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Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official
Jul24

Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official

WASHINGTON – The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week. , Congressional Democrats said on Saturday they had agreed with Republicans on a deal allowing new sanctions targeting Russia,...

Australia says MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia
Jul16

Australia says MH17 perpetrators may be tried in absentia

SYDNEY – The perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014, killing all 298 aboard, may be tried in absentia, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday. , Most of those on board the Boeing 777 were Dutch, but others came from 17 countries, including 38 Australians. It was shot down by a Russian-made...

Russia calls EU-Ukraine pact an ‘exemplary’ breach of WTO rules
Jul11

Russia calls EU-Ukraine pact an ‘exemplary’ breach of WTO rules

MOSCOW-Russia has indicated a potential new legal salvo in its trade war with Ukraine and the European Union, telling the World Trade Organization that a trade deal between Kiev and Brussels breaks the rules by penalizing Russia., Minutes of a June 29 meeting of the WTO’s committee on regional trade agreements, published on Tuesday, record...

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack
Jul05

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

KIEV-Ukrainian police on Tuesday seized the servers of an accounting software firm suspected of spreading a malware virus which crippled computer systems at major companies around the world last week, a senior police official said., The head of Ukraine’s Cyber Police, Serhiy Demedyuk, told Reuters the servers of M.E.Doc –...

Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence
Jun27

Kiev car bomb kills colonel in Ukrainian military intelligence

KIEV-A colonel in Ukraine’s military intelligence was killed by a car bomb in central Kiev on Tuesday, the defense ministry said, describing the incident as a “terrorist act”., Police said an explosive device in the vehicle blew up at 0516 GMT while the car was moving, killing the driver and wounding a passer-by. “As a...

Russia launches wide-ranging trade dispute against Ukraine at WTO
May22

Russia launches wide-ranging trade dispute against Ukraine at WTO

MOSCOW-Russia has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against Ukraine, saying it is facing a “universe of restrictions, prohibitions, requirements and procedures”, a World Trade Organization statement said on Monday. , The alleged breaches of the trade rules affect trade in goods and services from Russia, as well as transit, the...

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest
May14

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s ballad wins contest

Portugal have won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in the competition’s history., Salvador Sobral, 27, won with his love ballad Amar Pelos Dois, which was written by his sister. He said on receiving the trophy: “We live in a world of fast food music. This is a victory for music… music isn’t fireworks, music...

German official sees promise in expanding Russia-backed Syrian peace talks
May02

German official sees promise in expanding Russia-backed Syrian peace talks

BERLIN – Expanding the number of countries involved in Russian-backed peace talks for Syria could offer a chance to jumpstart negotiations on a political solution, Germany’s top official for Russia policy said in an interview published on Tuesday., Gernot Erler suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel could raise the issue with...

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
Apr30

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

HAVANA – A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba’s north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. , The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside...

China flags global naval role after new carrier launch
Apr27

China flags global naval role after new carrier launch

China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, while vowing not to pursue expansionism., China launched the carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and regional worries about...

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