later, Biden held a virtual event entitled “Roundtable on Sec...
  • Lies and Fabrications Behind Russian Invasion of Ukraine
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    2022-02-23 23:10:31 UTC

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Kremlin said rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine asked Russia for military assistance Wednesday to help fend off Ukrainian “aggression” while Ukraine declared a nationwide state of emergency amid growing fears of an all-out invasion by Russian troops. The announcement from Moscow immediately fueled fears that t...
  • Pressure on UEFA to Strip Russia of Champions League Final
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    2022-02-23 20:43:26 UTC

    Pressure is building on Europe’s top soccer body, the UEFA, to renege on a deal with St. Petersburg to host the Champions League final in May in light of Russia’s slow-motion invasion of eastern Ukraine. An estimated 400 million people tune in to watch the annual pinnacle of club competition in Europe, a good four times the number o...
  • EU Sanctions Hit Putin’s Defense Minister, 351 Lawmakers
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    2022-02-23 18:41:11 UTC

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed to slap sanctions Wednesday on Russia’s defense minister, a top adviser to President Vladimir Putin and hundreds of Russian lawmakers who voted in favor of recognizing the independence of separatist areas in southeast Ukraine. The sanctions, mostly a freeze on the assets of those listed and ...
  • Ukraine Urges More Sanctions Against Putin: Hit Hard, Hit Now
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    2022-02-23 23:18:33 UTC

    KYIV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s top diplomat wants to see tougher sanctions slapped on Russia over its aggressive posture toward his country. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Wednesday on Twitter: “To stop Putin from further aggression, we call on partners to impose more sanctions on Russia now.” He expressed thanks for in...
  • UK Imposes Sanctions on Russian Banks
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    2022-02-22 13:31:25 UTC

    LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain is slapping sanctions on five Russian banks and three wealthy individuals over Russia’s latest military moves on Ukraine. Johnson told lawmakers that sanctions would hit Rossiya Bank, IS Bank, General Bank, Promsvyazbank and the Black Sea Bank. He said three Russian oligarchs wit...
  • Germany Stops Nord Stream 2: Putin's Actions "Unjustified"
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    2022-02-22 13:06:56 UTC

    Berlin — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz put the certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany on ice, a measure widely considered the toughest Europe is likely to take against Moscow at this stage. "We must reassess the situation, in particular regarding Nord Stream 2," Scholz told a news conference with the ...
  • US Representative: Putin's Goal Is to Take Over All of Ukraine
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    2022-02-22 01:55:05 UTC

    Following Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to order Russian troops into two separatist pro-Moscow regions in eastern Ukraine, Rep. Ted Lieu said Putin's actions and words show "his goal and intent is to take over all of Ukraine." "This action by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin further confirms that [GOP Sen.] Mitt Romn...
  • Putin Orders Forces to Enter Eastern Ukraine
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    2022-02-21 22:59:15 UTC

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered forces Monday to “maintain peace” in separatist regions of eastern Ukraine, hours after the Kremlin recognized the area’s independence. The announcement raised fears that an invasion was imminent, if not already underway. The Kremlin decree, spelled out in an order signed by Put...
  • US, EU Announce Sanctions on Russia, Targeting Separatists in Ukraine
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    2022-02-21 23:09:25 UTC

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering forces to maintain peace in eastern Ukraine. But it is not immediately clear whether or when troops would enter the country. The announcement follows a day of fast-moving developments in which Putin announced the recognition of separatist regions in Ukraine....
  • Russia Will Lose Its Future The Day it Invades Ukraine
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    2022-02-20 21:15:39 UTC

    KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia extended military drills near Ukraine’s northern borders Sunday amid increased fears that two days of sustained shelling along the contact line between soldiers and Russa-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine could spark an invasion. Ukraine’s president appealed for a cease-fire. <h3><a href="https://www....