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    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate
    Dec24

    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate

    WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy. His stunning – and initially unexplained – use of language reminiscent of the Cold War rocked the Washington...

    Trump’s nuclear remarks test bid to improve Russia ties
    Dec24

    Trump’s nuclear remarks test bid to improve Russia ties

    US President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, US, on December 21, 2016. Photo: Reuters WEST PALM BEACH/MOSCOW: US President-elect Donald Trump upped the stakes on Friday in a back-and-forth exchange with President Vladimir Putin over nuclear weapons that tested the Republican’s promises to improve relations with Russia. Offering a...

    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate
    Dec24

    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate

    President-elect Donald Trump called in a tweet for the US to “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability”. AFP Photo President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign...

    Plane hijackings in past decade
    Dec24

    Plane hijackings in past decade

    A picture taken on Dec 23, 2016 shows a Malta armed forces truck sitting by the Afriqiyah Airways A320 after it landed in Valletta, Malta, following its hijacking from Libya. AFP Photo PARIS: Hijackings like the one on Friday of a Libyan plane have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States led to...

    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate
    Dec24

    With Cold War words, Trump launches into nuclear debate

    WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump indicated Friday he did not fear a new arms race and warned the United States would match any move by another country to boost its nuclear arsenal, in a spectacular new foray into foreign policy. His stunning — and initially unexplained — use of language reminiscent of the Cold War rocked the Washington...

    Plane hijackings in past decade
    Dec24

    Plane hijackings in past decade

    PARIS: Hijackings like the one on Friday of a Libyan plane have become relatively rare since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States led to increased security. The hijackers who diverted the plane on Friday to Malta released everyone onboard and surrendered. A Libyan official claimed the men had sought asylum, but Maltese Prime...

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce
    Dec24

    Ukraine rebels agree to new indefinite truce

    A top Ukrainian insurgent said Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite ceasefire negotiated by Moscow and Kiev that would go into effect this weekend. …read more Source: Channel...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec24

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while asserting his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria.At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in...

    Pope Francis to grant about $6mln to help East Ukraine residents
    Dec23

    Pope Francis to grant about $6mln to help East Ukraine residents

    Almost 6 million euros ($6.27 million) will be donated as humanitarian aid to the residents of eastern Ukraine as a Christmas gift from Pope Francis, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria. At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections. “He...

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