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    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union’s foreign debt
    Mar26

    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union’s foreign debt

    MOSCOW: A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire. Keen to establish a reputation of a reliable borrower despite Western financial sanctions over the Ukraine conflict Moscow announced last week it would pay off US$125.2 million...

    Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park
    Mar20

    Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

    VIJFHUIZEN: Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed. “Today is a very important day for all the next of kin. We are planting the first trees to create a monument for MH17,” Evert van Zijtveld,...

    In first Trump-Merkel meeting, awkward body language and a quip
    Mar18

    In first Trump-Merkel meeting, awkward body language and a quip

    WASHINGTON: The first face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel started awkwardly on Friday and ended even more oddly, with a quip by Trump about wiretapping that left the German leader visibly bewildered. The two leaders share different views on trade, Russia and immigration, leading to some...

    Foreigners held against their will
    Mar08

    Foreigners held against their will

    France interns Austro-Germans During World War I France opened some 60 internment camps in the south and west of the country, where tens of thousands of foreigners were held for all or part of the conflict. The French authorities feared that if left free the foreigners would spy or sabotage the war effort or join enemy ranks. At the time of the...

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling
    Mar03

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling

    WASHINGTON: With his administration on the defensive over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election, US President Donald Trump is no longer tweeting praise for his Kremlin counterpart. Less than five weeks after he took office, the chances of a spring thaw in relations between Washington and Moscow – once buoyed...

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes
    Mar03

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes

    WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew on Thursday from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after it emerged he had had contacts with Russian officials while involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign. But Sessions, a long-time US senator before becoming the country’s top law...

    UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion
    Feb28

    UN slams North Korea over ‘provocative’ sanctions evasion

    NEW YORK: Backed by China, the UN Security Council on Monday unanimously condemned North Korea for its “irresponsible and provocative” attempts to evade sanctions. The council agreed during a closed-door meeting on “the importance of full compliance” with sanctions resolutions, said Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko, the council president....

    US warns of new Chinese missile launchpads in South China Sea
    Feb22

    US warns of new Chinese missile launchpads in South China Sea

    WASHINGTON: China is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two US officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will respond, given its vows to take a tough...

    U.S officials: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles
    Feb22

    U.S officials: China finishing South China Sea buildings that could house missiles

    WASHINGTON: China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United...

    Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64
    Feb21

    Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dead at 64

    NEW YORK: Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, who for years fended off Western criticism and skillfully defended Moscow’s actions in Ukraine and Syria, died Monday in New York. He was 64. Churkin collapsed while at work at the Russian mission to the United Nations Monday morning and was rushed to a Manhattan...

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