Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
Think Tanks
Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
2023-02-03 19:06:44
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As a full year closes in on what Russia calls its special military operation in Ukraine, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that over 7.8 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to neighboring countries and over 65... Read More

Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
White House
Zelenskyy to Meet With Biden, Address Congress, in ‘Surprise’ Visit to Washington
2022-12-21 14:39:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will meet with President Biden at the White House Wednesday afternoon before delivering a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, White House officials announced Tuesday night. “I’m glad to intrude on your... Read More

Congress Wants Charity for Ukraine Directed in an Effective Supply Line
Congress
Congress Wants Charity for Ukraine Directed in an Effective Supply Line
2022-12-07 22:44:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Donations of humanitarian aid and military equipment keep pouring into Ukraine from throughout the world but now the challenge is to make sure it’s being distributed effectively, according to lawmakers at a congressional hearing Wednesday. Private donors have... Read More

Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
White House
Pomp, Circumstance and a Shared Vision of the Future Mark Macron Visit
2022-12-01 22:43:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Pomp and military flare were on vivid display on the South Lawn of the White House early Thursday morning as President Joe Biden formally welcomed his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, to the executive mansion. Though the two... Read More

Progressives Backtrack After Unforced Foul Over Biden’s Ukraine Policy
Congress
Progressives Backtrack After Unforced Foul Over Biden’s Ukraine Policy
2022-10-25 20:05:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Sometimes the firing squad lines up in a circle. At least, that’s how it seemed by Tuesday morning after the House Progressive Caucus released and then hastily withdrew a letter to the White House questioning President Biden’s policy... Read More

Musk’s Plan to End Russian War Infuriates Ukraine on Twitter
Geopolitics
Musk's Plan to End Russian War Infuriates Ukraine on Twitter

Elon Musk has gotten into a Twitter tussle with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy after the tech billionaire floated a divisive proposal to end Russia’s invasion. The Tesla CEO, soon facing a court fight over his attempt to abandon a $44 billion offer... Read More

Ukrainian Hero Makes Plea for Continued US Support
Congress
Ukrainian Hero Makes Plea for Continued US Support
2022-09-15 20:17:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — While Ukraine’s prime minister celebrated military advances in occupied regions, a hero of the country’s war against Russia described for Congress Thursday why U.S. support is crucial to their independence. Yuliia “Taira” Paievska ran down a list of... Read More

Ukraine Piles Pressure on Retreating Russian Troops
International
Ukraine Piles Pressure on Retreating Russian Troops

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian troops piled pressure on retreating Russian forces on Tuesday, pressing a counteroffensive that has produced major gains and a stunning blow to Moscow's military prestige. It was not yet clear if the Ukrainian blitz in the northeast after months... Read More

US Obtains Warrant to Seize Russian Energy Company’s Jet
Law Enforcement
US Obtains Warrant to Seize Russian Energy Company’s Jet
2022-09-01 15:45:23
by Dan McCue

HOUSTON — The United States has obtained a warrant to seize a Boeing 737-7EM aircraft owned by PJSC LUKOIL, a Russian multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Moscow, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. According to court documents, the... Read More

Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Meets Sweden, Finland Leaders to Talk NATO, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday welcomed the leaders of Sweden and Finland to the White House, as he hailed the application of the once-neutral countries to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in response to Russia's invasion of... Read More

US and EU Collaborate to Help Ukraine, Reassure Supply Chains
Geopolitics
US and EU Collaborate to Help Ukraine, Reassure Supply Chains
2022-05-16 18:10:43
by Madeline Hughes

PARIS — A newly formed European-American alliance is helping fight the war in Ukraine. The U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council first met last fall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and had its second meeting Monday in Paris. Much of the attention was... Read More

Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Looks to Nudge ASEAN Leaders to Speak Out on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is looking to nudge southeast Asian leaders to be more outspoken about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the issue continues to be a delicate one for many members of the region's 10-country alliance with deep... Read More

Microsoft Details Cyberwar on Ukraine
Technology
Microsoft Details Cyberwar on Ukraine
2022-05-11 23:36:42
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — As the war rages on, information and public trust in the government are two of Russia’s top targets in Ukraine, according to a new report from Microsoft. “Collectively, the cyber and kinetic actions work to disrupt or degrade... Read More

Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder
In The News
Biden Signs Ukraine Bill, Seeks $40B Aid, in Putin Rejoinder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington sought to portray a united front against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as President Joe Biden signed a bipartisan measure to reboot the World War II-era “lend-lease” program, which helped defeat Nazi Germany, to bolster Kyiv and Eastern European... Read More

Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy
Geopolitics
Ukraine Invasion Could Influence Biden’s National Security Strategy
2022-05-08 15:31:12
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Foreign policy and defense experts think Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate the Biden administration’s national security plans. Classified versions of President Biden’s National Security Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy were transmitted to Congress in... Read More

Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory
Diplomacy
Former Ukrainian Ambassador Pens Memoir, Predicts Ukrainian Victory
2022-05-08 15:30:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Still reeling from the way in which her assignment as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine ended, Marie L. Yovanovitch voiced her support for Bridget A. Brink, Biden’s new nominee for the position, while offering her own unique insights on... Read More

Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit
Geopolitics
Jill Biden to Meet Ukrainian Refugees During Border Visit

MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania (AP) — For weeks, first lady Jill Biden has been transfixed by the news coming out of Ukraine, by the bombings and scenes of “parents weeping over their children’s broken bodies in the streets,” as... Read More

Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine
Geopolitics
Evacuations Under Way in Mariupol; Pelosi Visits Ukraine

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — A long-awaited evacuation of civilians from a besieged steel plant in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol was under way Sunday, as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she visited Ukraine's president to show unflinching American support for... Read More

House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
Congress
House Republicans Urge Energy Secretary to ‘Prioritize’ Nuclear Power
2022-04-29 23:27:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Two members of the House Republican caucus are urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to revitalize America’s nuclear power infrastructure and include it in an “all of the above” approach to securing the nation’s energy future. Reps. Fred Upton,... Read More

EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs’ Assets
Geopolitics
EXPLAINER: Why US Needs a Law to Sell Off Oligarchs' Assets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden doesn't want to just seize the yachts, luxury homes and other assets of Russian oligarchs, he wants to sell off the pricey goods and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine. He's asking Congress... Read More

Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
International
Current Radiation Levels at Chernobyl Not as High as Feared
2022-04-28 20:56:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The nuclear radiation situation at Chernobyl is not currently one that poses great danger to the environment or to people, according to International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi upon his return from a visit to... Read More

FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
Cybercrime
FBI Warns Farmers to Beware Ransomware Cyberattacks
2022-04-22 21:13:05
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — The FBI issued a warning this week to farm cooperatives that ransomware attackers are increasingly trying to disrupt their operations during the planting and harvest seasons. The FBI announcement was one of several warnings about cyberattacks that are... Read More

Biden: Russia War a ‘Genocide,’ Trying to ‘Wipe Out’ Ukraine
Geopolitics
Biden: Russia War a 'Genocide,' Trying to 'Wipe Out' Ukraine

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Joe Biden has now said Russia's war in Ukraine amounts to "genocide,” accusing President Vladimir Putin of trying to “wipe out the idea of even being a Ukrainian." “Yes, I called it genocide," he told reporters... Read More

DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
Law
DC Attorney Providing Pro Bono Advice to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy
2022-03-31 13:48:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A partner in the D.C. office of the Morrison & Foerster law firm is providing pro bono advice to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sanctions imposed by the U.S. and its allies in response to Russia’s unprovoked... Read More

Defense Officials Try to Convince Senate US is Prepared if Ukraine War Escalates
Military
Defense Officials Try to Convince Senate US is Prepared if Ukraine War Escalates
2022-03-29 22:55:33
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Some of the U.S. military’s top brass tried to reassure a Senate committee Tuesday their supply lines and infrastructure are prepared to defend the United States and allies. An implied question behind the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing... Read More

Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Peace ‘Without Delay’ in Talks
Geopolitics
Ukraine Leader Says He Seeks Peace 'Without Delay' in Talks

LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine could declare neutrality, potentially accept a compromise on contested areas in the country’s east, and offer security guarantees to Russia to secure peace "without delay,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said ahead of another planned round of... Read More

Biden Declares Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’ in Warsaw Speech
Geopolitics
Biden Declares Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power' in Warsaw Speech
2022-03-26 19:41:36
by Dan McCue

WARSAW, Poland — Evidently catching even White House officials by surprise, President Joe Biden on Saturday dramatically ratcheted up his rhetoric against Russian President Vladimir Putin, ending a lengthy speech on the invasion of Ukraine by saying, “For God’s sake,... Read More

Biden in Poland to See US Troops, Ukraine Refugees
Geopolitics
Biden in Poland to See US Troops, Ukraine Refugees

RZESZOW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden visited U.S. troops stationed near Poland’s border with Ukraine on Friday and was getting a first hand look at the growing humanitarian response to the millions of Ukrainians who are fleeing to Poland... Read More

Ukraine War Imperils Wheat, but Farmers in no Rush to Pivot
Agriculture
Ukraine War Imperils Wheat, but Farmers in no Rush to Pivot

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Russia’s war in Ukraine could mean changes for Ed Kessel’s farm along a quiet stretch of western North Dakota. Worldwide, farmers like Kessel are weighing whether to change their planting patterns and grow more... Read More

Biden Warns Chinese President of ‘Consequences’ if China Helps Russia
Geopolitics
Biden Warns Chinese President of ‘Consequences’ if China Helps Russia
2022-03-18 21:16:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke by secure video link for about two hours on Friday morning, with Biden warning that Beijing would face “consequences” if it provides “material support” to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A... Read More

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