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  • American Jews must wake up to anti-Semitism of Hungary's Jobbik party

    When one in five people in a key European state votes for a neo-Nazi party, you might expect a furious response from the United States, the country that played a decisive role in defeating the Nazi menace during the Second World War. And you might also...
  • Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents

    Syria calls presidential vote, defying Assad's opponents
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria announced on Monday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and extend his grip on power, days after he said the civil war was turning in his favor. Western and...
  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender

    Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender
    An agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. U.S. and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and...
  • Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence

    Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
    WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down...
  • A quick end won't serve Vladimir Putin's purposes in Ukraine

    Amid low expectations, it came as a surprise to Western diplomats when Russia signed off on an agreement calling for armed separatists in eastern Ukraine to lay down their weapons and surrender the public buildings they have been occupying for weeks....
  • Finland's Vapaavuori moves to become next prime minister

    HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's economy minister Jan Vapaavuori will seek to become leader of his party, he said on Monday, a move that would enable him to take over as prime minister from Jyrki Katainen who plans to step down in June. Members of...
  • Russia's Lavrov says Ukraine 'crudely violating' Geneva deal

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Ukraine on Monday of violating an accord reached in Geneva last week aimed at averting a wider conflict between the two neighbors. "Steps are being taken - above all by those who seized...
  • Putin playing the long game over Russian kin in Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's decision last week to sign a peace accord on Ukraine does not mean that the Kremlin is backing down, rather that President Vladimir Putin is prepared to be patient in pursuit of his ultimate objective. That aim, his own...
  • New EU law to help investors pick good corporate citizens

    LONDON (Reuters) - Investors looking for companies with good environmental, social and governance track records will find the job easier after European politicians ruled that thousands of firms must reveal their performance as corporate citizens....
  • South Korea April 1-20 exports up 4.3 percent year/year: customs agency

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean exports rose 4.3 percent for the first 20 days of April from the same year-ago period, customs agency data showed on Monday, slower than gains in March as global demand eased. Exports rose 8.2 percent year-on-year for the...
  • U.S. should stay out of Ukraine mess [Letter]

    U.S. should stay out of Ukraine mess [Letter]
    News about Ukraine is disturbing, but it's time the European Union takes control of the matter and the United States stays in the background ("Moscow's Achilles heel," April 17). I don't like what's happening in the region, but there's no need for...