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    Trump picks Dan Coats for intelligence director
    Jan07

    Trump picks Dan Coats for intelligence director

    Dan Coats was one of six US legislators and three White House aides blacklisted by Moscow in 2014 in reprisal for US sanctions placed on the country. – AFP file photo WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday formally announced former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as his pick for US director of national intelligence. A mild-mannered former...

    Le Pen to push for ‘Frexit’ if EU refuses to cede powers
    Jan07

    Le Pen to push for ‘Frexit’ if EU refuses to cede powers

    PARIS: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen pledged Friday she would campaign for France to leave the EU unless Brussels agreed to return full powers to control immigration and economic policy to member states. The presidential candidate has promised if elected in May to dump the euro and organize a Brexit-style referendum on France’s...

    Putin foe McCain could emerge as bulwark against Trump
    Jan07

    Putin foe McCain could emerge as bulwark against Trump

    WASHINGTON: At 80, John McCain has begun his sixth term in the US Senate by proving to be a thorn in Donald Trump’s side even before the president-elect takes the oath of office. The maverick lawmaker is a longtime national security hawk, and he has positioned himself as less an adversary of Trump than an enemy of President Vladimir Putin....

    Le Pen to push for ‘Frexit’ if EU refuses to cede powers
    Jan07

    Le Pen to push for ‘Frexit’ if EU refuses to cede powers

    PARIS: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen pledged Friday she would campaign for France to leave the EU unless Brussels agreed to return full powers to control immigration and economic policy to member states. The presidential candidate has promised if elected in May to dump the euro and organise a Brexit-style referendum on France’s...

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby US for Ukraine
    Jan07

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby US for Ukraine

    Haley Barbour, the former Republican governor of Mississippi, speaks at the GE conference on ”American Competitiveness: What Works” in Washington, on February 13, 2012. Photo: Reuters WASHINGTON: Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby US politicians, according to...

    4 adults, 2 children killed in road accident in east Ukraine
    Jan07

    4 adults, 2 children killed in road accident in east Ukraine

    At least six people, including two 8-year-old children, were killed in a road accident in eastern Ukraine on late Thursday, the State Service for Emergencies said in a statement Friday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Cornet to play Pliskova in Brisbane final as Muguruza withdraws
    Jan06

    Cornet to play Pliskova in Brisbane final as Muguruza withdraws

    BRISBANE, Australia, Jan 6, 2017 (AFP) – Alize Cornet reached her biggest final in over two years after an exhausted Garbine Muguruza withdrew from their semi-final of the Brisbane International on Friday.The unseeded Frenchwoman was leading her Spanish opponent 4-1 in the first set when Muguruza decided she couldnt continue.Although the...

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine
    Jan06

    Ex-Republican Party head Barbour to lobby U.S. for Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – Haley Barbour, former Republican Party leader and Mississippi governor, has been hired by the Ukrainian government to lobby U.S. politicians, according to documents filed this week. The hiring of Barbour and his lobbying firm BGR… …read more Source:...

    Blizzards kill nine in Europe
    Jan06

    Blizzards kill nine in Europe

    Blizzards swept parts of Europe on Friday, causing at least nine deaths, closing roads and resulting in traffic accidents, travel delays and medical evacuations. In Poland, the cold snap was blamed for five deaths in 24 hours. Three people died from hypothermia, while two more died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by malfunctioning heaters,...

    Gazprom applies to boost gas transit to EU by 13% due to cold winter
    Jan06

    Gazprom applies to boost gas transit to EU by 13% due to cold winter

    Gazprom has sent an application to increase gas transit to Europe through the Ukrainian gas transportation system to 278.9 million cubic meters. …read more Source:...

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