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US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia
Dec24

US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. Moscow responded angrily on Saturday. The post US to send lethal weapons to Ukraine, angering Russia appeared first on...

Britain’s foreign minister makes first Russia visit in five years
Dec22

Britain’s foreign minister makes first Russia visit in five years

MOSCOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. The visit could signal an improvement in relations after years of antagonism. It comes after Johnson in April cancelled a planned trip at the last...

US turns sanctions screw on Russia, blacklists Chechnya’s Kadyrov
Dec21

US turns sanctions screw on Russia, blacklists Chechnya’s Kadyrov

WASHINGTON: The United States slapped sanctions on Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on Wednesday, accusing Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s key regional ally of personal involvement in repression, torture and murder. Kadyrov was added to the US Treasury’s blacklist along with Chechen security official Ayub Kataev and three Russians...

EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions – Tusk
Dec15

EU leaders agree to roll over Russia sanctions – Tusk

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU leaders on Thursday, December 14, agreed to extend tough economic sanctions against Russia over its meddling in Ukraine for 6 months, EU President Donald Tusk said. “EU united on roll-over of economic sanctions on Russia,” Tusk tweeted after leaders discussed the issue at a summit in Brussels. The EU …...

British PM’s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit
Dec14

British PM’s Brexit defeat looms over EU summit

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to a Brussels summit Thursday reeling from a parliamentary defeat over Brexit that threatens to undermine her just as EU leaders back the opening of trade talks. The other 27 leaders are expected during the two-day meeting in Brussels to endorse an interim deal on the terms of Britain’s...

Deutsche Bank subpoenaed in Trump probe
Dec06

Deutsche Bank subpoenaed in Trump probe

US prosecutors probing Russia’s election meddling have subpoenaed financial records from Donald Trump’s long-time financiers Deutsche Bank, two sources said Tuesday, but the White House denied the president was targeted directly. A source close to the matter told AFP that Germany’s biggest bank had received a subpoena from...

US, allies want UN meet on NKorea rights abuses
Dec02

US, allies want UN meet on NKorea rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United States, Britain, France and six other countries on Friday (Saturday in Manila) requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on human rights abuses in North Korea, which is already under fire for its missile and nuclear tests. The meeting, expected to be held on December 11, will mark the...

Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor
Nov19

Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

Ukraine’s intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia 13 years ago. Paul Klebnikov, the US-born editor of Forbes magazine’s Russian edition, was gunned down outside his Moscow office in July 2004. The post Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of...

In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders
Nov16

In first, Putin speaks with Ukraine’s separatist leaders

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putinhas spoken to the eastern Ukraine’s rebel leaders to discuss a prisoner swap, his first publicly acknowledged direct contact with the pro-Russian separatist republics. The Kremlin said late Wednesday that Putin spoke by telephone with Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk...

Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives for 31st Asean Summit
Nov12

Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrives for 31st Asean Summit

MALAYSIAN Prime Minister Najib Razak arrived in the Philippines on Sunday for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) Summit. Najib Razak arrived on board his official plane, which landed at the Clark International Airport in Clark, Pampanga at around 12:35 p.m. Razak will join other world leaders from Southeast Asia and, 10 other...

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