Russia

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‘Climate of intimidation’ exists in Chechnya, fact-finding mission concludes

The Russian government has “not lived up to its responsibilities” to address the “grave situation” in Chechnya, a new report says.
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New U.S.-Africa strategy will yield ‘lasting stability, prosperity’

The United States announces a new approach to trade, security and aid in Africa in a speech by National Security Adviser John Bolton.
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U.S., NATO press Russia to free Ukrainian ships and sailors

The United States and its European allies are resolute in demanding that Russia release the three Ukrainian vessels and crew members it seized.
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Condemnation for Russia’s hostilities in Ukrainian waters

The U.S. and other nations offer support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and the right of Ukrainian vessels to move through international waters.
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U.S. remembers the Ukrainian victims of the Holodomor

The Holodomor was a man-made famine implemented by Josef Stalin in an attempt to crush the Ukrainian people and nation in 1932–1933.
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U.S. hits Russian-Iranian oil network with sanctions

The latest U.S. sanctions show the consequences for anyone shipping oil to Syria, or trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran and its terrorist activities.
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U.S., EU condemn Russia-staged elections in eastern Ukraine

In violation of the Minsk agreements, Russia orchestrated illegal elections in regions of eastern Ukraine it continues to hold by force.
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Trump administration reaffirms election integrity

A new executive order requires mandatory sanctions and other consequences for foreign individuals or governments that attempt to meddle in U.S. elections.
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U.S., world leaders back British findings in nerve agent cases

Read what world leaders are saying about the two separate nerve agent attacks in England earlier this year and what investigators have discovered.