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    Ukraine tycoon held after shock Austria ruling
    Feb21

    Ukraine tycoon held after shock Austria ruling

    Austria has detained Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash yesterday over alleged links to organised crime in Spain, shortly after a Vienna court approved his extradition to the US on separate corruption charges. Police took the gas magnate into custody as he left the packed courtroom surrounded by his lawyers and bodyguards. The dramatic arrest of...

    Pence reaffirms US commitment to EU
    Feb20

    Pence reaffirms US commitment to EU

    The United States remains committed to a “continued co-operation and partnership” with the European Union, US Vice-President Mike Pence said yesterday during his first official visit to Brussels. Pence’s affirmation of EU-US relations comes after US President Donald Trump had called Britain’s decision to leave the European Union a...

    Baltic test for arms control in Europe
    Feb20

    Baltic test for arms control in Europe

    Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in early 2014, its political and military relations with the West have deteriorated sharply. Russian military redeployments, exercises, and threats have increased insecurity across Europe. Nato has responded by increasing its military presence in Central Europe, fuelling fears of encirclement in the...

    Basilashvili one win away from breaking Georgia’s ATP duck
    Feb19

    Basilashvili one win away from breaking Georgia’s ATP duck

    Nikoloz Basilashvili is one win away from becoming the first player from Georgia to win an ATP Tour title after he sailed into the final of the Memphis Open yesterday. The 24-year-old survived a tight first set against Mikhail Kukushkin, before racing through the second set to complete a 7-6(5), 6-1 victory over his Kazakh opponent. Basilashvili...

    Pence pledges US will stand firm with Europe, NATO
    Feb18

    Pence pledges US will stand firm with Europe, NATO

    Vice President Mike Pence sought on Saturday to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia, but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump. In Pence’s first major foreign policy address for the new Trump administration, the vice...

    Hat-tricks for Man United’s Ibrahimovic, Roma’s Dzeko
    Feb17

    Hat-tricks for Man United’s Ibrahimovic, Roma’s Dzeko

    The goals continued to flow for Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AS Roma’s Edin Dzeko as they bagged hat-tricks to help their teams take commanding leads in the first legs of their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday. United swept aside St Etienne 3-0 at Old Trafford and Roma made light work of last season’s...

    Mattis does not see military collaboration with Russia, for now
    Feb16

    Mattis does not see military collaboration with Russia, for now

    US President Donald Trump’s defence secretary said yesterday that he did not see possible military collaboration with Russia now, in a blow to Moscow’s hopes to mend ties with Washington after Trump’s election.The remarks are perhaps the strongest indication yet from the Trump administration that prospects for any significant...

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia
    Feb16

    Turkey steps up scrutiny on Muslim migrants from Russia

    * Turkey and Russia cooperating over Syria * Intelligence sharing after militant attacks * Russian Muslims describe Turkish police raids Turkey has increased scrutiny of Russian-speaking Muslim communities in the past few months following a series of attacks blamed on Islamic State, a concrete example of the renewed relationship between the two...

    US warns Nato to increase spending, may cut support
    Feb15

    US warns Nato to increase spending, may cut support

    US President Donald Trump’s defence secretary yesterday warned Nato allies that they must honour military spending pledges to ensure the United States does not “moderate” support for the alliance.Jim Mattis, on his debut trip to Brussels as Pentagon chief, also accused some Nato members of ignoring threats, including from Russia.“America...

    Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne today
    Feb15

    Reunions abound as Man Utd tackle Saint-Etienne today

    Manchester United’s quest for a trophy treble continues with a meeting against a fallen French giant tonight as Saint-Etienne visit Old Trafford in the Europa League’s round of 32. Although United trail leaders Chelsea by 12 points in the Premier League, they remain on track for glory in both the League Cup, where they have reached...

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