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Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting Putin in 2006
Feb12

Dutch foreign minister admits lying about meeting Putin in 2006

AMSTERDAM – Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra admitted on Monday that he lied about hearing Russian President Vladimir Putin make comments about plans for a ?greater Russia.? , While election campaigning two years ago, Zijlstra said that in 2006 he had been at Putin’s dacha when he heard the Kremlin leader speak of plans for a...

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’
Jan31

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’

MOSCOW – The U.S. Treasury Department named major Russian businessmen including the heads of the country’s two biggest banks, metals magnates and the boss of the state gas monopoly on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin. , The list of 210 people, including 96 ‘oligarchs’ with wealth of $1 billion or more, was drawn up as...

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’
Jan31

Russian bank CEOs, metals magnates and gas chief named on U.S. ‘oligarch list’

MOSCOW – The U.S. Treasury Department named major Russian businessmen including the heads of the country’s two biggest banks, metals magnates and the boss of the state gas monopoly on a list of oligarchs close to the Kremlin. , The list of 210 people, including 96 ‘oligarchs’ with wealth of $1 billion or more, was drawn up as...

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle
Dec21

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle

KIEV – Ukraine’s state security service SBU have detained a government official on suspicion of working in the interests of Russia, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Thursday. , “Together with the Security Service of Ukraine, an official in the government’s secretariat was found to be working for a long time in the...

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle
Dec21

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle

KIEV – Ukraine’s state security service SBU have detained a government official on suspicion of working in the interests of Russia, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Thursday. , “Together with the Security Service of Ukraine, an official in the government’s secretariat was found to be working for a long time in the...

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle
Dec21

Ukraine deatins suspected Russian spy in premier’s inner circle

KIEV – Ukraine’s state security service SBU have detained a government official on suspicion of working in the interests of Russia, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Thursday. , “Together with the Security Service of Ukraine, an official in the government’s secretariat was found to be working for a long time in the...

Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe
Dec09

Former Trump adviser interviewed in Congress in Russia probe

WASHINGTON – Walid Phares, a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Friday in its investigation of possible Russian efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. election. , Phares did not speak to reporters as he entered the committee’s classified meeting room...

Tillerson holds tough line on Russia sanctions over Ukraine
Dec08

Tillerson holds tough line on Russia sanctions over Ukraine

VIENNA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his tough line on Russia during a visit to Europe on Thursday, saying in front of his Russian counterpart that Washington would keep sanctions in place until Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine. , The conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists has claimed more than...

Putin Speaks Directly To Separatist Leaders, Presses Prisoner Swap
Nov16

Putin Speaks Directly To Separatist Leaders, Presses Prisoner Swap

MOSCOW-Russian President Vladimir Putin has told leaders of Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk that he favors a plan for a prisoner swap with Kyiv, in a rare acknowledgement of direct contact with the separatist forces., Russian state-run news agency TASS on November 15 quoted Kremlin spokesman...

Mattis backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict
Nov06

Mattis backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat. , Mattis was traveling to Finland to meet with leaders from the Northern Group, a...

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