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On Easter, Pope denounces ‘oppressive regimes’ but urges restraint
Apr17

On Easter, Pope denounces ‘oppressive regimes’ but urges restraint

Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message on Sunday but in an apparent call for restraint urged world leaders to prevent the spread of conflicts, as tensions rose in North Korea and Syria., Francis, marking the fifth Easter season of his pontificate, said Mass before tens of thousands of people under...

Tillerson carries Syria stance to Moscow as Trump administration speaks for West
Apr11

Tillerson carries Syria stance to Moscow as Trump administration speaks for West

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow on Tuesday, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America’s traditional role as leader of the West on behalf of Donald Trump’s administration., Tillerson took off for Russia on Tuesday from Italy, where he met foreign ministers...

After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits
Apr10

After praise and death threats, Ukraine’s central bank governor quits

Ukraine’s central bank governor, Valeria Gontareva, resigned on Monday, depriving the country of a tough reformer capable of taking on vested interests at a time when the economy is just recovering from a steep recession., She warned at a news conference that resistance to change would now increase. The resignation — effective on May...

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia
Apr10

Syria war: G7 seeks united front on Assad and Russia

The search for a unified approach to the Syria conflict after last week’s suspected chemical attack looks set to dominate talks between the G7 group of leading nations in Italy on Monday., Foreign ministers will focus on how to pressure Russia to distance itself from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Allies will also be seeking clarity from...

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria
Apr10

Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

MMOSCOW- Russia warned on Friday that U.S. cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base could have “extremely serious” consequences, as President Donald Trump’s first major foray into a foreign conflict opened up a rift between Moscow and Washington., The warships USS Porter and USS Ross in the Mediterranean Sea launched dozens...

Russia Nixes Former White House Aide for Top U.N. Job in Libya
Apr04

Russia Nixes Former White House Aide for Top U.N. Job in Libya

Russia derailed the appointment of a dual American-German national as the U.N.’s top official in Libya, flexing its diplomatic muscle in a region where Moscow has been steadily seeking to expand its influence, according to several diplomatic sources. , U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres had decided in recent weeks to tap Richard...

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions
Mar24

France’s Marine Le Pen urges end to Russia sanctions

France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has called for the lifting of EU sanctions on Russia, during a visit to Moscow., The National Front (FN) leader called for closer French-Russian ties at a meeting in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Duma. She told its speaker sanctions over Russia’s annexation of...

FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump
Mar21

FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election., Comey and Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, made clear that their...

British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences
Mar04

British foreign minister to visit Russia to discuss differences

LONDON – Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson will go to Moscow in the coming weeks to discuss the differences between the two countries over Syria and Ukraine, the Foreign Office said on Saturday, in the first such visit for five years., Britain backed sanctions against Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea in 2014, and...

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress
Feb28

Russia looks for positive signals in Trump’s speech to Congress

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said on Tuesdays that relations with the United States were at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, but hoped they could improve under U.S. President Donald Trump. , Russia will analyze Trump’s debut address to Congress later on Tuesday for signs of any change in the U.S. stance, Sergei Ryabkov told...

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