Bill and Marianna Lacal of Port Washington have been trying to adopt 16-year-old Vadim from Ukraine, but were bogged down by visa and paperwork issues.
President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”
Speaking at the close of a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Barack Obama commented Friday on the situations in Ukraine and Iraq.
Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after meeting with leaders and locals, there’s no doubt Russia has invaded Ukraine.
A new CBS News poll showed most Americans sympathize with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas, view Russia as unfriendly or an enemy, and disapprove of President Barack Obama’s handling of foreign affairs.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia.
The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again Monday as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding international access to the crash site and a cease-fire in the area.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Ukraine’s separatists were to blame for the downing of the aircraft.
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of helping separatist rebels destroy evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down in rebel-held territory — a charge the rebels denied.
In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
But now, with nearly 300 killed in Friday’s crash in eastern Ukraine, frequent flyers say they’ll check their flight paths online and hope airlines rethink routes over hot spots.
Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher.
A Ukrainian man who authorities said could be the most significant distributor of child pornography ever prosecuted in the U.S. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday.
Mykhailo Kuzmin was able to join his mother and stepfather in Whitestone, Queens thanks to some help from U.S. Rep. Steve Israel.
Flyers, purportedly distributed by pro-Russian rebels, are demanding Jews register with the “Nationalities Commissioner” and pay $50 or lose their citizenship and face deportation.