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    Russia’s Lavrov to meet US’ Tillerson Thursday: foreign ministry
    Feb15

    Russia’s Lavrov to meet US’ Tillerson Thursday: foreign ministry

    MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet his US counterpart Rex Tillerson for the first time Thursday in Germany, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday. “The meeting with Secretary of State Mr Tillerson has been planned and is being prepared” on February 16, when both diplomats will be in Bonn for the G20...

    Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine

    MOSCOW – Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned. “We don’t give… …read more Source:...

    Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russian foreign ministry says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will not hand back control of Crimea to Ukraine, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday, responding to comments from the White House that the United States expected the Black Sea peninsula to be returned. …read more Source: The...

    Unprecedented resignation in Trump’s administration
    Feb15

    Unprecedented resignation in Trump’s administration

    The White House says President Donald Trump was advised nearly three weeks ago that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled his vice president about controversial pre-inauguration contacts with a top Russian diplomat. White House spokesman Sean Spicer, speaking Tuesday, said the president and his close advisers had been “reviewing and...

    Home-crowd favorite Berlocq into 2nd round in Buenos Aires
    Feb15

    Home-crowd favorite Berlocq into 2nd round in Buenos Aires

    Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq returns the ball to Italy’s Paolo Lorenzi during the Davis Cup first round tennis match in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Berlocq went on to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3. Photo: AP BUENOS AIRES: Home-crowd favorite Carlos Berlocq defeated Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday to...

    Trump knew for weeks that aide was being misleading over Russia
    Feb15

    Trump knew for weeks that aide was being misleading over Russia

    US President Donald Trump knew for weeks that national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled the White House about his contacts with Russia but did not immediately force him out, an administration spokesperson said on Tuesday. Trump was informed in late January that Flynn had not told Vice President Mike Pence the whole truth about...

    Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russia: NYT
    Feb15

    Trump campaign had repeated contact with Russia: NYT

    WASHINGTON: Members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before he won the White House, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Citing “four current and former American officials”, the Times report said that intercepted phone calls and phone...

    Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump’s defense chief
    Feb15

    Nervous NATO allies seek reassurance from Trump’s defense chief

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in Arlington, US, on February 10, 2017. Photo: Reuters BRUSSELS: European allies will tell the United States’ new defense secretary on Wednesday that NATO is not the weak alliance US President Donald Trump has accused it of...

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
    Feb15

    White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

    WASHINGTON: The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the problem for weeks before acting. With calls for an independent investigation gathering pace, the White House admitted that Trump was told three weeks ago that...

    Donald Trump wants to get along with Russia: White House
    Feb15

    Donald Trump wants to get along with Russia: White House

    Washington, Feb 15: President Donald Trump knows that it is in America’s interest to have a “healthy relationship” with Russia and wants to get along with Moscow unlike the previous Obama administration which failed in such attempts, the White House has said. “I think there’s a difference between the President wanting to have an...

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