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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...

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64
Feb21

Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64

Tributes poured in Monday for Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly in New York. He was remembered for his intellect, wit and the pride he took in serving his country. , Churkin died one day before his 65th birthday. The diplomat suffered from cardiac arrest while at the Russian Mission on East 67th...

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect
Feb20

East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect

A ceasefire is due to come into effect in eastern Ukraine following a deal in Munich over the weekend to halt fighting and withdraw heavy weapons from the front line. , But there have been many such agreements in the past and the omens for peace in the region are not good. Russian-backed fighters and the Ukrainian army have clashed almost daily...

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU
Feb20

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told senior European Union officials in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration was looking at ways to “deepen our relationship” with the EU., President Donald Trump alarmed EU leaders by endorsing Britain’s decision to leave the bloc and by suggesting last month that other states might...

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU
Feb20

Pence in Brussels, seeking ‘deeper’ ties with EU

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told senior European Union officials in Brussels on Monday that the Trump administration was looking at ways to “deepen our relationship” with the EU., President Donald Trump alarmed EU leaders by endorsing Britain’s decision to leave the bloc and by suggesting last month that other states might...

Munich Security Conference to focus on transatlantic ties amid uncertainties
Feb17

Munich Security Conference to focus on transatlantic ties amid uncertainties

MUNICH – Over 500 participants from around the world are expected to discuss a swathe of major global security issues ranging from the future of the transatlantic alliance to the West-Russia relations as the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) officially opens here Friday afternoon., The key annual gathering for the international...

Nervous NATO allies put on brave face for Trump era
Feb16

Nervous NATO allies put on brave face for Trump era

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Nervous European allies put a brave face on the troubled debut of President Donald Trump’s administration, expressing confidence in U.S. engagement with NATO as they prepared to hear from Trump’s defense chief at talks in Brussels on Wednesday. , The meeting at NATO headquarters is seen as an opportunity for...

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