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    Obama: Trump’s ‘unpredecented’ flattery of Putin ‘out-of-step’
    Oct19

    Obama: Trump’s ‘unpredecented’ flattery of Putin ‘out-of-step’

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump’s “flattery” of Russia’s Vladimir Putin as “unprecedented” and “out of step” with both Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans. The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly voiced admiration for the Russian president — notably calling him a better leader than...

    Merkel to host Putin for summit on Ukraine, Syria
    Oct19

    Merkel to host Putin for summit on Ukraine, Syria

    BERLIN (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Berlin on Wednesday for a summit focussing on escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over the Kremlins strategy in Ukraine and Syria.The meeting — the first in a year between the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders — will evaluate the implementation of...

    Trump’s ‘unpredecented’ flattery of Putin ‘out-of-step’: Obama
    Oct18

    Trump’s ‘unpredecented’ flattery of Putin ‘out-of-step’: Obama

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Tuesday slammed Donald Trumps flattery of Russias Vladimir Putin as unprecedented and out of step with both Democrats and rank-and-file Republicans.The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly voiced admiration for the Russian president — notably calling him a better leader than...

    Merkel expects “no wonders” from four-way meeting on Ukraine
    Oct18

    Merkel expects “no wonders” from four-way meeting on Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “no wonders” should be expected at talks on a stalled peace plan for eastern Ukraine which she will host on Wednesday with the leaders of Russia, France and Ukraine. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian weightlifter, Apti Aukhadov stripped of 2012 Olympics silver medal
    Oct18

    Russian weightlifter, Apti Aukhadov stripped of 2012 Olympics silver medal

    Russia’s Apti Aukhadov was stripped of the men’s weightlifting silver medal he won in the 85 kg category at the London 2012 Olympics after he tested positive for banned substances in re-tests of samples, the International Olympic Committee said. The IOC said on Tuesday Aukhadov’s sample came back positive for steroids turinabol...

    France confirms talks on Syria to take place in Berlin
    Oct18

    France confirms talks on Syria to take place in Berlin

    PARIS: France on Tuesday confirmed that the French, Russian and German leaders will hold a “working meeting” on the Syrian crisis in Berlin. The meeting Wednesday will be aimed at “giving the same message to Vladimir Putin on Syria: a durable ceasefire in Aleppo and humanitarian access so that the devastation of this city can...

    France wants progress on disengagement, Donbass at Ukraine summit
    Oct18

    France wants progress on disengagement, Donbass at Ukraine summit

    PARIS – France said on Tuesday a summit in Berlin to put peace accords on Ukraine back on track needed to establish a calendar for elections in the Donbass region and get agreements to pull government and separatist troops back from more zones. … …read more Source:...

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to meet on Ukraine conflict
    Oct18

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to meet on Ukraine conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will head to Berlin on Wednesday to discuss implementation of a peace plan for eastern Ukraine with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. …read more Source: Channel...

    Merkel to host Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine
    Oct18

    Merkel to host Putin for Berlin summit on Ukraine

    BERLIN – Russian President Vladimir Putin heads to Berlin on Wednesday for a summit on Ukraine amid escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over Russia’s role in Ukraine as well as Syria. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to discuss Ukraine conflict, Syria
    Oct18

    Leaders of France, Germany, Ukraine and Russia to discuss Ukraine conflict, Syria

    October 18, 2016 9:12 PMBERLIN (REUTERS) – The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Wednesday (Oct 19) to discuss the stalled Minsk peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but officials quickly dampened expectation of any breakthrough. …read more Source: The Straits...

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