Latest on Russia-Ukraine News: Live Updates

President Emmanuel Macron of France, left, and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany at a news conference in Berlin on Tuesday, after a meeting on the Ukraine crisis.Credit…Pool photo by Tobias Schwarz PARIS — Bringing together senior Russian and Ukrainian officials, France and Germany tried on Wednesday to coax the countries into easing tensions between them, … Read more

Russia’s reaction to U.S. and NATO leaves Ukraine crisis to fester on the brink of war

Kiev — Russia and NATO are continuing their military buildup around Ukraine, including more Russian fighter jets just across Ukraine’s northern border in Belarus. Russia’s ongoing military exercises with its Belarusian allies have fueled fears that Russia could launch an invasion into Ukraine, as it did in 2014. The US and its NATO allies presented … Read more

Populist nations fared much worse during Covid outbreak, research says

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech at the Fidesz party headquarters in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018. Akos Stiller | Bloomberg via Getty Images The risk of death from Covid-19 is significantly higher in countries with populist governments, a new study has found. Published in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy … Read more

Russia’s main concerns over Ukraine not addressed by NATO, US says Foreign Minister Lavrov

“There is no positive reaction to the main issue of this document,” Sergei Lavrov told reporters in Moscow. “The main problem is our clear position on the inadmissibility of further NATO expansion in the East and the deployment of strike weapons that could threaten the territory of the Russian Federation.” Russia has repeatedly denied it … Read more

Jordanian military kills 27 in shoot-out with Syrian smugglers | News

Army says it found large quantities of drugs hidden in Syrian trucks passing through Jordan’s main border crossing. The Jordanian troops have killed 27 suspected smugglers attempting to enter the country from neighboring Syria, they said, adding that some others also carrying drugs fled back into Syria. A report on the Jordanian army’s website on … Read more