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    When Donald met Vladimir
    Jul08

    When Donald met Vladimir

    HAMBURG — In one of the most highly-anticipated political confrontations since the end of the Cold War, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin pow-wowed for more than two hours Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit. They agreed to work together to implement a new ceasefire in southwest Syria, to...

    US names former ambassador to NATO as Ukraine crisis envoy
    Jul07

    US names former ambassador to NATO as Ukraine crisis envoy

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO, as special representative to Ukraine, the State Department said Friday. In a statement, the department said Volker will take responsibility for advancing U.S. efforts to achieve the objectives set out in the Minsk agreements, and accompany the...

    Trump to Putin: ‘It’s an honor to be with you’
    Jul07

    Trump to Putin: ‘It’s an honor to be with you’

    President Donald Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday that “it’s an honor to be with you” as the two leaders kicked off their much-anticipated bilateral meeting at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Neither Trump nor Putin, who were accompanied by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

    Today at Commission, Cyprus talks and agenda
    Jul07

    Today at Commission, Cyprus talks and agenda

    With the G20 meeting in Hamburg about to get going, reporters in Brussels were more interested in the collapse of talks in Switzerland on the reunification of Cyprus. The European Commission said it regretted that the 10-day talks had failed but it would continue to provide political and technical support when search for agreement...

    Trump, Putin talk briefly ahead of planned meeting at G-20
    Jul07

    Trump, Putin talk briefly ahead of planned meeting at G-20

    Ahead of their scheduled bilateral meeting Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have already spoken at the G-20 summit in Germany, the Associated Press reported. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Russian president and Trump “shook hands and told each other that they will shortly have a separate...

    Trump is huge in Poland. So, there’s that.
    Jul06

    Trump is huge in Poland. So, there’s that.

    One thing is certain after the first formal speech of Donald Trump’s second trip to Europe as president: Polish-American relations are in great shape. Other close U.S. allies, like Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany and South Korea might feel frustrated by their dealings with the new administration. Not the Polish...

    In Warsaw, Trump sends mixed signals on Moscow
    Jul06

    In Warsaw, Trump sends mixed signals on Moscow

    WARSAW — President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland produced mixed signals about his Russia policy a day before Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. At a Thursday morning press conference with Polish Prime Minister Andrzei Duda, Trump again declined to say clearly that he believes...

    Trump backs NATO defense pact, criticizes Russia
    Jul06

    Trump backs NATO defense pact, criticizes Russia

    WARSAW — U.S. President Donald Trump affirmed America’s commitment to NATO’s mutual defense pact on a visit to Poland on Wednesday and called on Russia to end “destabilizing activities” and “support for hostile regimes.” “The United States has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions that we stand firmly...

    What’s worse: If Trump and Putin get along, or if they don’t?
    Jul06

    What’s worse: If Trump and Putin get along, or if they don’t?

    It seems unlikely, given the American uproar about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, and signs in the Russian media that Vladimir Putin is souring on Donald Trump, that the two presidents will make any major agreements when they meet Friday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg. What is most likely to emerge is a...

    Rex Tillerson urges Russia to cooperate on Syria ahead of Trump-Putin meeting
    Jul06

    Rex Tillerson urges Russia to cooperate on Syria ahead of Trump-Putin meeting

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called on Russia to do more to bring peace to Syria and suggested Moscow and Washington could cooperate on establishing no-fly zones in the war-torn Arab country. In the unusual statement, Tillerson also insisted America’s top priority in Syria remains defeating the Islamic State...

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