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    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens
    Apr12

    Putin meets with Tillerson in Russia as Syria rift deepens

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, as a diplomatic rift between the two nations deepens over a chemical attack in Syria, according to CNN. The meeting is taking place at the Kremlin along with Tillerson`s counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the U.S. State Department...

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump
    Apr12

    Putin complains of degradation of ties with U.S. under Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russian-American relations under U.S. President Donald Trump deteriorated. ”We can say that the level of trust at the working level, especially at the military level, has not become better, it rather degraded,” Putin said in an interview with the Mir TV channel, the text of which was published on the...

    Russian bombers hit Syria`s Idlib, casualties reported – media
    Apr12

    Russian bombers hit Syria`s Idlib, casualties reported – media

    Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation have carried out an air strike on the village ofHambushiya in the vicinity of the Syrian province of Idlib, resulting in, according to preliminary data, three people were killed and eight injured. The wounded were taken to field hospitals, Anadolu Agency reported, citing local sources. At the same time,...

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN
    Apr12

    Russia seeks to ”save face” in Syria – U.S. envoy to UN

    Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, is characterizing Russia as skittish and isolated in the wake of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad`s deadly chemical weapon attack last week that killed scores of civilians, including children, according to CNN. ”I think they`re nervous,” said Nikki Haley, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations, CNN...

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit
    Apr12

    U.S. State Department explains Tillerson`s offhand remark on Ukraine at G7 summit

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left European diplomats befuddled at a gathering in Italy by saying ”why should U.S. taxpayers be interested in Ukraine,” according to Bloomberg. See also: U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict But the provocative remark suggested Tillerson, the former...

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict
    Apr11

    U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson asks G7 ministers why it should care about Ukraine conflict

    French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson has openly questioned why ”American taxpayers” should be concerned about Ukraine, which has been racked by a separatist conflict for the last three years, according to Reuters. Ayrault told reporters he had replied: ”It is in the interests of the U.S. taxpayers to...

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria
    Apr11

    G7 rejects sanctions on Russia after ”chemical attack” in Syria

    The G7 group of nations has failed to reach agreement over threatening new sanctions against Russia and Syria, according to the BBC. Foreign ministers were seeking a common position on the Syrian conflict, before the U.S. secretary of state flies to Russia to try to persuade it to abandon its Syrian ally, the BBC reported. The nations agreed...

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row
    Apr11

    Eurovision-2017: Deputy PM comments on possible sanctions against Ukraine over Russian entrant row

    Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko said Kyiv is ready to further clarify to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) the situation regarding the entry ban against Russian entrant Julia Samoilova if the issue of any sanctions arises following Eurovision-2017, Obozrevatel news outlet reports. ”I think that our position will be...

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain
    Apr11

    Russian programmer reportedly suspected in U.S. election hacking arrested in Spain

    A Russian computer programmer, Pyotr Levashov, has been arrested in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday, according to The Age. It was unclear why Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details for his arrest, and Spanish police and the interior ministry were not...

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media
    Apr11

    Putin `could be allowed to rejoin G7` if he pulls out of Syria – media

    The prospect of Russia rejoining the G7 group of the world`s leading industrialized nations will be used as part of a carrot and stick approach to persuade President Vladimir Putin to pull out of Syria, The Daily Telegraph understands. Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, will fly to Moscow later this week with an ultimatum from the G7...

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