Turkish president asks Putin to resolve Ukraine crisis via talks

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. (YVES HERMAN / REUTERS) ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday asked his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to engage in negotiations to resolve the Ukrainian crisis, according to a statement […]

Ukraine unveils mechanism for post-conflict reconstruction

Rescue workers clear the debris at the scene where a woman was found dead after a Russian attack that heavily damaged a school in Mykolaivka, Ukraine, Sept 28, 2022. (LEO CORREA / AP) KYIV/WASHINGTON/ANKARA – The Ukrainian president's office has unveiled a mechanism for the country’s post-conflict reconstruction named the Fast Recovery Plan, the government-run […]

Zelensky meets French foreign minister on support for Ukraine

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, left, and French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna pose for a photograph during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept 27, 2022. (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) KYIV – Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday met with visiting French Foreign Affairs Minister […]

10 released in Saudi-mediated Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry Press Office, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky, second left, talks with Azov regiment commander Denys Prokopenko, second right, who was released in a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine, in Chernyhiv, Ukraine, on Sept 21, 2022. (UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MINISTRY PRESS OFFICE VIA AP) RIYADH – Saudi […]

EU backs Pfizer/BioNTech BA.4/5-adapted COVID booster

This file photo taken on June 11, 2021 shows the entrance of the European Medicines Agency headquarters in Amsterdam. (FRANCOIS WALSCHAERTS / AFP) JERUSALEM / ATHENS -The European Medicines Agency on Monday recommended a COVID-19 booster designed to combat the currently circulating Omicron BA.4/5 subvariants, days after endorsing a pair of boosters tailored to target […]

Zelensky, Blinken meet on US assistance for Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (right) poses with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sept 8, 2022. (GENYA SAVILOV / POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday met with visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss US assistance for Ukraine, the presidential press […]

UN spokesperson: Grain exports from Ukraine helping to reduce prices

This handout picture taken and released by the Turkish Defense Ministry press office on Aug 3, 2022 shows an inspection delegation member inspecting the Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carrying 26,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine, off the coast of north-west Istanbul. (TURKISH DEFENSE MINISTRY / AFP) ISTANBUL – A drop in global wheat prices […]

Putin for review of Ukraine grain deal, accuses West of deception

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking during a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Sept 7, 2022. (STANISLAV KRASILNIKOV/TASS NEWS AGENCY HOST POOL PHOTO VIA AP) KYIV – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday he wanted to discuss reopening a UN-brokered deal that allows Ukraine to export its grain via […]

UN chief forms fact-finding team for Donetsk prison attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres holds a joint press conference with the Turkish National Defense Minister at the Joint Coordination Center established in Istanbul for the safe shipment of grain products from the Black Sea region in Istanbul on Aug 20, 2022. (YASIN AKGUL / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed […]

Guterres, Zelensky seek to secure Russian-held nuclear plant

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, center, and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres shake hands after their meeting in Lviv, Ukraine, Aug 18, 2022. (EVGENIY MALOLETKA / AP) KYIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday to discuss grain exports from Ukraine […]