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    Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO
    Feb22

    Middle East helps double weapons-maker Kalashnikov’s sales — CEO

    ABU DHABI — Russian weapons maker Kalashnikov Group’s sales doubled last year, helped by demand in the Middle East for its drones, missiles, rifles and military vehicles, making up for US sanctions that cost it its largest market, its chief executive said. Kalashnikov, whose AK47 assault rifles have armed Russian forces for 70 years,...

    Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt
    Feb19

    Tourism shows signs of recovery in Egypt

    CAIRO — Tourists are slowly returning to Egypt, easing pressure on a key sector battered by years of turmoil and the 2015 bombing of a plane carrying Russian holidaymakers. “There is an increase in the number of tourists. This situation was much better in January than in previous years,” Tourism Ministry spokeswoman Omaima Al Husseini...

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens
    Feb15

    Trump rails at intelligence leaks as Russia crisis deepens

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump railed at US intelligence agencies on Wednesday as Washington was shaken by new reports of high-level Russian contacts with his aides and associates during the 2016 presidential campaign. Intercepted calls and phone records show Trump aides were in repeated contact with Russian intelligence officials at least a...

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson
    Jan12

    US must signal China’s access to artificial islands will be denied — Tillerson

    WASHINGTON — The United States must send a clear signal to China that its island-building in the contested South China Sea must stop, and that its access to those islands will not be allowed, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state said on Wednesday. In comments certain to enrage Beijing, Rex Tillerson told his...

    New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era
    Jan03

    New Republican-led US Congress lays groundwork for Trump era

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led US Congress begins a new session on Tuesday in which it will start laying plans for enacting President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda of cutting taxes, repealing Obamacare and rolling back financial and environmental regulations. With Trump set to be sworn in as president on January 20, Republican lawmakers hope...

    Joe Smith Jr. stops 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins in 8th round
    Dec19

    Joe Smith Jr. stops 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins in 8th round

    INGLEWOOD, California — Joe Smith Jr. stopped Bernard Hopkins 53 seconds into the eighth round of their WBC International Light Heavyweight title fight Saturday night. Smith used a six-punch combination to send Hopkins through the ropes and on to the floor, effectively ending the 51-year-old’s 28-year boxing career. Smith successfully...

    Brexit, Russia loom over ‘minefield’ EU summit
    Dec15

    Brexit, Russia loom over ‘minefield’ EU summit

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders grappled with Russia and Brexit at a “minefield” summit in Brussels on Thursday at the end of one of the most turbulent years in the bloc’s history. The 28 leaders are dealing with the migration crisis, sanctions against Moscow over the wars in Ukraine and Syria, and a troublesome pact with Kiev...

    Kane ready for a first against Mourinho’s Man United
    Dec11

    Kane ready for a first against Mourinho’s Man United

    LONDON — Harry Kane has yet to score against Manchester United in the Premier League but that could end at the sixth attempt on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur’s England striker is not short of confidence ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, having scored twice against Swansea City in a 5-0 thrashing at White Hart Lane last weekend after agreeing a...

    Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US
    Oct01

    Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

    WASHINGTON — A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the US to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim. The...

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension
    Sep20

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension

    BEIRUT — Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and vowed to continue fighting, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend it. What is likely to be the final attempt by the US administration of President Barack Obama to find a negotiated solution to the...

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